Skip to content

World News

Choir practice in Spain infects 30 of 41 members with virus

MADRID — At least 30 of 41 members of a gospel choir in northeastern Spain have contracted coronavirus following a rehearsal indoors with little air circulation, local authorities and the chorus say.
In Taylor case, limits of law overcome calls for justice

In Taylor case, limits of law overcome calls for justice

“Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor” became a rallying cry this summer, emblazoned on T-shirts worn by celebrities and sports stars while protesters filled the streets demanding police accountability.
Brown bear breaks into the Alaska Zoo, kills popular alpaca

Brown bear breaks into the Alaska Zoo, kills popular alpaca

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A wild brown bear tunneled under perimeter fencing and killed a popular alpaca at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage, officials said Wednesday. It was killed a day later by wildlife officials.

Sheriff: Crowds, alcohol, drugs fueling Vegas Strip violence

LAS VEGAS — Authorities are investigating the latest shooting outside a Las Vegas Strip resort amid a spike in violent crime around the city’s marquee tourist area that police said Wednesday has led to at least 1,100 arrests since Aug.
New SUV is next step in VW's post-scandal electric offensive

New SUV is next step in VW's post-scandal electric offensive

FRANKFURT — Volkswagen is unveiling a battery-powered sport-utility vehicle that is headed for global markets including the United States and China, as the company takes a major step forward in its campaign to make electric cars a mass-market choice.
UK defends its new virus strategy but experts are skeptical

UK defends its new virus strategy but experts are skeptical

LONDON — The British government on Wednesday defended its strategy for combating a second wave of COVID-19 cases amid criticism that its new slate of restrictions will not be enough to stop coronavirus from spreading exponentially.
Saudi Arabia to lift ban on Mecca pilgrimage amid virus

Saudi Arabia to lift ban on Mecca pilgrimage amid virus

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia on Tuesday said Muslims will be allowed to perform the smaller, year-round pilgrimage starting Oct.
Nearly 500 pilot whales stranded in Australia; 380 dead

Nearly 500 pilot whales stranded in Australia; 380 dead

HOBART, Australia — More pilot whales were found stranded in Australia on Wednesday, raising the estimated total to nearly 500, including 380 that have died, in the largest mass stranding ever recorded in the country.
Orcas knock into sailboats, force Spain to limit yachting

Orcas knock into sailboats, force Spain to limit yachting

BARCELONA, Spain — Spain has temporarily prohibited yachting across 100 kilometres (62 miles) of its northwestern coast after orca whales apparently got carried away while playing and damaged several sailboats.
France wants to require fathers to take parental leave

France wants to require fathers to take parental leave

PARIS — France’s president wants to expand paternity leave to one month — and require fathers to take time off with their newborns. President Emmanuel Macron announced the plan on Instagram before visiting a child-care facility on Wednesday.