Skip to content
Join our Newsletter

World News

Japan formally approves its first COVID-19 vaccine

Japan formally approves its first COVID-19 vaccine

TOKYO — Japan on Sunday formally approved its first COVID-19 vaccine and said it would start nationwide inoculations within days, but months behind the U.S. and many other countries.
Trump acquitted, denounced in historic impeachment trial

Trump acquitted, denounced in historic impeachment trial

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump was acquitted Saturday of inciting the horrific attack on the U.S. Capitol, concluding a historic impeachment trial that spared him the first-ever conviction of a current or former U.S.
GOP's McConnell: Trump morally responsible for Jan. 6 attack

GOP's McConnell: Trump morally responsible for Jan. 6 attack

WASHINGTON — In his speech Saturday from the Senate floor, Sen. Mitch McConnell delivered a scalding denunciation of Donald Trump, calling him “morally responsible” for the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
High court denies accused Ghosn smugglers' bid to stay in US

High court denies accused Ghosn smugglers' bid to stay in US

BOSTON — The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Saturday for the extradition of an American father and son wanted by Japan in the escape of former Nissan Motor Co. boss Carlos Ghosn.
Strong quake hits Japan's northeast coast; no tsunami alert

Strong quake hits Japan's northeast coast; no tsunami alert

TOKYO — A strong earthquake hit off the coast of northeastern Japan late Saturday, shaking Fukushima, Miyagi and other areas, but there was no threat of a tsunami, officials said. Tokyo Electric Power Co.
Which GOP senators are seen as possible votes against Trump?

Which GOP senators are seen as possible votes against Trump?

WASHINGTON — Most every senator has pledged to listen to the evidence in Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial, but most minds were likely made up before the trial began.
Myanmar protests in 2nd week, with neither side backing down

Myanmar protests in 2nd week, with neither side backing down

YANGON, Myanmar — Mass street demonstrations in Myanmar entered their second week Saturday, with neither protesters nor the military government they seek to unseat showing any signs of backing down from confrontations.
EU calls on China to reverse ban on BBC World News channel

EU calls on China to reverse ban on BBC World News channel

BEIJING — The European Union on Saturday called on China to reverse its ban on the BBC World News television channel imposed in apparent retaliation for Britain’s pulling of the license of state-owned Chinese broadcaster CGTN.
Suicide bomber detonates near Somalia's presidential palace

Suicide bomber detonates near Somalia's presidential palace

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Police say a suicide bomber died and seven civilians were wounded when a vehicle exploded near a checkpoint outside the presidential palace in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.
Cover that red nose! Circus festival adapts to virus rules

Cover that red nose! Circus festival adapts to virus rules

MARSEILLE, France — It’s been a tough year for the performing arts in most countries, with virus lockdowns cancelling shows and shuttering venues.