DRC to reassess UN withdrawal plan after deadly protests

Indian soldiers from MONUSCO, the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, attend a ceremony honoring peacekeepers who died during violent protests against Monusco, in Goma, on Aug 1, 2022. (ALEXIS HUGUET / AFP) KINSHASA – Democratic Republic of Congo's government will re-evaluate the withdrawal plan of the United Nations peacekeeping mission after deadly […]

Hopes riding on grain shipment from Odessa

First sailing from Ukrainian port after deal heralded as step to ease food crisis The Razoni, carrying 26,000 tons of corn, leaves the port of Odessa bound for Tripoli, Lebanon, on Monday. (OLEKSANDR GIMANOV / AFP) The departure on Monday of a grain shipment from the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Odessa, the first since […]

First grain ship from Ukraine anchors off Istanbul

This photograph taken on August 2, 2022 shows the Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship Razoni carrying 26,000 tonnes of corn, off shore of north-west Istanbul. (OZAN KOSE / AFP) ISTANBUL / KIEV – The first grain-laden cargo ship leaving a Ukrainian port under a UN-brokered deal anchored off Istanbul on the Black Sea on Tuesday, waiting […]

UK PM candidate Truss: Junk food taxes ‘are over’

Contender to become the country's next Prime minister and leader of the Conservative party British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss cheers prior to the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 final football match between England and Germany at the Wembley stadium, in London, on July 31, 2022. (JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) LONDON – The frontrunner to become British […]

France detects bird flu at turkey farm

An activist from the agricultural union ELB (Euskal Laborarien Batasuna-Union of Basque Farmers) holds a placard reading "Farmer common sense versus health nonsense" as ducks are going to be slaughtered due to the avian flu outbreak that began in late November at a farm in Lohitzun-Oyhercq, southwestern France on Jan 27, 2022. (GAIZKA IROZ / […]

Biden continues to test positive for COVID-19

WASHINGTON – US President Joe Biden continued to test positive for COVID-19 on Monday, White House physician Dr. Kevin O'Connor said. More than a million people in the United States have died from COVID-19, and 91 million cases have been reported "This morning, as could be anticipated, his (Biden's) SARS-CoV-2 antigen testing remained positive," O'Connor […]