Friday, October 23, 2020

Scientists uneasy as Russia approves 1st coronavirus vaccine

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VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and DARIA LITVINOVA Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Tuesday became the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine, a move that...

Lebanon’s Cabinet resigns over Beirut blast amid public fury

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BASSEM MROUE Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's government resigned Monday amid widespread public fury at the country's ruling elite over last week's devastating explosion...
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Searchers in Beirut recover more bodies days after blast

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BEIRUT (AP) — Rescue teams pulled more bodies from the rubble of Beirut's port Friday, nearly three days after a massive explosion sent a...

Negligence suspected in Beirut blast involving chemicals

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BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Investigators began searching through the wreckage of Beirut's port Wednesday for clues to the cause...

Huge explosions rock Beirut with widespread damage, injuries

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BEIRUT (AP) — Massive explosions rocked downtown Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as...
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Report: Retired Pope Benedict XVI ill after visit to Germany

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BERLIN (AP) — Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI has fallen ill after his return from a trip to his native Bavaria to visit his brother,...

HSBC says net profit plunged 96% in 2Q as pandemic took hold

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LONDON (AP) — Europe's biggest bank, HSBC, said Monday that its net profit plummeted 96% in the second quarter of this year as lower...

Outbreak hits Norway cruise ship, could spread along coast

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JAN M. OLSEN Associated Press COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Norwegian cruise ship line halted all trips and apologized Monday for procedural errors after a...

Iran says it detains leader of California-based exile group

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AMIR VAHDAT and JON GAMBRELL Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Saturday said it detained an Iranian-American leader of a little-known California-based militant...

Eurozone economy suffers record drop during lockdown months

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JOHN LEICESTER and DAVID McHUGH Associated Press PARIS (AP) — The economy of the 19-country eurozone shrank by a devastating 12.1% in the April-June period from...