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Iran sets coronavirus infection record for 3rd straight day

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran hit a new coronavirus infection record on Thursday for the third straight day, reporting 22,586 new cases as the country grapples with a severe spike following the Persian New...

The Latest: Germany faces 'crisis of trust' amid pandemic

FRANKFURT, Germany — President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that Germany is enduring a “crisis of trust” and urged the country to “pull together” as it weathers a second Easter amid pandemic restricti...

California OKs indoor sports, concerts as COVID cases plunge

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sports, theater and music fans will be able to take their seats again in California as the state's coronavirus cases plummet and vaccinations jump. After a ...

Unique 4/3/21 date draws lines for Vegas wedding licenses

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Soon-to-be newlyweds lined up out the door of the marriage license office in Las Vegas on Friday, ahead of a unique date to tie the knot: 4/3/21. Nearly 700 couples ...

Coronavirus: What are the lockdown rules in different EU countries?

Germany: U-turn on a 'quiet Easter' Chancellor Angela Merkel is keen to impose stricter measures to combat COVID-19, but so far the premiers of Germany's 16 stateshave not given their app...

Pink cake on canals: Amsterdam celebrates same-sex weddings

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A huge inflatable pink cake with candles spouting rainbow flames glided through the Amsterdam canals Thursday as the Dutch capital celebrated the 20th anniversary of the world's first...

Online Florist M FLORIST Takes Flower Arrangement to a New Height

Dishing Out Lifelike Flower Cake and Pop Art Bouquets in New Birthday Collection HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 30 March 2021 - Premium Hong Kong online florist M FLORIST is proud to present a new ...

COVID: England begins easing lockdown

England entered the second phase of easing its lockdown on Monday, as a nationwide vaccination campaign has seen some success in lowering case numbers. Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed the UK&#...

Many lives were changed by India's lockdown a year ago

The government order on the night of March 24, 2020, was abrupt but clear: In four hours, India and its 1.4 billion people would be locked down entirely because of the coronavirus. As the clock str...

Oregon anxious to take floor after advancing without playing

The Oregon Ducks moved on in the West Region without the usual excitement that accompanies moving on. Or with that momentum boost, either. The Ducks earned a free p...

A year into pandemic, veterans halls 'barely hanging' on

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Paul Guilbeault knew the writing was on the wall for the last Veterans of Foreign Wars post in this city south of Boston when businesses across Massachusetts were ordered to ...

NYC strip clubs sue New York state over COVID shutdown

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of New York City exotic dancing clubs sued New York state Thursday, saying it’s not fair that they’re being kept closed when everything from axe-throwing venues to bars with li...

Multilingual team helps Berlin immigrants fight coronavirus

BERLIN (AP) — Three times a week, Aliye Tuerkyilmaz hits the markets and busy shopping streets of Neukoelln to hand out informational flyers on the coronavirus pandemic to residents of the German capi...

AP PHOTOS: Turkish riders recall skills of Seljuks and Huns

ERZURUM, Turkey (AP) — Riders in eastern Turkey play cirit, an equestrian sport that dates back to the martial horsemen who spearheaded the historical conquests of central Asia’s Turkic tribes. ...

Pandemic sets back Italian women's long fight for jobs

ROME (AP) — One of hundreds of thousands of women in Italy who lost jobs in the pandemic, Laura Taddeo has a masters degree in tourism, speaks fluent English and Spanish and some Arabic, too. ...