78,000 pounds of infant formula arrives in US
A military plane carrying enough specialty infant formula for more than half a million baby bottles has arrived in Indianapolis, the first of several flights expected from Europe aimed at relieving a shortage that has sent parents scrambling to find enough to feed their children.
Albanese elected Australia's leader in complex poll result
Australians awoke to a new prime minister in Anthony Albanese, the center-left Labor Party leader whose ascension to the nation’s top job from being raised in social housing by a single mother on a disability pension was said to reflect the country's changed fabric.
Bangkok votes for governor in 1st election since 2014 coup
Voters in the Thai capital are electing a new governor in a contest delayed by a military coup that still reflects a divided country with main candidates either supported by the conservative establishment or the liberal opposition.
Australia PM Morrison defends record despite election loss
Scott Morrison says his conservative government had left Australia in a robust condition even as voters punished him for his handling of issues including climate change and the pandemic that gave the center-left opposition its biggest victory for almost a decade.
EXPLAINER: Who were Mariupol's last defenders?
The Ukrainian forces who made a determined last stand in a Mariupol steel mill against Russian troops were a mixture of seasoned soldiers, border guards, a controversial national guard regiment and volunteers who took up arms in the weeks before Russia’s invasion.
Poles need EU funds as they help Ukrainians, ambassador says
Ukraine's ambassador to neighboring Poland says his country is grateful for the welcome that Poles have given to millions of Ukrainians, but hopes the European Union will soon release billions of euros to Poland so that helping those fleeing the war does not come “at the cost of the Polish people.”.
Freed California siblings feared opposing rundown housing
A year after they were freed from the horribly abusive home of their parents in Southern California, some of the 13 children said they felt pressure to move to a rundown apartment in a crime-ridden area by the county agency tasked with their care.
In France's election, a divide opens over religious slaughter
French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is alarming both Muslims and Jews in France with a pledge to regulate the ritual slaughter of animals if elected. Le Pen frames her measure as an effort to end animal suffering. She wants animals to be stunned first. But Jews and Muslims who for religious reasons eat meat from animals that aren't stunned before slaughter say they feel targeted. The issue is one of the many fault lines between Le Pen and incumbent President Emmanuel Macron and the starkly different visions of France they are presenting for next Sunday's election runoff vote.news.yahoo.com
Study: Transplants in China performed before proving donor brain death
Dozens of Chinese medical journal articles published between 1980 and 2015, when the Chinese government said it would stop procuring organs from executed prisoners, describe doctors in China performing organ transplants without following standard procedures for establishing brain death, according to new research published in a top U.S. medical journal.Why it matters: "This shows, in the words of the physicians themselves, that they prioritized organ procurement over adhering to the most basic menews.yahoo.com
Austria tweaks vaccine mandate plan, to come in next month
The Austrian government on Sunday presented revised plans for its proposed COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which it said will now apply to all residents age 18 and over, rather than 14 as originally intended. The government announced nearly two months ago that it would implement a general vaccine mandate early this year, becoming the first European country to do so. Chancellor Karl Nehammer said there had been concern about teenagers being punished, hence the change in the lower age limit.news.yahoo.com
Senate poised to reject Sen. Ted Cruz’s bill to impose sanctions over Russian pipeline project
The White House said Thursday it “strongly opposes” the measure, which it argued “would only serve to undermine unity amongst our European allies at a crucial moment” as Russia threatens Ukraine.washingtonpost.com