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The Latest: China says 3 citizens in UAE falsified tests

BEIJING — China says three of its citizens working in the United Arab Emirates have tampered with the results of their coronavirus tests required to return home. A statement from the...

Democrats move 2 bills showing strength and limits of power

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats were on a roll. The House voted along party lines to make the nation’s capital the 51st state, and two hours later, the Senate overwhelmingly approved bipartisan legislatio...

Hit French medical drama director dons scrubs to fight virus

PARIS (AP) — Sometimes in the best cases, life affects art and art affects life. In March 2020, Thomas Lilti was directing a critically-acclaimed French TV medical drama depicting th...

Dutch coronavirus infections rise ahead of lockdown easing

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch public health institute said Thursday that 9,648 new coronavirus infections were recorded over the past 24 hours, in the highest daily increase since January. T...

'We're buzzing!' Brit Awards to welcome back music fans

LONDON (AP) — British music's leading prize night next month will feature an audience of 4,000 people, in what will be the first major indoor music event in the country to welcome back a live audience...

Laos locks down capital over virus outbreak tied to Thailand

BANGKOK (AP) — Laos locked down its capital and closed its international borders to most traffic Thursday after identifying a COVID-19 cluster connected to its bigger neighbor Thailand. ...

EXPLAINER: Why India is shattering global infection records

NEW DELHI (AP) — The world's fastest pace of spreading infections and the highest daily increase in coronavirus cases are pushing India further into a deepening and deadly health care crisis. ...

Why are COVID cases surging in India?

India recorded the world's highest-ever daily tally of 314,835 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday. The South Asian nation's total cases are now at 15.93 million, while deaths rose by 2,104 o...

Pakistan's alcohol prices surge during coronavirus pandemic

Alcohol is largely prohibited for Muslims in Pakistan, but this doesn't stop a black market from ensuring a supply of illicit liquor. As in many countries around the world, there has been an overa...

Europe lines up more shots, hoping to beat back virus surge

BERLIN (AP) — Slow out of the gate, the European Union has ramped up its COVID-19 vaccination efforts, with the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson one-shot product this week adding to the momen...

France to impose entry restrictions on travelers from India

PARIS (AP) — France will impose new entry restrictions on travelers from India to fight a contagious coronavirus variant spreading in that country, an official said Wednesday. The re...

Pandemic 'exposed' UK households' finances, report finds

LONDON (AP) — Households in Britain, especially poorer ones, are far more likely to have suffered a severe income shock during the coronavirus pandemic over the past year than their counterparts in Fr...

Protesters gather as German lawmakers vote on lockdown rules

BERLIN (AP) — Protesters began gathering in central Berlin early Wednesday as lawmakers prepared to vote on a proposal by Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet that would mandate nationwide restrictions ...

The Latest: India reports new record number of cases, deaths

NEW DELHI — India has reported a new record 295,041 coronavirus cases, as the death toll crossed 2,000 for the first time. Even with hospitals struggling, Prime Minister Narendra Mod...

Brazil COVID cases still soaring among unprotected majority

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's slowly unfolding vaccination program appears to have slowed the pace of deaths among the nation's elderly, according to death certificate data, but COVID-19 is still taking a...