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Saudi Arabia records 38 new virus deaths

RIYADH Saudi Arabia on Thursday confirmed 38 more deaths from the novel coronavirus, according to the Health Ministry. A ministry statement said 3,733 new infections were registered over the past 24...

China makes massive medical donations to Latin America

BOGOTA, Colombia Since bringing its coronavirus outbreak under control, China has been sending medical supplies and equipment to other parts of the world to help fight COVID-19.     Its relief efforts...

Peru poised to overtake Italy, Spain in COVID-19 cases

ANKARA Peru's confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed 200,000 Tuesday, according to its health ministry, putting it behind Brazil in South America.  Peru reported 167 new deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24...

COVID-19 worsening world’s food systems: UN chief

WASHINGTON The coronavirus pandemic is worsening the world's food systems, according Tuesday to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.  The UN chief said in a video message there is more than enough...

Pangolin scales removed from Chinese medicine list

ANKARA  China removed the pangolin scales from an official 2020 list of traditional medicines as part of efforts to protect the population of the world's most-trafficked mammal in the wild,...

WHO chief urges anti-racism protestors to wear masks

GENEVA The World Health Organization chief on Monday encouraged those protesting against racism around the world to do so safely, including keeping a safe distance from others, cleaning hands, covering...

Spain: Infections drop to new low as lockdown eased

OVIEDO, Spain As much of Spain further relaxed measures on Monday, the Health Ministry reported the lowest number of new coronavirus infections since early March. Just 48 people were diagnosed with...

Italy reports 65 new deaths, gov't focuses on economy

ROME Italy on Monday reported 65 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus, bringing the death toll to 33,964, as the government prepares to meet unions and opposition parties to examine...

France reports 13 more virus deaths in dramatic drop

PARIS France saw a dramatic drop in fatalities from coronavirus on Sunday, with 13 more deaths reported over the past day, the Health Ministry said. This was a fall of 22...

Italy reports 53 new deaths, zero infections in Veneto

ROME Italy on Sunday reported 53 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus, bringing the death toll to 33,899, as a growing number of regions registered no new cases. The slowing trend...

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Turkey rescues 40 asylum seekers in Aegean

AYDIN, Turkey The Turkish Coast Guard rescued 40 asylum seekers late Tuesday who were pushed back by Greek coastal authorities into Turkish waters off the...

Trump ‘surprised’ by Biden’s vice president pick

BOGOTA, Colombia US President Donald Trump weighed in on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s choice of Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate Tuesday, saying...

Sevilla reach Europa League final four with late winner

ANKARA  Spanish football club Sevilla qualified for the UEFA Europa League semifinals, beating English team Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 in the quarterfinals late Tuesday.  Argentine forward Lucas...

In Harris, Biden finds VP with track record, history

WASHINGTON By choosing California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden is choosing an individual with a proven track record...

UK-Japan trade deal held up by cheese

LONDON Post-Brexit trade talks between the UK and Japan have progressed largely smoothly but have hit a stumbling block regarding Stilton cheese, according to local...