AP PHOTOS: Elderly protesters defy Belarus' strongman

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Thousands of protesters who have flooded Belarusian cities for six weeks of demonstrations to demand an end to the 26-year rule of the country’s authoritarian President Alexander...

Asian shares rise as US set to reopen from Labor Day holiday

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Tuesday, after European stocks rallied and U.S. markets were closed for the Labor Day national holiday. Investors are focusing on uncertainties over t...

Throwback to Stalin era? Russia picks new date to mark end of WWII in the Pacific

When exactly did World War II end in the Pacific? Russia now has a different answer to that question than the West. In mid-April, Russia's parliament voted to move the day commemorating the end o...

Taipei opens travel fair without international airlines due to COVID-19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Taipei Tourism Expo (TTE) opened Friday (Aug. 28) without the presence of international airlines as the focus turns to domestic travel due to the Wuhan coronavi...

Transcript: Barack Obama's address at John Lewis' funeral

ATLANTA (AP) — A transcript of former President Barack Obama's address to those present at the funeral service for John Lewis at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Thursday. ___ ...

NPP pushing for Indigenous Peoples' Day to become national holiday in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Power Party (NPP) Chairman Hsu Yung-ming (徐永明) said on Monday (July 27) that he will push for new legislation to make Aug. 1 "Indigenous Peoples' Day" a ...

Animal print, beads or plain black, masks become about style

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — They can be colorful or come in basic black, make a political statement or just a funny one. Masks made of cotton and other washable materials have become big sel...

France celebrates virus heroes on redesigned Bastille Day

PARIS (AP) — Ambulance drivers, supermarket cashiers, postal workers. Medics who died fighting COVID-19. France is honoring them all on its biggest national holiday Tuesday, recalibrating Bastille Day...

US holiday fuels worries about skyrocketing virus cases

ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The United States has dipped under 50,000 new daily infections for the first time in four days, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University, but experts fear celebrati...

More U.S. workers getting Juneteenth off as awareness grows

NEW YORK (AP) — A unprecedented number of U.S. companies are giving employees off for Juneteenth on Friday, raising hopes that the day commemorating the end of slavery could someday become a true nati...

Putin attends first public event after months of lockdown

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday showed up at a ceremony marking the national holiday — the first big public event he has attended since announcing a nationwide lockdown more...

Turkey reports downward trend in virus deaths, infections

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey reported a continued downward trajectory in COVID-19 deaths and confirmed infections Tuesday, with 28 new deaths and 1,022 infections over the past 24 hours. H...

Kosovo court suspends nomination of new prime minister

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s Constitutional Court on Friday suspended a presidential decree nominating Avdullah Hoti of the center-right Democratic League of Kosovo, or LDK, to replace the acting ...

Kosovo president nominates new prime minister candidate

PRISTINA, Koovo (AP) — Kosovo’s president on Thursday nominated Avdullah Hoti of the center-right Democratic League of Kosovo, or LDK, to replace the acting prime minister. President...

PBS Memorial Day concert pushed to TV event because of virus

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus has wiped out plans to bring tens of thousand of people to the U.S. Capitol for the annual Memorial Day weekend concert shown on PBS, but organizers are pressing ahead ...