Skip to content

World News

Europe struggles to agree on economic response to virus

Europe struggles to agree on economic response to virus

BRUSSELS — European governments remained at loggerheads Wednesday over measures to help the economy weather the coronavirus outbreak, breaking off a meeting of finance officials who clashed over aid conditions and proposals to borrow together to pay
UK's Johnson in ICU with coronavirus, condition improving

UK's Johnson in ICU with coronavirus, condition improving

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in intensive care with the coronavirus but is improving and sitting up in bed, a senior government minister said Wednesday, as the U.K. recorded its biggest spike in COVID-19 deaths to date.
Celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine has died at 73

Celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine has died at 73

John Prine, the ingenious singer-songwriter who explored the heartbreaks, indignities and absurdities of everyday life in “Angel from Montgomery,” “Sam Stone,” “Hello in There” and scores of other indelible tunes, died Tuesday at the age of 73.
Watchdog: Syrian air force responsible for chemical attacks

Watchdog: Syrian air force responsible for chemical attacks

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The global chemical weapons watchdog issued a report Wednesday blaming the Syrian air force for a series of chemical attacks using sarin and chlorine in late March 2017 on the central town of Latamneh.

John Prine's wife remembers late singer, praises caregivers

NASHVILLE — The wife of celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine said she was able to sit with her husband in the last hours of his life. Prine died Tuesday at 73 from complications of COVID-19.
Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

WASHINGTON — Sen.
UK truck driver pleads guilty in deaths of 39 Vietnamese

UK truck driver pleads guilty in deaths of 39 Vietnamese

LONDON — A truck driver accused in the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants whose bodies were found inside a refrigerated container that had been hauled to England pleaded guilty to manslaughter Wednesday.
Prize-winning reporter writes book on Melania Trump

Prize-winning reporter writes book on Melania Trump

NEW YORK — A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The Washington Post has written an unauthorized biography of first lady Melania Trump. Mary Jordan's “The Art of Her Deal,” which draws upon more than 100 interviews, comes out June 16.

'Hawaii Five-0, 'Good Doctor' benefit from stay-at-homes

NEW YORK — Two television shows that were saying farewell last week — one permanently and the other for a few months — may have gained more viewers as people stayed home last week because of the coronavirus outbreak.
With no theatres, film fans find ways to gather virtually

With no theatres, film fans find ways to gather virtually

LOS ANGELES — There are 44 people in the Social Distance Movie Club's Slack channel, where co-workers at Crooked Media have had discussions about everything from a Dwayne Johnson earthquake film to Faye Dunaway’s turn as Joan Crawford in “Mommie Dear