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The Latest: Oklahoma Gov. Stitt says he's donated plasma

August 11, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, the first governor in the nation to test positive for the coronavirus, says he has donated plasma to help other virus patients recover. more »»

A week after blast, Beirut pauses to remember the dead

August 11, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — The shattered city of Beirut on Tuesday marked a week since the catastrophic explosion that killed at least 171 people, injured thousands and plunged Lebanon into a deeper political... more »»

UN says more than 70 killed in clashes in South Sudan

August 11, 2020

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 70 people were killed and dozens injured during weekend clashes between South Sudan’s army and armed civilians in north-central Tonj, the United Nations reported... more »»

The Latest: Georgia schools quarantine 800 students

August 11, 2020

ATLANTA — A Georgia school district has quarantined more than 800 students because of possible exposure to the coronavirus since it resumed in-person teaching last week. more »»

Virus surge makes US weak link in global economic recovery

August 11, 2020

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — People in China are back to buying German luxury cars. Europe's assembly lines are accelerating. more »»

Urgent pumping removes oil from ship grounded near Mauritius

August 11, 2020

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In a race against tides and time, workers pumped tons of fuel on Tuesday from a Japanese bulk carrier ship grounded in the shallow waters of Mauritius to try to prevent a... more »»

EU to review ties with Belarus, mulls action over crackdown

August 11, 2020

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said Tuesday that the 27-nation bloc will hold a thorough review of its ties with Belarus, and is mulling action against... more »»

Opposition candidate leaves Belarus, urges end to protests

August 11, 2020

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The top opposition candidate in Belarus' presidential election, who initially refused to concede defeat amid a massive police crackdown on anti-government protesters, said... more »»

In Europe, Pompeo warns of China, Russia authoritarianism

August 11, 2020

PILSEN, Czech Republic (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Tuesday of a rise in authoritarianism led by Russia, China and Iran that threatens freedoms around the world. more »»

Hong Kong residents defend free press as China cracks down

August 11, 2020

HONG KONG (AP) — Last year, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong to demand full democracy, many egged on by a tabloid newspaper critical of China's ruling Communist... more »»

The Latest: Florida reports 5,800 virus cases, 276 deaths

August 11, 2020

Miami — Florida is reporting 276 new deaths from the coronavirus, raising total confirmed deaths in the state to 8,685.

The state’s health department reported about 5,800 cases on Tuesday. more »»

Global coronavirus cases top 20M as Russia approves vaccine

August 11, 2020

ROME (AP) — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide topped 20 million, more than half of them from the United States, India and Brazil, as Russia on Tuesday became the first country t... more »»

UK seeks French muscle to stop migrants crossing Channel

August 11, 2020

PARIS (AP) — Britain’s immigration minister said after meeting with French officials Tuesday that the two countries are looking to put new muscle into their efforts to stop a record number of... more »»

The Latest: HHS secretary Azar blames China for virus spread

August 11, 2020

TAIPEI, Taiwan — U.S. Health and Human Service Secretary Alex Azar has redoubled accusations that China failed to adequately warn of the coronavirus after it was first detected in Wuhan. more »»

Turkey vows to press ahead with energy search amid tensions

August 11, 2020

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey vowed Tuesday to press ahead with searching for oil and gas in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, saying it plans to issue new exploration licenses for the area despite a... more »»

Russia's approval of virus vaccine greeted with some alarm

August 11, 2020

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Tuesday became the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine for use in tens of thousands of its citizens despite international skepticism about injections that have... more »»

Asia Today: New Zealand reports 1st local cases in 102 days

August 11, 2020

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Tuesday that authorities have found four cases of the coronavirus in one Auckland household from an unknown source,... more »»

Global coronavirus cases top 20M as Russia registers vaccine

August 11, 2020

ROME (AP) — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide topped 20 million, more than half of them from the United States, India and Brazil, as Russia on Tuesday became the first country t... more »»

Belarusian challenger leaves the country amid protests

August 11, 2020

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The top opposition candidate in Belarus' presidential vote, who refused to concede her defeat amid a massive police crackdown on protesters, said Tuesday she has left the... more »»

 
 
 

 

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