UN agency says 280 migrants stranded in unsafe port in Libya

The Libyan coast guard rescued 280 migrants in distress in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday and diverted them to the shores of the North African country, only to have them banned from disembarking, t...

List of sports events affected by the coronavirus pandemic

ARCHERY ISSF International Solidarity Championships in Dhaka, Bangladesh from Feb. 22-28 postponed. Pan American Championships in Monterrey, Mexico from March 23-29...

Bundesliga future still in the air amid virus outbreak

BERLIN (AP) — With soccer teams in Germany resuming training in small groups this week, there is optimism among some that the Bundesliga will be able to resume in May. Such hopes app...

Travel evaporates; streaming makes isolation life bearable

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Thursday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of th...

Germany flies in seasonal farm workers amid virus measures

BERLIN (AP) — Two planeloads of Eastern European farmhands arrived Thursday in Berlin and Duesseldorf amid strict precautions to protect the country from the new coronavirus, as an ambitious German pr...

Olympians become trainers to help those stranded at home

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Moving from the track to the living room, many athletes around the world are doing their bit to boost public health during the coronavirus pandemic. There’...

'Houston, we’ve had a problem’: Remembering Apollo 13 at 50

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Apollo 13′s astronauts never gave a thought to their mission number as they blasted off for the moon 50 years ago. Even when their oxygen tank ruptured two days later — on ...

Lafrenière tops list of NHL draft-eligible prospects

Alexis Lafrenière, as expected, maintained the top spot in the NHL Central Scouting Bureau’s final ranking of draft-eligible prospects released Wednesday. What remains uncertain for...

Furloughs spread, housing disrupted, economic outlook dire

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of t...

Germany moves to make it easier to block foreign takeovers

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s Cabinet on Wednesday approved legislation that will make it easier for authorities to prevent foreign takeovers of strategically important companies. The chan...

European nations struggle to agree on terms of economic aid

BRUSSELS (AP) — European governments remained at loggerheads Wednesday over measures to help the economy weather the coronavirus outbreak, breaking off a meeting of finance officials who clashed over ...

AP PHOTOS: German charity goes home-to-home in virus crisis

BERLIN (AP) — Poor families are particularly hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic, even in rich countries like Germany. Lockdowns are forcing children to stay inside often-cramped ho...

Qatar says it's working to protect laborers from coronavirus

BERLIN (AP) — The Qatari government said Tuesday it has implemented widespread measures to protect immigrant workers from the coronavirus, after a German documentary highlighted that ongoing construct...

Germany, Luxembourg to take in migrant children from Greece

BERLIN (AP) — Germany plans to take in up to 50 unaccompanied children from overcrowded migrant camps in Greece soon and Luxembourg will take 12, authorities said Tuesday. German Int...

List of sports events affected by the coronavirus pandemic

ARCHERY ISSF International Solidarity Championships in Dhaka, Bangladesh from Feb. 22-28 postponed. Pan American Championships in Monterrey, Mexico from March 23-29...