Live updates: Trump issues order to bring former troops to active duty for covid-19 response; Italy surpasses China in total infections

March 28, 2020

President Trump issued an order late Friday night that permits the Pentagon to bring former U.S. troops…

Militia attacks on Americans in Iraq are becoming more audacious. The U.S. is wrestling with how to respond.

March 28, 2020

U.S. officials say they get reports almost every day about “imminent” attacks on military and diplomatic targets.…

Postcards from a nervous world: Moments in time from life during the pandemic

March 28, 2020

Observations from Dublin, Moscow, Sweden and Germany.…

China sends medical aid to Pakistan to combat virus outbreak

March 28, 2020

Pakistan’s foreign ministry says that China has sent a plane loaded with medical personnel and supplies to help with the fight against the spread of the coronavirus in the nation of 220 million people…

Indian authorities send buses to take unemployed to villages

March 28, 2020

Authorities have sent a fleet of buses to the outskirts of India’s capital to meet an exodus of migrant workers desperately trying to reach their home villages during the world’s largest coronavirus lockdown…

AP PHOTOS: Italy’s front-line medical heroes, in portraits

March 28, 2020

The doctors and nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in Italy are almost unrecognizable behind their masks, scrubs, gloves and hairnets — the flimsy battle armor that is their only barrier to contagion…

With virus, cherished Mideast traditions come to abrupt halt

March 28, 2020

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the Middle East, cherished traditions are coming to an abrupt halt: No more massive weddings and celebrations…

Boris Johnson and U.K. health secretary test positive for coronavirus, chief medical officer has symptoms

March 27, 2020

Johnson said he has mild symptoms and would continue to lead his government’s response.…

Canada to cover up to 75 percent of salaries for businesses

March 27, 2020

The Canadian government is increasing a payroll subsidy to small- and medium-sized businesses to now cover up to 75 percent of salaries amid the pandemic…

Garment workers going unpaid as fashion labels cancel orders

March 27, 2020

A survey of factory owners in Bangladesh has found that major fashion retailers that are closing shops and laying off workers in Europe and the U.S. are also canceling their sometimes already completed orders, as workers often go unpaid…

In coronavirus clash with China, Trump chooses name-calling over leadership

March 27, 2020

In a parallel universe — one absent the atmospherics of Trump’s trade war and Xi’s ruthless authoritarian consolidation of power — the two countries could have found common cause.…

4 passengers dead aboard cruise ship anchored off Panama

March 27, 2020

Four passengers have died aboard a cruise ship now anchored off the coast of Panama and two people aboard the ship have tested positive for the novel coronavirus…

What coronavirus? With indictment of Venezeula’s Maduro and sanctions on Iran, U.S. doubles down on ‘maximum pressure’

March 27, 2020

New indictments against the Venezuelan leader are just one part of a broader campaign that began before the coronavirus, experts say.…

In Iran, false belief a poison fights virus kills hundreds

March 27, 2020

An Iranian doctor says hundreds have died and thousands have been sickened from ingesting toxic methanol across the Islamic Republic out of the false belief it kills the new coronavirus…

1.5 billion children around the globe are affected by school closure

March 27, 2020

At a virtual UNESCO meeting this week, education ministers from 11 countries discussed efforts to keep education continuing.…

Europol: Criminals exploit virus crisis as fresh opportunity

March 27, 2020

European law enforcement agency Europol says criminals are preying on a fearful public and disrupting the provision of medical care during the coronavirus pandemic…

Live updates: U.S. becomes first country to report 100,000 confirmed coronavirus cases; Trump invokes Defense Production Act

March 27, 2020

The United States leads the world in confirmed coronavirus cases after surpassing China’s reported total.…

Mapping the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

March 27, 2020

Since the coronavirus outbreak began in China, new cases have been confirmed in more than 100 countries, with thousands of cases reported in South Korea, Italy and Iran and hundreds in the United States.…

Venezuela’s only telecoms satellite is lost in space

March 27, 2020

Venezuela’s only telecommunications satellite has veered off its orbit and stopped working, creating a logistical headache for the cash-strapped South American nation…

Rumors hampering fight against coronavirus in South Asia

March 27, 2020

As India and other South Asian nations brace for the spread of the coronavirus, they face another battle: misinformation…

Turkey moves migrants from Greek border amid virus pandemic

March 27, 2020

Turkish authorities have evacuated hundreds of migrants who had been waiting at the border with Greece hoping to make their way into Europe, amid the coronavirus pandemic…

Trump boosts virus aid, warns governors to be ‘appreciative’

March 27, 2020

President Donald Trump has taken a round of steps to expand the federal government’s role in helping produce critically needed supplies to fight the coronavirus pandemic after desperate pleas from the nation’s governors…

Tourists stranded in Asia by canceled flights, shut borders

March 27, 2020

From the sun-soaked beaches of Thailand to the foothills of Mount Everest, tourists across Asia are finding their dream vacations have turned into travel nightmares as airlines cancel flights and countries close their borders in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic…

‘I am so afraid’: Coronavirus isolation brings grave new hardships for the world’s poor

March 27, 2020

For some, social distancing mean home workouts and more time in their backyards. Elsewhere, it means confining a family of four in a shoebox apartment, crippling loneliness and a devastating loss of income.…

In the shadow of New York, New Jersey faces its own deepening crisis as virus spreads

