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Coronavirus: Will French schools stay open?

It's the little indications that are causing many French people to worry. In the media, more and more experts are warning that a third wave of COVID-19 is on its way. There have also been comments...

The Latest: Fauci vows full US engagement with WHO

GENEVA — President Joe Biden’s top medical adviser on COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci, says the United States will cease reducing U.S. staff counts at the World Health Organization and pay its financial o...

Analysis: Biden issues call to unity that comes with urgency

WASHINGTON (AP) — As newly inaugurated leaders often do, President Joe Biden began his tenure with a ritual call for American unity. But standing on the same Capitol steps where jus...

Former KMT health minister caught not wearing mask on Taipei MRT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After publicly excoriating the Central Epidemic Command Center's (CECC's) handling of a cluster of infections in a Taoyuan hospital, a former Kuomintang (KMT) mini...

Alexei Navalny heads back to Russia amid arrest threats

Fierce Kremlin critic and political campaigner Alexei Navalny headed back to Russia on Sunday, despite being warned by Russian authorities that he will be arrested upon his arrival. Navalny boarded a...

AP PHOTOS: Shopping and dining out: Wuhan a year later

WUHAN, China (AP) — Couples go on dates, families dine out at restaurants, shoppers flock to stores. Face masks aside, people are going about their daily life pretty much as normal in the Chinese city...

Japanese artist's newest painting to get international debut in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese contemporary artist Yoshitomo Nara's upcoming special exhibition in Taiwan will feature his latest heart-soothing painting, "Miss Moonlight." Th...

Delta, United, Alaska: No guns in luggage for DC flights

Airlines and airports say they are stepping up security before next week's presidential inauguration, with Delta, United and Alaska saying they will prohibit passengers flying to the Washington area f...

Thousands party in streets after Alabama win, despite virus

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Thousands of excited University of Alabama football fans partied in the street near campus after the Crimson Tide defeated Ohio State 52-24 for the national championship, ignor...

AP PHOTOS: Boys learn Spain’s deadly art of the bullfight

MADRID (AP) — Holding the red cape outstretched, one boy practices making an elegant swivel as his fellow pupil slowly sweeps past with a pair of bull horns held in front. They are ...

Pakistan launches new anti-polio drive amid tight security

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Despite a steady rise in coronavirus cases, Pakistan on Monday launched a five-day vaccination campaign against polio amid tight security, hoping to eradicate the crippling children’s...

Coronavirus: Sweden's new COVID lockdown law takes effect

Sweden's new emergency lockdown law went into effect on Sunday, granting the government the power to impose coronavirus-related curbs for the first time. The measure comes nearly a year after the...

AP PHOTOS: Prayers, candles and Santas for year-end holidays

Santa Claus got around quite a bit last month — despite the pandemic. There he was speaking to a toddler at a Christmas fair in Venezuela's capital. Linking arms in a prayer circle ...

Puerto Rico to reopen beaches, relax coronavirus curfew

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s new governor announced Tuesday that he will reopen beaches, marinas and pools, eliminate a Sunday lockdown and shorten a curfew that has been in place since ...

First severe seasonal flu case in Taiwan not seen until December: CDC

The first case of influenza with severe complications during the current flu season, which begins in October and ends the following March in Taiwan, was not reported until late December, a senior offi...