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Jean Castex named as new French prime minister

July 3, 2020

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday named Jean Castex, who coordinated France’s virus reopening strategy, as the country's new prime minister. more »»

Modi visits military base close to China amid standoff

July 3, 2020

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unannounced visit Friday to a military base in a remote region bordering China where troops from the two countries have been... more »»

The Latest: Cyprus says no quarantine for UK visitors

July 3, 2020

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Cyprus’ beleaguered tourism sector got some good news after the government announced that U.K. more »»

AP Interview: Barcelona mayor wants Columbus statue debate

July 3, 2020

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Christopher Columbus has been decapitated, defaced, or quietly removed for his own good from pedestals across the United States in the wake of the protests for racial... more »»

Spain sets aside another $56 billion for ailing companies

July 3, 2020

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government announced Friday it is making available another 50 billion euros ($56 billion) in aid for companies struggling to weather economic difficulties brought by the... more »»

The Latest: Johnson hopes for responsible behavior in pubs

July 3, 2020

LONDON -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson does not think allowing pubs in England to open on a Saturday instead of a working weekday makes any difference. more »»

Botswana investigates 'mysterious deaths' of 275 elephants

July 3, 2020

GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — Botswana says it is investigating a staggeringly high number of elephant carcasses — 275 — found in the popular Okavango Delta area of the southern African nation in... more »»

The Latest: Thailand worries about weekend holiday trips

July 3, 2020

BANGKOK — Thai authorities are urging vigilance as the country celebrates its first long holiday weekend after lifting most COVID-19 restrictions. more »»

The Latest: UK quarantine list to exclude some 60 countries

July 3, 2020

LONDON -- British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says anyone arriving to England from around 60 countries or overseas territories will not have to self-quarantine for 14 days from July 10. more »»

The Latest: Tokyo reports 124 new cases, night spots blamed

July 3, 2020

TOKYO — Japan's capital has reported 124 new coronavirus cases, exceeding 100 for the second straight day, as the governor asked residents to stay away from night spots linked to half of all... more »»

The Latest: Serbian capital declares emergency as cases jump

July 3, 2020

BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbian authorities have declared an emergency in the capital Belgrade because of a surge in the new coronavirus case. more »»

Turkey: Saudi suspects tried in absentia for Khashoggi death

July 3, 2020

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court on Friday opened the trial in absentia of two former aides of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and 18 other Saudi nationals over the 2018 killing of... more »»

The Latest: US donates 100 ventilators to Pakistan

July 3, 2020

ISLAMABAD — The U.S. government has donated 100 ventilators to Pakistan to help the country respond to COVID-19.

The U.S. more »»

English pubs are reopening — they won't be the same

July 3, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Asking people in English pubs to keep their distance is going to be tough after they’ve had a few of their favorite tipples. more »»

Kim Jong Un urges North Koreans to keep up virus fight

July 3, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un urged officials to maintain alertness against the coronavirus, warning that complacency risked “unimaginable and irretrievable crisis,”... more »»

Activist leaves Hong Kong after new law to advocate abroad

July 3, 2020

HONG KONG (AP) — Prominent Hong Kong democracy activist Nathan Law has left the city for an undisclosed location, he revealed on his Facebook page after testifying to a U.S. more »»

The Latest: S. Africa adds 8,700 cases, sick beds filling up

July 3, 2020

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa on Friday confirmed another record high number of daily virus cases with 8,728 as anxiety grows in Johannesburg, the country’s latest hot spo. more »»

US victims of FARC rebels win claim to Venezuelan's fortune

July 3, 2020

MIAMI (AP) — Three American defense contractors held for five years by leftist rebels in Colombia moved closer to collecting on a $318 million judgment against their former captors after a U.S. more »»

First coronavirus then Trump order split Indian families

July 3, 2020

NEW DELHI (AP) — The March day that his father died, Karan Murgai boarded a plane to India. more »»

 
 

 

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