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The Latest: Leaders call for pandemic preparedness treaty

LONDON — More than 20 heads of government and global agencies are calling for an international treaty for pandemic preparedness that they say will protect future generations — but there are few detail...

Germany looks set to extend lockdown measures again

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities are expected to extend lockdown measures again on Monday and possibly tighten some restrictions as they face a steady rise in new coronavirus infections. ...

Government urges Germans to limit travel as bookings surge

BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Monday urged citizens to limit travel amid the coronavirus pandemic as airlines reported a surge in bookings to traditional beach holiday destinations for Easter...

Taipei to provide foot traffic indicator for city's popular attractions

People wishing to avoid running into huge crowds will from Wednesday (Feb. 10) be able to stay informed of current foot traffic at any of 19 popular attractions in Taipei via a dedicated web portal. ...

Tanzania says no plans in place to accept COVID-19 vaccines

DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzania’s health ministry says it has no plans in place to accept COVID-19 vaccines, just days after the president of the country of 60 million people expressed doubt about th...

Israel urges citizens to avoid Gulf, cites Iran threat

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government on Thursday urged its citizens to avoid travel to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, citing threats of Iranian attacks. Iran has been threa...

US issues sweeping new travel warning for China, Hong Kong

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. on Tuesday issued a sweeping new advisory warning against travel to mainland China and Hong Kong, citing the risk of “arbitrary detention" and “arbitrary...

Last 2 journalists working for Australian media leave China

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The last two journalists working for Australian media in China have left the country after police demanded interviews with them, the Australian government and Australian Bro...

The Latest: India reports 933 deaths as cases near 2.1M

NEW DELHI, India — India has recorded 933 COVID-19 fatalities in the past 24 hours as fresh infections surged by another 61,537 cases to reach nearly 2.1 million. The Health Ministry...

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 ...

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. ...

New blow to Spain's tourism sector from German, UK travel bans

The UK's sudden decision on Saturday to enforce a 14-day quarantine on travelers from Spain sent shockwaves through an already troubled Spanish tourism sector. Within hours, TUI, Europe's larg...

Air travel expected to not recover before 2024

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Global air travel is recovering more slowly than expected and will take until until 2024 to return to pre-pandemic levels, the trade association for the airline industry said...

Germany advises against travel to Barcelona, Costa Brava

Germany's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday issued a notice warning against tourist travel to three Spanish regions due to "renewed high levels of infections and local lockdowns." The update...

Wuhan coronavirus in the US: Map, case counts and news

Powell: Recovery may begin by summer, will likely be slow Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell expressed optimism Sunday that the U.S. economy can begin to recover from a devastating recession in th...