WorldView: Coach acquitted in assault of French judo champion

WorldView: Coach acquitted in assault of French judo champion

A court acquitted a coach accused of domestic violence against Olympic judo champion Margaux Pinot, sparking outrage in France. Pinot had accused her partner and trainer Alain Schmitt of punching and attempting to strangle her during an altercation over the…

Covid cases surge in South Africa where Omicron variant emerged - BBC News

Covid cases surge in South Africa where Omicron variant emerged – BBC News

South Africa which recorded some of the earliest cases of Omicron is seeing a major increase in levels of the disease. In the past week the daily number of new Covid infections has risen rapidly, from less than 3,000 to…

German government says Covid vaccination may be made compulsory - BBC News

German government says Covid vaccination may be made compulsory – BBC News

Germany has announced major restrictions on anyone not vaccinated against Covid-19, banning them from all but essential shops in an attempt to fend off a fourth wave of the virus. The German Chancellor Angela Merkel said vaccines may become compulsory…

UK calls for joint patrols with France after 27 people drown in English Channel - BBC News

UK calls for joint patrols with France after 27 people drown in English Channel – BBC News

The UK government has called on France to allow British security staff to conduct joint patrols on French beaches. It follows the deaths of 27 people in the English Channel when their inflatable boat sunk as they tried to make…

31 people drown crossing English Channel as inflatable dingy capsizes - BBC News

31 people drown crossing English Channel as inflatable dingy capsizes – BBC News

31 people, including five women and a little girl, died on Wednesday after their rubber boat capsized while they attempted the sea crossing from France to Britain. It’s the worst disaster on record involving migrants in the English Channel. Two…

U.S. and France form new diplomatic pacts as leaders work on mending relations

Vice President Kamala Harris met with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Thursday, months after the U.S. struck a submarine deal with Australia that sunk a prior contract between Australia and France, angering the French. On Wednesday, Harris said…

Vice President Kamala Harris in France to mend U.S. relations with Paris

Vice President Kamala Harris in France to mend U.S. relations with Paris

Vice President Kamala Harris is in France this week in an effort to mend relations with one of America’s oldest allies. Relations between Paris and Washington hit a low point earlier this year due to a submarine deal signed by the U.S.,…

WorldView: Former South African president F.W. de Klerk dies at 85, and more global headlines

WorldView: Former South African president F.W. de Klerk dies at 85, and more global headlines

F.W. de Klerk, South Africa’s last apartheid president who shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela and oversaw the end of the country’s white minority rule, has died at the age of 85. Paris Saint-Germain soccer player Aminata Diallo…

The Queen tells climate summit “act now for our children” - BBC News

The Queen tells climate summit “act now for our children” – BBC News

The Queen has urged world leaders at the COP26 climate summit in the UK to “achieve true statesmanship” and create a “safer, stabler future” for the planet. In a video message, she said many people hoped the “time for words…

WorldView: At least 17 people injured in knife attack on Japan train

WorldView: At least 17 people injured in knife attack on Japan train

A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Tokyo after a knife attack on a train Sunday evening left at least 17 people injured Sunday evening. Witnesses say the suspect was wearing an apparent Joker costume.…