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  • UK prime minister’s wife says she’s pregnant again

    LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s wife, Carrie, said Saturday that she is expecting the couple’s second child. Carrie Johnson announced her pregnancy in a post on Instagram in which she also revealed that she suffered a miscarriage earlier this year. “At the beginning of the year, I had a miscarriage which left […]
  • Evacuations by sea as high temps fuel wildfires in Sicily

    MILAN (AP) — Firefighters on the Italian island of Sicily on Saturday battled dozens of wildfires fueled by temperatures topping 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit), prompting the region’s governor to request assistance from Rome. Some 150 people trapped in two seaside areas in the city of Catania were evacuated late Friday by sea, where […]
  • Indian, Chinese army officers meet to defuse border standoff

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Top Indian and Chinese army commanders met Saturday after a gap of three months to discuss the expeditious disengagement of thousands of forces in a bid to ease the 15-month border tensions and clashes. Indian army spokesman Col. Sudhir Chamoli said the meeting started on Saturday on the Chinese side of […]
  • Turkey evacuates panicked tourists by boat from wildfires

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Panicked tourists in Turkey hurried to the seashore to wait for rescue boats Saturday after being told to evacuate some hotels in the Aegean Sea resort of Bodrum due to the dangers posed by nearby wildfires, Turkish media reported. Coast guard units led the operation and authorities asked private boats and yachts […]
  • Hungary: health care workers protest for higher wages

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Several thousand health care workers and their supporters gathered in Hungary’s capital, Budapest, on Saturday to demand wage increases and better conditions for those working in the country’s ailing public health system. The crowd, which included supporters from several of Hungary’s largest trade unions, said the COVID-19 pandemic had only worsened […]
  • 7 Kurds slain in Turkey; officials deny ethnic motive

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Authorities said Saturday that 10 suspects have been detained over the killing of seven people from an ethnic Kurdish family in Turkey’s central Konya province. Family members say the attack was ethnically motivated, while authorities blame a long-running feud between two families. Seven people from the Dedeoglu family were killed in a […]
  • China, India miss UN deadline to update emissions targets

    BERLIN (AP) — China and India have missed a U.N. deadline to submit fresh plans for cutting their greenhouse gas emissions in time for the global body to include their pledges in a report for governments at this year’s global climate summit, officials said Saturday. The world’s two most populous countries are among dozens that […]
  • Malaysian PM postpones Parliament, avoids no-confidence vote

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s embattled prime minister postponed a critical parliamentary session set for Monday, citing COVID-19 infections and allowing him to avoid a no-confidence vote amid growing calls for him to resign. A circular sent to lawmakers Saturday said the session will be held at a later date, after the Health Ministry […]
  • Separate traffic accidents in Afghanistan leave 20 dead

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Separate traffic accidents in eastern Afghanistan left at least 20 people dead and 18 others injured, a provincial official said Saturday. Both accidents took place in Laghman province on the main highway linking the Afghan capital of Kabul and eastern Nangarhar province, said Asadullah Dawlatzai, spokesman for the Laghman provincial governor. […]
  • Bring in the kids: Estonian city targets youths for jabs

    TARTU, Estonia (AP) — With her father in tow, 13-year-old Gloria Raudjarv marched through a vaccination center inside a sports hall in Estonia’s second-largest city and up to a nurse for her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. So far, around half of Tartu’s teenagers from 12 to 17 have already received their first vaccine […]