Herbert Moyo, Associated Press | PostedFeb 21st - 4:18am
Lesotho’s prime minister failed to show up in court on Friday to be charged with murder in the killing of his estranged wife, and police said he might have gone to neighboring South Africa for an undisclosed ailment.
Germany's top security official said Friday that authorities will step up the police presence throughout the country and keep a closer watch on mosques and other sites after the racially motivated shootings that killed nine people.
A church whose leader claims he is an angel of Jesus has become the biggest cluster of viral infections in South Korea. A total of 152 cases of COVID-19 infections have been found in the southeast city of Daegu and nearby areas since Wednesday. Most have been linked to a Daegu branch of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, where two recent services were attended by a previously confirmed patient. Little is known about the “patient zero" except that the woman in her early 60s had no recent record of overseas travel and was diagnosed with pneumonia last weekend. Some 1,000 Shincheonji church followers who attended Sunday services with her have been quarantined at their homes while authorities screen them for the virus.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | PostedFeb 20th - 6:55pm
Ukraine’s foreign minister said Thursday that Russia remains “blind and deaf” to international appeals to end its occupation of Crimea and key areas in the east of his country, but his government is hoping for another “very, very small step” of a second exchange of about 200 prisoners.
Kim Tong-Hyung and Tong-Hin Kim, Associated Press | PostedFeb 20th - 4:51pm
South Korea's government banned major rallies in its capital and declared a health emergency in its fourth largest city as 100 new virus cases were reported Friday, bringing the country's total to 204.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | PostedFeb 20th - 12:28pm
Ukraine is happy that impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, which the country got dragged into, are over and it now wants to “advance" relations with the United States, Ukraine's foreign minister said Thursday.
David McHugh, Associated Press | PostedFeb 20th - 12:10pm
In the German town of Hanau, a longtime immigrant destination with decades of coexistence between people of different origins, residents were left with the fear Thursday that their community was targeted after a gunman shot and killed nine people of foreign background.