Masks in class? Many questions as Germans go back to school

BERLIN (AP) — Masks during class, masks only in the halls, no masks at all. Distance when possible, no distance within same-grade groups, no distance at all. As Germany’s 16 states s...

Swiss ink deal with Moderna for 4.5M doses of COVID vaccine

GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss federal government says it has struck a deal with Moderna to supply Switzerland with 4.5 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine if the U.S. biotech firm successfully develops one....

8 Western nations urge Russian forces to leave Georgia

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and seven European countries marked Friday’s 12th anniversary of the conflict between Russia and Georgia with a call to Moscow to withdraw forces from Abkhazia ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 5, the 218th day of 2020. There are 148 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August...

UN agency hails 'historic first' with child labor convention

GENEVA (AP) — The International Labor Organization on Tuesday welcomed a global agreement to combat the worst forms of child labor as the first time all of its member states have ratified a convention...

List 4/4 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic

SOFTBALL Men’s World Cup in Auckland, New Zealand from Feb. 20-28, 2021 postponed to Feb. 19-27, 2022. SUMO Spring Basho in Osaka from March 8-22,...

List 3/4 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic

GYMNASTICS Artistic World Cup in Melbourne, Australia, from Feb. 20-23: China team withdrew. All-Around World Cup in Milwaukee on March 7: Russia team withdrew. ...

List of sports events affected by the coronavirus pandemic

AQUATICS Asian water polo championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, from Feb. 12-16 canceled. Diving Grand Prix in Madrid from Feb. 14-16: China team withdrew. ...

WHO advance team ends visit to China to probe COVID origin

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Monday an advance team looking into the origins of the COVID-19 outbreak has concluded its mission in China, and the U.N. health agency is preparing th...

ATP Schedule

H-hard, C-clay, G-grass Jan. 3-11 2020 — Qatar ExxonMobil Open, HO (Andrey Rublev) Jan. 9-18 2020 — Adelaide International, HO (Andrey Rublev) Jan...

Court: Hugo Chávez's former nurse hid gold in secret vault

MIAMI (AP) — It was 2014 and Venezuela’s former treasurer Claudia Díaz was looking for a safe haven to store the unexplained wealth she had accumulated over the years. Then-president Hugo Chávez, who ...

Gold in secret vault is traced to Hugo Chávez's former nurse

MIAMI (AP) — It was 2014 and Venezuela's former treasurer Claudia Díaz was looking for a safe haven to store the unexplained wealth she had accumulated over the years. Then-president Hugo Chávez, who ...

Young Boys wins Swiss league title in 54th week of season

GENEVA (AP) — Young Boys secured its third straight Swiss league title on Friday, winning 1-0 at Sion in the next-to-last round of a season that has taken more than one year to complete. ...

AstraZeneca: won't profit from COVID-19 vaccine in pandemic

LONDON (AP) — Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca repeated its promise not to profit from a COVID-19 vaccine during the pandemic as it reported it was on track with late-stage trials for the treatment....

Pandemic warps soccer schedules as European play resumes

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — When the Champions League and Europa League return next week amid the coronavirus pandemic, the teams remaining in the competitions will be resuming following a vastly diffe...