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Pope hails Colombia for giving needy Venezuelans protection

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VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday praised Colombia for its recent decision to grant protection to Venezuelans who fled their homeland’s economic hardships,...

Lobster biz braces for Chinese New Year impacted by pandemic

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<p>PORTLAND, Maine &mdash; America's lobster exporters recovered from the Trump-era <a href="https://apnews.com/article/election-2020-joe-biden-donald-trump-lobsters-coronavirus-pandemic-575fc3c0062b925e728ba73db96abd2d">trade war</a> with China to have a good 2020. But the industry is...

EU urges Ukraine to speed justice reform, battle corruption

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<p>BRUSSELS &mdash; The European Union on Thursday appealed to Ukraine to make good on long-promised justice and economic reforms and to step up the...

ECB’s Lagarde: Pandemic continues to threaten economy

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FRANKFURT, Germany — The head of the European Central Bank says the winter surge in COVID-19 cases and the emergence of mutated variants of...

Latest rail plan would put tunnel under Long Island Sound

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<p>President Joe Biden’s promise to improve the nation’s infrastructure has renewed interest in the decades-old idea of a high-speed railroad connecting New York and...

Israel, Greece sign tourism deal to boost economies

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JERUSALEM — Israeli and Greek officials agreed Monday to clear the way for vaccinated tourists to travel between their Mediterranean nations in a bid...

ECB’s Lagarde: Pandemic continues to threaten economy

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<p>FRANKFURT, Germany &mdash; The head of the European Central Bank says the winter surge in COVID-19 cases and the emergence of mutated variants of...

South Africa’s Ramaphosa urges support for vaccination drive

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<p>JOHANNESBURG &mdash; South African President Cyril Ramaphosa urged support for his government’s efforts to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic as it struggles to implement...

Online grocery shopping drives up sales at Ocado

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LONDON — Ocado, one of the biggest internet-only grocery retailers, said Tuesday that sales rose 35% during the last fiscal year as the COVID-19...

Israel, Greece sign tourism deal to boost economies

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<p>JERUSALEM &mdash; Israeli and Greek officials agreed Monday to clear the way for vaccinated tourists to travel between their Mediterranean nations in a bid...