Tunisian officers stabbed near synagogue; suspect arrested

TUNIS, Tunisia– A man with a knife attacked police officers stationed near a synagogue in Tunisia’s capital, injuring one on the shoulder and another on the hand, authorities said Friday. The attacker fled after the overnight stabbing but was located nearby soon afterward along with the knife and arrested, Interior Ministry spokesperson Fadhila Khelifi told … Read more

2 killed in mass shooting in Norway; more than a dozen hurt

OSLO, Norway — Two people were killed and more than a dozen injured early Saturday in a mass shooting in Oslo, Norwegian police said, as the city was gearing up for an annual Pride parade. The shooting happened outside a bar in the downtown area of ​​the Norwegian capital, police said. A suspect was arrested … Read more

China’s Xi to visit Hong Kong for handover anniversary

BEIJING — Chinese leader Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong this week to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the former British colony’s 1997 return to China, a state news agency said Saturday, in his first trip outside the mainland since the start of the coronavirus pandemic 2 1/2 years ago Xi will also attend the … Read more

Qatar’s emir in Cairo for 1st time since Arab spat resolved

CAIRO — Qatar’s emir arrived in Cairo late Friday for talks with Egypt’s president, his first visit to the country following years of frayed ties and a boycott of Doha by four Arab states, including Egypt. With Qatari and Egyptian flags flowing over the tarmac, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani was greeted at the … Read more

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. wade; states can ban abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday stripped away women’s constitutional protections for abortion, a fundamental and deeply personal change for Americans’ lives after nearly a half-century under Roe v. Wade. The court’s overturning of the landmark court ruling is likely to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states. The ruling, unthinkable … Read more

Mexico climber dies scaling active, off-limits volcano

MEXICO CITY — A woman mountain climber in Mexico died and a climbing companion was injured when they scaled the highly active, off-limits peak of the Popocatepetl volcano. Mexico’s volunteer Mountain Rescue and Assistance Brigade confirmed Friday that the climbers fell into a gully about 1,000 feet (300 meters) from the volcano’s crater, suggesting they … Read more

Migrant caravan in south Mexico demands corridor to border

TAPACHULA, Mexico — An estimated 2,000 migrants walked out of this southern Mexico city Friday, saying they are not interested in visas and permits the government has issued in efforts to dissolve other caravans and calling instead for buses to the US border. The latest group comes just two weeks after an even larger one … Read more

Auschwitz Museum says it’s a target of Russian propaganda

WARSAW, Poland — The Auschwitz-Birkenau museum alleged Friday that it was the target of “primitive” propaganda spread by Russian state agencies on social media. The museum said that social media posts falsely claim to show anti-Russian stickers placed around the memorial at the former site of the Auschwitz death camp site in southern Poland, an … Read more

Morocco: 5 migrants dead in stampede in bid to enter Melilla

RABAT, Morocco — Five Africans seeking to cross into Spain were killed and scores of migrants and police were injured in what Moroccan authorities called a “stampede” of people surging across Morocco’s border fence with the Spanish North African enclave of Melilla on Friday. A total of 133 migrants breached the border between the Moroccan … Read more

Bulgarian lawmakers vote to unblock N Macedonia’s EU bid

SOFIA, Bulgaria — Bulgaria’s parliament voted Friday to lift a veto that has long blocked European Union membership negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania, raising fresh hopes that the bloc can now press on with its expansion plans in the Western Balkans amid Russia’s war in Ukraine. France, which currently holds the EU’s rotating presidency, … Read more