Nations ease more restrictions, air travel opening up more

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

Ai Weiwei says new security law is the end of Hong Kong

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei believes the newly passed national security law for Hong Kong augurs the end for the semi-autonomous city. Ai was arrest...

344 Vietnamese return home from Taiwan on charter flight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a rare scene during the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, crowds appeared at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Friday (May 29) afternoon. The passengers lini...

Travel disruptions challenge global transplant deliveries

PETAH TIKVA, Israel (AP) — Over the past two months, as air travel ground to a halt, Mishel Zrian has crisscrossed the Atlantic and the United States dozens of times, sleeping in empty airports and un...

American 'hamburger master' who hid in Taiwan for 13 years extradited

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A wanted American, who hid out in Taiwan for 13 years and transformed into a "cooking master," was finally extradited to the U.S. last week. The 42-year-old m...

Cockpit voice recorder of crashed Pakistani plane recovered

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The cockpit voice recorder of the Pakistani airliner that crashed last week was found on Thursday, six days after the passenger plane went down in a crowded neighborhood near ...

Failed Maduro coup leader flew on pro-govt magnate's plane

MIAMI (AP) — It was mid-January and Jordan Goudreau was itching to get going on a secret plan to raid Venezuela and arrest President Nicolás Maduro when the former special forces commando flew to the ...

Canada judge rules Huawei CFO's extradition case can proceed

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian judge ruled Wednesday the U.S. extradition case against a senior Huawei executive can proceed to the next stage, a decision that is expected to furt...

Failed Maduro coup leader flew on pro-govt magnate's plane

MIAMI (AP) — It was mid-January and Jordan Goudreau was itching to get going on a secret plan to raid Venezuela and arrest President Nicolás Maduro when the former special forces commando flew to the ...

Stranded Colombians plead for COVID-19 airlift out of Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) — Surrounded by boxes, a pile of rice packages and mattresses, José Ávila Saavedra sat on the floor with a thousand-yard stare Wednesday. For two weeks he has lived inside Sao Paulo's i...

Business Highlights

___ CEO pay has topped $12.3M. Can it keep rising post-pandemic? NEW YORK (AP) — Pay for CEOs topped $12.3 million at the biggest U.S. companies last year, and the ...

Serbia bans Montenegro flights amid escalating tensions

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian authorities have banned Montenegro’s national carrier from operating flights out of Belgrade after the small nation's government excluded Serbia from a list of countrie...

Cyprus pledges to cover costs for virus-hit tourists

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus is pledging to cover all costs for anyone testing positive for the coronavirus while on vacation on the eastern Mediterranean island nation, according to a letter obtaine...

The Latest: Cyprus to cover costs for infected tourists

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause m...

Huawei CFO's to find out if her fraud case will proceed

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei is scheduled to learn Wednesday if a U.S extradition case against her can proceed. Canada arrested Me...