Posts by Newsmaker

Recent outages highlight need for stronger African internet

Recent outages highlight need for stronger African internet

Nairobi, Kenya — Experts say Africa needs to invest in robust infrastructure if the continent is to have reliable internet after...

Threat to Europe, US will not end with Ukraine, officials warn

Threat to Europe, US will not end with Ukraine, officials warn

washington — Ending the war in Ukraine will likely not be enough to end the threat to Europe or even the...

US Army honors Nisei combat unit that helped liberate Tuscany in WWII

US Army honors Nisei combat unit that helped liberate Tuscany in WWII

ROME — The U.S. military is celebrating a little-known part of World War II history, honoring the Japanese-American U.S. Army unit...

France’s newly elected lawmakers begin choosing speaker amid political turmoil

France’s newly elected lawmakers begin choosing speaker amid political turmoil

Paris — France’s influential lower house of parliament, the National Assembly, held its opening session Thursday to elect a speaker after...

Russia set to resume trial of American reporter Evan Gershkovich

Russia set to resume trial of American reporter Evan Gershkovich

China singles out Danish, Dutch, Spanish firms in anti-dumping probe into EU pork

China singles out Danish, Dutch, Spanish firms in anti-dumping probe into EU pork

Britain hosts summit eyeing chance for European ‘reset’

Britain hosts summit eyeing chance for European ‘reset’

Stoltenberg: NATO command for coordinating Ukraine aid to be operational in September

Stoltenberg: NATO command for coordinating Ukraine aid to be operational in September

Ukrainian air defenses down 16 Russian drones

Ukrainian air defenses down 16 Russian drones

Uncertainty is the winner and incumbents the losers so far in a year of high-stakes global elections

Uncertainty is the winner and incumbents the losers so far in a year of high-stakes global elections

LONDON — Discontented, economically squeezed voters have turned against sitting governments on both right and left during many of the dozens...

Russia, China taking space into dangerous territory, US says

Russia, China taking space into dangerous territory, US says

Washington — Russia and China are edging ever closer to unleashing space-based weapons, a decision that could have far-reaching implications for...

Trump’s VP pick Vance is pro-Israel, anti-China and creating anxiety in Europe

Trump’s VP pick Vance is pro-Israel, anti-China and creating anxiety in Europe

washington — Senator J.D. Vance, former President Donald Trump’s newly announced running mate, will take center stage Wednesday evening at the...

French troops secure Seine river for Paris Olympics opening ceremony

French troops secure Seine river for Paris Olympics opening ceremony

Netherlands marks 10th anniversary of downing of MH17 airliner

Netherlands marks 10th anniversary of downing of MH17 airliner

Amsterdam — The Netherlands commemorated on Wednesday the 298 victims of flight MH17 with a ceremony attended by the bereaved and...

UK’s new government announces legislation for ‘national renewal’ as Parliament opens with royal pomp 

UK’s new government announces legislation for ‘national renewal’ as Parliament opens with royal pomp 

London — Britain’s new Labour Party government promised to calm the country’s febrile politics and ease its cost-of-living crisis as it...

UK union fails to win recognition at Amazon site after losing ballot, Amazon says

UK union fails to win recognition at Amazon site after losing ballot, Amazon says

LONDON — The GMB union has failed to secure the right to formally represent workers at an Amazon warehouse in Coventry,...

Paris mayor takes pre-Olympics dip to prove Seine clean

Paris mayor takes pre-Olympics dip to prove Seine clean

Paris — The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, swam in the murky waters of the Seine on Wednesday to demonstrate the...

Russia’s ‘window to the west’ turns to tourists from the East

Russia’s ‘window to the west’ turns to tourists from the East

Saint Petersburg, Russia — Alexandra Kulikova used to come across plenty of different European languages on the streets of Saint Petersburg,...

European experts expect economic measures, military personnel changes from China’s Third Plenary Session

European experts expect economic measures, military personnel changes from China’s Third Plenary Session

Vienna — European experts watching China’s Third Plenum say this week’s high-level meetings are unlikely to touch on political reform but...

Japan-Germany security cooperation troubles North Korea, China

Japan-Germany security cooperation troubles North Korea, China

washington — North Korea and China are watching for possible regional impacts from Japan’s recent enhanced security cooperation with Germany. This...

Spain confirms body found is missing UK teen’s

Spain confirms body found is missing UK teen’s

MADRID — Spanish authorities confirmed on Tuesday that a body found in a remote area of the island of Tenerife a...

Nobel laureates call on Belarus’ leader to release all political prisoners

Nobel laureates call on Belarus’ leader to release all political prisoners

Tallinn, Estonia — Dozens of Nobel Prize laureates are calling in an open letter on Belarus’ authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko to...