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The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.— ‘Historic’ rise: French unemployment claims jump …
WASHINGTON (AP) — 2.1 million workers seek jobless aid, raising total layoffs since virus struck to nearly 41 million.
BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — Manhunts have begun after hundreds of people, some with the coronavirus, fled quarantine centers in Zimbabwe and Malawi while authorities worry they will spread COVID-19 in countries whose health systems can be rapidly overwhelmed.In Malawi, more than 400 people …
BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it is seeking European Union sanctions against a Russian man over his alleged role in the hacking of the German parliament at a time when evidence showed he was working for Russian intelligence.The Germany Foreign Ministry said it called in Russian Ambassador …
MIAMI (AP) — It was mid-January and Jordan Goudreau was itching to get going on a secret plan to raid Venezuela and arrest President Nicolás Maduro when the former special forces commando flew to the city of Barranquilla in Colombia to meet with his would-be partner in arms.To get …
NEW DELHI (AP) — As if the coronavirus wasn't enough, India grappled with scorching temperatures and the worst locust invasion in decades as authorities prepared for the end of a monthslong lockdown despite recording thousands of new infections every day.This triple disaster drew biblical …
BERLIN (AP) — Germany calls in Russian ambassador over allegations involving a 2015 cyberattack on the federal parliament in Berlin.
TOKYO (AP) — Just two months after the unprecedented Olympic postponement, organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto was asked Thursday about progress toward rescheduling next year's Tokyo Games.“If you ask, are we just around the first corner of the 400-meter race, I cannot answer that …
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Thursday reported its biggest jump in coronavirus cases in more than 50 days, a resurgence that health officials warn is getting harder to track and risks erasing some of the nation's hard-won gains.The Korea Centers for Disease Control and …
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fires burned and looters struck Thursday after violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody rocked Minneapolis for a second straight night, with damage stretching for miles across the city.Amid the violence, a man was found fatally shot Wednesday night …
MOSCOW (AP) — India saw another record daily jump in coronavirus cases Thursday while Russia reported a steady increase in its caseload even as it moved to swiftly ease restrictions in sync with the Kremlin's ambitious political plans.The developments come as the United States crossed a …
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Nissan plans to close auto plants in Spain and Indonesia after sinking into the red for the first time in 11 years as the pandemic squashed global demand and disrupted production. Yokohama-based Nissan’s chief executive, Makoto Uchida, said Thursday …
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Intercity train service resumed on a limited basis Thursday in Turkey as the government eases restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus.Service restarted following a two-month suspension with a high-speed train departing the capital, Ankara, for Istanbul at 7 a.m. …
Emilio DiPalma was, as he liked to say, just a kid from western Massachusetts when he found himself in a front-row seat to history as a courtroom guard in Nuremberg, Germany, during the first and most famous trial of Nazi war criminals in 1945. The 19-year-old had fought Germans on the front lines …
BANGKOK (AP) — Global markets were mostly higher on Thursday as investors pinned their hopes on an economic rebound from the coronavirus pandemic. As investors prepared for latest weekly report on U.S. jobless claims, shares rose in Paris, London and Tokyo but dropped in Hong Kong, where …
Like dozens of other veteran spellers in their final year of eligibility, Anson Cook had big plans for this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee, which was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The 13-year-old eighth-grader from Potomac, Maryland, was a two-time participant in the bee, and …
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Angry workers burned tires at the gates of the Nissan carmaking plant in northeastern Spain and prepared for more protests after the Japanese company said it would shut all its manufacturing in the region as it reshuffles its global business.The decision will lead to …
BEIJING (AP) — China’s legislature endorsed a national security law for Hong Kong on Thursday that has strained relations with the United States and Britain and prompted new protests in the territory.The National People’s Congress approved the bill as it wrapped up an annual …
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is set to sketch its latest picture Thursday of the layoffs that have left tens of millions of people unemployed but have slowed as states increasingly allow businesses to reopen.Even with companies calling some laid-off employees back to work, millions …
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A self-described “master thief” career criminal is hoping to catch a break on his prison sentence from burglarizing a Brink’s warehouse during which he accidentally set millions of dollars on fire.Sean Murphy and two other men were convicted of …

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