Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday mass in an empty church

Normally celebrated outdoors in front of thousands of tourists, the Pope instead spoke in the presence only of a small handful of priests and...

Coronavirus sparks a ‘war for masks’ in desperate global scramble for protection

The novel coronavirus outbreak Paramilitary members unload provisions on Saturday, April 4, in Kampala, Uganda, during the first day of government food distribution...

I have a silk mask to match my wedding dress

Rome is the backdrop to our story -- where we met and fell in love -- so naturally, our wedding had to take place...

As northern Italy is ravaged by coronavirus, there’s trouble brewing down south

The lockdown, which was originally scheduled to end Friday, April 3, has now been extended to beyond Easter, and Italians from north to south...

Coronavirus sparks a ‘war for masks’ as accusations fly

The novel coronavirus outbreak A police officer wearing a coronavirus-themed outfit walks in a market in Chennai, India, to raise awareness about social...

The hilltop fortress town that cut itself off from the world — and coronavirus

On March 14, Zahara cut itself off from the outside world as a dangerous coronavirus spread its tentacles across Spain. The mayor, 40-year-old Santiago...

For Putin, coronavirus offers a diplomatic opening and outsized PR dividends

On Wednesday, a Russian An-124 cargo plane landed at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport carrying a shipment of medical supplies, including ventilators and...

Wimbledon Fast Facts

July 1-July 14, 2019 - Wimbledon takes place in London.Simona Halep of Romania defeats Serena Williams 6-2 6-2 in the women's final to win...

Spain passes 10,000 deaths after its highest single-day rise yet — but the curve...

The Health Ministry said it recorded 950 new deaths in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day increase the country has seen so far....

Women are using code words at pharmacies to escape domestic violence

But the woman wasn't there for medicine; she was there to tell the pharmacist that her partner had abused her. Soon after, the woman's...

63 residents of an Italian elder care home died in one month

Sara Aragno told CNN on Wednesday that 63 out of 150 residents at Borromea Residence, a care home in the Mediglia municipality, had died...

Climate change is making nightingales’ wings shorter and their annual migration harder, study finds

Scientists discovered that over the past two decades, the wingspan of nightingales from central Spain has decreased.They highlighted natural selection caused by rising average...

Iceland lab’s testing suggests 50% of coronavirus cases have no symptoms

Experts have said comprehensive testing is key to controlling coronavirus, and creating a more accurate picture of the spread of Covid-19. This island-nation of...

Power-hungry leaders are itching to exploit the coronavirus crisis

It gives him the authority to punish journalists if the government believes the reporting its not accurate and allows the government to hit citizens...

Wild goats take over Welsh town amid coronavirus lockdown

Residents spotted herds of goats strolling around Llandudno on Friday and over the weekend, after more than a dozen of the animals ventured down...

Born in 1908, this British pensioner is officially the world’s oldest man

Born on March 29, 1908, Robert Weighton has officially been confirmed as the new title holder by Guinness World Records (GWR), it was announced...

Vatican City is protecting the Pope, but keeping employees at work

What was most telling about the photo wasn't the look of concern on the leaders' faces -- it was the fact that the men...

2008 Georgia Russia Conflict Fast Facts

The conflict centered on South Ossetia and Abkhazia, two "breakaway provinces" in Georgia. They are officially part of Georgia, but have separate governments unrecognized...

Portugal gives migrants full citizenship rights during coronavirus outbreak — including healthcare access

The move will "unequivocally guarantee the rights of all the foreign citizens" with applications pending with Portuguese immigration, meaning they are "in a situation...

Post-Soviet strongmen prescribe vodka, hockey and folk medicine against coronavirus

Take, for instance, Belarus, a small country sandwiched between Russia and European Union member Poland: President Alexander Lukashenko has shrugged off concerns about Covid-19,...