Nelson Mandela’s youngest daughter Zindzi dies in South Africa at 59

Johannesburg — Zindzi Mandela, the youngest daughter of South Africa’s first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, has died aged 59, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Monday. Daughter to Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, she was South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark at…

German police hunt forest for well-armed man who disarmed officers

Berlin — Hundreds of German police were involved in a manhunt Monday for a 31-year-old man in camouflage clothing who disarmed four officers at gunpoint a day earlier and then fled into the forest with a pistol, knife and a bow…

UAE set to launch ambitious Mars mission

The first of three international missions to Mars gets underway Tuesday when a Japanese H-2A rocket boosts a United Arab Emirates spacecraft known as “Hope” into space for a seven-month voyage to the red planet. It will be the first…

First federal execution in 17 years scheduled for Monday

Terre Haute, Indiana — The federal government is planning to carry out the first federal execution in nearly two decades on Monday, over the objection of the family of the victims and after a volley of legal proceedings over the…

25 Democratic senators endorse Atlanta reverend for Georgia seat

Twenty-five Democratic senators lent their muscle to the race for one of the two open Senate seats in Georgia by endorsing Reverend Raphael Warnock, who is widely seen as the Democrats’ best chance in the special November election to flip…

Top Mueller prosecutor writing book on Russia probe

New York — A top prosecutor for special counsel Robert Mueller has a book coming out this fall about the two-year investigation into the alleged ties between Russia and the 2016 campaign of President Trump. Random House announced Monday that Andrew…

Top Mueller prosecutor writing book on Russia probe

New York — A top prosecutor for special counsel Robert Mueller has a book coming out this fall about the two-year investigation into the alleged ties between Russia and the 2016 campaign of President Trump. Random House announced Monday that Andrew…

Top Mueller prosecutor writing book on Russia probe

New York — A top prosecutor for special counsel Robert Mueller has a book coming out this fall about the two-year investigation into the alleged ties between Russia and the 2016 campaign of President Trump. Random House announced Monday that Andrew…

Japanese officials “shocked” by COVID outbreak at U.S. military bases

Tokyo — Officials in Okinawa said Monday that 95 U.S. service members at bases on the Japanese island have tested positive for the new coronavirus, raising long-standing tension between the local population and the American military. It’s the biggest number of…

U.S. global media chief plows ahead with changes

Washington — Despite a barrage of criticism from both Democrats and Republicans, the new chief of U.S. global media is plowing ahead with changes to the Voice of America and other international broadcasters that are heightening concerns about their future as…