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Pope makes history, apologizes for Catholic abuse to Canada's IPs

Pope makes history, apologizes for Catholic abuse to Canada's IPs

July 26, 2022, 2:26 pm

TRENTON, Canada -- Pope Francis on Monday issued a long-awaited and historic apology to Indigenous peoples for the harm the Catholic Church did to them at Canada’s residential schools. “I ask (for) forgiveness,” the pope said. “I am deeply sorry.” Francis was flanked by chiefs… Read More

US-Africa Business Summit 2022: A successful event

US-Africa Business Summit 2022: A successful event

July 24, 2022, 7:58 pm

RABAT – The 14th US-Africa Business Summit 2022, which took place from July 19 to 22 in Marrakech, Morocco was a success, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Participants in this summit, organized under the High Patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, were able to exchange during three… Read More

WHO declares monkeypox a global health emergency

WHO declares monkeypox a global health emergency

July 24, 2022, 10:13 am

GENEVA – The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday declared monkeypox a global health emergency, its highest alert level for a disease. WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus said the decision has been made despite an advisory body’s failure to agree on the designation. With nine members of the… Read More

White House clarifies after Biden appears to say he has cancer

White House clarifies after Biden appears to say he has cancer

July 21, 2022, 6:53 pm

WASHINGTON – The White House clarified US President Joe Biden's apparent claim Wednesday that he has cancer, saying he was referring to a skin cancer diagnosis he received before becoming president, which has been remedied. Speaking on climate change in the US state of Massachusetts, Biden… Read More

WHO warns of more Covid hospitalizations, deaths due to Omicron

WHO warns of more Covid hospitalizations, deaths due to Omicron

July 21, 2022, 6:41 pm

GENEVA – The World Health Organization (WHO) said that in the past six weeks, the global weekly number of reported cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has almost doubled and warned that deaths are also increasing but for the moment, not as rapidly as cases. "However, more cases means… Read More

Dangerous heat wave threatens more than half of US states

Dangerous heat wave threatens more than half of US states

July 21, 2022, 12:19 pm

HOUSTON, Texas – A blistering heat wave is spreading across the US with temperatures reaching well above 100 degrees in many regions. Las Vegas reached 105.8 F (44 C) on Wednesday. South Dakota, Texas, and Oklahoma all hit 112.2 F (44 C). The small towns of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Mangum,… Read More

Temperatures cross 40°C in Paris for 3rd time since 1947

Temperatures cross 40°C in Paris for 3rd time since 1947

July 21, 2022, 12:18 pm

PARIS – Temperatures in Paris went above 40°C for the third time in 75 years Tuesday as France grapples with the second straight day of a heatwave, according to the official weather service, Meteo France. Temperatures in the capital reached 40.5°C. The two other times when the mercury soared… Read More

Ranil Wickremesinghe elected new Sri Lankan president

Ranil Wickremesinghe elected new Sri Lankan president

July 20, 2022, 8:40 pm

NEW DELHI -- Sri Lanka's Prime Minister and acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday was elected the country's new president, as the country has been grappling with its worst financial crisis. The secretary-general of the parliament announced that Wickremesinghe, winning 134 votes in… Read More

Scientists warn of ‘very high ozone pollution’ for Europe

Scientists warn of ‘very high ozone pollution’ for Europe

July 20, 2022, 3:24 pm

ANKARA -- Scientists with the European Union's climate monitoring service warned Tuesday of “very high ozone pollution” for a large region of Europe stemming from the current heatwave. “Very high levels of ozone pollution in southern Europe caused by the heatwave could now affect… Read More

EU agrees additional €500-M in military aid for Ukraine

EU agrees additional €500-M in military aid for Ukraine

July 19, 2022, 9:26 pm

BRUSSELS – The foreign ministers of the European Union (EU) member states on Monday agreed to grant Ukraine an additional 500 million euros (USD507.7 million) in EU military aid. Josep Borrell, high representative of the EU for foreign affairs and security policy, told a news conference here… Read More

