Nine dead in Russia school shooting

KAZAN, Russia: At least nine people, most of them children, were killed yesterday when a lone teenage gunman opened fire at a school in...

Queen returns to public stage detailing govt’s new agenda

LONDON: Queen Elizabeth II opened a new session of parliament yesterday, in her first public appearance since the funeral of her late husband Prince...

Iceland volcano’s lava geysers thrill visitors

REYKJAVIK: Iceland's Fagradalshraun volcano lies quiet for a spell before suddenly spewing red molten lava geysers high into the air, visible from the capital...

Scotland vote may fuel independence clash

LONDON: The Scottish National Party yesterday said its landslide victory in Edinburgh's devolved parliament was grounds for a fresh independence referendum, despite opposition from...

Khan: London’s feisty mayor wins second term

LONDON: London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who won re-election Saturday, has risen from humble roots to spar with prime ministers and presidents since taking charge...

Variant among accelerators of India virus surge: WHO scientist

GENEVA: A COVID-19 variant spreading in India is more contagious and it is feared it could be dodging some vaccine protections, contributing to the...

EU invites ‘concrete’ US plan on vaccine patents

PORTO, Portugal: Europe yesterday passed the ball back to Washington in a debate over COVID vaccine patents, pushing the US for a concrete proposal...

Border divides and unites Swedish twins separated by COVID

SVINESUND, Norway: They haven't been allowed to have each other over to their homes for a year now because of COVID. So come rain...

Blinken presses Russia to withdraw troops on solidarity trip to Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken yesterday pressed Russia to pull troops and end its "aggressive" actions in Ukraine on a visit...

UK votes as independence debate heats up in Scotland

LONDON: Voters went to the polls for "Super Thursday" elections that could reshape the UK as pro-independence forces in Scotland bid to break away,...

France observes bicentenary of Napoleon’s death

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to Napoleon Bonaparte 200 years after his death yesterday on an anniversary that has been dragged into...

G7 works on global vaccine plan

LONDON: The Group of Seven wealthy democracies yesterday worked on plans to scale up global COVID-19 vaccinations, as calls mounted for a drastic increase...

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