Authorities in Haiti on Thursday forcefully pushed back against reports that current government officials were involved in the killing of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, calling them “a lie.” Leon Charles, head of Haiti’s national police, denied a report from Caracol news, a Colombian-based private TV station, that claimed interim primeContinue Reading

A young woman reacts as she receives a Pfizer jab against COVID-19, in Diepsloot Township near Johannesburg Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. Denis Farrell/AP hide caption toggle caption Denis Farrell/AP A young woman reacts as she receives a Pfizer jab against COVID-19, in Diepsloot Township near Johannesburg Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021.Continue Reading

Nearly 20 months after pandemic lockdowns first began, governments across Europe are beginning to tighten restrictions again amid the latest wave of new coronavirus cases, threatening the gains that the region has made against the pandemic. France is racing to offer booster shots to all adults and will not renewContinue Reading

CANBERRA, Australia — Violence receded Friday in the capital of the Solomon Islands, but the government showed no signs of addressing the underlying grievances that sparked two days of riots, including concerns about the country’s increasing links with China. Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare sought to deflect attention fromContinue Reading

BEIRUT — Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri stepped down Thursday over what he called “key differences” with the president, deepening a political crisis that has left the Lebanese without a government for nine months even as they endure an unprecedented economic meltdown. With no clear candidate to replace Hariri, LebanonContinue Reading

A number of countries — including Britain, Israel, Italy and Singapore — were moving on Friday to restrict travel from South Africa and other countries in the region, a day after South African authorities identified a concerning new coronavirus variant with mutations that one scientist said marked a “big jumpContinue Reading

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Biden hold a joint news conference in the White House Thursday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Biden hold a joint news conference in the White House Thursday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Biden saysContinue Reading