Migration row intensifies between U.K. and France after English Channel deaths

Migration row intensifies between U.K. and France after English Channel deaths

CALAIS, France — A European migration dispute intensified Friday, as France accused Britain of lacking seriousness and scrapped a high-level meeting in the aftermath of a tragedy in the English… Read more
Siberian mine explosion kills more than 50, another tragedy in an industry plagued with safety lapses

Siberian mine explosion kills more than 50, another tragedy in an industry plagued with safety lapses

The man found alive, Alexander Zakovryashin, 51, was a doctor on a rescue team sent into the mine Thursday, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported. He was in serious condition and… Read more
‘We let our guard down’: Frustrated Europe heads into second pandemic winter

‘We let our guard down’: Frustrated Europe heads into second pandemic winter

KNOKKE-HEIST, Belgium — Life was finally starting to feel normal. An online flier for an October party in this Belgian beach town cursed the coronavirus and invited people to dance… Read more
Police fire tear gas at protesters in Iran’s city of Isfahan

Police fire tear gas at protesters in Iran’s city of Isfahan

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Police fired tear gas and birdshot while fighting protesters with batons on Friday in a central Iranian city that has seen days of demonstrations demanding… Read more
Biden says new COVID variant underscores need for vaccines

Biden says new COVID variant underscores need for vaccines

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WHO identifies new COVID variant of concern

WHO identifies new COVID variant of concern

The World Health Organization is concerned about a new COVID variant, named Omicron, that was first discovered in South Africa. The news of a new variant rattled investors, leading the… Read more
Northern storms may impact holiday travel

Northern storms may impact holiday travel

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Egypt reopens ancient “Avenue of Sphinxes”

Egypt reopens ancient “Avenue of Sphinxes”

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Cases soar but Swiss eschew lockdown as COVID law vote looms

Cases soar but Swiss eschew lockdown as COVID law vote looms

GENEVA — Like many others in Europe, Switzerland is facing a steep rise in coronavirus cases. But its federal government, unlike others, hasn’t responded with new restrictive measures. Analysts say… Read more
EU wants to stop flights from southern Africa over variant

EU wants to stop flights from southern Africa over variant

BRUSSELS — An advisory panel of the World Health Organization classified a new COVID-19 variant first detected in South Africa as a highly transmissible virus of concern and named it… Read more