Philippines: China should comply with sea feud ruling

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines on Sunday renewed its call for compliance with a 4-year-old arbitration ruling that invalidated China’s vast claims in the disputed South China S...

Detroit billionaire Manuel 'Matty' Moroun dies at 93

DETROIT (AP) — Manuel “Matty” Moroun, a billionaire businessman who owned a critical bridge that connects Michigan to Canada, has died in his suburban Detroit home. He was 93. Morou...

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___ US debates school reopening, WHO warns ‘no return to normal’ MIAMI (AP) — The United States is grappling with the worst coronavirus outbreak in the world, as Fl...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for August delivery fell 45 cents to settle at $40.10 a barrel Monday. Brent crude oil for September delivery fell 52 cents to $42.72 a barrel. Wholesale gas...

Subways sparkle, but does cleaning decrease COVID-19 risk?

NEW YORK (AP) — Mass transit systems around the world have taken unprecedented — and expensive — steps to curb the spread of the coronavirus, including New York shutting down its subways overnight and...

AP Explains: Why Serbs are protesting against virus lockdown

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Thousands of people in Serbia have been holding protests against the country’s president and his government in what was initially triggered by his plans to reintroduce lockdown...

Germany aims to make its EU presidency 'climate neutral'

BERLIN (AP) — German is aiming to make its six-month presidency of the European Union “climate neutral,” by organizing events in such a way as to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and offsetting any tha...

Sudanese forces break up protest camp in Darfur, killing 1

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese security forces violently broke up a protest camp in the war-scarred Darfur region, killing at least protester and wounding a dozen others, including four chil...

EU ministers criticize Turkey over Hagia Sophia, drilling

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers on Monday criticized Turkey for several reasons, including energy exploration in disputed Mediterranean waters and changing the status of Hagia Sophia ...

German president sharply criticizes Beijing over Hong Kong security law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has asked Beijing to reverse a draconian national security law that it recently imposed on Hong Kong, describing the legislation a...

Mali's president dissolves court as demanded by protesters

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Malia's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita formally dissolved the constitutional court that had endorsed disputed legislative election results and also said he is ...

Q&A: US government not as prolific an executioner as states

CHICAGO (AP) — Executions carried out by federal authorities have stopped, restarted and stopped again for long stretches since the first one in 1790, when U.S. marshals hanged a mariner in Maine for ...

Mali protests in 2nd day despite president's call for talks

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Police fired tear gas Saturday in Mali’s capital as scattered groups came out for a second straight day of anti-government protests, defying the president's latest call for dialogu...

Serbia police detain 71 after 4th night of virus protests

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police have detained 71 people after clashes during the fourth night of anti-government protests that were initially sparked by the announcement of a new coronavirus lo...

New Taipei street caves in after gas pipeline rupture, 103 residents evacuated

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 100 residents were evacuated from their homes in the New Taipei City district of Yonghe after a broken gas pipeline caused the collapse of a street Saturday (Jul...