Treatment of refugees shows European bias

Double standards exposed in attitude to Ukrainian, African migrants, official says A girl cries as migrants are rescued by crew members of the Abeille Languedoc ship after its generator broke down in the waters. They were trying to cross the English Channel illegally to Britain, off the coast of northern...

Russia, Ukraine say peace talks on hold

An aerial view taken on April 12, 2022, shows the city of Mariupol, during Russia's special military operation on Ukraine. (ANDREY BORODULIN / AFP) MOSCOW/KYIV - Russian and Ukrainian officials said on Tuesday that negotiations on a solution to the current crisis have been suspended as the process is mired...

Clashes break out in Libyan capital

TRIPOLI / TUNIS - Clashes erupted in Libya's capital on Tuesday as the parliament-appointed prime minister, Fathi Bashagha, entered Tripoli despite a rival government refusing to cede power, a politician and an armed group commander said. Bashagha entered Tripoli overnight after two months of stalemate between Libya's rival administrations, but...

AstraZeneca boosts COVID-19 portfolio with RQ Bio deal

This photo shows a general view of the offices of British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca PLC in Macclesfield, Cheshire on July 21, 2020. (PAUL ELLIS / AFP) LISBON / WINDHOEK/ THE HAGUE - AstraZeneca moved to bolster its COVID-19 portfolio of antibodies on Tuesday with a $157 million licensing deal for...

Tension mounts with Sweden, Finland poised to join NATO

This March 24, 2022.Staff members work at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium (ZHENG HUANSONG / XINHUA) STOCKHOLM – Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson on Monday announced the official decision to start the process of the country's application to become a NATO member, one day after Finland made a like...

Guinea-Bissau’s president dissolves parliament

Guinea-Bissau President Umaro Sissoco Embalo conducts a press conference during his state visit to South Africa at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on April 28, 2022. (PHILL MAGAKOE / AFP) BISSAU - Guinea-Bissau's President Umaro Sissoco Embalo dissolved the parliament on Monday, according to a presidential decree. Prime Minister Nuno...

Russia reacts to possible NATO weapon deployment in Finland

The Finnish-Russian Imatra border crossing is pictured in Imatra, south-eastern Finland, on May 13, 2022. (ALESSANDRO RAMPAZZO / AFP) MOSCOW/KYIV – Russia said Sunday it will strengthen its border with Finland if NATO's striking weapons are deployed in Finland. "If NATO deploys offensive, striking weapons in Finland, in close proximity...