Will flight restrictions help as new virus variant emerges?

A new coronavirus variant identified in South Africa is leading to a new round of travel restrictions just as many had finally begun to ease. The risks of the variant, called omicron, are largely unknown. But the World Health Organization has called

NATO chief warns Russia against invading Ukraine

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned Russia Friday that any attempt to invade Ukraine would have costs, as concern mounts about a Russian military buildup near its former Soviet neighbor’s borders.  Ukraine says Moscow kept about 90,000 troops near their common border following

Coal mine fire in Russia’s Siberia kills 9, dozens trapped

A fire at a coal mine in Russia’s Siberia killed nine people and injured 44 others on Thursday, with dozens of others still trapped, authorities said. The blaze took place in the Kemerovo region in southwestern Siberia.  Russia’s state Tass news agency

Thirty-one migrants perish trying to cross Channel to Britain

Thirty-one people, including five women and a little girl, died on Wednesday after their rubber boat capsized while crossing the English Channel from France to Britain, in the worst disaster on record involving migrants in the waters separating the countries. The Channel

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