Tag Archives: Social affairs

UK unemployment rate rises for 6th straight month

The U.K. unemployment rate rose for a six straight month in December as renewed coronavirus restrictions shut down most businesses across the country ByThe Associated Press February 23, 2021, 8:53 AM • 1 min read LONDON — The U.K. unemployment rate rose for a six straight month in December as renewed coronavirus restrictions shut down […]

2 Myanmar protesters killed by police fire, several injured

MANDALAY, Myanmar — Riot police in Myanmar shot dead two anti-coup protesters and injured several others on Saturday, as security forces increased pressure on popular revolt against the military takeover. One of the victims was shot in the head and died immediately during the latest rally in the second-largest city of Mandalay, according to Frontier […]

10 years after quake, Christ Church Cathedral finally rising

The Christ Church Cathedral was arguably New Zealand’s most iconic building before much of it crumbled during an earthquake 10 years ago By NICK PERRY Associated Press February 20, 2021, 2:30 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — The Christ Church Cathedral was arguably New Zealand’s […]

Hong Kong activist publisher Jimmy Lai appeals bail denial

Prominent Hong Kong democracy advocate and publisher Jimmy Lai has returned to court to relaunch his appeal for bail By ALICE FUNG Associated Press February 18, 2021, 3:50 AM • 2 min read HONG KONG — Prominent Hong Kong democracy advocate and newspaper publisher Jimmy Lai returned to court to relaunch his appeal for bail […]

Anger increases in Peru over secret inoculations of wealthy

Public indignation over secret coronavirus vaccinations for the wealthy and well-connected is growing in Peru a day after the Vatican’s ambassador to the South American nation admitted he was inoculated ahead of health care workers and the poor By FRANKLIN BRICEÑO Associated Press February 17, 2021, 9:26 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare […]

Heavy snowfall, gales as winter storm hits Middle East

Snow is blanketing parts of Syria, Lebanon and Israel, blocking roads, disrupting traffic and even delaying exams at some universities ByThe Associated Press February 17, 2021, 3:10 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIRUT — Snow blanketed parts of Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Israel on Wednesday, blocking roads, disrupting […]

Serbian capital Belgrade sees clubbing flouting virus rules

Authorities in Serbia’s capital Belgrade have held an emergency meeting over a surge in clubbing parties that have drawn thousands in violation of rules against the new coronavirus ByThe Associated Press February 15, 2021, 9:27 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BELGRADE, Serbia — Authorities in Serbia’s capital Belgrade […]

Vatican charity in spotlight over old sex assault allegation

A pontifical foundation has admitted that its late founder was credibly accused of sexually assaulting a female employee who came forward in 2010 after learning the deceased priest was being considered for possible beatification By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press February 15, 2021, 2:22 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article […]

Women fleeing Burkina Faso violence face sexual assault

KAYA, Burkina Faso — A 20-year-old woman could no longer live in her village amid the rising violence caused by Islamic extremists. But she needed to return and retrieve the family’s cows in hopes of selling them. If her husband went, jihadists would almost certainly kill him. She went instead, and was dragged into the […]

Bulgaria: Nationalists honor pro-Nazi general with flowers

Far-right nationalists have again gathered in Bulgaria’s capital to honor a late World War II general known for his anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi activities ByThe Associated Press February 13, 2021, 8:20 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SOFIA, Bulgaria — Far-right nationalists gathered in Bulgaria’s capital Saturday to honor a […]