WHO: COVID-19 death toll in Europe tops 2 million

A couple holds each other at a COVID-19 intensive care unit of the la Timone hospital in Marseille, southern France on Dec 23, 2021. (DANIEL COLE / AP) WASHINGTON / COPENHAGEN / JOHANNESBURG - The number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths has exceeded two million in Europe, the World Health Organization...

UK-EU rift deepens over N Ireland protocol

Container ship Elbcarrier is seen in the Belfast Harbour and docks area in Northern Ireland on Dec 11, 2020. (PAUL FAITH / AFP) LONDON - The United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) disagreed on Thursday over how to fix Brexit's Northern Ireland Protocol problem. London said it "will have...

Sweden boosts defense ties with UK

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (left) and Sweden's Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson meet the media during a joint press conference in Harpsund, Sweden, May 11, 2022. (FRANK AUGSTEIN / POOL / AP) STOCKHOLM - Sweden strengthened its defense and security ties with Britain with a "political declaration of solidarity" on...

At least 14 dead in east Congo refugee camp attack

People attempt to cross the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ugandan border with their belongings to seek refuge after clashes between the Congolese army and the M23, in Bunagana, 100 kilometers from the city of Goma in eastern DRC on April 2, 2022. (GUERCHOM NDEBO / AFP) BENI, Democratic Republic...

Macron proposes ‘European political community’

French president Emmanuel Macron speaks during a joint press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz as part of a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, May 9, 2022. (MICHAEL SOHN / AP) BRUSSELS – French President Emmanuel Macron believes that a "European political community" should be built that would...

Ecuadorian prison riot leaves 41 inmates dead, 13 injured

QUITO - A prison riot in north-central Ecuador's Pichincha province has left at least 41 inmates dead and another 13 injured, the nation's prison management agency said Monday. The National Comprehensive Care Service for Persons Deprived of Liberty (SNAI) updated an earlier report from the Attorney General's Office that had...