FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta — Oil sands companies around wildfire-hit Fort McMurray resumed production on Tuesday after an initial inspection found the Canadian boomtown was less severely damaged than first feared.
WASHINGTON, D.C./TOKYO — Barack Obama will become the first U.S. president to visit Hiroshima in Japan later this month, but he will not apologize for the United States’ dropping of an atomic bomb on the city at the end of World War II, the White House said on Tuesday.
BEIJING — China scrambled fighter jets Tuesday as a U.S. navy ship sailed close to a disputed reef in the South China Sea, a patrol China denounced as an illegal threat to peace which only went to show its defense installations in the area were necessary.
International delivery company UPS is backing a start-up using drones in Rwanda to transport life-saving blood supplies and vaccines, underlining the wide potential for the unmanned aircraft and helping bring package delivery by drone to U.S. consumers a step closer.
GENEVA — Up to 5.3 million people in South Sudan may face a severe food shortages during this year’s lean season, the U.N. World Food Program said Monday, nearly double the number in the first three months of the year.
BRASILIA — The acting speaker of Brazil’s lower house of Congress annulled the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff in a stunning decision on Monday, calling for a new vote on the matter in the chamber.
ATHENS — Greek lawmakers passed unpopular pension and tax reforms on Monday that a European official said marked a major advance in negotiations towards unlocking more rescue funds from the country’s creditors.
VIENNA — Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann resigned Monday, bowing to a revolt from inside his Social Democratic Party after it suffered humiliating electoral defeat to a far right buoyed by Europe’s migration crisis.
HAVANA — The number of U.S. visitors to Cuba has nearly doubled this year, its tourism minister said on Wednesday, as the island races to build hotels and expand Havana airport to keep up with booming demand.
ANZAC, Alberta — A massive wildfire that has forced the evacuation of all 88,000 residents of the western Canadian city of Fort McMurray and burned down 1,600 structures has the potential to destroy much of the town, authorities said on Wednesday.
BEIRUT — Rebels bombarded government-held areas of Aleppo with rockets on Tuesday, killing 19 people and hitting a hospital, while also launching a ground assault on army-held positions of the divided city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
NEW DELHI — Nepal and parts of northern India are battling their worst forest fires in years that have devastated thousands of hectares of woodland, killed at least 18 people and sent a pall of smoke across the southern Himalayas that can been seen from space.
BERLIN — A sweeping free trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and the United States would lower food safety and environmental standards, Greenpeace said on Monday, citing confidential documents from the talks.
NAIROBI — Rescue workers raced on Saturday to save more residents from the rubble of a six-story building in Nairobi after it collapsed overnight following heavy rain. At least 12 people were confirmed dead.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Indications are that Syria’s government was solely responsible for an air strike on a hospital in Aleppo, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday, urging Russia to use its influence to pressure Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to stop the attacks.