Biden appeals for COVID curbs for US-Mexico border migrants

US President Joe Biden delivers remarks while launching a new plan for Americans to receive booster shots and vaccinations against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), onstage in an auditorium on the White House campus in Washington, US Oct 25, 2022. (JONATHAN ERNST / REUTERS) WASHINGTON / GENEVA / BERLIN / HELSINKI – US President Joe Biden's administration […]

Bolsonaro backers ask military to intervene after Lula’s win

People attend a protest over Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro's defeat in the presidential run-off election, in Anapolis, Goias state, Brazil, Nov 2, 2022. Signs read: "Federal intervention." (UESLEI MARCELINO / REUTERS) SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO – Supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday held rallies to call for an armed forces intervention following the […]

US clears updated COVID booster shots for kids as young as 5

A vaccinator draws a Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pediatric vaccine in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, US, Dec 5, 2021. (HANNAH BEIER / REUTERS) MOSCOW / LOS ANGELES – US health regulators authorized the use of Omicron-tailored COVID-19 booster shots from Moderna Inc and Pfizer Inc in children as young as five, a move that will expand the government's fall […]

Ukrainian forces hit key bridge near hydroelectric power plant

A Russian military convoy is seen on the road toward the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station, in Enerhodar, Zaporizhzhia region, in territory under Russian military control, southeastern Ukraine, on May 1, 2022. (PHOTO / AP) BEIJING – The Ukrainian military forces said on Wednesday that they hit a key bridge near the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant […]