Biden, Macron discuss cooperation, to meet in Rome

US President Joe Biden (left) and France's President Emmanuel Macron share a light moment before the family photo at the start of the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall on June 11, 2021. (LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP) WASHINGTON - US President Joe Biden and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on...

New poll puts Zemmour in round two of French vote

Hard-right political talk-show star Eric Zemmour acknowledges applauses as he arrived on stage during a meeting to promote his latest book "La France n'a pas dit son dernier mot" (France has not yet said its last word) in Versailles, west of Paris on Oct 19, 2021. (MICHEL EULER / AP...

Astra COVID-19 shot found safe for pregnancy, fertility in study

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) GENEVA / THE HAGUE / WINDHOEK / WASHINGTON / BRUSSELS / MOSCOW / ZURICH / YAOUNDE / BERLIN - AstraZeneca Plc’s COVID-19 vaccine has no adverse...

TASS: Blast and fire kill 16 at Russian chemicals plant

This handout photograph taken and released by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry on Oct 22, 2021, shows firefighters working to put out a fire at a gunpowder and chemicals plant in Ryazan region. (YURI KADOBNOV / RUSSIAN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS MINISTRY / AFP) Sixteen people were killed in an explosion and...

Romania’s president nominates defense chief as new premier

Romanian Defense Minister Nicolae Ciuca (right) walks with US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin (left) during presser at the Romanian Defense Ministry headquarters in Bucharest, Romania, Oct 20, 2021. (DANIEL MIHAILESCU / AFP) BUCHAREST - Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Thursday nominated Nicolae Ciuca, defense minister in the caretaker cabinet, as candidate for...

COVID-19: Pfizer, BioNTech say booster restores full protection

A health personnel prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against the COVID-19 coronavirus at a children's hospital in Colombo on Sept 24, 2021, as the country began inoculating children over 12. (ISHARA S KODIKARA / AFP) MAPUTO / ZAGREB / VILNIUS / NAIROBI / COPENHAGEN / BERLIN / HARARE / WASHINGTON / RIGA / ZURICH / PRAGUE / WARSAW / TORONTO...

Draghi: G20 summit to focus on climate change, virus

The Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi gives a press conference after a meeting with the Italian president, at the Quirinal palace in Rome, on Feb 3, 2021. Draghi is expected to lead the country out of the devastating coronavirus pandemic after the coalition government collapsed. (ALESSANDRA TARANTINO / POOL /...

EU urges Tunisia’s president to reopen parliament

Handout photo released by the Tunisian presidency's press service shows President Kais Saied announcing the formation of a new government in Tunis on Oct 11, 2021. (TUNISIAN PRESIDENCY / AFP) BRUSSELS - The European Union on Tuesday called on Tunisia's President Kais Saied to restore the democratic order in his...

Report: Bolsonaro should face homicide charge over virus

In this Nov 10, 2020 photo, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gestures during the launch of a program for the resumption of tourism, a sector severely affected by the new coronavirus outbreak, at Planalto Palace in Brasilia. (EVARISTO SA / AFP) BRASILIA - The senator leading a congressional probe into Brazil's...