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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he was “concerned” about reports of the detention of an opposition political leader in Congo. On the second day of his visit to the central African … more
A deadly fire that has consumed at least half of a large oil facility in western Cuba and threatened to worsen the island’s energy crisis has been largely controlled after nearly five days. Flames … more
British health authorities say they will offer a polio booster dose to London children age 1 to 9 after finding evidence the virus has spread in multiple regions of the city. In a statement on … more
The World Health Organization says in its latest weekly pandemic report that the number of coronavirus deaths fell by 9% in the last week while new cases remained relatively stable. The U.N. health … more
Firefighters were battling a wildfire in southwestern France on Wednesday in an area known for its pine forests that was ravaged by flames last month. The wildfire forced the evacuation of about … more
A compelling art exhibit, “The Stars Are Bright,” has opened at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe of paintings done in the 1940s and 1950s by young Black students at Cyrene Mission School, the … more
A beluga whale stranded for days in the Seine River has been removed from the French waterway in preparation for a return to saltwater in hopes of saving its life. The dangerously thin Arctic marine … more
Mexico's annualized inflation rate has hit 8.15% in July, the highest in almost two two decades. But inflation in prices for food and non-alcholic beverages is even higher, with prices rising 14.5% … more
A group representing foreign media outlets says Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers issued and then rescinded a set of sweeping restrictions on journalists. The restrictions were imposed earlier this … more
Flames have engulfed a fourth tank at an oil storage facility in western Cuba as the raging fire consumes critical fuel supplies on an island facing a growing energy crisis. Firefighters and … more
After declaring a decision final, an important state court in Brazil has backpedaled and reopened a lawsuit that invalidated a large protected area in the country's Amazon rainforest. The judicial … more
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa before embarking on a flight to Congo to continue his three-nation tour of Africa. Blinken met Ramaphosa … more
French environmentalists will try to move a dangerously thin beluga whale that strayed into the Seine River last week to a saltwater river basin to try and save its life. The mammal measures four … more
Nagasaki is paying tribute to the victims of the U.S. atomic bombing 77 years ago Tuesday. The mayor says Russia’s war on Ukraine showed the world that another nuclear attack is “a tangible and … more
Heavy rains have drenched South Korea’s capital region and killed at least seven people. The rains Monday and overnight into Tuesday turned the streets of Seoul's affluent Gangnam district into a … more
The U.S. deputy secretary of state says the prime minister of the Solomon Islands “missed an important opportunity” by failing to attend a memorial service to mark the anniversary of a key World … more
Mexico will attempt to send an aquatic drone into a collapsed coal mine where 10 miners have been trapped since last week. Laura Velázquez, national Civil Defense coordinator, said Monday that … more
Spain's weather agency says July was Spain's hottest month on record. The agency said Monday that July had a record-breaking average daily temperature of 25.6 degrees Celsius (78 degrees Fahrenheit). … more
Diplomats say that talks to revive Tehran’s tattered nuclear accord with world powers in Vienna have ended as the parties closed a final text and the Iranian negotiator prepared to return to his … more
Authorities say a French woman has been injured when attacked by a polar bear in Norway’s remote Arctic Svalbard Islands. The wounds are not life-threatening. The bear was shot at and was later … more
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