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Pope Francis walks with Italian Premier Mario Draghi at a conference on the Demographic Crisis in Rome Friday, May 14.

ROME (AP): Pope Francis added his voice Friday to the chorus of alarm about Italy’s falling population, calling for government policies that provide the necessary financial stability to encourage young people to stay in Italy and have families....

A ball of fire erupts from a building housing various international media, including The Associated Press, after an Israeli airstrike yesterday in Gaza City.

Media demand Israel explain destruction of news offices News organisations demanded an explanation on Saturday for an Israeli airstrike that targeted and destroyed a Gaza City building housing the offices of The Associated Press (AP), broadcaster...
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks during a press conference at the prime minister’s official residence on Friday, May 14, in Tokyo.

TOKYO (AP) Japan on Friday further expanded a coronavirus state of emergency from six areas, including Tokyo, to nine, as Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga repeated his determination to hold the Olympics in just over two months. Japan has been...

WASHINGTON (AP): In a major step towards returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people on Thursday, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in...

CLEMMONS, North Carolina (AP) — Gas pumps remained shrouded by plastic bags Thursday at thousands of service stations across more than a dozen US states, despite a pipeline company's claims of “substantial progress” in...

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) —Australia has reached a supply agreement for 25 million doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines in a deal that the government hopes will ensure all Australian adults have access to inoculation this year. The deal included...

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Thursday he was “anxious” about a rise in the UK of the coronavirus variant first identified in India after a closely monitored study of infections in England found the...

CARICOM heads of government agreed unanimously for Dr Carla Barnett, a national of Belize, to become the next secretary general. Barnett is the first woman and the first Belizean to be selected for the post. She will replace Ambassador Irwin...

WASHINGTON (AP) Republicans dumped GOP Rep. Liz Cheney from her House leadership post on Wednesday for her persistent repudiation of Donald Trump’s election falsehoods, underscoring the hold the defeated and twice-impeached former president retains...

As a lengthy, bitter fight over mask requirements for students neared its conclusion, the chairperson of a Florida school board announced that she would agree to lift a mandate that had been in place since September even though she preferred...
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