Former Colombian Soldiers Deny Killing Haitian President

PORT-AU-PRINCE—The former Colombian soldiers jailed in Haiti in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse say they didn’t kill him and thought they were on a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration mission to arrest the leader, lawyers from the Colombian state, who talked to

Israel Begins Vaccinating At-Risk Children Under 12

TEL AVIV—Israel authorized the use of Pfizer Inc.’s Covid-19 vaccine for vulnerable children between five and 11 years old, as cases of the highly contagious Delta variant rise sharply. Israeli officials said young children should be given the shot if they have

India Monsoon Flooding Death Toll Climbs

NEW DELHI—The head of a village on India’s west coast was celebrating his birthday last week when a few local boys ran to his house with a message: The river that flowed through the village was so high that houses were being

U.S. Life Expectancy Dropped Sharply in 2020

Life expectancy in the U.S. fell by 1.5 years in 2020, the biggest decline since at least World War II, as the Covid-19 pandemic killed hundreds of thousands and exacerbated crises in drug overdoses, homicides and some chronic diseases. Provisional data released

Biden's Attack on Facebook Followed Months of Frustration

President Biden’s attack on Facebook Inc. on Friday followed months of mounting private frustration inside his administration over the social-media giant’s handling of vaccine misinformation, according to U.S. officials, bringing into public view tensions that could complicate efforts to stop the spread

Killing of Haiti's President Risks New Wave of Gang Violence

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti—In the days after Haiti’s president was shot to death, Jimmy Cherizier, leader of a powerful alliance of gangs here that calls itself the G9, issued an exhortation on YouTube, calling on his followers to rise up against the country’s oligarchs

Martine Moïse Makes Surprise Return to Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti—Wearing a black bulletproof vest, Haiti’s first lady returned to this Caribbean nation Saturday from medical treatment in Miami after surviving the attack in which her husband, President Jovenel Moïse, was assassinated earlier this month. Martine Moïse disembarked gingerly down the

Haitian Police Officers Detained Over President's Assassination

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti—Five senior officers of the country’s National Police have been detained in connection with the assassination last week of President Jovenel Moïse, Haiti’s National Police chief Leon Charles said Friday. One of those detained is Dimitri Hérard, who had been the

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