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France says 'merci' to virus heroes on poignant Bastille Day

July 14, 2020

PARIS (AP) — Medics in white coats replaced uniformed soldiers as stars of France’s Bastille Day ceremonies Tuesday, as the usual grandiose military parade in Paris was recalibrated to honor... more »»

 
 
 
The Latest: Britain makes masks mandatory in shops, markets

July 14, 2020

LONDON — British Health Secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed the wearing of masks will be mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England. The requirement is expected to take effect July 24. more »»

Quarantine loopholes bring fresh efforts to fight outbreaks

July 14, 2020

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — An Australian state is toughening its punishments for anyone caught violating coronavirus quarantines, including jailing rule breakers for up to six months — a warning... more »»

Global vaccine plan may allow rich countries to buy more

July 14, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Politicians and public health leaders have publicly committed to equitably sharing any coronavirus vaccine that works, but the top global initiative to make that happen may allow... more »»

ICC prosecutor says defendant was 'key' to Timbuktu crimes

July 14, 2020

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An alleged Islamic extremist who went on trial Tuesday on charges that he policed a brutal Islamic regime in Timbuktu after al-Qaida-linked rebels overran the... more »»

The Latest: France to require masks at indoor public spaces

July 14, 2020

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron says he wants to require masks inside all indoor public spaces by Aug. 1. more »»

Widow of ex-Korean Air boss convicted of assaulting workers

July 14, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The widow of the former Korean Air chairman received a suspended prison sentence Tuesday for assault and other abuses of her chauffeur, security guard and other employee... more »»

Japan says coronavirus adds to security threat by China

July 14, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — China is pushing harder to make territorial claims in the regional seas and even using the coronavirus pandemic to expand its influence and take strategic superiority, posing a... more »»

The Latest: Israel confirms record-high 1,681 new cases

July 14, 2020

JERUSALEM — Israel’s Health Ministry says the country has confirmed 1,681 new coronavirus cases, a record high. more »»

Queen's Australia rep was assured of power before '75 crisis

July 14, 2020

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II’s office assured her representative in Australia he had the power to bring down the Australian government a week before he took the extraordinary mov... more »»

China accuses US of sowing discord in South China Sea

July 14, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — The Trump administration's rejection of broad Chinese claims to much of the South China Sea came across in Asia as an election-year political move, with some appealing for calm ami... more »»

Satellite images show Ethiopia dam reservoir swelling

July 14, 2020

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — New satellite imagery shows the reservoir behind Ethiopia’s disputed hydroelectric dam beginning to fill, but an analyst says it’s likely due to seasonal rains instead of... more »»

The Latest: Austria bans planes from more countries

July 14, 2020

VIENNA — Austria is expanding a list of countries from which planes aren’t allowed to land to include six nations in the western Balkans, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Egypt. more »»

Asia Today: Another spike brings India past 900,000 cases

July 14, 2020

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's number of coronavirus cases jumped by another 28,000 on Tuesday and are fast approaching 1 million. more »»

France celebrates virus heroes on redesigned Bastille Day

July 14, 2020

PARIS (AP) — Ambulance drivers, supermarket cashiers, postal workers. Medics who died fighting COVID-1. more »»

Indian leader's virus fund won't disclose donors, payments

July 14, 2020

NEW DELHI (AP) — Bejon Misra responded quickly to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal in March for donations to a new fund to strengthen the country's fight against the coronavirus. more »»

US rejects nearly all Chinese claims in South China Sea

July 14, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration escalated its actions against China on Monday by stepping squarely into one of the most sensitive regional issues dividing them and rejecting outright... more »»

US eyes world power summit for UN anniversary amid crises

July 13, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke Monday to his Russian counterpart about convening the leaders of the five permanent members of the U.N. more »»

Time to make masks mandatory? It's not just a US debate

July 13, 2020

PARIS (AP) — Amid pervasive backsliding on social distancing, Britain has made masks mandatory in shops and France is weighing whether to require people to wear them in public places. more »»

WHO boss slams 'mixed messages' from leaders on coronavirus

July 13, 2020

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization's chief on Monday slammed some government leaders for eroding public trust by sending mixed messages on the coronavirus and warned that their failures... more »»

In reversal, UK says it will make masks mandatory in shops

July 13, 2020

LONDON (AP) — The British government decided Monday to require people to wear face coverings in shops, joining a long list of countries that have made masks mandatory under some circumstances in... more »»

 
 

Tuesday Afternoon Sewing Time July 14, 2020

Bring your sewing, knitting, embroidery, even your mending — and let's enjoy each other's company inthe Parlor Room of Trinity Episcopal's Parish House, 1 to 4 p.m. Questions? Call Paula Lelansky at 304-876-2930. more »

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