As world leaders prepared to gather at the United Nations General Assembly, African public health experts called on Thursday for action to speed up delivery of Covid-19 vaccines to their continent, where according to the World Health Organization, only 3.6 percent of people have been fully inoculated against the diseaseContinue Reading

BERLIN — The head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization said Sunday that the security bloc would grant fast-track membership to Sweden and Finland, raising the pressure on Vladimir V. Putin, who justified his invasion of Ukraine by what he cast as the need to keep the military alliance awayContinue Reading

The country would “strengthen and develop” its nuclear forces at the “highest possible” speed, Kim said as a Hwasong-17 ICBM, multiple giant rocket launchers, and a submarine-launched ballistic missile, were all paraded through the streets of the North Korean capital. Experts said the parade — held to mark the 90thContinue Reading

HOUSTON — Even with boycotts upending supplies from Russia, major oil-producing countries are likely to hold the line on output for now, keeping prices high and reaping the benefits. But that course could prove detrimental in the long run. That is the view of Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul Jabbar ofContinue Reading

Irene Schouten of Team Netherlands crosses the line ahead of Francesca Lollobrigida of Team Italy during the Women’s 3000m on day one of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at the National Speed Skating Oval on Feb. 5, 2022. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images IreneContinue Reading

The Omicron variant is spreading “at lightning speed” in Europe and is expected to dominate France early next year, warned French Prime Minister Jean Castex. He spoke on Friday, hours before France imposed strict travel restrictions on those coming from the UK. The UK has been hardest hit in theContinue Reading