Several missing following attack on convoy of Canadian mining company Iamgold in northern Burkina Faso

Several people are missing after a convoy belonging to Canadian mining company Iamgold was attacked in northern Burkina Faso on Friday, two security sources said. The vehicles carrying Iamgold employees came under attack on the road between Dori and Essakane, where the company has its biggest operating mine. Another Iamgold convoy was attacked on its… Read More Several missing following attack on convoy of Canadian mining company Iamgold in northern Burkina Faso

Greece rescues cargo ship carrying 400 migrants off island of Crete

Greece mounted a rescue operation on Friday for a cargo ship carrying about 400 migrants after it sent out a distress signal off the island of Crete, the coast guard said. The Greek coast guard quoted passengers as saying the Turkish-flagged vessel had sailed from Turkey, calling it “one of the largest search and rescue… Read More Greece rescues cargo ship carrying 400 migrants off island of Crete

UK PM Boris Johnson to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron amid post-Brexit fishing row

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet French President Emmanuel Macron this weekend amid a row over post-Brexit fishing rights in which France has seized a British boat and London has threatened to board French trawlers. The flare-up is part of a wider dispute over post-Brexit trade arrangements between Britain and the European Union that… Read More UK PM Boris Johnson to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron amid post-Brexit fishing row

U.S. President Joe Biden meets with Pope Francis amid abortion rights debate at home

U.S. President Joe Biden held an unusually long meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Friday as a debate raged back home about the Catholic president’s support for abortion rights. The Vatican said the private meeting lasted one hour and 15 minutes and then about another 15 minutes were spent for picture taking and… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden meets with Pope Francis amid abortion rights debate at home

South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets with Pope Francis

South Korean President Moon Jae-in met Pope Francis on Friday, giving him a cross made from barbed wire from the peninsula’s demilitarized zone and again urging him to visit North Korea. Moon, who is Catholic, was in Rome for the G20 summit of world leaders. He held private talks with the pope for about 25… Read More South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets with Pope Francis