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European stocks open higher, buck weak Asian session

European shares opened higher on Thursday, though market participants were still cautious after Asian equities fell for a fourth consecutive day, and as focus turns to key U.S. data due later in the s...

Why COVID cases are rising again in some Indian states

After India’s deadly second wave in April and May, cases declined all over the country, even as restrictions eased. The past couple of months have seen a spike again in the western state of Maha...

DoorDash sues New York City over rights to customer data

DoorDash is suing New York City over a new law that requires delivery companies to share customer data with restaurants. The lawsuit filed Wednesday is the latest in a string of leg...

Latest: Largest colleges offer mix of vaccine requirements

STORRS, Conn. — There’s been a mix of coronavirus requirements at universities and colleges in the U.S. At most of the largest public universities, students aren’t obligated to be v...

China imposes local lockdowns as COVID-19 cases surge

BEIJING (AP) — China tightened lockdowns and increased orders for mass testing in cities along its east coast Wednesday amid the latest surge in COVID-19 cases. Checks have been set...

Most states have cut back public health powers amid pandemic

Republican legislators in more than half of U.S. states, spurred on by voters angry about lockdowns and mask mandates, are taking away the powers that state and local officials use to protect the publ...

Most states have cut back public health powers amid pandemic

Republican legislators in more than half of U.S. states, spurred on by voters angry about lockdowns and mask mandates, are taking away the powers that state and local officials use to protect the publ...

Asian stocks stumble as weak China data fan global growth worries

HONG KONG, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Asian shares fell on Wednesday as weak Chinese economic data reinforced worries about slowing growth globally as well as in the world's second-biggest economy amid f...

Heritage Collection Opens Flagship Hotel in Boat Quay Riverfront

BOAT QUAY, SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 15 September 2021 - Heritage Collection opened its latest branch to the public on 20 August 2021. The newly launched hotel is a flagship of the recognized bo...

Coronavirus digest: France mandates vaccination for frontline workers

A French rule mandating COVID-19 vaccination for certain occupational groups went into effect on Wednesday. Hospital and nursing staff, ambulance drivers, firefighters, gendarmerie officers, civil de...

UK set for COVID booster programme as PM Johnson sets out winter plan

British officials on Tuesday recommended COVID-19 vaccine booster shots be given to all vulnerable people and those aged over 50, ahead of an announcement by the government on its strategy for taming ...

Latest: Among unvaccinated, coronavirus cases climb in US

MISSION, Kan. — The number of COVID-19 deaths and cases in the U.S. have returned to levels reached last winter, potentially bolstering President Joe Biden’s argument for sweeping new vaccination requ...

Third shot: UK to offer COVID booster jabs to over 50s

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. announced Tuesday it will offer a third dose of coronavirus vaccine to everyone over 50 and other vulnerable people to help the country ride out the pandemic through the winter ...

COVID-19 cases in southeast China more than double as Delta spreads

New local COVID-19 infections more than doubled in China's southeastern province of Fujian, health authorities said on Tuesday, prompting officials to quickly roll out measures including travel re...

Malaysia's germ-busting clown finds new role in pandemic

When the coronavirus pandemic struck Malaysia, Shaharul Hisam Baharudin, like many others working closely with people, soon lost his work as an entertainer who juggled and sometimes dressed up as a cl...