The Latest: Germany passes over 15,000 virus deaths

BERLIN — Germany has passed the grim milestone of more than 15,000 deaths from the coronavirus. The Robert Koch Institute, the country’s disease control center, said Thursday that a...

As season nears, Europe ponders skiing during pandemic

MILAN (AP) — Though the first real snow has yet to fall across much of Europe, ski buffs are imagining with dread a once-unthinkable scene: Skiing in Zermatt in Switzerland while lifts idle across the...

Tokyo asks drinking places to close early to curb virus rise

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo's governor on Wednesday asked bars and other places where alcohol is served to close earlier for three weeks to help prevent a resurgence of coronavirus infections from turning expl...

Nom Wah at 100: a cookbook about a restaurant and community

NEW YORK (AP) — Wilson Tang was getting ready to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his restaurant, Nom Wah Tea Parlor, last winter and launch his first-ever cookbook. Then COVID-19 arrived, and China...

AP Photos: Sidelined Czech performers serve take-out culture

PRAGUE (AP) — A new circus company in the Czech capital that was eager to perform is doing five-minute shows on a stage behind a window. With all of Prague's theaters shut down due t...

Mexico City closes bars, limits eateries as virus cases rise

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City announced Friday it will order bars closed for two weeks after the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 rose to levels not seen since August. Ma...

Column: A Masters unlike any other — and one we didn't need

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Strolling through Amen Corner, unencumbered by ropes or patrons or all the usual trappings of a Masters, you’re struck by the silence. There are no raucous roars....

Portugal, Hungary hunker down against Europe's virus surge

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal and Hungary on Monday became the latest European countries to impose curfews against the resurgent tide of coronavirus infections and deaths lashing the continent and ...

India: Why Delhi keeps breathing toxic air every winter

Every year, the residents of India's capital region and surrounding areas experience hazardous levels of air pollution at the beginning of winter. Smoke from stubble burning in the adjoining f...

AP PHOTOS: Pandemic empties India's Silicon Valley suburbs

BENGALURU, India (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has transformed India’s Silicon Valley. The shops are emptying out fast in an upscale suburb of this bustling Indian metropolis, and...

Swedish PM self-isolates as nation sees rising virus cases

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's leader has gone into protective self-isolation even after a person close to him tested negative for COVID-19, as Sweden experiences its own fall surge of coronaviru...

San Francisco curbs virus but once-vibrant downtown is empty

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Before the pandemic, Señor Sisig food trucks were a common sight in downtown San Francisco, dishing out Filipino fusion tacos and burritos to long lines of workers who spilled out...

San Francisco curbs virus but once-vibrant downtown is empty

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is reopening more businesses this week, thanks to low coronavirus case numbers that have allowed the city to move into California's most permissive tier. It means mo...

Australia's second-largest city ends 111-day virus lockdown

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Coffee business owner Darren Silverman pulled his van over and wept when he heard on the radio that Melbourne’s pandemic lockdown would be largely lifted on Wed...

Fed up: California restaurants seek booze, health fee refund

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's financially battered restaurants filed government claims Monday to recover more than $100 million in fees for liquor and health permits and tourism charges that they sa...