Turkey's daily virus infection rate at highest in 45 days

ISTANBUL (AP) — The number of new COVID-19 infections in Turkey hit its highest level in 45 days on Saturday, the country's health minister said as he announced 1,256 new cases. Heal...

Algeria reopens mosques, beaches after 5-month lockdown

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria started reopening its mosques, cafes, beaches and parks Saturday for the first time in five months, gradually relaxing one of the world's longer virus confinement perio...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump skews record on Biden-Harris, economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump greeted the Democratic presidential ticket of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris this past week with a litany of distortion and falsehoods, raging against cases of vo...

Pakistan launches anti-polio drive as COVID-19 cases decline

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani health officials on Saturday launched a seven-day vaccination campaign against polio as part of efforts aimed at eliminating the crippling disease amid a steady de...

Thousands of Britons return from France to avoid quarantine

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of British tourists beat a hasty retreat from France, packing out planes, trains and ferries to return to the U.K. by the early hours of Saturday morning to avoid a mandatory 1...

Thousands rally against SKorea leader despite virus warning

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thousands of anti-government protesters, armed with umbrellas and raincoats, marched through the soggy streets of South Korea’s capital Saturday, ignoring official pleas to s...

The Latest: India cases cross 2.5 million with another jump

NEW DELHI — India’s confirmed coronavirus cases have crossed 2.5 million with another biggest single-day spike of 65,002 in the past 24 hours. India is behind the United States and ...

German tourists face coronavirus quarantine after Mallorca holidays

The island of Mallorca, one of Germany's most beloved holiday destinations, has been declared a coronavirus "risk zone" by the German government, leaving tens of thousands of holidaymake...

Asia Today: S. Korea's cases jump again, lower in Victoria

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 166 newly confirmed case of the coronavirus, it’s highest daily jump in five months, as health authorities fear transmissions a...

Health official thinks the coronavirus has peaked in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s point man for the coronavirus pandemic said Friday that he thinks the country reached its peak of infections over the last three weeks. Assistant Health ...

Study hints, can't prove, survivor plasma fights COVID-19

Mayo Clinic researchers reported a strong hint that blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors helps other patients recover, but it’s not proof and some experts worry if, amid clamor for the treatment, they...

Virus flareups in Europe lead to club closings, mask orders

PARIS (AP) — New flareups of COVID-19 are disrupting the peak summer vacation season across much of Europe, where authorities in some countries are reimposing restrictions on travelers, closing nightc...

Swiss soccer, hockey leagues delay season for bigger crowds

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Soccer and ice hockey leagues in Switzerland delayed their season start dates on Friday to create fairer and more profitable programs after crowd size limits during the pandem...

US industrial production up 3%; factory output up 3.4%

WASHINGTON (AP) — American industry continued to regain ground lost in the coronavirus recession last month, but production remains well below where it was before the pandemic struck. ...

Taiwan looking into claim that Malaysia imported a coronavirus case from the island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Friday (Aug. 14) it was looking into reports that Malaysia had imported one Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) case from Taiwan. ...