Germans Divided Over Restrictions for the Unvaccinated

BERLIN – German politicians were deeply divided Sunday over a warning by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff that restrictions for unvaccinated people may be necessary if COVID-19 infection numbers reach new heights in the coming months.Chief of …

Only Tokyo Could Pull Off These Games? Not Everyone Agrees

TOKYO – Staging an Olympics during the worst pandemic in a century? There’s a widespread perception that it couldn’t happen in a better place than Japan.A vibrant, open democracy with deep pockets, the host nation is known for its diligent execution of…

Only Tokyo Could Pull Off These Games? Not Everyone Agrees

TOKYO – Staging an Olympics during the worst pandemic in a century? There’s a widespread perception that it couldn’t happen in a better place than Japan.A vibrant, open democracy with deep pockets, the host nation is known for its diligent execution of…

Wall Street Rallies to Record-breaking End of Turbulent Week

NEW YORK – Stocks rallied to records Friday on Wall Street, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the 35,000 level for the first time, as the market continued to roar back from its short-lived swoon at the start of the week.The S&P 500 …

Rising COVID Cases in Port Sudan Could Be Caused by Delta Variant

KHARTOUM – Health authorities in Sudan’s Red Sea state town of Port Sudan say they have seen a significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in recent days and suspect the rise is due to the highly contagious delta variant.Health officials say o…

New Era of Olympic Champions Eye Tokyo Glory

When the flame is finally lit at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday, a new era of athletes have a chance to make history in the absence of a host of established stars.So much has changed in the Olympic landscape in the five years since the Rio Games — three…