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Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks during a press conference at the prime minister’s official residence on Friday, May 14, in Tokyo.

TOKYO (AP) Japan on Friday further expanded a coronavirus state of emergency from six areas, including Tokyo, to nine, as Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga repeated his determination to hold the Olympics in just over two months. Japan has been...
A pump at a gas station in Silver Spring, Md., is out of service, notifying customers they are out of fuel, Thursday, May 13.

Gas shortages at the pumps have spread from the South, all but emptying stations in Washington, D.C., following a ransomware cyberattack that forced a shutdown of the nation’s largest gasolene pipeline. Though the pipeline operator paid a ransom,...
Palestinian protestors throw back a teargas canister during clashes with Israeli troops at the Hawara checkpoint, south of the West Bank city of Nablus, Friday, May 14.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) Thousands of Palestinians grabbed children and belongings and fled their homes Friday as Israel barraged the northern Gaza Strip with tank fire and airstrikes, killing a family of six in their house and heavily damaging...

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) —Australia has reached a supply agreement for 25 million doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines in a deal that the government hopes will ensure all Australian adults have access to inoculation this year. The deal included...

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Thursday he was “anxious” about a rise in the UK of the coronavirus variant first identified in India after a closely monitored study of infections in England found the...

CARICOM heads of government agreed unanimously for Dr Carla Barnett, a national of Belize, to become the next secretary general. Barnett is the first woman and the first Belizean to be selected for the post. She will replace Ambassador Irwin...

WASHINGTON (AP) Republicans dumped GOP Rep. Liz Cheney from her House leadership post on Wednesday for her persistent repudiation of Donald Trump’s election falsehoods, underscoring the hold the defeated and twice-impeached former president retains...

As a lengthy, bitter fight over mask requirements for students neared its conclusion, the chairperson of a Florida school board announced that she would agree to lift a mandate that had been in place since September even though she preferred...

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel on Wednesday pressed ahead with a fierce military offensive in the Gaza Strip, killing as many as 10 senior Hamas military figures and toppling a pair of high-rise towers housing Hamas facilities in a series of...

CONCORD, New Hampshire (AP) — A woman has been accused of selling unapproved COVID-19 remedies over the Internet, the US attorney's office in New Hampshire said. Diana Daffin, 68, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was arrested Tuesday and...
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