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Wall Street stocks fell Friday, concluding the week on a lackluster note on worries about the Delta variant of Covid-19 and profit taking after earlier gains.Analysts described investor unease as more companies delay or shift their return-to-office plans in light of the latest uptick in Covid-19 infections.
The US Treasury announced sanctions Friday on two top Cuban police officials as well as the country's entire National Revolutionary Police for their roles in suppressing anti-government demonstrations that began July 11.
US swim stars Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky will target more gold in Tokyo on Saturday as Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce tries to become the first woman to win an individual Olympic athletics event three times.
The Delta variant of Covid-19 is a warning to the world to suppress the virus quickly before it mutates again into something even worse, the WHO said Friday.
Dozens of people took part in a rave party outside the Ukrainian president's office Friday to demand the authorities protect LGBTQ rights, sparking scuffles between police and right-wing protesters trying to prevent the event.
A British court on Friday overturned government approval for the construction of a controversial road tunnel close to the Stonehenge stone circle, following opposition from historians, archaeologists and druids.
Amanda Knox is complaining angrily that the new Matt Damon movie "Stillwater" -- a drama about a young American jailed in Europe for a killing she insists she did not commit -- cashes in on her own ordeal.
Manchester United announced Friday they had no positive coronavirus cases within their first-team squad and could resume training.Thursday saw United cancel their pre-season friendly at Preston on Saturday after a number of suspected Covid-19 cases within the camp of the English football giants.
The Delta variant of the coronavirus is as contagious as chickenpox, probably causes more severe disease than past strains, and breakthrough cases in vaccinated individuals may be as transmissible as unvaccinated cases, according to a leaked US government document.
Disappointing Amazon results and rising fears about the Delta variant of the novel coronavirus caused US equities to pull back Friday from the run of gains in recent days.Analysts said investors also may be taking advantage of recent high prices to score some profits.
Two crew members of an oil tanker managed by a prominent Israeli businessman's company were killed in an attack off Oman, the vessel's London-based operator said Friday, with Israel blaming Iran.
Mercedes pair Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton edged Red Bull's Max Verstappen in practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Friday as the two teams renewed their rivalry following their controversial collision at Silverstone. Verstappen had been quickest in the morning session but Bottas came through a blisteringly hot afternoon to set the pace with a quickest time of 1min 17.
Arsenal have signed England defender Ben White from Premier League rivals Brighton, the London club announced on Friday.The 23-year-old, a member of England's Euro 2020 squad, has now completed a medical.
Broadway will require audiences to be fully vaccinated and wear masks at all shows, New York's theatre industry announced Friday, as the US steps up mandatory vaccinations.
China has opened the doors on what it bills as the world's largest planetarium, a slick new Shanghai facility showcasing the nation's recent extra-terrestrial exploits while notably downplaying those of space pioneers like the United States.
An Afghan police guard was killed Friday when a United Nations compound came under attack in Herat, officials said, as fighting raged between government forces and the Taliban on the outskirts of the western city.
Hungarian Grand Prix practice times on Friday: Valtteri Bottas (FIN/Mercedes) 1:17.012 (29 laps), Lewis Hamilton (GBR/Mercedes) 1:17.
A key US inflation index climbed four percent in June compared to the same month last year, according to government data released Friday, indicating prices remain high as the economy reopens.But rather than accelerating as economists expected, the 12-month increase in the personal consumption expenditures (PCE) price index was the same as in May, the Commerce Department reported.
US Vice President Kamala Harris will visit Vietnam and Singapore next month to discuss regional security issues and the global Covid-19 pandemic response, the White House announced Friday.
A reactor at a nuclear plant in southern China has been shut down because it is damaged, the operator said Friday, but it insisted there were no major safety issues.