COVID 19 Updates El Salvador extends state of exception; 50,000 arrested

El Salvador extends state of exception; 50,000 arrested

[ad_1] SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- With 50,000 people locked up since late March for alleged gang ties, El Salvador’s congress has approved another month-long extension of the state of exception that suspends some fundamental rights in the name of...
COVID 19 Updates Hundreds of thousands gather for mass prayer in Baghdad

Hundreds of thousands gather for mass prayer in Baghdad

[ad_1] BAGHDAD -- Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis heeded the call of an influential Shiite cleric to gather in a show of strength for a mass prayer in the heart of Baghdad's heavily fortified government zone on Friday. The gathering...
COVID 19 Updates Pelosi: China cannot stop US officials from visiting Taiwan

Pelosi: China cannot stop US officials from visiting Taiwan

[ad_1] TOKYO -- U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that China will not isolate Taiwan by preventing U.S. officials from traveling there.She made the remarks in Tokyo, the final leg of an Asia tour highlighted by a visit to...
COVID 19 Updates In S. Korea, Pelosi avoids public comments on Taiwan, China

In S. Korea, Pelosi avoids public comments on Taiwan, China

[ad_1] SEOUL, South Korea -- After infuriating China over her trip to Taiwan, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met South Korean political leaders in Seoul on Thursday but avoided making direct public comments on relations with Beijing and Taipei that...
COVID 19 Updates Iraqi cleric orders followers to continue protest in Baghdad

Iraqi cleric orders followers to continue protest in Baghdad

[ad_1] BAGHDAD -- Influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr told his followers Wednesday to continue their sit-in inside Iraq’s government zone, and called for the dissolution of the parliament and early elections.Speaking for the first time since thousands of his followers...
COVID 19 Updates French parliament to vote on purchasing power package

French parliament to vote on purchasing power package

[ad_1] SAULIEU, France -- French lawmakers on Wednesday are expected to approve a 20 billion-euro ($20.3-billion) package of measures meant to help struggling households cope with rising energy and food prices. The vote comes after a heated debate at the...
COVID 19 Updates Sri Lanka leader proposes 25-year plan for crisis-hit nation

Sri Lanka leader proposes 25-year plan for crisis-hit nation

[ad_1] COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- Sri Lanka's new president said Wednesday that his government is preparing a national policy roadmap for the next 25 years that aims to cut public debt and turn the country into a competitive export economy...
COVID 19 Updates Clergy, bags of cash set off new sectarian brawl in Lebanon

Clergy, bags of cash set off new sectarian brawl in Lebanon

[ad_1] BEIRUT -- A Lebanese archbishop who carried more than $460,000 from Israel to Lebanon is at the center of the latest sectarian showdown in crisis-hit Lebanon, and the case could even spill over into presidential politics.The situation has ramped...
COVID 19 Updates Pelosi says US will not abandon Taiwan as China protests

Pelosi says US will not abandon Taiwan as China protests

[ad_1] TAIPEI, Taiwan -- U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, meeting leaders in Taiwan despite warnings from China, said Wednesday that she and other members of Congress in a visiting delegation are showing they will not abandon their commitment to the...
COVID 19 Updates Spain moves to replace Franco regime Offical Secrets Law

Spain moves to replace Franco regime Offical Secrets Law

[ad_1] MADRID -- The Spanish government unveiled a proposed new Official Secrets Law on Monday, the first since the country returned to democracy in 1978. The current law was enacted in 1968, under late dictator Gen. Francisco Franco, and allowed...
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