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UK to lift travel test requirements for the vaccinated

LONDON (AP) — The British government announced Monday that it is scrapping coronavirus travel testing requirements for the vaccinated, news hailed by the travel industry as a big step back to normalit...

Police union lawyer: Suspect freed after positive COVID test

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A domestic assault suspect was freed from jail after testing positive for COVID-19, despite being deemed dangerous enough that prosecutors wanted him held without a chance of bail, th...

Coronavirus digest: Austria becomes first EU country to pass vaccine mandate

Austria's parliament on Thursday passed a vaccine mandate that will require all adults in the country to get vaccinated against COVID-19 beginning in February. The move makes Austria the first EU ...

Sotomayor, Gorsuch deny report they were at odds over masks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Supreme Court justices say a media report that they were at odds over the wearing of masks in court during the recent surge in coronavirus cases is false. The ...

High court hears case involving painting stolen by Nazis

WASHINGTON (AP) — A California man and a Spanish museum locked in a dispute over a valuable impressionist masterpiece stolen by the Nazis should be able to agree on one thing, Justice Stephen Breyer s...

Real Madrid tops Athletic 2-0 to win Spanish Super Cup

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid won't be going a second consecutive season without a title. After failing to lift a trophy under Zinedine Zidane last season, Carlo Ancelotti’s Madrid secur...

EXPLAINER: Where does Djokovic's Australian visa saga stand?

Novak Djokovic was included in the draw for the Australian Open — but he’s still waiting to learn if he can stay in the country. All eyes are now on Immigration Minister Alex Hawke...

Djokovic's father stays on offensive, says case 'is closed'

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Though Novak Djokovic still faces the prospect of deportation from Australia, his father is bolstering public opinion at home in Serbia that the case “is closed.” ...

Djokovic’s Serb fans on edge as Australia hearing begins

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic’s parents joined a protest rally in downtown Belgrade with their tennis-great son still in an Australian immigration detention hotel as fans of Djokovic in Serbi...

Thailand tightens entry requirements due to omicron spread

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand announced Friday it is tightening some entry restrictions while expanding its “sandbox” quarantine program, and urged people to follow social distancing and mask rules to contr...

US, Japan hail stronger ties, including 2 new defense deals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to deepen their defense cooperation, the United States and Japan will soon sign a new five-year agreement on sharing the cost of the American military presence in Japan, Secr...

Portugal adds virus booster jab incentives, cuts isolation

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s government announced Thursday further incentives for people to get COVID-19 booster shots and said new rules will require people to isolate only if they live with so...

Japan asks US forces to stay on base as COVID-19 cases jump

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi on Thursday asked that the U.S. military in Japan stay inside its bases to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. Hayashi s...

Live updates: Oregon reports over 9K new cases after holiday

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon reported more than 9,700 new cases of COVID-19 from the holiday weekend on Monday and smashed a previous record for weekly coronavirus cases with an average of about 2,400 new ...

Liverpool: Klopp in COVID isolation, absent for Chelsea game

LONDON (AP) — Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp will miss the Premier League match at Chelsea on Sunday after what the club called a suspected positive coronavirus test. Klopp has mild ...