U.K. eyes testing out COVID-19 passports at mass gatherings

LONDON — Britain is planning to test a series of measures including “coronavirus status certifications” over the coming weeks to see if they can allow people to safely return to mass gatherings at sports arenas, nightclubs and concerts. People attending a range of events, including conferences and soccer’s FA Cup, will need to be tested […]

5 women arrested in southern France in suspected attack plot

PARIS — Police in southern France have arrested four women and a girl as part of an anti-terrorist investigation into a suspected attack plot targeting the city of Montpellier. Police said the arrests took place overnight in the nearby city of Beziers. The anti-terrorist prosecutor’s office and domestic intelligence service are handling the investigation. The […]

In Easter speech, pope calls wars in pandemic ‘scandalous’

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis in his traditional Easter Sunday address denounced as “scandalous” how armed conflicts continue to rage even as the coronavirus pandemic has triggered severe social and economic suffering and swollen the ranks of the poor. Francis tempered his “Urbi et Orbi? address (Latin for “To the city and to the world”) […]

3 things you might not know about the vaunted F-15 fighter jet

The F-15 has been a workhorse for the US Air Force for more than 40 years. Newer, more sophisticated jets have joined the service in that time, but the F-15 has a few features that keep it in high demand. See more stories on Insider’s business page. The Mcdonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle and its subsequent […]

Indonesia boat collision kills 2 fishermen, 15 missing

JAKARTA, INDONESIA — A collision between a cargo ship and a fishing boat killed at least two fishermen and left 15 missing off Indonesia’s main island of Java, officials said Sunday. The fishing boat capsized late Saturday with 32 aboard after hitting the Indonesian bulk carrier MV Habco Pioneer off Indramayu district, said Deden Ridwansyah, […]

Carl Icahn names a former GE executive as CEO of Icahn Enterprises: WSJ

Billionaire fund manager Carl Icahn has named Aris Kekedjian as CEO of Icahn Enterprises, the WSJ reported. Kekedjian, who will assume the CEO post on Monday, previously spent three decades at GE. See more stories on Insider’s business page. Billionaire fund manager Carl Icahn has named a former General Electric executive as CEO of Icahn […]