Survivors of world conflicts offer perspective amid pandemic

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — As Western countries reeling from the coronavirus pandemic awaken to a new reality of economic collapse, overwhelmed hospitals, grounded flights and home confinement, it's...

Fitness enthusiasts think outside the gym during coronavirus

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Steve LaTart in Minnesota is thinking of installing a space heater in his basement to recreate the atmosphere of his hot yoga classes now that his gym has closed due to co...

Fitness enthusiasts think outside the gym during coronavirus

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Steve LaTart in Minnesota is thinking of installing a space heater in his basement to recreate the atmosphere of his hot yoga classes now that his gym has closed due to co...

Business Highlights

___ Stocks slide on Wall Street, extending steep drops this week NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. stock indexes gave up early gains and closed mostly lower Wednesday, ext...

Peugeot maker sees record profit, but virus clouds horizon

PARIS (AP) — Despite record profits last year, Peugeot maker PSA Group said Wednesday it lost 700 million euros ($760 million) in China — and that was before the new virus hit a key...

UN envoy: Haiti's political crisis sends economy tumbling

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The political impasse that has paralyzed Haiti is sending its economy deeper into recession, with 4.6 million people needing humanitarian aid — and there is no immediate end in s...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Feb. 5 The Miami Herald on Fred Guttenberg, father of a student killed at Mar...

Mexico tries to sell presidential jet to Canada; raffle next

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is trying to sell its luxurious presidential jet to Canada, but will raffle the plane off if the Canadians don't want it, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Tuesday. ...

Racist threats rattle students, faculty at university

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Three months after a set of anonymous, threatening, racist, antisemitic and homophobic emails sent a wave of fear through the sociology department at Wake Forest University,...

UN chief urges Haitians to resist escalation at quake event

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres used a U.N. ceremony Friday marking the 10th anniversary of the devastating Haiti earthquake to urge Haitians to resolve differences through di...

Haitian president says he wants to reform constitution

HAVANA (AP) — Haitian President Jovenel Moïse says he wants to use his new power to rule by executive order to reform the constitution and make his country easier to govern. In a st...

Putin's, Xi's ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping have established themselves as the world’s most powerful authoritarian leaders in decades. Now it looks like they want to hang on to those ...

Nearly 90% of Taiwanese wish to work overseas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 90 percent of salary employees in Taiwan wish to work aboard after Lunar New Year, the highest since 2014, according to a survey by online job bank yes123. Aroun...

2020 Taiwan elections: battle of the generations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2020 general elections in Taiwan have been called a faceoff between the younger and older generations, with surveys showing that at least 50 percent of first-time vote...

With births down, U.S. had slowest growth rate in a century

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The past year’s population growth rate in the United States was the slowest in a century due to declining births, increasing deaths and the slowdown of international migration, ac...