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The Latest: Arizona has 1,054 new virus cases, 56 deaths

August 8, 2020

PHOENIX — Arizona health officials on Saturday reported 1,054 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 56 more deaths. more »»

Mauritius scrambles to counter oil spill from grounded ship

August 8, 2020

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Anxious residents of the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius stuffed fabric sacks with sugar cane leaves Saturday to create makeshift oil spill barriers as tons of fuel... more »»

Spanish police hit the discos to enforce virus health rules

August 8, 2020

FUENGIROLA, Spain (AP) — Facing a new surge of coronavirus infections, one Spanish town is deploying special police units to nightclubs to enforce health regulations to stop the virus from... more »»

Tear gas, clashes in Beirut amid fury over massive blast

August 8, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — Security forces fired tear gas and clashed with stone-throwing demonstrators Saturday in Beirut, and a group of protesters stormed the foreign ministry amid mounting fury over this... more »»

The Latest: Brazil approaches 100,000 confirmed virus deaths

August 8, 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil is approaching the grim milestone of 100,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19. more »»

Survivors of deadly India crash say plane swayed violently

August 8, 2020

KOCHI, India (AP) — The plane swayed violently as it approached a hilltop runway soaked by monsoon rain, and moments later the special return flight for Indians stranded abroad by the pandemic... more »»

France's Saint-Tropez resort makes masks mandatory outdoors

August 8, 2020

SAINT-TROPEZ, France (AP) — The glamorous French Riviera resort of Saint-Tropez began requiring face masks outdoors Saturday, threatening to sober the mood in a place renowned for high-end,... more »»

Lebanon PM to introduce bill proposing early elections

August 8, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s prime minister says he will introduce a draft bill proposing early elections for the crisis-stricken countr. more »»

UK medics protest, seeking pay raise after pandemic struggle

August 8, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of health care workers rallied in British cities on Saturday, demanding that the Conservative government acknowledge their hard work and dedication during the coronavirus... more »»

New protests held against arrest of popular Russian governor

August 8, 2020

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators gathered again Saturday in the major Russian Far East city of Khabarovsk to denounce the arrest of the region’s governor a month ago. more »»

The Latest: Italy urges citizens to keep guard up on virus

August 8, 2020

ROME — Italy added another 347 coronavirus infections to its official tally, a day after it surpassed the 500-case barrier for the first time since late Ma. more »»

Is France helping Lebanon, or trying to reconquer it?

August 8, 2020

PARIS (AP) — It was almost as if Emmanuel Macron forgot that Lebanon is no longer a French protectorate. more »»

UK military asked to help stem Channel migrant crossings

August 8, 2020

Britain’s military said Saturday it has been asked by the government to help prevent people from reaching the U.K. more »»

Protests in Beirut amid public fury over massive blast

August 8, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — Police fired tear gas and clashed with demonstrators in Lebanon's capital on Saturday at the start of a planned protest over this week's massive explosion that devastated large part... more »»

Lebanese security forces fire tear gas at Beirut protesters

August 8, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese security forces are firing tear gas at stone-throwing protesters after they tried to reach the Parliament area in downtown Beiru. more »»

The Latest: Germany has travel warning for Bulgaria, Romania

August 8, 2020

BERLIN — Germany’s Foreign Ministry has issued a travel warning for parts of Bulgaria and Romania because of regional spikes in coronavirus cases. more »»

Hong Kong, Chinese officials jeer at US sanctions

August 8, 2020

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader and China's top representative in the city took pot shots at the United States on Saturday after the Trump administration sanctioned them and nine other... more »»

AP PHOTOS: In flash, Beirut blast tore up thousands of homes

August 8, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — The gigantic explosion in Beirut on Tuesday tore through homes, blowing off doors and windows, toppling cupboards, and sent flying books, shelves, lamps and everything else. more »»

Show of solidarity after blast as Lebanon braces for protest

August 8, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — Senior officials from the Middle East and Europe started arriving in Lebanon on Saturday in a show of solidarity with the tiny country that suffered a deadly explosion this week tha... more »»

The Latest: Pakistan to allow all international flights

August 8, 2020

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan has announced that it will allow the full resumption of all types of international flights to and from the country’s airports from Sunday amid a steady decline in COVID-19... more »»

 
 
 

 

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