German lawmakers voted on Friday to make coronavirus vaccines obligatory for health care workers — a significant move in a nation where protests against pandemic restrictions have been widespread. The mandate, which will go into effect in mid-March, comes after the country last week announced a lockdown on those whoContinue Reading

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday that there will be “effectively a diplomatic boycott” of the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games by Britain, which joined the United States and others on Wednesday in a decision to pull its top officials from attendance of the Winter Games. The boycottContinue Reading

Ukraine co-hosted Euro 2012 with Poland Ukraine has joined Spain and Portugal’s bid to host the 2030 Fifa World Cup. Representatives of the Spanish, Portuguese and Ukrainian football associations confirmed their plans at Uefa’s headquarters on Wednesday. Ukraine was invaded by Russia in February and the war has continued sinceContinue Reading

MANILA — Former boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has shuffled his way into the presidential race in the Philippines. Mr. Pacquiao, the country’s best-known athlete, already holds a seat in the Senate but faces tough opposition as a presidential candidate. He was formerly the president of the PDP-Laban, the ruling partyContinue Reading