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U.S. Black Hawk helicopter forced to land in Bucharest

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BUCHAREST — A U.S. Black Hawk military helicopter training in Romania was forced to undertake an emergency landing Thursday in central Bucharest, bringing down...

6 dead, 2 missing in floods, landslides in northeast Turkey

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ANKARA, Turkey — At least six people have been killed and two people are missing after heavy rains hit Turkey’s northeastern Black Sea coast,...

COVID-19 takes toll on Catholic clergy in hard-hit countries

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The coronavirus has taken a heavy toll among Roman Catholic priests and nuns around the world, killing hundreds of them in a handful of...

Mexico abandons fishing-free zone for endangered porpoise

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MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government officially abandoned the policy of maintaining a fishing-free zone around the last 10 or so remaining vaquita marina....

Dutch crime reporter De Vries dies after Amsterdam shooting

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Peter R. de Vries, a renowned Dutch journalist who fearlessly reported on the violent underworld of the Netherlands and campaigned...

WHO chief says it was ‘premature’ to rule out COVID lab leak

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BERLIN — The head of the World Health Organization acknowledged it was premature to rule out a potential link between the COVID-19 pandemic and...

We’re not virus police, French cafes say of new COVID pass

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PARIS — French restaurant owners and workers are as worried as anyone about the coronavirus — but they’re also concerned that new mandatory COVID...

Delta strain prompts Spain’s Catalonia to restore curfew

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BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona and the surrounding northeast corner of Spain are curtailing public activity again to stem an outbreak of the delta variant...

The Latest: Cases at 6-month high in Tokyo before Olympics

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TOKYO — Coronavirus cases in Tokyo have surged above 1,300 for a six-month high, just one week before the Olympics. ...

WHO chief says it was ‘premature’ to rule out COVID lab leak

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BERLIN — The head of the World Health Organization acknowledged it was premature to rule out a potential link between the COVID-19 pandemic and...