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The Latest: White House rejects national strategy on masks

July 6, 2020

WASHINGTON — The White House is again rejecting calls for a national mask-wearing mandate. more »»

Croatia's opposition leader stepping down after vote defeat

July 6, 2020

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The leader of Croatia’s main liberal opposition party announced his resignation Monday, a day after a crushing defeat in the country’s parliamentary election held amid a... more »»

Austria: bachelor party ends with snake-bitten tongue

July 6, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — A German man's bachelor party in the Austrian Alps ended with a snake bite on the tongue and a trip to a hospital. more »»

The Latest: Flights from UK to Greece can resume July 15

July 6, 2020

ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s government has announced that direct flights from the United Kingdom to all airports in Greece can resume on July 15. more »»

Africa starts opening airspace even as COVID-19 cases climb

July 6, 2020

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As COVID-19 cases surged in many parts of the world, the island nation of the Seychelles was looking good: 70-plus straight days without a single infection. more »»

French drug company accused of favoring profits over lives

July 6, 2020

PARIS (AP) — Accused of favoring profits over patients’ lives, French pharmaceutical company Servier Laboratories is facing millions of euros in potential fines and damages after a huge trial... more »»

UK's lockdown-hit arts venues to get $2B rescue package

July 6, 2020

LONDON (AP) — The British government has announced more than 1. more »»

Spaghetti Western movie composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91

July 6, 2020

ROME (AP) — Oscar-winning Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and often haunting soundtracks for... more »»

India bans TikTok, other Chinese apps amid border standoff

July 6, 2020

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian TikTok users awoke Tuesday to a notice from the popular short-video app saying the company was working to comply with an India government ban on dozens of Chinese apps ami... more »»

The Latest: Pakistan minister tests positive for coronavirus

July 6, 2020

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s Minister of State for Health Zafar Mirza tested positive for the coronavirus, the latest high profile government minister to contract the virus. more »»

Czech volunteers develop functioning lung ventilator in days

July 6, 2020

PRAGUE (AP) — Tomas Kapler knew nothing about ventilators — he’s an online business consultant, not an engineer or a medical technician. more »»

Australia to shut state border as Melbourne infections surge

July 6, 2020

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian authorities were preparing to close the border between the country's two largest states, as the country's second-largest city, Melbourne, recorded two death... more »»

Tokyo governor, Abe say they'll cooperate on virus, Olympics

July 6, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo’s governor and her political rival, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, agreed Monday to cooperate on handling the coronavirus outbreak to safely hold the Olympics next year. more »»

The Latest: Britain's arts venues getting $2B in virus help

July 6, 2020

LONDON — The British government has announced a big pot of money to help the country’s renowned arts and cultural institutions recover from the coronavirus pandemic, after some theaters and music... more »»

Asia Today: Australian state's cases spike, borders to shut

July 6, 2020

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The hard-hit Australian state of Victoria recorded two deaths and its highest-ever daily increase in coronavirus cases on Monday as authorities prepare to close its... more »»

US diplomat in Hong Kong says security law use a 'tragedy'

July 6, 2020

HONG KONG (AP) — The top American diplomat in Hong Kong said Monday that it is a “tragedy” to use the semi-autonomous Chinese territory’s new national security law to chip away at “fundamental... more »»

Bucking China pressure, Taiwan, Somaliland establish ties

July 6, 2020

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan has scored a rare diplomatic victory in establishing relations with the independent region of Somalilan. more »»

Thais bid addio to theater where they fell in love with film

July 6, 2020

BANGKOK (AP) — If Hollywood is where dreams are made, Bangkok’s Scala theater for the past 51 years was where Thais immersed themselves in the old-fashioned blockbusters of war, the heart-felt... more »»

The Latest: Australia’s most populous state to close border

July 6, 2020

SYDNEY, Australia — The leader of Australia’s most populous state says her government’s decision to close its border with hard-hit Victoria state marks a new phase in the country’s coronavirus... more »»

The Latest: Philippines reports spike in coronavirus cases

July 6, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has reported its biggest spike in coronavirus infections in recent days as the government eases quarantine restrictions to revive the economy, raising the... more »»

 
 

 

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