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Lebanon president says he knew of chemicals at port in July

August 7, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese President Michel Aoun knew about the huge stockpile of explosive material stored at Beirut's port nearly three weeks before it blew up, he said Friday, adding he had ordere... more »»

The Latest: Leader denies Hezbollah role in Beirut blast

August 7, 2020

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

6:55 p.. more »»

El Salvador political stalemate a drag on pandemic response

August 7, 2020

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — For months, the strictest measures confronting the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America seemed to keep infections in check in El Salvador, but a gradual reopening... more »»

The Latest: 7-year-old boy dies of coronavirus in Georgia

August 7, 2020

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A 7-year-old boy with COVID-19 has become the youngest known person to die in Georgia since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. more »»

The Latest: Alabama HS football team, band under quarantine

August 7, 2020

NEONTA, Ala. — The entire football team and marching band at a small-town Alabama high school are under quarantine after exposure to the coronavirus. more »»

The Latest: President says 2 possible causes in Beirut blast

August 7, 2020

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

5:13 p.m. more »»

Thousands seek refuge as high heat slams Britain, France

August 7, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Thousands in Britain sought refuge from the searing heat Friday, mobbing beaches and parks despite warnings to keep their distance from others amid the COVID-19 pandemi. more »»

Searchers in Beirut recover more bodies days after blast

August 7, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — Rescue teams pulled more bodies from the rubble of Beirut's port Friday, nearly three days after a massive explosion sent a wave of destruction through Lebanon's capital, killing... more »»

President's virus swagger fuels anger ahead of Belarus vote

August 7, 2020

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — As Kseniya Milya's grandfather lay dying of COVID-19 at a hospital in Belarus' capital of Minsk, the country's authoritarian leader was blithely dismissing the pandemic as... more »»

The Latest: Workers at convention in Milwaukee test positive

August 7, 2020

MILWAUKEE — Three workers hired to help set up the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the event’s organizer. more »»

The Latest: Pope Francis sends donation to Church of Lebanon

August 7, 2020

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

3:40 p.. more »»

India surpasses 2 million cases as health volunteers strike

August 7, 2020

NEW DELHI (AP) — As India hit another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, crossing 2 million confirmed cases and more than 41,000 deaths, community health volunteers went on... more »»

Rescuers in Lebanon recover more bodies days after blast

August 7, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — Rescue teams were still searching the rubble of Beirut's port for bodies on Friday, nearly three days after a massive explosion sent a wave of destruction through Lebanon's capital,... more »»

'The world exploded': Beirut blast takes a husband, father

August 7, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — Soha Saade had not seen her husband since Christmas. The coronavirus pandemic had kept 44-year-old Jihad in Nigeria, where he worked far from his family in Beirut. more »»

Russia warns it will see any incoming missile as nuclear

August 7, 2020

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will perceive any ballistic missile launched at its territory as a nuclear attack that warrants a nuclear retaliation, the military warned in an article published Friday. more »»

The Latest: Hong Kong offers free testing for all residents

August 7, 2020

HONG KONG — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says the semi-autonomous Chinese city will offer free coronavirus testing for all its 7.5 million residents beginning in two weeks. more »»

China sentences fourth Canadian to death on drug charges

August 7, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — China has sentenced a fourth Canadian citizen to death on drug charges in less than two years following a sharp downturn in ties over the arrest of an executive of Chinese tech... more »»

S. Korean doctors strike over med school plan amid pandemic

August 7, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thousands of young doctors in South Korea staged a one-day strike Friday against government medical policy, causing concerns about treatment of patients amid the... more »»

Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

August 7, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump ordered a sweeping but vague ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of consumer apps TikTok and WeChat, a move Chinese officials said was “political... more »»

Traditional Afghan council meets on release of 400 Taliban

August 7, 2020

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A traditional council met Friday in Afghanistan's capital to decide whether to release a final 400 Taliban prisoners, the last hurdle to starting negotiations between... more »»

 
 
 

 

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