01272021

Puerto Rico declares state of emergency over violence against women: 'An evil that has caused too much damage'

Puerto Rico has declared a state of emergency this week over violence against women — a move activists are hoping will help stem the tide of gender-based killings on the island, which average to at least one a week, reports say.  The [...]

Mexico horror: Many of 19 bodies found shot, burned may have been Guatemalan migrants, relatives say

Most of the 19 bodies found shot and burned in a northern Mexico border state may have been Guatemalan migrants from a small group that began heading toward the U.S. earlier this month, relatives said. Ramiro Coronado told The Associated [...]

US exploring new bases in Saudi Arabia amid Iran tensions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – The U.S. military is exploring the possibility of using a Red Sea port in Saudi Arabia and additional two airfields in the kingdom amid heightened tensions with Iran, the military said Tuesday. While [...]

EU weighs response to Navalny arrest, protest crackdown

European Union foreign ministers on Monday debated the 27-nation bloc’s response to the arrest of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and a weekend police crackdown that saw thousands taken into custody during protests in support [...]

11 Chinese miners rescued after 14 days trapped in gold mine after explosion

Chinese rescuers on Sunday pulled to safety 11 workers who had been stuck 2,000 feet down a gold mine for 14 days — with 10 others still lost and at least one dead. Hundreds of rescue workers and officials applauded as the 11 survivors [...]

China pushes fringe theories on COVID-19 pandemic origins, vaccines

Chinese state media have played up questions about Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine and whether it could be lethal to the very old. A government spokesperson suggests the coronavirus could have emerged from a U.S. military lab. As the ruling [...]

Mexico's president tests positive for COVID-19

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and that the symptoms are mild. Mexico’s president, who has been criticized for his handling of his country’s pandemic and for not setting [...]

Kremlin: US comments on protests support law-breaking

The spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin says the U.S. Embassy’s statements about the nationwide protests, in which more than 3,500 people reportedly were arrested, interfere in the country’s domestic affairs and encourage [...]

Rioting youths in Dutch village torch virus testing center

URK, Netherlands (AP) – Rioting youths protesting on the first night of a Dutch curfew torched a coronavirus testing facility and threw fireworks at police in a Dutch fishing village. Police said Sunday they fined more than 3,600 people [...]

Thousands arrested at Russia protests, including opposition leader Navalny's wife

Tens of thousand protesters turned out in arctic temperature to demand the release of Alexei Navalny, Russia’s top opposition figure. Protests took place in 38 cities across Russia, with an estimated 15,000 in Pushkin Square in Moscow [...]