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Live updates | Putin, Zelensky to be at G20 meet, says host

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo says that both Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to attend the G20 summit to be held in Ba...

Ukraine slams Kyiv attack amid new Mariupol rescue effort

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s leader accused Russia of trying to humiliate the United Nations by raining missiles on Kyiv during a visit by Secretary-General António Guterres, an attack that shattere...

COVID digest: Shanghai reports first deaths in latest outbreak

Shanghai reported the first three COVID-19 deaths on Monday, in the latest outbreak in the city. Authorities reported the three were older patients who also suffered from other illnesses. In mid-Marc...

Perfect spring weather greets Boston Marathon's April return

BOSTON (AP) — The daffodils have sprouted, the fall foliage has all been raked away, and the Boston Marathon is back in the spring where it belongs. The world’s most prestigious mara...

South Korea eases distancing amid slowing omicron spread

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea will ease some of its pandemic restrictions starting next week as officials express cautious hope the worst of its omicron outbreak has passed. ...

Officials: Florida manatees eat 'every scrap' in food trial

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — One thing wildlife officials have learned during the winter experimental feeding program to help manatees avoid starvation is that if you feed them, they will come. ...

Boston Marathon ironman Ben Beach eyeing extension of streak

BOSTON (AP) — Ben Beach has experienced a little bit of everything while running in a record 53 consecutive Boston Marathons. He has navigated minor hurdles, like New England’s unpr...

Death toll rises to 210 from February cold wave in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State officials on Tuesday added 59 deaths to the toll wrought by the Feb. 14 cold wave and the ensuing collapse of the Texas electric power grid. The deaths new...

Greek Church to allow worshippers at Easter Week services

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The powerful Church of Greece said Tuesday it would allow the faithful to take part in Orthodox Easter services next week but limit attendance and hold the services earlier in th...

Czech Republic: Obesity is big factor in fight against COVID-19

When it comes to coronavirus deaths per capita, the Czech Republic is among the highest in the world. According to official statistics from the country's Ministry of Health, almost 28,000 people h...

Masters Day 1: The Englishman did not disappoint

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Birdies were as precious as pearls on Day 1 at the Masters and even harder to string together. Two in a row practically passed for a necklace. So when Justin Rose went eagle-birdie...

South Korea extends coronavirus distancing curbs as daily case count hits month high

South Korea said on Friday (March 26) it will extend its coronavirus distancing rules, which include an outside dining curfew and ban on gatherings of five or more people, for two weeks as its daily n...

France hit by 3rd virus surge; culture minister in hospital

PARIS (AP) — France’s high-profile culture minister has been hospitalized for COVID-19, the latest senior official to become ill as the nation faces a third surge of coronavirus infections, this one p...

"Get Out! Move!" Belgium relaxes lockdown for lazier nation

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium is taking the next step in its relaxation of the coronavirus lockdown on Monday and is also telling people: get up! Schools are opening up to more students, markets are setting...

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Spaniards have filled the streets to exercise outside in gorgeous spring weather for the first time in seven weeks and German children rushed to playgrounds as countries in Western Europe gradually r...