“But Only For the U.S.”: Trump Attempts to Pay German Scientists to Get Coronavirus Vaccine
2020-03-15 20:38:26 UTC
<p>BERLIN (Reuters) - Berlin is trying to stop Washington from persuading a German company seeking a coronavirus vaccine to move its research to the United States, prompting German politicians to insist no country should have a monopoly on any future vaccine.</p><p>German government sources told ...
Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates Is Stepping Down From Company’s Board to Focus on Philanthropy
2020-03-14 22:02:26 UTC
<p>REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said Friday he is stepping down from the company’s board to focus on <a href="https://apnews.com/b1279711ee234b3ab3916d292d262643">philanthropy.</a></p><p>Gates was Microsoft’s CEO until 2000 and since then has gradually s...
Scientists: Make Coronavirus Research Available to All
2020-03-13 17:28:52 UTC
<p>The Latest on the world’s coronavirus pandemic:</p><p>Science policy leaders from around the globe are calling on publishers to immediately make available all research and data on the new coronavirus.</p><p>The leaders come from a dozen countries, including the United States, Italy, Japa...
Iraq: US Strikes Kill 5 Security Forces, 1 Civilian
2020-03-13 17:19:23 UTC
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s military said five security force members and a civilian were killed early Friday in a barrage of U.S. airstrikes launched hours after a rocket attack killed and wounded American and British servicemen at a base north of Baghdad.
An Iran-backed Shiite militia group vowed ...
Global Shares Plunge: Worst Day Since '87
2020-03-13 02:06:33 UTC
<p>NEW YORK (AP) — Shares have plunged in Asia, with Japan’s benchmark sinking 10% after Wall Street suffered its biggest drop since the Black Monday crash of 1987. </p><p>Markets worldwide have retreated as fears of economic fallout from the coronavirus crisis deepen and the mel...
World Health Organization Declares Coronavirus Crisis Is Now a Pandemic
2020-03-11 16:52:06 UTC
<p>ROME (AP) — Expressing increasing alarm about mounting infections, the World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic.</p><p>Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who heads the U.N. agency, said the WHO is “deeply concerned by the alarming l...
"Constitutional" Amendment: Putin Plans To Rule Until 2036
2020-03-10 21:45:41 UTC
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed his tightly guarded political plans Tuesday and supported a constitutional amendment that would allow him to seek reelection in 2024 by restarting the term count.
The constitutional change would pave the way for the 67-year-old Putin to s...
Angela Merkel Says top EU Leaders Stressing Cooperation
2020-03-10 20:19:00 UTC
BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she talked to other top leaders of EU member states and the European Commission at a video conference Tuesday evening and explained what her country is doing to contain the spread of the virus and also how the government is financially supporting comp...
Italy Hopes of Not Becoming Next Epicenter of Spreading Coronavirus
2020-03-10 17:46:24 UTC
ROME (AP) — The boisterous hum of Rome dwindled to a whisper and police patrols kept people apart in cafes as Italy enforced an extraordinary, sweeping lockdown Tuesday in hopes of not becoming the next epicenter of the spreading coronavirus epidemic now that life in China is edging back to norma...
Billionaire Can't Recall Why He Bought Pablo Picasso Paintings
2020-03-10 17:20:19 UTC
MONACO (AP) — Billionaire art collector David Nahmad can’t fully recall why he bought “Nature Morte,” a charmingly simple oil on canvas that Pablo Picasso painted in 1921.
Given that Nahmad owns about 300 of the Spanish genius’ works, his forgetfulness is perhaps understandable. With such a pr...
US Began Withdrawing Troops From Afghanistan
2020-03-10 16:53:42 UTC
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United States began withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, the U.S. military said Tuesday, taking a step forward on its peace deal with the Taliban while also praising Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s promise to start releasing Taliban prisoners after he had delayed for...
Meghan Tells Men to Value & Appreciate Women in Their Lives
2020-03-10 06:01:34 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry’s wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has visited a school to offer an International Women’s Day message with an appeal to men to honor the women in their lives.
The surprise visit Friday took place at the Robert Clack Upper School in Dagenham in east London. The com...
March 8: Women Filled Streets to Protest Gender Violence, and Inequality
2020-03-09 02:22:45 UTC
<p>MEXICO CITY (AP) — Women filled the streets of the world’s largest cities Sunday to protest gender violence and inequality on International Women’s Day, with the mothers of murdered girls leading a march in Mexico City and participants in Paris inveighing against the “v...
