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Ecuador’s health minister resigns after vaccine access scandal

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Ecuador's health minister Juan Carlos Zevallos stepped down Friday, after his department allowed a university official receive a Covid-19 vaccine ahead of other priority groups. President Lenin Moreno announced Zev...

Armenian Prime Minister says he is facing an attempted ‘military coup’ after army demands his resignation

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Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has said he is facing a military coup attempt after the general staff of the country's armed forces called for his resignation. "I consider the statement of the general staff ...

Chinese fighters buzz Taiwan’s air defense zone as it appoints new defense minister

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Taiwan's air force scrambled on Friday after eight Chinese fighter aircraft flew into the southwestern part of its air defense zone in another display of stepped-up military activity around the democratic island. Be...

Australian Prime Minister apologizes to former staffer allegedly raped in Parliament office

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Canberra, Australia Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison apologized Tuesday to a former government staffer who alleged that she was raped by a colleague in Parliament House two years ago. Morrison promised an inv...

Peru’s foreign minister resigns in furor over secret vaccination of government officials

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Peru's foreign minister has stepped down amid a furor over government officials being vaccinated against the coronavirus, even before the country began rolling out doses to health care workers. President Francisco S...

Mario Draghi is named Italy’s new prime minister, announces a political rainbow of cabinet picks

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Italy's next government has taken shape, after Mario Draghi was named Prime Minister and announced a cabinet selected from across the country's political spectrum. Draghi, a prominent economist, accepted the top rol...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pleads not guilty to corruption charges

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Jerusalem Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told a Jerusalem court he is not guilty of one charge of bribery and three charges of fraud and breach of trust. Monday's appearance was Netanyahu's second in c...

Biden and Netanyahu’s decades-long friendship faces new test after Israel’s Prime Minister went all in for Trump

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US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been friends, allies and partners in a relationship that has spanned nearly four decades. When they first met, Biden was a junior senator in ...

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will resign amid pandemic and political turmoil

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Rome Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will resign on Tuesday morning, his office said in a statement on Monday, heightening political turmoil in the country as it battles Covid-19. "The Council of Ministers is ...

Facebook suspends Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu-linked chatbot for breaking its privacy rules

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Jerusalem Facebook has deleted a post by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and suspended a chatbot linked to his account for violating the company's privacy policy. Visitors to the Prime Minister's Facebook p...

Zimbabwe’s foreign minister dies after contracting Covid-19

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Zimbabwe's foreign minister, Sibusiso Moyo, has died at a local hospital after catching Covid, said government spokesman George Charamba, on Wednesday. Moyo was the army officer who went on state television on Nove...

UK Prime Minister imposes harsh lockdown as new Covid-19 variant spreads

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson reimposed a lockdown in England on Monday as a more transmissible variant of Covid-19 fuels a surge in infections and hospitalizations in the country. "It is clear that we need to d...

100 people killed in attacks on Niger villages, says prime minister

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One hundred people were killed on Saturday in attacks on two villages in western Niger, Prime Minister Brigi Rafini said following one of the deadliest days in recent memory for a country ravaged by Islamist violence...

Flights to UK canceled as health minister says new coronavirus variant is ‘out of control’

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London The Netherlands and Belgium on Sunday imposed a ban on flights to the UK after a new variant of coronavirus, said by officials to spread faster than other strains, caused renewed restrictions in large parts of...

New variant of Covid-19 identified in UK, minister says, as London heads back into strict lockdown

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London A new variant of Covid-19 has been identified in the southeast of England, UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Monday, as he announced that London would return to a strict lockdown this week, after coronavir...

Lebanon’s prime minister charged over deadly Beirut blast

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Beirut, Lebanon A Lebanese judge has charged caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab and three ex-ministers with criminal neglect over the huge explosion at Beirut's port that killed more than 200 people this summer. D...

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