Commonwealth speech: Charles expresses sorrow over slavery

Britain's Prince Charles delivers his message during the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), June 24, 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda. (DAN KITWOOD / POOL PHOTO VIA AP) KIGALI – Britain's Prince Charles expressed deep sorrow over slavery in a speech to Commonwealth leaders in Rwanda on Friday and acknowledged that the […]

Rwanda hosts Commonwealth summit amid rights concerns

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie Johnson arrive for the Heads of Government Banquet, hosted by President Kagame of Rwanda, during the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in Kigali, Rwanda on June 23, 2022. (DAN KITWOOD / POOL PHOTO VIA AP) KIGALI – Commonwealth leaders meet in Kigali on Friday to discuss […]

Mexico records most daily COVID-19 cases since February

Nurses wait for people to come to get AstraZeneca or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines at a vaccination center in Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico on April 6, 2022. (ULISES RUIZ / AFP) BERLIN / MEXICO CITY – Mexico reported 16,133 new COVID-19 cases in the country on Thursday, the highest daily number reported since late February, according to […]

EU leaders grant Ukraine, Moldova EU candidate status

President of the European Council Charles Michel (center) gestures next to France's President Emmanuel Macron (left) and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen (right) during a press conference as part of an European Council in Brussels on June 23, 2022. (JOHN THYS / AFP) BRUSSELS – European Union leaders have accepted Ukraine […]

Thousands march in Quito after night of Ecuador protest violence

Indigenous people march in downtown Quito, on June 22, 2022, on the tenth consecutive day of indigenous-led protests against the Ecuadorean government. (VERONICA LOMBEIDA / AFP) QUITO – Thousands of indigenous protesters held a peaceful march through Ecuador's capital, Quito, on Wednesday to demand that President Guillermo Lasso address price rises that have ignited 10 […]

Climate laws face new EU Parliament vote after failed first try

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (forth left) and European Commission Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans (second left) attend a press conference with commissioners in Brussels, Belgium, on July 14, 2021. (ZHANG CHENG / XINHUA) BRUSSELS – The European Parliament will on Wednesday try again to agree on more ambitious climate change policies, after rejecting […]

US Senate advances first significant gun bill in decades

People participate in the second March for Our Lives rally in support of gun control in front of the Washington Monument on June 11, 2022, in Washington. (GEMUNU AMARASINGHE / AP PHOTO) WASHINGTON – The US Senate took an initial step towards passing the country's first major gun-control legislation in decades on Tuesday, galvanized by […]

Biden appoints first Native woman as US treasurer

Marilynn Malerba stands next to a photograph of late Chief Ralph Sturges at Tribal offices in Uncasville, Connecticut, on March 4, 2010. (JESSICA HILL / FILE / AP) ROSEBUD, South Dakota – US President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced his intention to appoint Mohegan Indian Tribe Lifetime Chief Marilynn Malerba as US treasurer, marking the […]

UN chief voices concern about Lithuania-Russia tension

Freight cars stand on the railroad tracks of the freight station in Kaliningrad, Russia on June 21, 2022. (PHOTO / AP) UNITED NATIONS/MOSCOW – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday expressed grave concern about the current tension between Lithuania and Russia over Kaliningrad, said his spokesman. "We are, obviously, following these developments very closely in […]