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Bulgaria: Exit polls point to first place for Bulgarian leader’s party

BULGARIA (STL.News) The center-right GERB? party led by Bulgaria?’s longtime prime minister appeared the likely winner of Sunday’s parliamentary #elections?, with several exit polls pointing to it finishing first in…

EU announces plans to introduce vaccine passport

(STL.News) As the vaccination? roll-out accelerates worldwide, many countries are starting to think about how they can enable vaccinated citizens to travel and visit public places such as restaurants and…

Gibraltar COVID-19 Update: Vaccine drive nears completion

(STL.News) Gibraltar? lifted its mandatory outdoor mask usage requirement on Sunday as most of the adult population in the British territory on Spain’s southern tip has been #vaccinated? against #Covid?-19.…

Myanmar/Thailand: War returns to Myanmar’s borderlands

(STL.News) Civilians wounded in #Myanmar? airstrikes on rebel positions spoke of their terrifying ordeal Tuesday after trekking through the jungle to seek medical treatment across the border in #Thailand?.  Military…

Texas: Over 4,000 migrants, many kids, crowded into facility

TEXAS (STL.News) The #Biden? administration for the first time Tuesday allowed journalists inside its main border #detention? facility for #migrant? #children?, revealing a severely overcrowded tent structure where more than…

Myanmar: ‘Feast for the generals, funerals for the opposition’

MYANMAR (STL.News) As papers react to the biggest massacre in Myanmar since the start of the coup, the New York Times spoke to several officers who defected from the army.…

Alabama: High stakes union election at Amazon warehouse

BESSEMER, ALABAMA (STL.News) A high-stakes union election is coming to a close at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama?.  If a majority of workers vote in favor, it will be…

Tugboats sent speeding to Suez Canal to attempt to free mega ship

EGYPT (STL.News) Two additional tugboats sped Sunday to Egypt’s Suez Canal to aid efforts to free a skyscraper-sized container ship wedged for days across the crucial waterway, even as major…

Global condemnation of Myanmar military’s attacks on people

MYANMAR (STL.News) Defense chiefs from a dozen countries on Sunday jointly condemned the bloodbath in Myanmar a day earlier, when at least 90 people — including several children — were…

Indonesia: Bombing Targets Catholic Church on Palm Sunday

INDONESIA (STL.News) Two suspected suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a Catholic church in the Indonesian city of Makassar on Sunday, wounding fourteen people on the first day of the…

Myanmar: Scores killed in Myanmar protests

Myanmar: Scores killed in Myanmar protests as coup leader marks Armed Forces Day MYANMAR (STL.News) Security forces killed more than 90 people across Myanmar on Saturday in one of the…

50% of the world population will face water shortages by 2050

(STL.News) Estimates suggest that more than half of the world’s population will face challenges in accessing water by 2050.  Monday is World Water Day, a global event that advocates for…

EU COVID-19 Vaccination Update

(STL.News) Papers in the UK brag about record vaccinations, but the EU could have the last laugh: the bloc is considering banning vaccine exports, which would set back the UK’s…

Europe COVID-19 News: Anti-lock-down protests erupt across Europe

(STL.News) Demonstrators took to the streets in several European cities on Saturday to protest Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, with clashes between demonstrators and police erupting in the German city of Kassel,…

North Korea: leader’s sister warns US as Biden envoys begin Asia trip

(STL.News) North Korean leader #KimJongUn?’s influential sister warned the United States against “causing a stink,” state media reported Tuesday, as top #Biden? administration officials began a visit to key allies…

Myanmar: Crackdown continues as civilian leader urges protesters

Myanmar crackdown continues as civilian leader urges protesters to keep up the anti-coup fight MYANMAR (STL.News) Myanmar security forces opened fire on anti-coup protesters in the commercial capital Yangon on…

Lebanon: Protesters block roads over worsening poverty

LEBANON (STL.News) Lebanese protesters? set up new roadblocks Tuesday to vent anger over political inaction in the face of deepening #poverty?, but security forces managed to re-open some to traffic. …

George Floyd: protesters demand justice in trial of officer charged

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (STL.News) Minneapolis? residents braced for the opening on Monday of what is sure to be one of the nation’s most closely watched trials in years — that of…

Bangladesh: Covid-19 vaccination – world’s largest brothels

(STL.News) Daulatdia, a vast warren of alleyways and shacks the size of a small village, is the largest brothel in #Bangladesh? and possibly the world.  Here, close to 2,000 women…