March 27, 2020

New Jersey is second only to New York in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, underscoring how easily the disease leaps and spreads across state lines.…

In the shadow of New York, New Jersey faces its own deepening crisis as virus spreads

March 27, 2020

New Jersey is second only to New York in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, underscoring how easily the disease leaps and spreads across state lines.…

In the shadow of New York, New Jersey faces its own deepening crisis as virus spreads

March 27, 2020

New Jersey is second only to New York in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, underscoring how easily the disease leaps and spreads across state lines.…

Political turmoil in Kabul dogs negotiations with Taliban

March 27, 2020

The Afghan president has announced his 21-member team to negotiate peace with the Taliban, after months of deliberation…

U.S. indictment of Maduro casts new uncertainty over Venezuela’s political crisis

March 27, 2020

The U.S. move against the Venezuelan leader has clouded talk of a truce in Caracas.…

In the midst of a pandemic, U.S. indictment of Nicolás Maduro casts new uncertainty over Venezuela’s political crisis

March 27, 2020

The U.S. move against the Venezuelan leader has clouded talk of a truce in Caracas, where political calculations also are being upended by the coronavirus outbreak.…

UN health agency settles in for long fight with virus

March 27, 2020

The World Health Organization’s emergencies chief says widespread testing for the new coronavirus is crucial and countries should not be penalized for reporting higher numbers of cases…

Global evacuation crisis tests the State Department — and the patience of Congress

March 27, 2020

The effort to bring home Americans stranded overseas has created a rare unity of purpose among Democrats and Republicans in Congress.…

Italy hopes virus is easing but fears new onslaught in south

March 27, 2020

Doctors and nurses in Italy’s overwhelmed northern hospitals are cautiously optimistic about a slight stabilizing in coronavirus infections this week, but the virus is continuing its silent spread south two weeks into an extreme nationwide shutdown…

AP Explains: US indicts Venezuela’s Maduro as narcoterrorist

March 27, 2020

The Trump administration has indicted Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro and more than a dozen members of his inner circle, stepping up measures to drive the socialist leader from power…

In India, the world’s biggest lockdown has forced migrants to walk hundreds of miles home

March 27, 2020

The nationwide restrictions have vaporized incomes, compelling laborers to leave cities on foot.…

Tourists stranded in Asia by canceled flights, shut borders

March 27, 2020

From the sun-soaked beaches of Thailand to the foothills of Mount Everest, tourists across Asia are finding their dream vacations have turned into travel nightmares as airlines cancel flights and countries close their borders in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic…

Not since the Black Plague have Jerusalem’s holy alleys fallen so still

March 27, 2020

They measure time differently here in the oldest section of one of the world’s oldest cities, the ancient, dispute-riddled and spiritually dense center of three major religions. Yet it takes an eternity to recall the last time Christians, Jews and Muslims, each claiming various overlapping quarters of the Old City, were kept from their eternal rounds.…

State Department appears to ask the world’s health workers to apply for U.S. visas, provoking outrage

March 27, 2020

Initial message on the website was “not as clear as it might have been,” a State Department spokesman acknowledges.…

Iran’s army sets up hospital in virus-stricken capital

March 27, 2020

Iranian state TV says the military has set up a 2,000-bed hospital in an exhibition center in the capital to shore up the local health care system as it battles the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East…

Virus test results in minutes? Scientists question accuracy

March 27, 2020

Some political leaders are hailing a potential breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19: simple pin-prick blood tests or nasal swabs that can determine within minutes if someone has, or previously had, the virus…

‘Go home!’ South Africa has 1st deaths as lockdown begins

March 27, 2020

South Africa has its first two coronavirus deaths as the country’s cases rise above 1,000 and a three-week lockdown begins…

South Africa enters lockdown as known covid-19 cases surpass 1,000

March 27, 2020

South Africa has tested widely, found the most cases and taken the strictest measures in Africa…

‘Choppy waters’ await Navy as virus strikes aircraft carrier

March 27, 2020

The Navy is the military service hit hardest by the coronavirus crisis…

No lockdown here: Belarus’s strongman rejects coronavirus risks. He suggests saunas and vodka.

March 27, 2020

Neighbors are alarmed as Belarus’s authoritarian leader Lukashenko dismisses covid-19 as a collective “psychosis”…

In Egypt, transgender activist fights battle on many fronts

March 27, 2020

At 20, Malak el-Kashif is perhaps Egypt’s most outspoken transgender woman activist…

In Iran, false belief a poison fights virus kills hundreds

March 27, 2020

Iranian media reports nearly 300 people have been killed and more than 1,000 sickened by ingesting toxic methanol across the Islamic Republic out of the false belief it kills the new coronavirus…

From Dhaka to Gaza: How do you socially distance in a crowd?

March 27, 2020

As the coronavirus spreads, the World Health Organization has pointed out that the future of the pandemic will be determined by what happens in some of the world’s poorest and most densely populated countries…

Russia’s coronavirus cases rising, but the Orthodox church holds to traditions such as kissing icons

March 26, 2020

Russia’s churches will remain open even as Moscow’s mayor asks people not to attend.…

Suspect in New Zealand mosque shootings unexpectedly pleads guilty to 51 murder charges

March 26, 2020

Brenton Tarrant had previously denied culpability; his altered plea caught many victims’ families by surprise.…

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