Business
January 14

DSquared2 designers welcome fashion crowd back to Milan

Dean and Dan Caten gave a heart-felt welcome to the guests, including Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, assembled Friday for the Canadian designing twins' first live show in two years as Milan Fashion Week opened with a glimmer of optimism despite an omicron-curtailed calendar.
World
January 14
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II sits alone in St. George’s Chapel during the funeral of Prince Philip at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, on April

UK leader's office apologizes for party before royal funeral

Boris Johnson's office apologized to the royal family on Friday for holding staff parties in Downing Street on the eve of Prince Philip's funeral last year — the latest in a catalogue of allegedly lockdown-breaching gatherings that are threatening to topple the British prime minister.
Sports
January 14

Djokovic ruling fits with Australia's tough immigration line

The treatment of tennis star Novak Djokovic by Australian immigration officials might seem harsh to people watching from afar.
World
January 14

UN council demands Yemen's Houthis release UAE ship and crew

The U.N. Security Council on Friday condemned the seizure of a United Arab Emirates ship and demanded that Yemen's Houthi rebels immediately release the vessel and its crew.
World
January 14

Britain to upgrade communications on Cyprus military base

The U.K. will build a new communications facility on one of two bases it maintains on the eastern Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, a British Defense Ministry spokesman said Friday.
World
January 14

Scuffles at protest marking Tunisia's 2011 revolution

Protestors scuffled with police in Tunisia's capital on Friday after crowds gathered, in defiance of new COVID-19 restrictions, to mark the 11th anniversary of the revolution that triggered the Arab Spring uprisings.
World
January 14

French presidential candidate says strong EU borders needed

French presidential candidate Valerie Pecresse stressed the need for strong European borders Friday, during a visit to Greece that will also see her visit a camp for asylum seekers on an Aegean island used by migrants to enter Europe from neighboring Turkey.
World
January 14

Brazil starts vaccinating children after weeks of delay

Fifteen Brazilian children received COVID-19 vaccines on Friday, marking the start of an effort that was delayed several weeks by the federal government's reluctance to endorse the immunization of children.
World
January 14

Bad weather caused crash that killed India's military chief

An air force helicopter crash that killed India's military chief and 13 other people was caused by an unexpected change in weather that disoriented the pilot, a military court said in preliminary findings released Friday.
Business
January 14

Dutch government eases lockdown, but not for hospitality

The Dutch government eased its coronavirus lockdown Friday, allowing non-essential stores, universities, sports clubs and "contact businesses" like hairdressers to reopen for the first time in nearly a month.
Business
January 14

Czechs to let some workers stay on after testing positive

The new Czech government will allow some workers who have tested positive for the coronavirus to stay on the job, in an extraordinary measure to ease possible staff shortages caused by an anticipated surge of the omicron variant.
Business
January 14

UK says there is 'deal to be done' to resolve feud with EU

Britain's foreign minister expressed optimism Friday that there is a "deal to be done" to resolve a Northern Ireland trade dispute that has soured the U.K.'s relations with the European Union.
World
January 14

Pakistan says militant attack on army post kills soldier

Militants attacked an army post Friday in Pakistan's restive northwest, bordering Afghanistan, triggering an intense shootout that killed a soldier, the military said. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
Sports
January 14

Serbs dismayed as Djokovic's visa again revoked in Australia

Novak Djokovic's supporters in Serbia were dismayed Friday after waking up to the news that the top-ranked tennis player again faces deportation from Australia after his visa was revoked for a second time.
World
January 14

Most of Poland's pandemic advisers resign over govt backing

More than two thirds of Poland's COVID-19 medical advisory body resigned Friday saying the government was not heeding their advice in its response to the pandemic.
World
January 14

Kosovo rejects Western call to conduct Serbian referendum

Kosovo on Friday rejected a call from Western governments to let its ethnic Serb minority vote in a referendum of neighboring Serbia, as it had done in Serbian elections until now, in what could fuel tensions in the volatile part of the Balkans.
Business
January 14

Russia backs away from unpopular anti-coronavirus measures

The Russian government on Friday chose to delay adopting unpopular legislation restricting access to public places for the unvaccinated, despite an infection surge and warnings from top officials about the spread of the omicron variant.
World
January 14

Report: Dozens of El Salvador journalists, activists hacked

Dozens of journalists and human rights defenders in El Salvador had their cellphones repeatedly hacked with sophisticated spyware over the past year and a half, an internet watchdog said Wednesday.
World
January 14

In shadow of pandemic, Danish queen marks 50 years on throne

Denmark's Queen Margrethe marked her 50 years on the throne of Europe's oldest ruling monarchy Friday, with some of the planned festivities postponed for September due to the pandemic.
World
January 14

German med students praised for standing up to protesters

German officials have praised a group of medical students who held a silent vigil outside a hospital in Dresden late Thursday in protest against a rally by far-right vaccine skeptics.