Out of vital medication, US woman among those stuck in Peru

For Anna, a 33-year-old American woman stranded in a Peruvian hotel room and out of life-saving medication to treat her auto-immune disease, the clock is ticking. After Peru ordered...

Iran leader refuses US help, citing virus conspiracy theory

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader refused U.S. assistance Sunday to fight the new coronavirus, citing an unfounded conspiracy theory that the virus could be man-made by America....

US tourists stranded abroad don't know when they'll return

Linda Scruggs and Mike Rustici trained for months to hike the winding trails leading to Machu Picchu's complex of Inca ruins. So they were thrilled when their flight landed last Friday in the Peruvian...

Quarantined cruise passengers arrive from France in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — A jet carrying 359 people including hundreds of American and Canadian cruise ship passengers home from France landed at Atlanta's international airport on Friday as emergency responders...

Californians told to stay home as pandemic's reach worsens

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — California's governor ordered people in the most populous U.S. state to stay home as the coronavirus pandemic's toll worsened so much world leaders warned of “record” ec...

N. Macedonia clears last NATO membership hurdle

BRUSSELS (AP) — North Macedonia on Tuesday cleared the final hurdle to becoming the 30th member of the NATO military alliance after the Spanish Senate ratified its accession. Spain’s...

Afghan government postpones prisoner release, endangers deal

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan government Saturday postponed the release of 1,500 Taliban prisoners, an Afghan official said, a decision that could sabotage a peace deal signed last month betwee...

Trump says top cruise ship companies stopping trips from US

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday that four major cruise ship companies have agreed to suspend trips from the U.S. for 30 days, effective at midnight. Trump ...

What's Happening: People walled apart, China closing Everest

People around the world have become increasingly isolated from each other due to a mounting number of travel bans, school closures and canceled sporting events. These are some of the...

China pressured media outlets in Taiwan: U.S. human rights report

China has pressured media outlets in Taiwan to produce news in line with its political priorities, according to the latest human rights report released by the United States Wednesday (March 11). Th...

Johns Hopkins restores Taiwan on map, adds asterisk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After drawing fierce criticism for abruptly changing its listing for Taiwan to "Taipei and environs," Johns Hopkins University (JHU) on Wednesday (March 11) rest...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 11 The New York Times on paid sick leave: Walmart, th...

Afghans set to release 1,500 Taliban; US wants less violence

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — After a series of delays, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani issued a decree early Wednesday promising to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners as a goodwill gesture to get intra-Afghan...

Another cruise cleared to dock in Florida after virus tests

MIAMI (AP) — Another Princess cruise ship has been given federal permission to dock in Florida after testing of two of crew members cleared them of the new coronavirus and U.S. health officials lifted...

A third Princess cruise ship kept at sea pending virus tests

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Thousands of passengers on a third Princess Cruises ship are being kept on board while crew members get tested for COVID-19. The Caribbean Princess, on ...