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Turkey, Russia talk tensions in Syria as migrants push west

February 28, 2020

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 a Syrian... more »»

 
 
 
Dems joust with Pompeo at hearing, the 1st since impeachment

February 28, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended the Trump administration's response to the spreading coronavirus but also faced contentious questions from Democrats about the basis for... more »»

Viral fear sparks global run on face masks

February 28, 2020

Fear of the spreading coronavirus has led to a global run on sales of face masks despite evidence that most people who aren't sick don't need to wear them. more »»

What's happening: Virus fears hit Africa, markets, churches

February 28, 2020

PARIS (AP) — Amusement parks, sports events, religious gatherings, even school. More and more things in a growing swath of the world are now affected by the new virus. more »»

Italy tries a return to some normalcy after virus closures

February 28, 2020

ROME (AP) — Authorities in Italy moved Friday to re-open schools and museums amid the coronavirus outbreak in the country which has the most cases outside of Asia, as Italians yearned for a retur... more »»

Geneva auto show canceled as Swiss ban big events over virus

February 28, 2020

GENEVA (AP) — The Geneva auto show was canceled after the Swiss government put an immediate ban Friday on all public and private events involving more than 1,000 people in order to halt the sprea... more »»

Virus outbreak in Iran sickens hundreds, including leaders

February 28, 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — After facing sanctions and the risk of war amid tensions with the United States, Iran’s Shiite theocracy now has an enemy in the new coronavirus that infiltrate... more »»

Nigeria confirms 1st case of new virus in sub-Saharan Africa

February 28, 2020

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian authorities on Friday confirmed the first case of the new coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa as the outbreak spread to a region with some of the world's weakest... more »»

Turkey moves ahead with its threats to send refugees to EU

February 28, 2020

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of refugees and migrants in Turkey have begun heading for the country’s land and sea borders with Greece, buoyed by Turkish officials’ statements indicating they... more »»

Parents slam Serbia bill in chilling 'missing babies' cases

February 28, 2020

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Mirjana Novokmet does not believe that a special law that is set for approval in the Serbian parliament will help uncover what happened to her first child back in 1978. more »»

Geneva auto show canceled as Switzerland bans large events

February 28, 2020

GENEVA (AP) — The Geneva auto show was canceled after the Swiss government put an immediate ban Friday on all public and private events involving more than 1,000 people in order to halt the sprea... more »»

Dominican Republic turns back cruise ship amid virus fears

February 28, 2020

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A cruise ship heading to the Dominican Republic to disembark hundreds of passengers after a 14-day tour was searching for a new port on Friday after being... more »»

Malaysia's Mahathir suffers blow as supporters abandon him

February 28, 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's king on Friday said he will let party leaders nominate prime ministerial candidates, shifting the battle for power after opposition parties switched their... more »»

Afghan ex-leader welcomes peace deal; criticizes US legacy

February 28, 2020

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — On the eve of a potentially historic deal with the U.S. more »»

Prayers at fire-bombed mosques as India's riot toll grows

February 28, 2020

NEW DELHI (AP) — Muslims in a northeastern neighborhood of India's capital returned for weekly prayers at fire-bombed mosques on Friday, two days after a 72-hour clash between Hindus and Muslims... more »»

NATO urges Syria, Russia to halt airstrikes as migrants move

February 28, 2020

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO on Friday called on Syria and Russia to halt their airstrikes following the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in northeastern Syria, as scores of migrants gathered at Turkey's... more »»

Financial pain deepens as nearly 60 countries report virus

February 28, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — A deepening health crisis became an economic one too Friday, with the virus outbreak sapping financial markets, emptying shops and businesses, and putting major sites and events off... more »»

Financial pain deepens as 57 countries exposed to virus

February 28, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — A deepening health crisis became an economic one too Friday, with the virus outbreak sapping financial markets, emptying shops and businesses, and putting major sites and events off... more »»

NATO in urgent Syria talks as migrants move to Greek border

February 28, 2020

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO envoys were holding emergency talks Friday at the request of Turkey following the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in northeast Syria, as scores of migrants gathered at Turkey'... more »»

Parents of 'terrified' Africans stranded in China want help

February 28, 2020

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — She wakes every day long before dawn to chat with her three stranded daughters on the other side of the world in China's locked-down city of Wuhan, anxious to see they have... more »»

Malaysian king rejects Mahathir's call as turmoil deepens

February 28, 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's king on Friday said he will let party leaders nominate prime ministerial candidates, rejecting interim leader Mahathir Mohamad's call for a vote by... more »»

 
 

 

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