Daily infections top 70K as South Korea faces 'new virus wave'

Daily infections top 70K as South Korea faces 'new virus wave'

July 19, 2022, 6:32 pm

ANKARA – Coronavirus infections are surging again in South Korea due to the rapid spread of a highly contagious Omicron subvariant, local media reported on Tuesday. A total of 73,528 new cases were confirmed over the past 24 hours, more than double of the previous day’s count, according to… Read More

MOU to establish Collins Aerospace Ecosystem in Morocco signed

MOU to establish Collins Aerospace Ecosystem in Morocco signed

July 19, 2022, 4:12 pm

LONDON – Minister of Industry and Trade Ryad Mezzour and the Vice President of Supply Chain at Collins Aerospace, Kristopher Pinnow, on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed at creating in Morocco a supply ecosystem for Collins, a global specialist in aerospace and a subsidiary… Read More

Biden approval rating hits 38% amid ongoing economic woes: poll

Biden approval rating hits 38% amid ongoing economic woes: poll

July 19, 2022, 4:09 pm

WASHINGTON – Fewer than two in five Americans approve of the way President Joe Biden is carrying out his job amid persistent concerns about the state of the US economy, according to a poll released on Monday. Biden's job approval rating has hit 38 percent, with 62 percent disapproving of his… Read More

World remembers Nelson Mandela on his 104th birth anniversary

World remembers Nelson Mandela on his 104th birth anniversary

July 18, 2022, 6:39 pm

JOHANNESBURG -- Millions of people across the world remembered Nelson Mandela, the most revered global statesman, who would have turned 104 years old on Monday. The United Nations in 2009 designated July 18 as International Nelson Mandela Day to celebrate his birthday and also to commemorate the… Read More

Ukrainian plane possibly transporting ammunition crashes

Ukrainian plane possibly transporting ammunition crashes

July 17, 2022, 7:33 pm

ATHENS – A Ukrainian An-12 plane, possibly transporting ammunition, crashed in Greece late Saturday, an official with the Greek civil protection authority told the ERT TV channel on Sunday. "Firefighters cordoned off the area around the crashed plane. Flames have noticeably subsided by now. At… Read More

US House passes bills on abortion access

US House passes bills on abortion access

July 17, 2022, 2:51 pm

WASHINGTON – The US House of Representatives passed a pair of bills on Friday aimed at protecting access to abortion The bills cleared the Democratic-led chamber largely along party lines, but are expected to fail in the Senate. The US Supreme Court struck down the landmark Roe v. Wade last… Read More

Biden concludes maiden visit to Middle East

Biden concludes maiden visit to Middle East

July 17, 2022, 2:17 pm

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – US President Joe Biden left Saudi Arabia on Saturday, ending a four-day trip to the Middle East. The regional tour, his first since Biden became president last year, also included Israel and the occupied West Bank. Biden was seen off at King Abdulaziz International Airport… Read More

Canada approves 1st Covid-19 vax for 6 months to 5 years old

Canada approves 1st Covid-19 vax for 6 months to 5 years old

July 15, 2022, 7:35 pm

TRENTON, Canada – Canada has given the green light for those aged 6 months to 5 years to receive coronavirus vaccinations, following a scientific review that found the vaccine "safe and effective," Health Canada announced Thursday. "After a thorough and independent scientific review of the… Read More

Ukraine breaks diplomatic ties with North Korea

Ukraine breaks diplomatic ties with North Korea

July 14, 2022, 8:23 pm

ANKARA – Ukraine cut diplomatic ties with North Korea on Wednesday as the latter recognized the self-proclaimed independence of Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk regions. "Ukraine today breaks diplomatic relations with DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) in response to its decision to… Read More

Sri Lankan PM gets presidential powers: parliament speaker

Sri Lankan PM gets presidential powers: parliament speaker

July 13, 2022, 6:44 pm

NEW DELHI – Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has told the parliament speaker that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had been appointed as the country’s acting president, Speaker of the Parliament Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena said on Wednesday. "President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed… Read More