Iceland
Associated Press/Photo by Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse

Italy eases lockdown

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/04/20, 12:38 pm

Some 4.4 million Italians returned to work for the first time in two months on Monday. Construction and manufacturing companies resumed operations, and traffic returned to the streets of Rome as the country began to ease the longest coronavirus lockdown in Europe. Italian officials continue to limit funeral services to 15 people, but there’s no word on when religious services will resume. As of Monday, Italy had recorded close to 211,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, nearly 29,000 deaths, and more than 81,500 recoveries.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Patrick Doyle/The Canadian Press

Canada and Europe fight back as U.S. tariffs take effect

International | Plus more Americans held in Turkey and unrest in Nicaragua
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/01/18, 11:03 am

CANADA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised “retaliatory measures,” and the European Union filed a case against the United States at the World Trade Organization as President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum imports came into effect Friday.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Ariel Schalit

Netanyahu’s corruption woes come to a head

International | Prosecutors say evidence is piling up against the Israeli prime minister
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/27/18, 03:03 pm

Israeli police this week will question Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in two corruption cases that could herald the end of the four-term leader’s rule.

The interrogation stems from accusations that members of Netanyahu’s administration received more than $1 billion in bribes to obtain nuclear submarines from a German company. In a second case, investigators alleged Netanyahu made a deal worth millions of dollars with Israeli telecom company Bezeq in exchange for the company’s news site, Walla, offering positive coverage of the prime minister and his family.

Read more