Skip to content

World News

Romania: Fire in COVID-19 intensive care unit kills 10

Romania: Fire in COVID-19 intensive care unit kills 10

BUCHAREST, Romania — A fire at a hospital treating COVID-19 patients in northeastern Romania killed 10 people Saturday and injured 10 others, seven of them critically, officials said. Prosecutors quickly opened a criminal investigation.
Armenians torch their homes on land ceded to Azerbaijan

Armenians torch their homes on land ceded to Azerbaijan

KALBAJAR, Azerbaijan — In a bitter farewell to his home of 21 years, Garo Dadevusyan wrenched off its metal roof and prepared to set the stone house on fire.
Austria shuts schools, most stores, to curb spread of virus

Austria shuts schools, most stores, to curb spread of virus

BERLIN — Austria announced Saturday that it is tightening its partial lockdown, including by closing non-essential stores and shifting schools to online teaching, amid galloping coronavirus infection rates in the Alpine nation.
US sec'y of state begins difficult 7-nation tour in France

US sec'y of state begins difficult 7-nation tour in France

PARIS — U.S.
India celebrates Diwali amid pandemic, pollution fears

India celebrates Diwali amid pandemic, pollution fears

NEW DELHI — More than a billion Indians celebrated Diwali on Saturday amid twin concerns of a resurgence in coronavirus infections and rising air pollution that is enveloping the country’s north in a cloud of thick toxic smog.
Thai protesters rally again, promoting a diversity of causes

Thai protesters rally again, promoting a diversity of causes

BANGKOK — Pro-democracy protesters in Thailand rallied again on Saturday, promoting a diversity of causes and taking an opportunity to display their rejection of the country’s power structure directly to the monarch.
Biden faces tough choice of whether to back virus lockdowns

Biden faces tough choice of whether to back virus lockdowns

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden faces a decision unlike any other incoming president: whether to back a short-term national lockdown to finally arrest a raging pandemic. For now, it's a question the president-elect would prefer to avoid.
Trump putting democracy to the test after his loss to Biden

Trump putting democracy to the test after his loss to Biden

WASHINGTON — Winston Churchill was not known for leaving his thoughts unspoken. One of them was this: "It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried.
Lebanon begins two-week lockdown to limit spread of virus

Lebanon begins two-week lockdown to limit spread of virus

BEIRUT — Lebanese police on Saturday patrolled the streets of the capital Beirut, ordering shops to close as the country began a two-week lockdown to limit the spread of the coronavirus that has killed dozens of people over the past days in the small
Biden likely to break barriers, pick woman to lead Pentagon

Biden likely to break barriers, pick woman to lead Pentagon

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden is expected to take a historic step and select a woman to head the Pentagon for the first time, shattering one of the few remaining barriers to women in the department and the presidential Cabinet.