Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said the measures had become necessary because Austria has seen 550 new cases of coronavirus per 100,000 inhabitants in the past week, a level 11 times greater than what authorities said would be sustainable.
By Associated Press
In a bitter farewell to his home of 21 years, Garo Dadevusyan wrenched off its metal roof and prepared to set the stone house on fire. Thick smoke poured from houses that his neighbors had already torched before fleeing this…
By Franklin Briceno, Associated Press
The shock vote to oust now ex-President Martín Vizcarra has sparked protests unlike any seen in recent years in Peru.
In our news wrap Friday, the United Nations is warning of war crimes amid conflict between Ethiopia’s central government and regional rebel leaders. Hundreds of civilians have been killed in what Amnesty International has called a “massacre.” Also, Kim Ng…
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
In Pakistan, one out of every 20 children dies before age five. Now, childhood immunization rates -- already low -- have dropped sharply during the pandemic, raising fears of a looming increase in infant mortality. Special correspondent Fred de Sam…
By Paolo Santalucia, Colleen Barry, Associated Press
Italy's rate of new confirmed cases has reached 650 per 100,000 people, and confirmed cases hit a daily pandemic high of nearly 41,000 on Friday.
By Frank Bajak, Associated Press
Most of the break-in efforts involved attempts to steal the login credentials of people associated with the targeted organizations.
By Will Weissert, David Crary, Associated Press
President-elect Joe Biden, a lifelong Roman Catholic, spoke to Pope Francis on Thursday, despite President Donald Trump refusing to concede.
By Nick Schifrin
American presidential elections always draw intense interest globally. This year, Joe Biden’s win was met with an array of reactions, from elation to wariness to silence. The president-elect has already spoken with allies from Europe, Japan and South Korea --…
How are other countries reacting to Joe Biden’s victory? Marwan Muasher has served as Jordan’s foreign minister and deputy prime minister and is now with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Nathalie Tocci is director of the Institute for International…
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