Thousands of British Airways employees face job losses

LONDON (AP) — Some 4,000 British Airways workers are learning Friday whether they will be fired as the airline slashes jobs amid the drop in demand and travel restrictions stemming from the COVID-19 p...

A US first, New Hampshire woman gets second face transplant

BOSTON (AP) — For the second time in a decade, a New Hampshire woman has a new face. Carmen Blandin Tarleton, whose face was disfigured in an attack by her ex-husband, became the fir...

VIRUS DIARY: We eloped, just not the way we'd planned

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The plan was to elope in April in New York City, where my fiancee, Julie Trolle, lived. When the coronavirus hit, I canceled my flight from El Paso, where I was...

VIRUS DIARY: We eloped, just not the way we'd planned

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The plan was to elope in April in New York City, where my fiancee, Julie Trolle, lives. When the coronavirus hit, I canceled my flight from El Paso, where I was...

27 dead after migrant boat capsizes off West African coast

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — At least 27 people died when a boat carrying migrants capsized off the West African coast between Mauritania and Western Sahara, United Nations agencies said Friday. ...

'The world exploded': Beirut blast takes a husband, father

BEIRUT (AP) — Soha Saade had not seen her husband since Christmas. The coronavirus pandemic had kept 44-year-old Jihad in Nigeria, where he worked far from his family in Beirut. Once travel restrictio...

South African rugby aims for September restart without fans

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Rugby in South Africa is aiming to restart next month after the government gave permission for matches to go ahead again without spectators. National b...

UK vows action after record-high migrant crossing of Channel

LONDON (AP) — The British government vowed Friday to strengthen border measures after a record daily number of people crossed the English Channel to the U.K. in small boats. At least...

The Latest: French exports down 21.5% as pandemic bites

PARIS — New foreign trade figures released by France for the first half of 2020 reveal the economic devastation the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked on the eurozone’s second economy. ...

New Taiwan passport design up for public vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Voting is now underway on a New Power Party (NPP) website for a series of new Taiwanese passport cover designs, which either minimize or entirely eliminate any mention of ...

Taiwan policy on Chinese students 'discriminatory': China's Taiwan Affairs Office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) on Thursday (Aug. 6) accused the Taiwanese government of intentionally discriminating against Chinese students seeking to resume ...

US lists Taiwan as low-risk after lifting global 'Do not Travel' advisory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. government has included Taiwan among a select list of low-risk destinations after lifting its global "Do Not Travel" advisory. Due to an improvement ...

UN reports sharp increase in cybercrime during pandemic

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A 350% increase in phishing websites was reported in the first quarter of the year, many targeting hospitals and health care systems and hindering their work responding to the CO...

July US jobs report is expected to point to hiring slowdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just how severely has the resurgence of the coronavirus pummeled the U.S. economy? The jobs report for July being released Friday will provide the clearest answer yet. ...

US stops advising against global travel, but hits Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. State Department dropped its global “Level 4” health warning urging people not to travel abroad Thursday, but promptly re-imposed that same advisory level on Mexico. ...