Voters in Poland are going to the polls Sunday for what most analysts say will be a close runoff election between right-wing President Andrzej Duda and centrist Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski.In the first round of voting in late June, there was no clear winner.  Duda received 43 percent of the votes, while Trzaskowski obtained 30…


To slow the spread of the coronavirus, governments issued lockdowns to keep people at home. They curtailed activities that affected services like trash collection. They tried to shield hospitals from a surge of patients.But the cascading effects of these restrictions also are hampering efforts to cope with seasonal outbreaks of dengue, an incurable, mosquito-borne disease…


After days of disagreement, the U.N. Security Council agreed late Saturday to a slimmed down cross-border aid operation from Turkey into northwest Syria, after pressure from Russia and China threatened to totally sever the lifeline.“In the interest of the almost 3 million civilians who depend on the crossing of Bab al-Hawa, the council had to…


In the wake of a pair of U.S. Supreme Court rulings on President Donald Trump’s refusal to release his financial records, a debate is raging about whether the landmark decisions represent a win or a loss for Trump.The rulings on Thursday all but ensure that Trump’s tax returns and other closely guarded records won’t be…


South Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have doubled in just two weeks to a quarter-million, and India on Saturday saw its biggest daily spike as its infections passed 800,000.The surging cases are raising sharp concerns about unequal treatment in the pandemic, as the wealthy hoard medical equipment and use private hospitals and the poor crowd into…


Pro-democracy politicians and activists in Hong Kong urged people to vote this weekend in informal primary elections to choose candidates who could run for legislative council seats in September.Members of Hong Kong’s opposition camp set up hundreds of polling booths Saturday, despite warnings from authorities that their actions could violate a new security law imposed…


At least two doctors in Syria’s opposition-held northwest have been infected with the coronavirus, according to a monitoring group Saturday, raising the total number of cases in the overcrowded rebel enclave to three.  The Syrian opposition and militant groups control the Idlib area, which is home to more than 3 million people, most of them…


The coronavirus pandemic is sweeping through the leadership of Latin America, with two more presidents and powerful officials testing positive this week for the new coronavirus, adding a destabilizing new element to the region’s public health and economic crises.In Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro, 65, announced his illness Tuesday and is using it to publicly extol…


The coronavirus pandemic continues to worsen in the United States. On Friday, the country reported more than 65,000 new infections, the latest in a number of record-breaking days.Georgia, Iowa, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, and Utah set records for daily reports of new infections.The World Health Organization’s emergencies program chief said Friday that the new coronavirus…


U.S. President Donald Trump said he would soon sign an executive order on immigration that includes a path to citizenship for young immigrants who arrived in the United States illegally when they were children.In an interview with Spanish-language television network Telemundo, Trump said that “DACA is going to be just fine,” referring to the Deferred…


Roughly five hours after an internal email went out to employees telling them to delete the popular video app TikTok from their phones, Amazon appeared to backtrack, calling the ban a mistake. “This morning’s email to some of our employees was sent in error. There is no change to our policies right now with regard to TikTok,” Amazon emailed reporters…


Protesters in Mali’s capital calling for the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita clashed with authorities Friday as they tried to occupy key government buildings and blocked main roads. At least one person was reported killed.Mali state television went off the air soon after the protesters gathered outside state broadcaster ORTM.Video taken in Bamako by…


Tulsa will begin test excavations at Oaklawn Cemetery next week, the first step in an effort to recover the remains of victims from the 1921 Tulsa race massacre, one of the deadliest incidents of white racial violence against Blacks in U.S. history.Initial news reports from 1921 said 36 people died in the violence. Today, most…


Coronavirus has been found for the first time in Syria’s northwestern, rebel-held territory that is home to overcrowded camps for displaced people.The infected person is a doctor in Idlib who isolated himself as soon as he displayed symptoms.  Officials say anyone who came in contact with him will be tested.The UOSSM (Union of Medical Care…