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Philippines' Pacquiao ousted as president of ruling party after row

Philippine senator and boxing star Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao was voted out as leader of the country's ruling party on Saturday, weeks after challenging President Rodrigo Duterte over his...

Philippines detects first local transmission of Delta variant

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has recorded the country’s first locally transmitted cases of the more infectious Delta coronavirus variant, the health ministry said on Friday, with one perso...

Stocks mixed ahead of earnings season; banks in focus

Stocks were wobbling between small gains and losses in morning trading Monday ahead of a wave of earnings reports from big U.S. companies coming out this week. The S&P 500 index...

The Latest: UK hits 30,000 daily cases, 1st time since Jan.

LONDON — The U.K. has recorded more than 30,000 daily coronavirus infections for the first time since January, just as the British government prepares to lift all remaining lockdown restrictions in En...

Delta cluster grows from tea-sipping session with taxi driver in south Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's only known cluster infection involving the Delta strain of COVID-19 on Tuesday (June 6) rose to 17 cases with another friend of a taxi driver contracting the ...

Taiwan claims success in containing Delta variant of COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An outbreak of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in the southern county of Pingtung appears to have been contained, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Saturday (J...

The Latest: Turkey eases most coronavirus restrictions

ISTANBUL — Turkey has eased nearly all pandemic restrictions on businesses and events and lifted nighttime and Sunday curfews. An interior ministry circular says restaurants and wed...

Turkey lifts most pandemic restrictions as new cases plateau

ISTANBUL (AP) — Men are playing cards and backgammon at their local coffeehouses again, movie theaters are being cleaned before their first evening screening and bars are serving beer and chips in Ist...

Digital travel pass kicks off EU-wide as vacations gain pace

BRUSSELS (AP) — As the European summer vacation season hit its stride Thursday with a new EU-wide travel pass in place, the bloc's medical office and a top airline chief issued reassuring messages on ...

Germany pulls last troops from Afghanistan, ending nearly 20-year mission

With US troops eyeing their final exit from Afghanistan in September, Germany pulled out all of its remaining troops on Tuesday. Last week, Germany's Defense Ministry said around 570 troops were s...