Haiti sees first African swine fever outbreak in 37 years

CHICAGO - Haiti has recorded its first outbreak of the fatal pig virus African swine fever in 37 years, the World Organisation for Animal Health said, fueling concerns about the disease's spread in the Americas. An operation in Anse-à-Pitre, near Haiti's border with the Dominican Republic, suffered an outbreak that...

Sudan arrests leader of foiled coup attempt

Traffic moves on a street in Sudan's capital Khartoum on Sept 21, 2021. Sudanese authorities reported a coup attempt on Tuesday by a group of soldiers but said the attempt failed and that the military remains in control.  (MARWAN ALI / AP) KHARTOUM / UNITED NATIONS - Sudan's Security and...

UN chief: World facing ‘dead end’ over climate, COVID-19

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly, Sept 21, 2021, at United Nations headquarters in New York. (EDUARDO MUNOZ / POOL VIA AP) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the world is hurtling toward ecological destruction, sounding a bleak opening tone to the...

Germany worried as millions of elderly still lack virus shots

People wait to be inoculated against COVID-19 at the Babelsberg vaccination center in Potsdam near Berlin, northeastern Germany, on May 27, 2021. (SOEREN STACHE / AFP) ROME / MOSCOW / LONDON / BUCHAREST / TBILISI / ADDIS ABABA - Germany's Health Minister Jens Spahn has expressed concern about the large number of elderly Germans still...

EU-style bloc pitched for Latin America, Caribbean

This handout picture released by the Mexican Foreign Ministry showing Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador taking part in the Sixth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) at Mexico´s National Palace, in Mexico City on Sept 18, 2021. (HANDOUT / MEXICAN FOREIGN MINISTRY / AFP)...