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Face masks hang at a roadside stall for sale in Kolkata, India, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. India's coronavirus death toll overtook Britain's to become the fourth-highest in the world with another single-day record increase in cases Friday. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Virus flareups in Europe lead to club closings, mask ordersNew surges of COVID-19 are disrupting the peak holiday season across much of Europe, where authorities are closing dance clubs, banning fireworks and expanding mandatory mask orders even in chic resort areas
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Mozambique's leader blames 'war' in north on wealth-seekersMozambique's president says the “war” in the north is the fault of people who want to divide the country for its wealth
The Associated Press7 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, meets Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg at Belvedere Palace in Vienna, Austria, Friday Aug. 14, 2020. Pompeo is on a five-day visit to central Europe. (Lisi Niesner/Pool via AP)
Pompeo urges unity on Iran ahead of UN arms embargo voteU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is calling for the world to unite around an American bid to indefinitely extend a United Nations arms embargo on Iran
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2018, file photo, American flags are displayed together with Chinese flags on top of a trishaw in Beijing. China says Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, the United States is trying to “demonize and stigmatize” bilateral its foreign relations, in a scathing attack on the Trump administration's designation of the Confucius Institute U.S. Center as a foreign mission of the Chinese Communist Party. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
China attacks new US demand to register Confucius InstitutesChina is accusing the United States of trying to “demonize and stigmatize” relations between the two countries
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Turkey's Defense Minister Hulusi Akar speaks via a video conference with crew members of Oruc Reis, Turkey's research vessel in east Mediterranean, at the Navy headquarters in Golcuk, Turkey, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. Greece's foreign minister traveled to Vienna Friday for urgent talks with his European Union counterparts and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on military tensions with Turkey, as the Greek and Turkish navies continued a game of brinkmanship over eastern Mediterranean drilling rights. (Turkish Defense Ministry via AP, Pool)
EU urges Turkey to 'deescalate' energy dispute with GreeceThe European Union’s foreign policy chief has expressed “full solidarity” with Greece and Cyprus and urged a “immediate deescalation” by Turkey after EU foreign ministers discussed military tensions in the eastern Mediterranean over drilling rights
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this July 22, 1976 file photo, Britain's Princess Anne, daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, competes in the Team Dressage section of the Equestrian events at the Summer Olympic Games 1976 at Bromont Equestrian Centre in Quebec, Canada. Queen Elizabeth II’s only daughter, Princess Anne, will be celebrating her 70th birthday on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020 in a no-nonsense manner that befits her reputation in Britain. Whatever is planned for Saturday, it’s certainly going to be a scaled-back affair because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/File)
UK's Princess Anne to mark 70th birthday in low-key fashionQueen Elizabeth II’s only daughter will be celebrating her 70th birthday in a no-nonsense manner that befits her reputation in Britain
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Taliban prisoners are checked with documents as they are released from Pul-e-Charkhi jail in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Afghanistan released the first 80 of a final 400 Taliban prisoners, paving the way for negotiations between the warring sides in Afghanistan’s protracted conflict, the government said Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. (Afghanistan's National Security Council via AP)
Kabul begins release of final 400 Taliban, talks to followThe government says Afghanistan has released the first 80 of a final 400 Taliban prisoners, paving the way for negotiations between the warring sides in Afghanistan’s protracted conflict
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Co-curator Jo Loosemore looks at a display of the white and purple shells of whelks and quahog, the type of shells that went into the making of a wampum belt made by members of the Wampanoag native American people, at the SeaCity museum in Southampton, England, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. On the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage, commemorations are focusing on both the Pilgrim settlers and the Native people whose lives were transformed by their arrival. An exhibition in England focuses on one casualty of colonization: a wampum belt taken from the Wampanoag people to England in the 17th century, and then lost. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
After 400 years, Native stories at heart of Mayflower eventsOn the 400th anniversary, of the Mayflower voyage, commemorations are focusing on both the Pilgrim settlers and the Native people whose lives were transformed by their arrival,  An exhibition in England focuses on one casualty of colonization: a wampum belt taken from the Wampanoag people, brought to England in the 17th century, and then lost
The Associated Press10 hours ago
A Bangladeshi man builds a shelter for his family after the flood water inundated his village in Manikganj, some 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Across South Asia, more than 17 million people have been affected by this year's monsoon flood. Nearly 700 people have died in Bangladesh, India and Nepal as almost one-third of Bangladesh went under water while Indian states of Assam and Bihar in the northeast were largely affected and vast regions in Nepal were flooded and monsoon-triggered landslides became a nightmare. (AP Photo/Al-emrun Garjon)
South Asia counts losses from devastating monsoon floodsAcross South Asia, more than 17 million people are suffering as a result of this year's monsoon floods
The Associated Press10 hours ago
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