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The Latest: IMF director says Lebanon needs help, unity

August 6, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local):

7:45 p.m. more »»

In devastated Beirut, French leader offers comfort and a hug

August 6, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — It was one of the most powerful moments of Emmanuel Macron’s lightning visit to devastated Beirut: confronted by a distraught woman in a sea of enraged residents, the French leader... more »»

France's Macron announces fundraising conference for Lebanon

August 6, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron says an international fundraising conference for Lebanon will be held in the next few days after the deadly explosion that devastated Beirut. more »»

The Latest: Lebanon customs chief says gov't told of danger

August 6, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local):

6:55 p.m. more »»

Turkish currency hits all-time low amid market jitters

August 6, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Turkey’s currency dropped to an all-time low against the dollar on Thursday as the global recession created by the pandemic brings to the fore weaknesses in the country's economy. more »»

Cambodian butcher quits dog meat trade, shuts slaughterhouse

August 6, 2020

CHI MEAKH, Cambodia (AP) — Animal rights activists in Cambodia have gained a small victory in their effort to end the trade in dog meat, convincing a canine slaughterhouse in one village to... more »»

The Latest: French leader urges independent probe of blast

August 6, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local):

5:30 p.m. more »»

Zimbabwe reporter denied bail as government arrests critics

August 6, 2020

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean investigative journalist will remain in jail after a judge dismissed his bail application Thursday, as the United Nations secretary-general raised “concern”... more »»

The Latest: Duluth reports most cases in Minnesota county

August 6, 2020

Duluth, Minn. — St. Louis County in northeastern Minnesota this week has added new coronavirus cases faster than any other county in the state.

Of the 475 cases in St. more »»

Lebanese vent fury at leaders over blast as Macron visits

August 6, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — Residents of Beirut vented their fury at Lebanon's leaders Thursday during a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron, blaming them for the deadly explosion that ravaged the capital. more »»

The Latest: Cyprus to send more medics, equipment to Lebanon

August 6, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local):

4:30 p.m. more »»

The Latest: Denmark donates $1.9 million to Lebanon

August 6, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local):

4 p.m.

Denmark is donating 12 million kroner ($1. more »»

The Latest: More crew test positive on Norway cruise ship

August 6, 2020

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A northern Norway university hospital says two more crewmembers who worked on a Norwegian cruise ship have tested positive for the coronavirus, bring the total to 55. more »»

The Latest: Swiss engineers sent to help Lebanon after blast

August 6, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local):

3 p.m. more »»

Lebanon probes blast amid rising anger, calls for change

August 6, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese officials targeted in the investigation of the massive blast that tore through Beirut sought to shift blame for the presence of explosives at the city’s port, and the... more »»

Germany orders tests for all travelers from 'risk areas'

August 6, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Germany will require people arriving from countries deemed high risk, such as the United States, to take coronavirus tests starting this weekend, the health minister said Thursday,... more »»

Bank of England says economy will take time to heal

August 6, 2020

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England predicted Thursday that the economic downturn in the U.K. more »»

The Latest: UK says 50M masks unusable over safety concerns

August 6, 2020

LONDON — The British government says it won’t be using 50 million face masks it bought during a scramble to secure protective equipment for medics at the height of the coronavirus outbreak becaus... more »»

China sentences 3rd Canadian to death on drug charges

August 6, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — China has sentenced a third Canadian citizen to death on drug charges amid a steep decline in relations between the two countries. more »»

The Latest: Africa cases near 1M, over half in South Africa

August 6, 2020

JOHANNESBURG — As Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases near 1 million, the director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that “we cannot at all exercise fatigue” in the... more »»

 
 
 

 

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