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How to handle deli meats as CDC investigates listeria outbreak in the US

new york —  As U.S. health officials investigate a fatal outbreak of listeria food poisoning, they’re advising people who are pregnant, elderly or have compromised immune systems to avoid eating sliced deli meat unless it’s recooked at home to be…

‘Entire social fabric’ unravelling in Haiti as displacement continues

The number of people forced to flee their homes has jumped from 362,000 in early March when violence spiked in the capital Port-au-Prince to over 578,000 in June, a 60 per cent increase in just three months. So, what happens…

Stories from the UN Archive: Meet the first Black President of South Africa

When Mr. Mandela addressed the Assembly in October 1994, he received a hero’s welcome. History was unfolding as he took his place on the dais in the white leather chair reserved for Heads of State and Government. Cheers erupted as…

Airlines rush to get back on track after global tech disruption

Transportation providers, businesses and governments on Saturday are rushing to get all their systems back online after long disruptions following a widespread technology outage. The biggest continuing impact has been on air travel. Carriers canceled thousands of flights on Friday…

Blinken indicates wider pledges of Ukraine support as Russia targets infrastructure

Aspen, Colorado/KYIV, UKRAINE —  Ukraine is on its way to being able to “stand on its own feet” militarily, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday, noting that more than 20 other countries have pledged to maintain their own military…

Trump tells Zelenskyy he would end war if elected US president again

Former President Donald Trump has said many times that if he was elected president again, he would end the war Russia launched against Ukraine. On Friday, he made that pledge in a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. “I…

Gunman kills nationalist former member of Ukrainian parliament

KYIV, Ukraine —  A Ukrainian former lawmaker best known for her crusade to promote the Ukrainian language has died after being shot in the street by an unknown assailant. Iryna Farion, 60, initially survived the assault in the western city…

US reassures Ukraine of American support

washington —  Some top U.S. officials have sought to publicly reassure Ukraine of continued support from Washington, arguing that backing Kyiv in its fight against Russia is in America’s best interest. The United States has provided Ukraine with almost $54…

African aviation conference ends with pledges to improve travel

Moki Edwin Kindzeka —  Participants in Africa-Indian Ocean Aviation Week this week in Libreville, Gabon, say they’ve produced a plan to make continentwide improvements to aviation development and safety. Some 350 representatives from 180 countries attended AFI Aviation Week, which…

Guatemala: UN rights chief concerned over polarization, inequality, racism

“It was a priority for me to come to Guatemala at a crucial moment in its history, and to support the country in its efforts to strengthen democracy, the rule of law, to fight against corruption and establish a clear…