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Passengers begin leaving after ship's virus quarantine ends

February 19, 2020

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Hundreds of passengers began leaving the Diamond Princess cruise ship Wednesday after the end of a much-criticized, two-week quarantine that failed to stop the spread of a... more »»

China turns to internet for food supplies amid virus fears

February 19, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — Wang Feng, house-bound by China’s virus outbreak, counts on the parka-clad delivery drivers of e-commerce giant JD.com to keep her kitchen stocked. more »»

New virus cases in China fall for 2nd day, deaths top 2,000

February 19, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — New virus cases in China continued to fall Wednesday, with 1,749 new infections and 136 new deaths announced after China's leader said disease prevention and control was at “a... more »»

Experts ponder why cruise ship quarantine failed in Japan

February 19, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — As an extraordinary two-week quarantine of a cruise ship ends Wednesday in Japan, many scientists say it was a failed experiment: The ship seemed to become an incubator for a new... more »»

UK unveils immigration overhaul for 2021 focused on skills

February 18, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Britain announced new post-Brexit immigration rules Tuesday that will make it tougher for European Union citizens, but easier for people from many other nations, to move to the U.K. more »»

Turkish philanthropist detained in new case after acquittal

February 18, 2020

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish prosecutors detained a prominent philanthropist for alleged ties to a 2016 coup attempt Tuesday night, just hours after a court acquitted him on terrorism-related charges... more »»

France to end imam, teacher deals to counter extremism

February 18, 2020

MULHOUSE, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday announced measures intended to counter Islamic extremism in France by giving the government more authority over the schooling o... more »»

Russia to ban entry of Chinese nationals to halt virus

February 18, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Russia will temporarily ban Chinese nationals from entering the country due to the virus outbreak centered in China that has infected more than 73,000 people worldwide, Russian... more »»

Experts ponder why cruise ship quarantine failed in Japan

February 18, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — As an extraordinary two-week quarantine of a cruise ship ends Wednesday in Japan, many scientists say it was a failed experiment: The ship seemed to serve as an incubator for the new... more »»

Netanyahu trial clouds last days of Israel election campaign

February 18, 2020

JERUSALEM (AP) — The criminal trial for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will begin March 17, court officials announced Tuesday, shaking up the final stretch of a contentious election campaign... more »»

Quarantined cruise ship in Japan became incubator for virus

February 18, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — As an extraordinary two-week quarantine of a cruise ship ends Wednesday in Japan, many scientists say it was a failed experiment: The ship seemed to serve as an incubator for the new... more »»

Russia and Turkey agree on more talks on Syria amid crisis

February 18, 2020

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Talks between Russia and Turkey meant to reduce tensions in northwestern Syria did not yield a “satisfactory result” for Ankara, but both sides agreed to continue... more »»

Turkish philanthropist kept jailed hours after acquittal

February 18, 2020

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish prosecutors detained a prominent philanthropist for alleged ties to a 2016 coup attempt Tuesday night, just hours after a court acquitted him on terrorism-related charges... more »»

Misguided virus fears hitting Asian American businesses

February 18, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — In Arizona, a burgeoning Asian American community fields xenophobic calls about a planned night market featuring Asian street food. more »»

Huge locust outbreak in East Africa reaches South Sudan

February 18, 2020

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The worst locust outbreak that parts of East Africa have seen in 70 years has reached South Sudan, a country where roughly half the population already faces hunger after... more »»

Ethiopia says US plans 'substantial financial support'

February 18, 2020

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — America’s top diplomat in his final Africa stop on Tuesday discussed dramatic political reforms with Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister, and the U.S. more »»

Carnival revelers poke fun at world leaders in Germany

February 18, 2020

MAINZ, Germany (AP) — The heads and bodies are gigantic, the subjects are world leaders, and the creations are irresistible to look a. more »»

Stresses multiply for many US clergy: 'We need help too'

February 18, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Greg Laurie is among America’s most successful clergymen -- senior pastor at a California megachurch, prolific author, host of a global radio program. more »»

Storm-swollen rivers surge in UK, severe flood alerts issued

February 18, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Residents in central England and Wales piled up sandbags, readied water pumps and hoped for the best Tuesday as rivers peaked after a weekend storm brought up to 6 inches (150 mm) o... more »»

Vatican police perform new raids in London real estate case

February 18, 2020

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Vatican police conducted new raids as part of a corruption investigation into a botched London real estate venture, focusing on the Vatican prelate who signed the contracts fo... more »»

 
 
 

 

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