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”) […]

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, […]

Jordan foreign minister: ‘Malicious plot’ uncovered to destabilize kingdom

JERUSALEM — A senior Jordanian official on Sunday accused the country’s former crown prince of conspiring with foreign elements in a “malicious plot” that threatened national security. Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi told reporters that the plot had been foiled at the “zero hour.” “Then it was clear they moved from design and planning into action,” […]

U.K. to test COVID-19 passports at mass gatherings in coming weeks

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 both before […]

Democrats can learn something from the most powerful Joe in Washington

Sen. Joe Manchin is the deciding vote in the Senate, making him the most powerful Joe in Washington. While his moderate policies frustrate some Democrats, he also has an important lesson to teach them. He wins in a deep red state and if more Democrats could win elections like him, then his moderate stances wouldn’t […]