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Kim warns of 'tense' food situation, longer COVID lockdown

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned about possible food shortages and urged the country to brace for extended COVID-19 restrictions as he opened a major political conferen...

Man charged after reporter hounded at anti-lockdown protest

LONDON (AP) — London police have charged a 57-year-old man with abusive behavior after a journalist was harassed and chased by anti-lockdown protesters. The Metropolitan Police force...

Video shows Prague mayor pledging to fight for vaccine doses for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prague's Taiwan-friendly mayor on Tuesday uploaded a video stating that he is "appalled" at the obstruction of vaccine shipments to Taiwan over politics and ...

Jared Kushner has book deal, publication expected in 2022

NEW YORK (AP) — Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of former President Donald Trump and one of his top advisers during his administration, has a book deal. Broadside Books, a conservative...

California marks reopening with jackpots, Hollywood flair

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Welcome back, California. San Francisco announced the return of its iconic cable cars. Disneyland threw open its doors to out-of-state tourists. And Gov. Gavin N...

The Latest: Disney plans to restart fireworks shows at parks

ORLANDO, Fla. — Disney plans to restart fireworks shows at its theme parks in Florida and California in the latest move by the company to ease up on pandemic restrictions implemented last year. ...

Business Highlights: Boeing-Airbus deal, AI job interviews

___ Airbus-Boeing deal eases US-EU tensions but conflicts remain BRUSSELS (AP) — The deal the United States and the European Union reached Tuesday to end their long...

US COVID-19 deaths hit 600,000, equal to yearly cancer toll

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 topped 600,000 on Tuesday, even as the vaccination drive has drastically brought down daily cases and fatalities and allowed the country to emerge from the gloom and ...

A sense of relief over 'dear Joe' and post-Trump summit era

BRUSSELS (AP) — Over the four years of Donald Trump's presidency and through the seeming eternity of pandemic misery and isolation, America’s partners in world affairs were waiting to exhale. ...

UK fends off demands to give workers more virus support help

LONDON (AP) — The British government fended off calls Tuesday to provide more financial support to businesses and workers suffering from its decision to delay lifting coronavirus restrictions in Engla...

CECC mulls lowering Taiwan's alert level in certain regions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is not ruling out the possibility that it may lift Level 3 restrictions in some areas as the country sees three straigh...

AP PHOTOS: Virus left transgender Kashmiris 'on our own'

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Singing and dancing at weddings used to earn Khushi Mir enough income to take care of her family. Until the pandemic. Lockdowns to curb the coronavirus in Indi...

The Latest: Vaccinated Hawaiian positive for delta variant

HONOLULU -- Hawaii says a vaccinated Oahu resident who traveled to Nevada last month has tested positive for the delta variant of COVID-19. The delta variant was first detected in I...

Coronavirus digest: Chinese virologist denies COVID lab leak theory

Shi Zhengli, a virologist who works at a state lab in Wuhan, China, has denied speculation that the virus that led to the deadly pandemic had leaked from her institute. "I don't know how the...

Photo of the Day: Astute statue observing mask rule in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Honduran photographer captured this scene of a masked statue reading the newspaper at an empty waterfront in New Taipei City amid the Level 3 restrictions that are in pl...