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Biden orders travel ban on South Africa, other New! 2021-11-26 14:00:00The Biden administration said Friday it is restricting travel from South Africa and seven other countries because of fears about a new coronavirus var

WHO: Mutation in South Africa, 'omicron,' is a New! 2021-11-26 13:33:00The World Health Organization on Friday formally designated a coronavirus variant first detected in South Africa as one "of concern" as the U.S., Eu

EU orders travel ban on South Africa to New! 2021-11-26 12:44:30BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union nations on Friday agreed to impose a ban on travel from southern Africa to counter the spread of a new COVID-1

NATO chief warns Russia of 'costs' if it New! 2021-11-26 12:42:26BRUSSELS (AP) – NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned Russia Friday that any attempt to invade Ukraine would have costs, as concern mou

Carlsen presses but held to draw in world New! 2021-11-26 12:00:46World chess champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway, playing the Black pieces, survived some early pressure and then mismanaged a favorable position to draw

Bipartisan U.S. delegation meets with Taiwanese president in New! 2021-11-26 11:34:30A bipartisan group of five House lawmakers met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday in an effort to reaffirm U.S. support for the self-gove

New Russian module docks with International Space Station New! 2021-11-26 11:12:54MOSCOW (AP) – A Russian cargo craft carrying a new docking module successfully hooked up with the International Space Station Friday after a two

Shots fired at police, journalists in Martinique COVID New! 2021-11-26 10:34:38PARIS (AP) – French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said Friday that shots were fired overnight at security forces and journalists on the Fren

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ukrainian president, says there are plans New! 2021-11-26 10:10:00Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Friday that opposition figures were planning a coup d'etat in the coming weeks, heightening tensions in

Activists block Amazon warehouses in Europe on Black New! 2021-11-26 09:30:44Climate activists blockaded Amazon warehouses in three European countries on Friday, part of a global effort to pressure the ecommerce giant on one of

EXPLAINER: What happened to the Afghanistan evacuation? New! 2021-11-26 08:38:58WASHINGTON (AP) – The evacuation of American citizens and others from Afghanistan didn’t end with the departure of the last U.S. troops on

WHO to debate dangerous South Africa coronavirus variant New! 2021-11-26 07:37:00The World Health Organization will meet Friday to discuss what an alarming coronavirus variant with a "large number of mutations" could mean for COV

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Iranian police crack down as protests over dry New! 2021-11-26 17:26:04Protests in Iran turned violent as police cracked down on thousands of people who turned out to demand the revival of a river the government diverted

France, Britain spiral into crisis in wake of New! 2021-11-26 15:24:37The already fractious relationship between France and Britain spiralled further downward into anger and incomprehension Friday, with the two erstwhile

Chinese media applauds Interpol appointment, dismisses international concern New! 2021-11-26 14:34:56Beijing state-backed media celebrated the appointment of a top Chinese public security official to Interpol’s executive committee despite widesp

NATO chief warns Russia against invading Ukraine New! 2021-11-26 14:34:07NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned Russia Friday that any attempt to invade Ukraine would have costs, as concern mounts about a Russian mi

Violence in Solomon Islands recedes despite the government New! 2021-11-26 09:42:34Violence receded Friday in the capital of the Solomon Islands, but the government showed no signs of addressing the underlying grievances that sparked

UK experiences new normal amid pandemic while neighboring New! 2021-11-26 07:43:01The bars are shut in Vienna, and the Christmas market is empty in Munich, as several European nations tighten up or even lock down to combat

Coal mine fire in Russia's Siberia kills 11, 2021-11-25 04:26:30A fire at a coal mine in Russia's Siberia killed 11 people and injured more than 40 others on Thursday, with dozens of others still trapped, authorit

Thirty-one migrants perish trying to cross Channel to 2021-11-24 17:09:26Thirty-one people, including five women and a little girl, died on Wednesday after their rubber boat capsized while crossing the English Channel from

Ethiopia prime minister throws himself on front lines 2021-11-24 14:37:43Ethiopia’s prime minister has thrown himself onto the front lines as violence nears the capital city of Addis Ababa, the government announced We

Sweden's first female prime minister Magdalena Andersson resigns 2021-11-24 12:59:00Hours after being tapped as Sweden’s prime minister, Magdalena Andersson resigned Wednesday after suffering a budget defeat in parliament and co

New Russian module blasts off into space 2021-11-24 12:16:09A Russian rocket blasted off successfully on Wednesday to deliver a new docking module to the International Space Station.

