US Army chief welcomed to Thailand with coronavirus test

BANGKOK (AP) — A U.S. Army delegation led by chief of staff Gen. James McConville on Thursday became the first official visitors to Thailand since entry rules were eased as part of the lifting of coro...

Arsonists torch Melania Trump statue in Slovenia

Arsonists set fire to a wooden statue representing United States first lady Melania Trump in her birth country of Slovenia, local media reported on Wednesday. The incident took place on July 4, when ...

Dam in China's Hangzhou opens all 9 floodgates for first time in history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With torrential rain and massive flooding ravaging much of southern China, the Xin'anjiang Dam on Wednesday (July 8) opened all nine of its floodgates, causing 12 vill...

Bolsonaro now the 'poster boy' for dubious COVID treatment

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After months of touting an unproven anti-malaria drug as a treatment for the new coronavirus, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is turning himself into a test case live before m...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 9, the 191st day of 2020. There are 175 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 9...

Singapore governing party set to extend power in elections

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans vote Friday in Southeast Asia’s first election since the coronavirus pandemic began, with the health crisis and a grim economy expected to bolster Prime Minister Lee Hsie...

Bolsonaro becomes 'poster boy' for unproven virus treatment

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After months of touting an unproven anti-malaria drug as a treatment for the new coronavirus, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is turning himself into a test case live before m...

Keeneland bans prominent owner, breeder after racist post

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A prominent Kentucky horse owner and breeder has been banned from racing and sales at Keeneland Race Course after his racist post on social media. Keeneland sai...

Serbia's Vucic backs down on coronavirus curfew after Belgrade protests

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic blamed extremists, criminals and unspecified foreign intelligence agencies for the overnight unrest in Belgrade that saw a group of protesters breach the parliament ...

Giants return, so do some players, but Padres' INF Mateo out

As Major League Baseball cautiously tiptoes closer toward beginning its delayed 2020 season, several teams welcomed back players who might have been exposed to the coronavirus and the San Francisco Gi...

Facebook removes false accounts linked to Brazil's Bolsonaro

SAO PAULO (AP) — Social media giant Facebook said Wednesday that it has removed dozens of accounts linked to supporters or employees of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro as part of an investigation i...

The Latest: Indians' Reyes OK to return to field after party

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Cleveland Indians outfielder Franmil Reyes has been cleared by the team’s medi...

2-time French Open finalist Soderling talks of mental health

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Two-time French Open finalist Robin Soderling has written about his mental health in a social media post and revealed that he suffered from anxiety and panic attacks after pla...

Lockdown and racism go hand in hand in Catalonia

Lleida, the capital city of the Segria region — 180 kilometers (111 miles) east of Barcelona — finds itself in a "wartime mode" again as a new lockdown takes hold. Last Saturday...

Hottest commodity in Lebanon's economic chaos: The US dollar

BEIRUT (AP) — The lines snaked around the block. Then they swelled to fill the whole street, before they turned into a raucous mob of men shoving to the front of the line. There at the exchange bureau...