Polling booths go to voters in Portugal's…

Local councils in Portugal are sending out teams to gather votes from people in home quarantine and from residents of elderly care homes ahead of a presidential election being held amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Big pullback won't come soon: trader

Vespula Capital's Jeff Tomasulo tells Reuters' Fred Katayama why he doesn't see a correction around the corner despite the equity markets' big run up in the last quarter.

Miners Trapped for 9 Days Request Pickles…

A dozen miners who have been trapped 1,700 feet beneath the surface since Jan. 10 are ready to eat more than nutritional liquids while they wait to be rescued. Using a telephone line that has been newly delivered to the No. 6 chamber of the gold mine, where all...

Pompeo says China's policies on Muslims amount to…

On his way out the door, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has lashed out anew at China by declaring that its policies on Muslims and ethnic minorities in western Xinjiang region constitute a "genocide."

'American leadership still matters': Blinken

Appearing before a Senate panel on Tuesday, Antony Blinken, President-elect Joe Biden's pick for chief U.S. diplomat said, "American leadership still matters" and without it "some other country tries to take our place" or "maybe just as bad, no one does, and then you have chaos."

This Woman Can't Convince the Government She's…

It may sound like the punchline to a Monty Python skit , but the problem is all too real for a woman in France. Jeanne Pouchain has been struggling to convince the government that she's not dead for three years now, reports the Guardian . The mistake arose during a convoluted legal...

AdChoices Icon

Survey: Major European allies optimistic about…

A new survey suggests that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will assume office amid a surge in optimism among major European allies, and at home, about the future of trans-Atlantic relations and American foreign policy in general

'When I die, Delaware will be written on my heart…

Before departing for Wednesday's presidential inauguration in Washington D.C., President-elect Joe Biden became emotional as he addressed a hometown Delaware crowd.

Art Installation Up for Just Minutes Wins Design…

The best design of 2020 was in place for less than 20 minutes, reports CNN , which shows just how impactful it was. "Teeter-Totter Wall," erected on the border fence separating El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, has been named the best design of the year by London's Design Museum....

AP Explainer: Why are youth protests sweeping…

A growing groundswell of youth unrest, tapping into a well of economic frustration, is sweeping Tunisia and worrying its leadership all the way to the top

Mob was 'provoked' by Trump 'lies': McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday accused President Donald Trump, a fellow Republican, of provoking the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.

Players in Strict Quarantine Before Aussie Open…

A "growing controversy" is brewing Down Under as the tennis world gears up for the Australian Open. The BBC reports three people have tested positive for COVID—two players and a "nonplaying participant," per Victoria state health officials—and quarantine protocols are frustrating players, while locals are spooked by having...

EU commission urges member states to speed up…

The European Union is urging member states to speed up the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations to ensure that at least 80% of the people most vulnerable to the virus, those over age 80, are vaccinated by March this year

Explainer: Who is Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny?

Alexei Navalny has become the most vocal and effective critic of Russia’s government and President Vladimir Putin. Rosanna Philpott explores what we know about him.

Student Fails University Exam for Not Wearing…

A student who failed to wear their mask properly failed their university entrance exam in Japan. Authorities say the student, one of more than 535,000 who took the standardized exam at 681 locations across Japan Saturday, was disqualified because they didn't wear their mask over their nose and repeatedly...

AdChoices Icon

UK: 'Genocide' clause to China trade deals…

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has narrowly avoided a defeat in Parliament after lawmakers voted against a controversial proposal seeking to bar trade deals with any country deemed by the U.K. High Court to be committing genocide

Indian sand artist sends good wishes to Biden and…

World-renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture featuring U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris before their inauguration on Wednesday.

Pilot Who Braved Chernobyl Dies After Contracting…

Nikolai Antoshkin survived the Chernobyl nuclear explosion, but it appears he has fallen victim to COVID more than three decades later. The New York Times reports that the 78-year-old, who led helicopter missions to put out the fire at the nuclear plant, has died after contracting the virus last month...

Oxygen-starved city in Brazil’s Amazon starts…

The Amazonian city of Manaus in Brazil began administering vaccines against the coronavirus, providing a ray of hope for the rainforest’s biggest city whose health system is collapsing amid an increase in infections and dwindling oxygen supplies

Microsoft joins GM, Cruise self-driving…

Self-driving car maker Cruise and majority shareholder General Motors said on Tuesday they would partner with Microsoft to accelerate the commercialization of driverless vehicles. Conway G. Gittens has more.

Miners Trapped for 7 Days Manage to Get Note to…

A blast in a gold mine in eastern China trapped 22 men below ground on Jan. 10. One week later, 12 of those men managed to get word to the top that they were still alive. The BBC reports that after rescuers determined ropes they had lowered into a narrow...

Unions strike over job cuts at French vaccine…

Unions at French drug maker Sanofi held a one-day strike at the lab where it is developing a COVID-19 vaccine

Is it time for the four-day work week?

As the coronavirus pandemic turns the working world on its head, calls are growing stronger for firms to embrace the four-day work week. Megan Revell reports.

'Baby Trump' Balloon Ready to Roll a Final Time

The "Baby Trump" blimp is being retired as the US president on which it was modeled prepares to leave office. The nearly 20-foot-tall helium balloon has been acquired by the Museum of London, the BBC reports. The blimp was crowdfunded in the UK and used to protest President Trump's first...

AdChoices Icon

Kremlin brushes aside Western calls to release…

The Kremlin has brushed aside calls from the West to release opposition leader Alexei Navalny

Saudi crown prince MBS courts a wary Biden

After staying out of the spotlight, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is retaking center stage with some high-profile diplomatic and economic steps. It's all about wooing the support of Joe Biden, who is expected to be less accommodating to Saudi on Iran and human rights than his predecessor. Lucy Fielder reports.

Navalny Detained as He Arrives Back in Russia

Alexei Navalny, a leading Kremlin political opponent, was taken into custody Sunday just after returning to Russia from Germany, where he was recovering from a poisoning . Navalny had just told journalists in Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport: "This is the best day in the past five months. Everyone is asking me if...