David Amess Honored in the House of Commons tribute to Slain Lawmaker

David Amess Honored in the House of Commons tribute to Slain Lawmaker

LONDON – Work in Britain’s House of Commons stopped on Monday as lawmakers gathered to pray and pay tribute to their colleague David Amess, who was killed in a suspected terrorist attack. Lawmakers, many dressed in black, kept a minute of silence in the debate chamber before spending hours celebrating the life of the 69-year-old … Read more

Virginia father of four expresses vaccine apology to his own mother before he died of COVID-19

Virginia father of four expresses vaccine apology to his own mother before he died of COVID-19

An unvaccinated couple in Virginia in their 40s recently died of COVID-19, leaving four children and the father with a tragic apology before succumbing. “He called me and said, ‘Mom, I love you, and I wish I had the shot,’” Terry Mitchem, Kevin Mitchem’s mother, told NBC 4 in Washington, DC She and other relatives … Read more

China is facing a slower growth path as it pursues long-term reforms

China is facing a slower growth path as it pursues long-term reforms

HONG KONG-With its pandemic improvement in hindsight, China is now facing a prolonged period of slower growth with increasing political uncertainty as Beijing seeks to implement ambitious long-term reforms. China’s economy recorded a steeper-than-expected economic downturn in the third quarter of the year, growing by 4.9% year-on-year. The disappointing growth rate reflected a host of … Read more

Group of 16 Americans and a Canadian, including five children, kidnapped in Haiti

Group of 16 Americans and a Canadian, including five children, kidnapped in Haiti

A group of U.S. missionaries working in Haiti was kidnapped by a notorious gang amid a sharp rise in abductions and political unrest in the Caribbean nation, a Haitian Justice Department spokesman said. Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries said in a statement Sunday that a group of 16 Americans and a Canadian was kidnapped Saturday morning … Read more

Bow-and-arrow attacks in Norway Leave at least five dead, two wounded

Bow-and-arrow attacks in Norway Leave at least five dead, two wounded

At least five people have been killed and two wounded in Norway by a man with a bow and arrows, police said Wednesday night. The attack began after 6 pm local time in a supermarket in the town of Kongsberg near the capital Oslo, where the suspect fired arrows at shoppers and passers-by, says a … Read more

WHO creates new team to study Covid-19 Origins

WHO creates new team to study Covid-19 Origins

The World Health Organization has set up a new panel of researchers whose mandate will include attempts to revive a halted study into the origins of the coronavirus that caused a global pandemic. The team of 26 members, sourced from countries including the United States, China, India, Nigeria and Cambodia, is larger than an international … Read more

Looking at Prabovo’s options in the 2024 presidential election after failing many times

Looking at Prabovo’s options in the 2024 presidential election after failing many times

tirto.id – The Gerindra party has confirmed that it will once again carry Prabowo Subianto in the presidential candidate’s election in 2024. The decision was alleged based on the public’s request. General Secretary of the Gerindra Party DPP Ahmad Muzani assessed that the ideals of the party had not yet been realized. So Prabowo had … Read more

Dutch royals can marry same-sex partners without risking the throne, the government says

Dutch royals can marry same-sex partners without risking the throne, the government says

The Dutch Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander in The Hague, the Netherlands, last month. Photo: sander Koning / Agence France-Presse / Getty Images Updated October 13, 2021 16:32 ET The Netherlands was the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage in 2001. Now the government says that any king or queen in the … Read more

Governments’ climate promises are not enough to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, the IEA says

Governments’ climate promises are not enough to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, the IEA says

World governments are unlikely to prevent dangerous climate change, even though the high promises made by lawmakers and business in recent months are being successfully implemented, the International Energy Agency said on Wednesday. Whether lawmakers continue with the policy measures already in place or follow up on their latest promises, rising temperatures will exceed the … Read more

China targets news media in Xi Jinping’s campaign to expand Communist Party control

China targets news media in Xi Jinping’s campaign to expand Communist Party control

SINGAPORE – China’s Communist Party is shaking control of news media and online commentary, warning private investors and cracking down on what it calls disinformation as it continues a campaign to make itself more powerful across the economy and Chinese society. The country’s central economic planning agency on Friday released a draft regulation that promised … Read more