Putin reveals he took experimental COVID nasal vaccine 2021-11-24 12:11:38President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he has taken an experimental nasal vaccine against the coronavirus, three days after he received his booster s

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World Cup Host Qatar Used Ex-CIA Officer To 2021-11-23 07:42:29The former officer spied on rival bids and then kept tabs on Qatar’s critics in the soccer world, an investigation by The Associated Press found

Bus Crashes, Catches Fire In Bulgaria; At Least 2021-11-23 06:23:11Interior Minister Boyko Rashkov told reporters at the crash site that he had “never in my life seen something more horrifying.”

New Zealand, Once A Paragon Of COVID Zero, 2021-11-23 01:08:01Only 40 people have died in New Zealand since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Queen Elizabeth Attends Christening Of 2 Great-Grandsons 2021-11-22 10:22:21The 95-year-old British monarch has canceled several recent public appearances on her doctors’ advice.

World Cup Fans Face Crackdown In Qatar: No 2021-11-22 07:11:18"What else is there at the World Cup?"

Tens Of Thousands Protest Belgium's Tighter COVID-19 Rules 2021-11-21 17:39:32Demonstrators marched in Brussels against reinforced COVID-19 restrictions imposed to counter the latest spike in coronavirus cases across Europe.

U.S. Church Group: 2 Of 17 Missionary Abductees 2021-11-21 16:59:55The abducted members who were taken hostage in October are "in good spirits and being cared for," Christian Aid Ministries announced Sunday.

Chinese Tennis Star Peng Shuai Says She's Safe: 2021-11-21 14:16:45The International Olympic Committee said the three-time Olympian, who accused a former Chinese government official of sexual assault, appeared in a vi

Sudan Military Leaders Reinstate Prime Minister Who Was 2021-11-21 11:28:48A key pro-democracy group that has mobilized dozens of protests against the coup dismissed the military's deal with Abdalla Hamdok as "a form of bet

International Officials, Fearing The Worst, Press For Proof 2021-11-20 22:42:04Peng Shuai dropped from sight after she accused a powerful former official of the Chinese government of sexual assault.

Midas The '4-Eared' Rescue Kitten Is Quadruply Cute 2021-11-20 16:11:55Born a stray in a backyard in Turkey, Midas' charming personality and unique look have won her worldwide fans.

Right-Wing Protests Erupt Across Europe Against COVID-19 Restrictions 2021-11-20 11:23:17Coronavirus cases are once again surging throughout Europe, prompting a new lockdown in Austria.

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Coronavirus Variant Alert From South Africa Prompts Rush New! 2021-11-26 09:20:36Scientists will meet with W.H.O. experts about a concerning variant as several countries have already restricted travel from the region. Here’s

Shoppers Will Face Shortages on Black Friday New! 2021-11-26 09:20:36Many shoppers appear to be excited for an in-store experience. A big challenge for retailers will be ensuring that they have items in stock.

Slain Woman Had Begged Apartment Complex to Change New! 2021-11-26 09:17:13A New Jersey mother had been granted a temporary restraining order against her husband before he killed her and their two children, according to a sui

‘Afghan Girl’ From 1985 National Geographic Cover Takes New! 2021-11-26 09:01:57Sharbat Gula, whose haunting portrait was featured by the magazine more than three decades ago, was evacuated to Rome after the Taliban takeover of Af

N.F.L. Week 12 Predictions: Our Picks Against the New! 2021-11-26 08:58:23Jonathan Taylor and the Colts make their postseason case against the Bucs, the Rams and Packers fight for a first-round bye, and the Dolphins try to e

Coffee or Chai? At 2 Kolkata Cafes, ‘Adda’ New! 2021-11-26 08:23:32Unrestricted talk, or “adda,” is the main draw at two storied cafes that are at once museums to the city’s intellectual history &mda

Why the Bradford Pear Tree Is Plaguing the New! 2021-11-26 08:16:41The Bradford pear, hugely popular when suburbs were developed, contributed to an invasion of trees conquering nearly anywhere it lands. South Carolina

What scientists know about the new variant, B.1.1.529. New! 2021-11-26 07:57:25

France-U.K. Acrimony Over Channel Crossings Deepens New! 2021-11-26 07:20:30The French responded angrily to Boris Johnson’s suggestion that France take back migrants who reach Britain, and rescinded an invitation for a t

Cozy Season Is Here New! 2021-11-26 06:29:02A guide to your post-Thanksgiving weekend.

After Meeting With Victim, Former Missouri Officer Is New! 2021-11-26 05:30:05The charge was dropped after the former police officer and the woman she shot outside a supermarket in Ladue, Mo., agreed to meet with a mediator over

The Holiday Shopping Season Is Here, but Is New! 2021-11-26 05:00:27Shoppers are returning to stores in much bigger numbers than last year, but the atmosphere is not quite as carefree as the prepandemic days of 2019.