Waving Canadian flags, French ‘freedom convoy’ gets underway

NICE, France, Feb 9 (Reuters) – Protesters set out from southern France on Wednesday in what they call a “freedom convoy” that will converge on Paris and Brussels to demand an end to COVID-19 restrictions, inspired by demonstrators who have blocked a Canadian border crossing. About 200 protesters assembled in a parking lot in Nice, … Read more

North Korea documentary shows limping Kim as he tackles ‘worst-ever hardships’

SEOUL, Feb 1 (Reuters) – A North Korean documentary broadcast on Tuesday showed a limping leader Kim Jong Un as he tackles the impoverished country’s “worst-ever hardships” amid the coronavirus pandemic and sanctions over its weapons programs. Titled “The Great Year of Victory, 2021”, the 110-minute film chronicled a series of achievements throughout the year … Read more

Italian President Mattarella is running for a second term after a halt to voting

Politicians thank Mattarella, 80, for ‘generous election’ They asked him to continue after week of fruitless voting Formal election is expected in the 8th ballot, now underway Relations between the ruling parties have worsened ROME, January 29 (Reuters) – Italian head of state Sergio Mattarella agreed on Saturday to serve another term, senior politicians said … Read more