Ethiopian army ordered to march on Tigray capital: prime minister
Ethiopia's prime minister said Thursday the army has been ordered to move on the embattled Tigray regional capital after his 72-hour ultimatum ended for Tigray leaders to surrender, and he warned the city's half-million residents to stay indoors and disarm.
Ethiopia's prime minister urges world leaders to avoid ‘interference’ in Tigray conflict
Ethiopia’s prime minister is rejecting growing international consensus for dialogue and a halt to deadly fighting in the Tigray region as “unwelcome,” saying his country will handle the conflict on its own as a 72-hour surrender ultimatum runs out on Wednesday.
Michelin star restaurant's ferris wheel social distancing dining event was a hit, owner plans another
Costes, a Michelin star restaurant in Budapest, has seen its dining numbers dwindle during the coronavirus pandemic, so it set up shop on a ferris wheel one night in October as a boost, and the event went so well that they are planning another event for the spring.
With Ethiopia on brink of escalation, diplomacy in doubt
Alarm spiraled Tuesday over Ethiopia’s imminent tank attack on the capital of the defiant Tigray region and its population of half a million people, while the U.N. Security Council met for the first time on the three-week-old conflict amid warnings that food in the region is running out.
UK announces rules for Christmas ‘bubble’ to keep COVID cases down
The U.K. government on Tuesday announced that Brits will be allowed to form a Christmas “bubble” consisting of people from three households, as part of a relaxation of rules to allow Christmas celebrations to continue in some form.
Top cartel leader, 2 other members arrested in connection to Mormon massacre
On the heels of the first anniversary marking the massacre that killed 9 American women and children, Mexican authorities are said to have arrested a further 3 La Linea drug cartel members connected to the tragedy.
Punishing hurricanes to spur more Central American migration
At a shelter in this northern Honduran city, Lilian Gabriela Santos Sarmiento says back-to-back hurricanes that hit with devastating fury this month have overturned her life. Her home in what was once a pretty neighborhood in nearby La Lima was destroyed by flooding.
American woman had diplomatic immunity at time of crash that killed British teen, court rules
The wife of a U.S. diplomat involved in a road accident that killed a British teen last year had diplomatic immunity at the time of the crash, a U.K. court ruled Tuesday, following a legal challenge launched by the teen’s family.
Pope Francis defends George Floyd protests, blasts demonstrations against coronavirus lockdowns in book
Pope Francis defended the protests against police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death as a fight for “human dignity” — while blasting demonstrations against COVID-19 restrictions in a new book that he authored during the Vatican’s lockdown.