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Deaths feared after train derails amid storms in Scotland

August 12, 2020

LONDON (AP) — A train derailed in northeast Scotland amid stormy weather Wednesday, and there were early reports of deaths and injuries, authorities said. more »»

The Latest: Grandmother of Brazil’s first lady dies

August 12, 2020

BRASILIA, Brasil — The grandmother of Brazil’s first lady died Wednesday after more than a month fighting COVID-19 in a public hospital on the outskirts of Brasilia. more »»

UK records deepest recession among top economies

August 12, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Britain has suffered the deepest recession among the world’s top economies this year, shrinking by a fifth in the second quarter alone when much of the economy was mothballed as par... more »»

Belarusian women rally in solidarity with injured protesters

August 12, 2020

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Nearly 200 women gathered in Belarus' capital on Wednesday to show solidarity with protesters injured in the latest rallies against the results of the country’s presidential... more »»

The Latest: Spain sets up field hospital in northern city

August 12, 2020

MADRID — Spain’s army is setting up a field hospital in Zaragoza as the northern city struggles to stop a new spike in coronavirus cases. more »»

China blasts US for Taiwan visit while virus spreads at home

August 12, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese official lashed out at U.S. more »»

The Latest: Chinese city donates 40,000 masks to Annapolis

August 12, 2020

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A municipal government in China has donated 40,000 medical-grade face masks to Maryland’s capital city amid the coronavirus pandemic. more »»

Turkish ship starts energy search amid standoff with Greece

August 12, 2020

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish seismic research vessel has begun surveying for energy resources in contested areas of the eastern Mediterranean, Turkey’s energy minister said Wednesday, amid an... more »»

The Latest: Masks mandatory in public places in Brussels

August 12, 2020

BRUSSELS — Authorities in Brussels are introducing mandatory mask rules across the Belgian capital following a spike in cases. more »»

The Latest: Pope decries pandemic's culture of individuality

August 12, 2020

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has denounced a culture of individuality revealed by the pandemic, which has sacrificed the care of the weakest members of society. more »»

Belgian beach brawl fuels virus, political, climate tension

August 12, 2020

BRUSSELS (AP) — It started as a Saturday trip to Belgium's coast, a chance to escape a heat wave and coronavirus restrictions for a while. As the tide came in, the beach got crowded. more »»

UK scientists openly question government's pandemic response

August 12, 2020

LONDON (AP) — As Britain navigates its way through the coronavirus pandemic, the government insists that science is guiding its decision. more »»

New Zealand scrambles to find source of new virus infections

August 12, 2020

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Health authorities in New Zealand were scrambling Wednesday to trace the source of a new outbreak of the coronavirus as the nation's largest city went back into... more »»

UN council at odds over peacekeeping operation in Lebanon

August 12, 2020

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council remains at odds over the way the U.N. more »»

As Hong Kongers seek to emigrate, some simply can’t leave

August 12, 2020

HONG KONG (AP) — Pamela Lam’s 6-year-old son fell in love with the Hong Kong protest anthem, ‘Glory to Hong Kong’, the first time he heard it, and he loves singing it, at home, in the shower, and... more »»

Worldwide virus cases top 20 million, doubling in six weeks

August 11, 2020

It took six months for the world to reach 10 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus. It took just over six weeks for that number to double. more »»

Protests in Belarus continue despite challenger's departure

August 11, 2020

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The top opposition candidate in Belarus' presidential election left for Lithuania Tuesday but anti-government demonstrators still turned out for a third straight night to... more »»

US contractor told Lebanese port official of chemicals risk

August 11, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — About four years before the Beirut port explosion that killed dozens of people and injured thousands, a U.S. more »»

Israeli PM's uneasy alliance seems headed toward collapse

August 11, 2020

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his rival, Benny Gantz, agreed to form an “emergency” government in May after three bitter and deadlocked election campaigns, the goal... more »»

Scientists uneasy as Russia approves 1st coronavirus vaccine

August 11, 2020

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Tuesday became the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine, a move that was met with international skepticism and unease because the shots have only been studied in... more »»

 
 
 

 

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