Coronavirus Fuels Dramatic Fall in Oil Price
2020-03-09 01:49:08 UTC
<p>NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices are plunging as a dispute among producers could lead a global economy weakened by COVID-19 to be awash in an oversupply of crude.</p><p>Brent crude, the international standard, lost $9.50, or 20.1%, to $35.77 per barrel, as of 7:58 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday a...
Nothing Can Pull Markets Out From Undertow
2020-03-06 20:41:47 UTC
<p>NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks kept falling Friday, and bond yields took more breathtaking drops as a brutal, dizzying couple weeks of trading showed no sign of letting up. </p><p>Even a better-than-expected <a href="https://apnews.com/1d187742ff0d4a44bf235fd00c665fb7">report on U.S. jobs</...
Coronavirus Cases, Deaths Increase in US
2020-03-03 21:56:26 UTC
<p>SEATTLE (AP) — Tensions over how to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus intensified Tuesday in the United States as the death toll climbed to seven and lawmakers expressed doubts about the government’s ability to ramp up testing fast enough to deal with the crisis.</p><p>All of ...
EU Is Facing a New Refugee Crisis
2020-03-03 19:04:53 UTC
<p>KASTANIES/LESBOS, Greece (Reuters) - European Union officials on Tuesday promised more cash for Greece during a visit to its border with Turkey which tens of thousands of migrants and refugees have been trying for days to breach.</p><p>The officials urged Turkey to abide by a 2016 deal which r...
Iran Is Within Reach of Enriched Uranium Needed to Produce Nuclear Weapon
2020-03-03 17:35:05 UTC
<p>VIENNA (AP) — Iran has nearly tripled its stockpile of enriched uranium since November in violation of its deal with world powers and is refusing to answer questions about three possible undeclared nuclear sites, the U.N. atomic watchdog agency said Tuesday.</p><p>The International Atomi...
Daily Cases of Coronavirus Outside China Climbing
2020-03-02 18:44:39 UTC
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The coronavirus appeared for the first time in New York, Moscow and Berlin and clusters of the disease surged around the world, even as new cases in China dropped to their lowest level in six weeks Monday and hundreds of patients were released from hospitals at the epice...
Iran reports 978 coronavirus cases, death toll jumps to 54
2020-03-01 13:15:28 UTC
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's health ministry raised on Sunday the nationwide death toll from the new coronavirus to 54 as the number of confirmed infected cases jumped overnight by more than half to 978 people.
The ministry's spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said new cases were confirmed in a number...
US Signs Peace Agreement with Taliban
2020-02-29 15:41:25 UTC
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The United States signed a peace agreement with Taliban militants on Saturday aimed at bringing an end to 18 years of bloodshed in Afghanistan and allowing U.S. troops to return home from America’s longest war.
Under the agreement, the U.S. would draw its forces down to 8,60...
Turkey, Russia talk tensions in Syria as migrants push west
2020-02-28 21:38:48 UTC
<p>REYHANLI, Turkey (AP) — The presidents of Turkey and Russia spoke by phone Friday to try to defuse tensions that rose significantly in Syria after 33 Turkish troops were killed in an airstrike blamed on the Syrian government, and a new wave of refugees and migrants headed for the Greek l...
Stocks sink again, heading for the worst week since 2008
2020-02-28 21:16:55 UTC
U.S. stocks sank again on Wall Street Friday, pushing the S&P 500 index down another 2.8% and putting the market on track for its worst week since October 2008.
The virus outbreak has been shutting down industrial centers, emptying shops and severely crimping travel all over the world. More co...
Coronavirus Outbreak Is Spreading Around the World
2020-02-27 21:37:15 UTC
<p>One by one, more and more countries are reporting cases of the new coronavirus. Governments and doctors on the front lines are scrambling for solutions and everyday life around the globe is being disrupted in a manner that’s not been seen in recent times. </p><p>The spread of the vi...
New Hope in Virus Outbreak in China: Fall in New Cases
2020-02-12 18:59:17 UTC
BEIJING (AP) — Dr. Mike Ryan, the head of emergencies for the World Health Organization, says “it’s way too early to try to predict the beginning of the end” of the virus outbreak in China.
Ryan was speaking at a news conference Wednesday at WHO headquarters in Geneva.
He says it is reassur...