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George Floyd’s death an American tragedy with global echoes

June 5, 2020

LONDON (AP) — When black men died at the hands of U.S. police in recent years, the news made international headlines. The name of George Floyd has reached the world’s streets. more »»

Despite reopening, some jobs lost to virus are gone for good

June 5, 2020

BANGKOK (AP) — Factories and stores are reopening, economies are reawakening – but many jobs just aren’t coming back.

That’s the harsh truth facing workers laid off around the U.S. more »»

On sad anniversary, few to mourn the D-Day dead in Normandy

June 5, 2020

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — At least the dead will always be there. more »»

Surgical or homemade, masks mark a major shift in thinking

June 5, 2020

BRUSSELS (AP) — Think about Hannibal Lecter, the psychopathic cannibal in the “Silence of The Lambs. more »»

Sri Lankan cafe owner feeds and shelters stranded tourists

June 5, 2020

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The tourists came to see the magical waterfalls and mountain views of the lowland jungle and rainforest. But then the pandemic hit, and they were stranded in Sri Lanka. more »»

Police try to stop Floyd rally in Sydney due to virus fears

June 5, 2020

SYDNEY (AP) — Police challenged whether a Black Lives Matter protest planned for Saturday in Australia's largest city is too much of a virus risk, as demonstrators in the capital reminded the... more »»

Protesters rally for black lives, remind Australia of past

June 5, 2020

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Thousands gathered in Australia’s capital on Friday to remind Australians that the racial inequality underscored by George Floyd’s death was not unique to the United... more »»

UK vaccine summit calls for freely available virus vaccine

June 5, 2020

LONDON (AP) — A vaccine summit has raised billions of dollars to immunize children in developing countries as experts wrestled with how any potential vaccine against the coronavirus might be... more »»

Worrying over future, Hong Kong defies ban to mark Tiananmen

June 5, 2020

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of people in Hong Kong defied a police ban Thursday evening, breaking through barricades to hold a candlelight vigil on the 31st anniversary of China's crushing of a... more »»

Face coverings to be mandated on public transport in England

June 4, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Passengers on England’s buses, subways and trains will have to wear face coverings from June 15 when most shops reopen, the British government said Thursday. more »»

UK vaccine summit calls for freely available virus vaccine

June 4, 2020

LONDON (AP) — A vaccine summit hosted by Britain on Thursday raised billions of dollars to immunize children in developing countries as experts wrestled with the difficult question of how any... more »»

Killing of Palestinian man with autism draws Floyd parallel

June 4, 2020

JERUSALEM (AP) — Eyad Hallaq liked to watch cartoons. He loved dressing up and wearing cologne. He even dreamed of getting married. more »»

Germany's Merkel dismisses talk she might seek 5th term

June 4, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday firmly rejected suggestions that she might seek a fifth term at the helm after pledging in 2018 to step down when her current government... more »»

Prince Charles misses hugging his family amid virus lockdown

June 4, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles says he has missed giving his family members a hug during the long weeks of lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak. more »»

Landslide in Arctic Norway sweeps away 8 homes

June 4, 2020

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Jan Egil Bakkedal had just prepared himself a sandwich when he heard a huge noise and realized that it was a landslide after which he ran out and filmed it from a nearb... more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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