A calamitous storm has killed at least 11 people in Spain and left five others missing, as well as causing rivers to overflow their banks and contaminating vast agricultural areas in eastern Spain with salty seawater.
Greece’s Migration and Asylum Minister said Thursday that the “anxiety and indignation” of residents of islands at the forefront of a migration crisis are justified, and vowed measures to tackle the increased number of arrivals.
Daria Litvinova and Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press | PostedJan 23rd - 2:17am
Russian lawmakers on Thursday quickly gave preliminary approval to a slew of constitutional changes widely seen as an attempt by President Vladimir Putin to remain in charge after his current term ends in 2024.
Sam McNeil, Associated Press | PostedJan 23rd - 1:37am
Shortly before authorities closed off the Chinese city at the epicenter of an outbreak of a new virus, the World Health Organization sent a team led by country representative Gauden Galea to check conditions on the ground in Wuhan, an inland city of more than 11 million people.
David Rising, Associated Press | PostedJan 22nd - 11:12pm
Iran has long sought the withdrawal of American forces from neighboring Iraq, but the U.S. killing of an Iranian general and an Iraqi militia commander in Baghdad has added new impetus to the effort, stoking anti-American feelings that Tehran hopes to exploit to help realize the goal.
Vietnam’s Health Ministry says a Chinese father and son, who were hospitalized on Wednesday with fevers, have tested positive with the new coronavirus. It said this marks the first such cases in Vietnam. The ministry on Thursday said the 66-year-old man from Wuhan, China, arrived in Hanoi on Jan. 13 then traveled south to meet his 28-year-old son. The father got a fever on Jan. 17 and the son became sick with the virus three days later. China has locked down three cities, including Wuhan, that are home to more than 18 million people in an unprecedented effort to try to contain the deadly new viral illness.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | PostedJan 22nd - 5:30pm
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued “a very strong appeal” Wednesday for a political solution to Syria’s nearly nine-year conflict, and he called for a global “push-back against the push-back” on ensuring human rights.