Zimbabwe

President survives attack

Zimbabwe’s president was unscathed Saturday by an explosion at a campaign rally that state media called an attempt to assassinate him, later visiting his two injured vice presidents and declaring the “cowardly act” will not disrupt next month’s historic elections. Dramatic footage showed a smiling President Emmerson Mnangagwa walking off the stage and into a crowded tent where the blast occurred seconds later, sending up smoke as people screamed and ran for cover. Officials said Mnangagwa was whisked from the stadium rally to a nearby government building in Bulawayo, a traditional opposition stronghold. At least eight people were injured, the state-run Herald newspaper reported.

Argentina

Drugs fill fake trophies

Some Argentines are taking advantage of World Cup fervor. The security minister of Buenos Aires province said Friday that police have broken up an organization that trafficked marijuana and cocaine in fake World Cup trophies. The so-called “Narcos de la Copa” took advantage of the global merchandising boom generated by the soccer tournament to move the drug without raising suspicions.

Macedonia

Name change protested

Thousands of people protested outside Macedonia’s parliament building in Skopje against a deal with Greece aimed at ending a decades-long dispute over Macedonia’s name. The protest, organized by the student organization “Youth for Macedonia” late Saturday, had as its motto: “Never ‘North,’ always Macedonia.” Protesters demanded the resignation of the leftist government and chanted “Traitors!” at politicians who voted earlier this week to rename Macedonia “North Macedonia.” The protest ended peacefully.

New Zealand

Leader names new daughter

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford have named their baby daughter Neve and say they want her to grow up in a world in which she can make choices about her family and career based on what she wants. Ardern made her first public appearance on Sunday since giving birth to her daughter on Thursday. She answered a few questions from reporters while holding her baby at Auckland City Hospital before she planned on returning home. She will take six weeks of leave before returning to work.

Beacon Journal/Ohio.com wires