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  • Sergei Prikhodko, Russia’s ex-deputy PM, dies at 64

    MOSCOW (AP) — Sergei Prikhodko, Russia’s former deputy prime minister who played a prominent role in shaping Russia’s foreign policy, has died. He was 64. Russian news agencies reported the death on Tuesday, citing spokespeople of the government. Prikhodko served as deputy prime minister between 2013 and 2018. In January 2020, he was appointed aide […]
  • UN group says Sri Lanka virus cremation rule violates rights

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A group of U.N experts has criticized Sri Lanka’s requirement that those who die of COVID-19 be cremated, even it goes against a family’s religious beliefs, and warned that decisions based on “discrimination and aggressive nationalism” could incite hatred and violence. The experts, who are part of the Special Procedures […]
  • UN group says Sri Lanka virus cremation rule violates rights

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A group of U.N experts has criticized Sri Lanka’s requirement that those who die of COVID-19 be cremated, even it goes against a family’s religious beliefs, and warned that decisions based on “discrimination and aggressive nationalism” could incite hatred and violence. The experts, who are part of the Special Procedures […]
  • Vatican clears retired US bishop of multiple abuse claims

    ROME (AP) — The Vatican has cleared a retired U.S. bishop of multiple allegations he sexually abused minors and teenagers, rejecting lay experts’ determination that a half-dozen claims were credible and instead slapping him on the wrist for what it called “flagrant” imprudent behavior. The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith exonerated retired […]
  • Vatican clears retired US bishop of multiple abuse claims

    ROME (AP) — The Vatican has essentially slapped a retired U.S. bishop on the wrist for “flagrant” imprudent behavior with teenagers, even though a diocesan review board determined a half-dozen allegations of sexual abuse against him were credible. The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith cleared retired Cheyenne, Wyoming Bishop Joseph Hart of […]
  • EU demands that vaccine makers honor their commitments

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday warned pharmaceutical giants that develop coronavirus vaccines to honor their contractual obligations after slow deliveries of shots from two companies hampered the bloc’s vaunted vaccine rollout in several nations. The bloc already lashed out Monday at pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, accusing it of failing to guarantee the delivery […]
  • EU demands that vaccine makers honor their commitments

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday warned pharmaceutical giants that develop coronavirus vaccines to honor their contractual obligations after slow deliveries of shots from two companies hampered the bloc’s vaunted vaccine rollout in several nations. The bloc already lashed out Monday at pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, accusing it of failing to guarantee the delivery […]
  • German police: man attacks people with knife in Frankfurt

    BERLIN (AP) — A man with a knife attacked and wounded several people in the city of Frankfurt on Tuesday morning before he was detained by authorities. Frankfurt police said that none of the victims had life-threatening injuries. A police spokeswoman said the investigation was still ongoing and they could not release any details about […]
  • Relative of virus victim asks to meet WHO experts in Wuhan

    WUHAN, China (AP) — A relative of a coronavirus victim in China is demanding to meet a visiting World Health Organization expert team, saying it should speak with affected families who allege they are being muffled by the Chinese government. China approved the visit by researchers under the auspices of the U.N. agency only after […]
  • Official: Troops withdraw from home of Uganda’s Bobi Wine

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — An attorney for Bobi Wine says Ugandan soldiers have withdrawn from the opposition presidential challenger’s home the day after a judge ruled that his house arrest was unlawful. But attorney George Musisi told The Associated Press that security forces could still be seen in the village near the candidate’s property outside […]