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Court leaves in question date of forthcoming Catalan vote

MADRID (AP) — A regional election in Catalonia, initially set for next month, remains up in the air after a court took a preliminary decision Thursday against a 3-month delay ordered by the northeaste...

Lebanon extends lockdown to Feb. 8 as virus numbers rise

BEIRUT (AP) — Authorities in Lebanon on Thursday extended a nationwide lockdown by a week to Feb. 8 amid a steep rise in coronavirus deaths and infections that has overwhelmed the health care system. ...

Dutch lawmakers slam planned coronavirus curfew

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch opposition lawmakers slammed the government's plan to introduce a curfew to rein in the spread of the coronavirus during a debate about the measure Thursday, callin...

Taiwan's Formosa Plastics quarantines 10 after visit by Covid-positive Dane

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Formosa Plastics Group (台塑集團) has placed 10 of its employees in quarantine after it was discovered that a Danish man who visited one of the firm's factories later test...

Biden's COVID-19 plan: Masks, testing, more vaccine supplies

A day after being sworn in, President Joe Biden is rolling out a national strategy to fight COVID-19, reopen the nation's schools and restart the U.S. economy. His plan calls for an expansion of coron...

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...

Taiwan deploys chemical warfare troops to disinfect Taoyuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Soldiers from Taiwan's chemical warfare unit were deployed for a second time this week on a mission to eliminate the Wuhan coronavirus from Taoyuan City. On Tuesday...

Red White Superstar concert to go fan-less in Taipei over COVID concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Red White Superstar concert, a popular Taiwanese television show featuring big-name Asian stars, has scrapped its plan to allow a live audience during taping in...

Taiwan reports 2 imported Covid cases from Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Jan. 21) announced two new imported cases of the Wuhan coronavirus but no new local cases. The cases, a...

Mobile labs take vaccine studies to diverse neighborhoods

NEW YORK (AP) — Lani Muller doesn’t have to visit a doctor’s office to help test an experimental COVID-19 vaccine — she just climbs into a bloodmobile-like van that parks on a busy street near her New...

Mexico posts near-record 1,539 COVID-19 deaths, 20,548 cases

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is recording some of its highest daily death tolls since the coronavirus pandemic began, with 1,539 deaths reported Wednesday and 1,584 the previous day. T...

Police: Alabama officers killed man who fired at them

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama fatally shot a suspect who authorities said fired at officers multiple times on Wednesday. The Birmingham Police Department's south precinct...

COVID-19: Ireland struggles to overcome its Christmas hangover

"It wasn't worth it," says the solitary pedestrian on a drizzly Dublin morning. "What was the point of Christmas if it means we're all locked up again for months?" The ped...

Chief: Man who killed officer had vowed not to go to jail

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A man who charged out of his house and shot and killed an Ohio police officer after a two-hour standoff had repeatedly made incoherent statements to negotiators and vowed he wouldn...

Business protest in Colombia ahead of virus lockdown

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Dozens of merchants protested Wednesday in Colombia’s capital city of Bogota against the local government’s restrictions meant to stop the spread of the coronavirus. ...