Aid group seeks port for 180 migrants rescued in Med Sea

Aid group SOS Mediterranee says it waiting for a port to disembark 180 migrants rescued at sea, and says five requests to Italian and Maltese port authorities have gone unanswered

Posted: 2 July 2020 | 2:08 pm

US paratroopers injured in German training accident

The U.S. military says several American soldiers were injured in a training accident in Germany when they drifted off course during a parachute drop

Posted: 2 July 2020 | 2:07 pm

French-Dutch police bust encrypted criminal communications

Dutch and French police have cracked an encrypted communications network used by organized crime gangs, allowing them to look "over the shoulder” of criminals in real time as they planned drug trafficking, arms sales, assassinations and torture

Posted: 2 July 2020 | 2:06 pm

4 linked to reporter's murder to stay in prison in Pakistan

Officials say a British Pakistani man and three others convicted in the kidnapping and killing of a U.S. journalist, whose sentences were overturned in April, will remain in government custody for another three months

Posted: 2 July 2020 | 2:05 pm

Former Libya envoy accuses Security Council of 'hypocrisy'

A former U.N. envoy to Libya has accused the Security Council of “hypocrisy” and of undermining his efforts to bring peace to the war-torn North African country

Posted: 2 July 2020 | 2:04 pm

'Incident' damages construction near Iran nuclear site

A fire has burned a building above Iran’s underground Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, though officials say it did not affect its centrifuge operation or cause any release of radiation

Posted: 2 July 2020 | 1:58 pm

Virus ban gives tobacco illegal drug status in South Africa

South Africa is three months into a ban on the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products, an unusual tactic employed by a government to protect the health of its citizens during the coronavirus pandemic

Posted: 2 July 2020 | 1:44 pm

Landslide at Myanmar jade mine kills at least 50 people

Officials in Myanmar say a landslide at a jade mine in the country’s north has killed at least 123 people

Posted: 2 July 2020 | 1:42 pm

European jobless rise contained by government help

The unemployment rate in the 19 countries that use the euro currency inched higher to 7.4 % in May from 7.3% in April as governments used active labor market support programs to cushion the impact of the virus outbreak on workers

Posted: 2 July 2020 | 1:37 pm

British judge denies Venezuela access to gold in bank vault

A British judge has refused to give Venezuela control of over $1 billion in gold sitting in a Bank of England vault

Posted: 2 July 2020 | 1:37 pm