China sentences Swedish bookseller to 10 years in prison
BEIJING (AP) — A court in eastern China announced Tuesday that it has sentenced Gui Minhai, a naturalized Swedish citizen, to 10 years in prison.
The Latest: Cannon fire, soldiers greet Trump in India
NEW DELHI (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to India (all times local): 10:20 a.m. President Donald Trump is kicking off his second day in India with an elaborate outdoor welcome ceremony in front of the grand Rashtrapati Bhavan Presidential Palace in New Delhi.
As concern grows, China, South Korea report more virus cases
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — China and South Korea on Tuesday reported more cases of a new viral illness that has been concentrated in North Asia but is causing global worry as clusters grow in the Middle East and Europe.
New virus has infected over 80,000 people globally
A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 80,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it.
Bahrain temporarily stops Dubai, Sharjah flights over virus
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The tiny island nation of Bahrain suspended flights to the world's busiest airport for international travel in Dubai on Tuesday over fears about the spread of a new virus.
Amid China virus fears, even a haircut is a major operation
BEIJING (AP) — Need a trim in Beijing? You might have to wait. Even getting a haircut has become a challenge in China now that most barbershops are temporarily shut to avoid public gatherings amid the virus outbreak.
Virus pushes beyond Asia, taking aim at Europe, Mideast
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The new virus took aim at a broadening swath of the globe Monday, with officials in Europe and the Middle East scrambling to limit the spread of an outbreak that showed signs of stabilizing at its Chinese epicenter but posed new threats far beyond.
German far-right party laments isolation by rivals, media
BERLIN (AP) — The far-right Alternative for Germany called Monday for rivals to scale back their criticism of the party, saying the blackballing it is being subjected to could harm democracy in the country.
High Court sympathetic to embassy bombing victims in case
Washington (AP) — The Supreme Court suggested Monday that it's inclined to allow a bigger award of money to victims of the 1998 bombings of the U.S.
German man drives car into Carnival crowd, injures 30
BERLIN (AP) — A man intentionally drove a car into a crowd at a Carnival parade in a small town in central Germany, injuring around 30 people including children, officials said Monday.
Hero or criminal? Court hears 2 views of WikiLeaks' Assange
LONDON (AP) — Truth-telling journalist or reckless criminal: A British judge was given two conflicting portraits of Julian Assange as the WikiLeaks founder's long-awaited extradition hearing began Monday in a London court.
Chancellor Merkel's CDU party to elect new leader in April
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union will elect a new leader at the end of April, party officials said Monday.
Iran says 12 dead from new virus, rejects higher death toll
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's government said Monday that 12 people had died nationwide from the new coronavirus, rejecting claims of a much higher death toll by a lawmaker from the city of Qom that has been at the epicenter of the virus in the country.
Trump's India visit prioritizes pageantry over policy
AHMEDABAD, INDIA (AP) — Prioritizing pageantry over policy, President Donald Trump basked in India's welcoming embrace on a day that featured a mega-rally with cheering crowds, a mutual admiration show with his counterpart and a sunset tour of the famed Taj Mahal.
China postpones key political meetings because of virus
BEIJING (AP) — China announced Monday it has postponed its most important political meetings of the year because of the outbreak of the new virus, a significant step for an authoritarian government that has always kept tight control over its political calendar.
'Deportation with a layover:' US sends migrants to Guatemala
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — After he was involved in a fender bender with a gang member, the Honduran delivery driver was in trouble: The accident wasn't his fault, but he couldn't pay the damages, and the other driver threatened to kill him.
Zimbabwe's rural elderly battle hunger amid severe drought
MUDZI, Zimbabwe (AP) — Living alone in Zimbabwe’s arid Mudzi district, Leah Tsiga's best friend is her cat. But when it comes to food, each has to look for their own and the 90-year-old Tsiga often comes second best.
Malaysian king accepts Mahathir's resignation amid upheaval
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's king on Monday accepted Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's shocking resignation but reappointed him as interim leader following the collapse of the ruling alliance in a major political upheaval less than two years after its historic election victory.
Former French prime minister and wife go on trial for fraud
PARIS (AP) — He was the front-runner to be president of France. Instead, former Prime Minister Francois Fillon is going on trial to face fraud charges after he used public funds to pay his wife and children for work they allegedly never performed.
Markets tank on concern about virus impact on world economy
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares skidded, oil prices sank and the price of gold surged on Monday as the number of people infected or killed by the viral outbreak that began in China surged, heaping more uncertainty on the economic outlook.
UN chief issues 7-point 'call to action' on human rights
GENEVA (AP) — The head of the United Nations issued a “call to action” on Monday to countries, businesses and all people to help renew and revive human rights across the globe, laying out a seven-point plan amid concerns about climate change, conflict and repression.
New Army training team heads to Africa
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army, for the first time, will send soldiers from one of its new training brigades to Africa in the coming weeks, expanding the use of the new specialized units as the Pentagon looks at possible troop cuts on the continent.
Haiti police exchange fire with troops near national palace
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian police officers exchanged gunfire for hours Sunday with soldiers of the newly reconstituted army outside the national palace, in a dangerous escalation of protests over police pay and working conditions.
Israel strikes Gaza, Syria after Palestinian rockets attacks
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israel military said early Monday that it struck Palestinian militants targets in Gaza and Syria in response to rockets fired toward southern Israel on Sunday evening, hours after Israel said it killed a Palestinian militant who tried to place a bomb along the Israel-Gaza barrier fence.
Italy rushes to contain Europe's first major virus outbreak
CODOGNO, Italy (AP) — Italy scrambled Sunday to check the spread of Europe's first major outbreak of the new viral disease amid rapidly rising numbers of infections and a third death, calling off the popular Venice Carnival, scrapping major league soccer matches in the stricken area and shuttering theaters, including Milan's legendary La Scala.