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France celebrates Bastille Day amid virus fears, tensions

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PARIS — Bastille Day is back, sort of. France celebrated its...

Pope Francis returns to Vatican 10 days after surgery

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ROME — Pope Francis was discharged from a Rome hospital and returned home to the Vatican on Wednesday, 10 days after undergoing surgery to...

Iran’s president warns weapons-grade enrichment possible

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TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's outgoing president on Wednesday warned his country could enrich uranium at weapons-grade levels of 90% if it chose, though it...

Bennett: Israel could beat COVID-19 variant without lockdown

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JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Wednesday that the country can beat a concerning rise in new coronavirus cases without a nationwide...

Summer setback: COVID deaths and cases rising again globally

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COVID-19 deaths and cases are on the rise again globally in a dispiriting setback that is triggering another round of restrictions and dampening hopes...

Olympic athletes to put on own medals at Tokyo ceremonies

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TOKYO — Athletes at the Tokyo Olympics will put their medals around their own necks to protect against spreading the coronavirus. ...

Top Poland court rejects EU court injunctions as invalid

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WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s constitutional court has ruled that temporary injunctions issued by the European Union’s top court regarding Poland’s judiciary conflict with the...

Explosion strikes unused ammunition dump in Saudi Arabia

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia says an explosion has struck an unused ammunition dump in an area southeast of the kingdom's capital,...

Spain’s top court rules pandemic lockdown unconstitutional

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MADRID — Spain’s Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday that last year’s strict stay-at-home lockdown order by the government under a state of emergency was unconstitutional. ...

No change here: London to retain masks on public transport

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LONDON — Mask-wearing will be required on London's transport network even after the legal obligation to wear them in England is lifted on July...