Mysterious liver illness seen in kids in US, Europe

Mysterious liver illness seen in kids in US, Europe

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials in several countries are investigating mysterious cases of severe liver disease in children, and they think it may be related to a kind of virus usually associated with colds. The UK has been investigating at least 74 cases in which children came down with hepatitis, or liver inflammation, the … Read more

Living with COVID: Experts divided on UK plan as cases soar

Living with COVID: Experts divided on UK plan as cases soar

LONDON (AP) — For many in the UK, the pandemic may as well be over. Mask requirements have been dropped. Free mass testing is a thing of the past. And for the first time since spring 2020, people can go abroad for holidays without ordering tests or filling out lengthy forms. That sense of freedom … Read more

Soaring food and fuel prices are destabilizing countries on the brink

Soaring food and fuel prices are destabilizing countries on the brink

London CNN Business — When people took to the streets in Egypt in 2011, protesters chanted about freedom and social justice — but also bread. The cost of pantry staples had jumped because of the skyrocketing price of goods like wheat, stoking fury with President Hosni Mubarak. Now, more than a decade after the Arab … Read more

Boris Johnson pledges new military assistance for Ukraine after UK PM’s surprise visit to Kyiv

Boris Johnson pledges new military assistance for Ukraine after UK PM’s surprise visit to Kyiv

Johnson and Austria’s Chancellor Karl Nehammer made separate visits to Zelensky on Saturday, the latest in a string of leaders to travel to the country during the ongoing Russian invasion. A photograph tweeted by Ukraine’s Embassy to the UK showed Johnson seated opposite Zelensky at a table in a pink and green stuccoed room. The … Read more

More flee east Ukraine after deadly train station strike

More flee east Ukraine after deadly train station strike

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Civilian evacuations moved forward in patches of battle-scarred eastern Ukraine on Saturday, a day after a missile strike killed at least 52 people and wounded more than 100 at a train station where thousands clamored to leave before an expected Russian onslaught. In the wake of the attack in Kramatorsk, several … Read more

In France, a nail-biting election as Macron’s rival surges

In France, a nail-biting election as Macron’s rival surges

POISSY, France (AP) — From the market stall outside Paris that she’s run for 40 years, Yvette Robert can see first-hand how soaring prices are weighing on France’s presidential election and turning the first round of voting on Sunday into a nail-biter for incumbent President Emmanuel Macron. Shoppers, increasingly worried about how to make ends … Read more

War Crimes Watch: A devastating walk through Bucha’s horror

War Crimes Watch: A devastating walk through Bucha’s horror

By CARA ANNA April 9, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-europe-war-crimes-7791e247ce7087dddf64a2bbdcc5b888 BUCHA, Ukraine (AP) — There is a body in the basement of the abandoned yellow home at the end of the street near the railroad tracks. The man is young, pale, a dried trickle of blood by his mouth, shot to death and left in the dark, … Read more

Intel: Putin may cite Ukraine war to meddle in US politics

Intel: Putin may cite Ukraine war to meddle in US politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin may use the Biden administration’s support for Ukraine as a pretext to order a new campaign to interfere in American politics, US intelligence officials have assessed. Intelligence agencies have so far not found any evidence that Putin has authorized measures like the ones Russia is believed to have … Read more

Wife of UK finance minister agrees to stop avoiding UK tax

Wife of UK finance minister agrees to stop avoiding UK tax

Sunak’s wife to pay British tax on global income Akshata Murthy is daughter of founder of Infosys Indian citizen previously only paid UK tax on UK income Row is latest setback for Sunak, possible future UK leader April 8 (Reuters) – Akshata Murthy, the wife of British finance minister Rishi Sunak, said on Friday that … Read more

British defense ministry says Russia targeting civilians

British defense ministry says Russia targeting civilians

Ukraine seeks more weapons, harsher sanctions on Russia US, EU and Britain condemn railway station attack West imposes more trade restrictions on Russia LVIV, Ukraine, April 9 (Reuters) – Britain’s defense ministry said on Saturday that Russian forces were targeting civilians, a day after a missile attack on a train station crowded with women, children … Read more