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Hong Kong has imposed sweeping curbs to stop a fresh spike in coronavirus infections, closing government offices and swimming pools and limiting public gatherings to two people.
Hong Kong has imposed sweeping curbs to stop a fresh spike in coronavirus infections, closing government offices and swimming pools and limiting public gatherings to two people.
AP Investigation: Imaad Zuberi, a well-connected fundraiser for top Democrats and Republicans, took millions in foreign money and illegally lobbied lawmakers. Pay to play, he explained to clients, was just how America works.
AP Investigation: Imaad Zuberi, a well-connected fundraiser for top Democrats and Republicans, took millions in foreign money and illegally lobbied lawmakers. Pay to play, he explained to clients, was just how America works.
Virus update:
• Moderna is asking US, European regulators to OK its virus shots.
• Beware of COVID-19 scams as vaccine approaches FDA approval.
• On London street, virus forces small shops to adapt or close.
Virus update:
• Moderna is asking US, European regulators to OK its virus shots.
• Beware of COVID-19 scams as vaccine approaches FDA approval.
• On London street, virus forces small shops to adapt or close.
BREAKING: Moderna says it will ask U.S. and European regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection.
BREAKING: Moderna says it will ask U.S. and European regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection.
The coronavirus vaccine inching toward approval is desperately anticipated by weary Americans longing for a path back to normal life. But criminals are waiting, too, ready to use that desperation to their advantage, federal investigators say.
The coronavirus vaccine inching toward approval is desperately anticipated by weary Americans longing for a path back to normal life. But criminals are waiting, too, ready to use that desperation to their advantage, federal investigators say.
A top Iranian security official says Israel used “electronic devices” to remotely kill a scientist who founded the country's military nuclear program in the 2000s. Israel has declined to comment on the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
A top Iranian security official says Israel used “electronic devices” to remotely kill a scientist who founded the country's military nuclear program in the 2000s. Israel has declined to comment on the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
French activists fear that a proposed new security law will deprive them of a potent weapon against abuse — cellphone videos of police activity — threatening efforts to document police brutality, especially in impoverished immigrant neighborhoods.
French activists fear that a proposed new security law will deprive them of a potent weapon against abuse — cellphone videos of police activity — threatening efforts to document police brutality, especially in impoverished immigrant neighborhoods.
Small businesses all over the world are struggling as COVID-19 forces many to close outright while also remaking consumer habits, but many in Britain are facing the double whammy of the pandemic and the economic uncertainty caused by Brexit.
Small businesses all over the world are struggling as COVID-19 forces many to close outright while also remaking consumer habits, but many in Britain are facing the double whammy of the pandemic and the economic uncertainty caused by Brexit.
Iran has begun a funeral for a recently killed scientist who founded the Islamic Republic’s military nuclear program in the early 2000s. Iran has blamed Israel, which has yet to comment on the attack on Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
Iran has begun a funeral for a recently killed scientist who founded the Islamic Republic’s military nuclear program in the early 2000s. Iran has blamed Israel, which has yet to comment on the attack on Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
“We screamed as if we were crucified.”
A new Human Rights Watch report details the forced disappearances and torture of Burundian refugees and asylum seekers in Tanzania.
“We screamed as if we were crucified.”
A new Human Rights Watch report details the forced disappearances and torture of Burundian refugees and asylum seekers in Tanzania.
Australia’s prime minister says a tweet by a Chinese official which shows a fake image of an Australian soldier appearing to slit a child’s throat is “truly repugnant.”
Australia’s prime minister says a tweet by a Chinese official which shows a fake image of an Australian soldier appearing to slit a child’s throat is “truly repugnant.”
Interviews by The Associated Press with nearly a dozen people pull back the curtain on the yearslong legal and diplomatic tussle that led to an indictment against two Islamic State militants in the torture and deaths of American hostages in Syria.
Interviews by The Associated Press with nearly a dozen people pull back the curtain on the yearslong legal and diplomatic tussle that led to an indictment against two Islamic State militants in the torture and deaths of American hostages in Syria.
If you were to choose a word that rose above most in 2020, which word would it be? Ding, ding, ding: Merriam-Webster announced “pandemic” as its 2020 word of the year.
If you were to choose a word that rose above most in 2020, which word would it be? Ding, ding, ding: Merriam-Webster announced “pandemic” as its 2020 word of the year.
“I kept my promise, I fought to the end.”
After nearly three decades in politics, the chairman of Hong Kong’s largest pro-democracy party is stepping down as a lawmaker while urging supporters to rethink how to continue their fight for change.
“I kept my promise, I fought to the end.”
After nearly three decades in politics, the chairman of Hong Kong’s largest pro-democracy party is stepping down as a lawmaker while urging supporters to rethink how to continue their fight for change.
Bruno Covas, the mayor of Sao Paulo, Brazil, easily fended off a reelection challenge from the socialist leader of a squatters movement as 57 Brazilian cities held runoff elections Sunday.
Bruno Covas, the mayor of Sao Paulo, Brazil, easily fended off a reelection challenge from the socialist leader of a squatters movement as 57 Brazilian cities held runoff elections Sunday.
President-elect Joe Biden will have an all-female senior communications team at his White House, led by campaign communications director Kate Bedingfield. Jen Psaki, a longtime Democratic spokeswoman, will be his press secretary.
President-elect Joe Biden will have an all-female senior communications team at his White House, led by campaign communications director Kate Bedingfield. Jen Psaki, a longtime Democratic spokeswoman, will be his press secretary.
A Pennsylvania state senator abruptly left a West Wing meeting with President Trump after being informed he had tested positive for the coronavirus, a person with direct knowledge of the meeting told The Associated Press.
A Pennsylvania state senator abruptly left a West Wing meeting with President Trump after being informed he had tested positive for the coronavirus, a person with direct knowledge of the meeting told The Associated Press.
President-elect Joe Biden twisted his ankle while playing with one of his dogs and will be examined by a doctor “out of an abundance of caution,” his office said.
President-elect Joe Biden twisted his ankle while playing with one of his dogs and will be examined by a doctor “out of an abundance of caution,” his office said.
Where did you come from? Where did you go? A mysterious silver monolith in the Utah desert has disappeared less than 10 days after it was spotted by wildlife biologists performing a helicopter survey of bighorn sheep, federal officials and witnesses said.
Where did you come from? Where did you go? A mysterious silver monolith in the Utah desert has disappeared less than 10 days after it was spotted by wildlife biologists performing a helicopter survey of bighorn sheep, federal officials and witnesses said.
Wisconsin has finished a presidential recount ordered for two Democratic-leaning counties, and Joe Biden is still the winner of the state by more than 20,000 votes. President Trump paid for the recount, which delivered a net gain of 87 votes to Biden.
Wisconsin has finished a presidential recount ordered for two Democratic-leaning counties, and Joe Biden is still the winner of the state by more than 20,000 votes. President Trump paid for the recount, which delivered a net gain of 87 votes to Biden.
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