Macron names Elisabeth Borne as France’s new prime minister

PARIS (AP) – Centrist politician Elisabeth Borne was appointed France’s new prime minister on Monday, becoming only the second woman in history to hold the post. Borne, 61, the labor minister in French President Emmanuel Macron’s previous government, succeeds Jean Castex, whose resignation on Monday was expected after Macron’s reelection last month to a second … Read more

North Korea confirms 21 new deaths as it battles COVID-19

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea on Saturday reported 21 new deaths and 174,440 more people with fever symptoms as the country scrambles to slow the spread of COVID-19 across its unvaccinated population. The new deaths and cases, which were from Friday, increased total numbers to 27 deaths and 524,440 illnesses amid a rapid … Read more

N. Korea reports 6 deaths after admitting COVID-19 outbreak

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea said Friday that six people died and hundreds of thousands of others fell ill amid an explosive spread of fever across the nation, a day after it acknowledged a COVID-19 outbreak in a largely unvaccinated population for the first time since the pandemic began. The true scale of … Read more