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Turkey strips 3 legislators of seats, setting off protest

June 4, 2020

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s parliament on Thursday stripped three opposition party deputies of their legislative seats, setting off a raucous protest inside the assembly hall by colleagues who... more »»

Police think Madeleine McCann is dead; parents still hope

June 4, 2020

PRAIA DA LUZ, Portugal (AP) — German police said Thursday they presume a British girl who went missing in southern Portugal 13 years ago is dead, but Madeleine McCann's parents still nurture hope... more »»

The Latest: Brazil reports highest 1-day virus death toll

June 4, 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil has reported another 1,349 COVID-19 deaths, the largest 24-hour increase to the country's coronavirus death toll since its outbreak bega. more »»

UK hosts vaccine summit amid calls for free virus vaccine

June 4, 2020

LONDON (AP) — The British government is hosting a vaccine summit Thursday, hoping to raise billions of dollars to immunize children in developing countries and to discuss how any potential... more »»

South Africa's hotspot limits most testing to above age 55

June 4, 2020

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa's worst hotspot for the coronavirus is no longer testing most people under age 55 as it tries to clear a backlog of 27,000 tests amid a shortage of kits. more »»

European Central Bank nearly doubles pandemic support scheme

June 4, 2020

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank has boosted its pandemic emergency support program by an unexpectedly large 600 billion euros to 1.35 trillion euros ($1. more »»

The Latest: France nixes Bastille Day parade for ceremony

June 4, 2020

French troops won’t march on the Champs-Elysees avenue on Bastille Day this year. more »»

Meghan speaks out on racial divisions in US

June 4, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has shared her sadness about racial divisions in the United States, telling students at her former high school that she felt moved to speak out becaus... more »»

Hong Kong marks Tiananmen anniversary, defying a police ban

June 4, 2020

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of people in Hong Kong defied a police ban Thursday evening, breaking through barricades to mark the 31st anniversary of the crushing of a democracy movement centered o... more »»

The Latest: Pakistan's hospitals brace for COVID-19 surge

June 4, 2020

ISLAMABAD — Doctors at hospitals in Pakistan are bracing for a surge of COVID-19 patients as the country's total number of confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed the number in neighboring China. more »»

The Latest: German car sales down despite open showrooms

June 4, 2020

BERLIN — Germany’s auto industry says that car sales in the country remained very weak in May despite the reopening of showrooms and the easing of other coronavirus restrictions. more »»

On Tiananmen anniversary, Hong Kong bans insults to anthem

June 4, 2020

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s legislature approved a contentious bill Thursday that makes it illegal to insult the Chinese national anthem. more »»

Protests turn subdued after new charges in Floyd case

June 4, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Demonstrations in cities across the U.S. more »»

Dozens raided over hate comments on slain German politician

June 4, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — German investigators on Thursday carried out raids on dozens of people suspected of posting hate messages about a regional politician from Chancellor Angela Merkel's party who was... more »»

Pandemic hits poorest hardest as India, Pakistan cases jump

June 4, 2020

The United Nations and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are urging that governments and others unite in developing a “people’s vaccine” to protect everyone against the... more »»

Focus shifts to Hong Kong's fate on Tiananmen anniversary

June 4, 2020

HONG KONG (AP) — As China tightens its control over Hong Kong, activists in the city sought new ways Thursday to mark the 31st anniversary of the crushing of a democracy movement centered on... more »»

The Latest: Pakistan, India coronavirus cases, deaths spike

June 4, 2020

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan reported a record single-day spike in coronavirus-related deaths with 82 new fatalities and 4,688 cases that it says resulted from increased testing in the past 24 hours. more »»

Hong Kong outlaws insulting China's national anthem

June 4, 2020

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s legislature approved a contentious bill Thursday that makes it illegal to insult the Chinese national anthem. more »»

Coronavirus strands merchant ship crews at sea for months

June 4, 2020

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — For nearly four months, Capt. Andrei Kogankov and his oil tanker crew haven’t set foot on dry land. more »»

Asia Today: Australia to restart flights to New Zealand

June 4, 2020

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Canberra Airport opened a register for travelers interested in flying from the Australian capital to New Zealand on July 1 in a proposed resumption of international... more »»

 
 

 

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