World Jul 23Opening ceremony for Tokyo Summer Olympics sets striking tone amid pandemic
As their opening unfolded, devoid of the usual crowd energy, the Olympics convened amid simmering anger and disbelief in much of the host country, but with hopes from organizers that the excitement of the sports to follow would offset the…
Politics Sep 22WATCH: COVID-19 shows importance of international cooperation, Xi says
“Burying one’s head in the sand like an ostrich in the face of economic globalization or trying to fight it with Don Quixote’s lance goes against the trend of history. Let this be clear: The world will never return to…
Health Mar 23Over 1.5 billion globally asked to stay home to escape virus
The hunt for masks, ventilators and other medical supplies consumed the U.S. and Europe, as more than 1.5 billion people — one-fifth of the world's population — were asked or ordered to stay home on Monday to try to blunt…
Health Mar 23Hunt for medical gear to fight virus becomes all-consuming
The hunt for ventilators and other medical supplies consumed the U.S. and Europe on Monday, as new coronavirus infections soared and political paralysis stalled efforts for a quick aid package from Congress.
Health Mar 01Virus spreads to over 60 countries; France closes the Louvre
The number of countries hit by the coronavirus climbed past 60 Sunday, and infections and deaths continued to mount around the globe, emptying streets of tourists and workers, shaking economies and rewriting the realities of daily life.
Health Mar 01Virus outbreak batters economies, raises fear of spread
Amid fears about where the next outbreak of a fast-spreading new virus would appear, infections and deaths continued to rise across the globe Sunday, emptying streets of tourists and workers, shaking economies and rewriting the realities of daily life.
Economy Feb 28Financial pain deepens as nearly 60 countries report virus
Globally, more than 83,000 people have fallen ill with the novel coronavirus.
World Feb 19Passengers begin leaving cruise ship after virus quarantine ends
Many foreign governments say they won't let passengers from the ship return unless they go through another quarantine period, so it was striking to see passengers disembark, get into taxis and disappear into Yokohama, where the ship is docked.
World Jul 26North Korea says missile test was warning to South Korea ‘warmongers’
South Korea's military later said that the flight data of the weapon launched Thursday showed similarities to the Russian-made Iskander, a short-range, nuclear-capable missile.
World Jun 28G-20 leaders clash over values, face calls to protect growth
China has often sought support for defending global trade agreements against Trump's "America First" stance in gatherings like the G-20.