New USA Golf Era Message Sent in Ryder Cup Romp

A new era of American golfers sent a message Sunday with a record-setting Ryder Cup blowout of Europe, their young, talented core players looking ready to dominate for years. With eight under-30 players and six Ryder Cup rookies, the Americans completed a 19-9 rout of Europe at Whistling Straits that signaled a generational change to […]

Australia Plans to Reopen International Borders by Christmas

After more than 18 months of COVID-19 isolation, Australia is preparing to reopen its international borders by Christmas “at the latest.” Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister Dan Tehan said some of the world’s toughest coronavirus travel restrictions…

Melbourne Protesters Rally Against Coronavirus Restrictions

Hundreds of people demonstrated Tuesday in Australia’s second-largest city to protest coronavirus restrictions the government imposed on the construction industry.Officials announced construction sites in Melbourne would be closed for two weeks amid co…

World Leaders Return to UN with Focus on Pandemic, Climate

World leaders are returning to the United Nations in New York this week with a focus on boosting efforts to fight both climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, which last year forced them to send video statements for the annual gathering.As the corona…

US Business Demand High, Worker Availability Low

Millions of Americans who were thrown out of work in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic are now encountering a hot jobs market with businesses eager, even desperate, to hire them.But amid continued spread of the delta COVID-19 variant, workers a…

Central Vietnam Faces Strictest Lockdown to Date

As the delta variant of COVID-19 has surged through Vietnam over the past two months, the country’s central provinces have endured the strictest lockdown measures to date.As of Tuesday, the country had recorded 624,547 confirmed cases and 15,660 deaths…

UN: Environmental Crises Threaten Human Rights Globally

GENEVA – The U.N. Human Rights Council has begun its annual session in Geneva, and in an opening address Monday, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michele Bachelet warned that climate change and pollution pose grave threats to human rights and hu…

Britain Reverses Course on ‘Vaccine Passports’ for Nightclubs

Britain’s Health Ministry announced Sunday that it would reverse its decision to require ‘vaccine passports’ for Britons entering nightclubs and bars.Health Minister Sajid Javid said Sunday that the idea, which faced pushback from conservative lawmaker…

Britain Reverses Course on ‘Vaccine Passports’ for Nightclubs

Britain’s Health Ministry announced Sunday that it would reverse its decision to require ‘vaccine passports’ for Britons entering nightclubs and bars.Health Minister Sajid Javid said Sunday that the idea, which faced pushback from conservative lawmaker…