Ukraine's effort to evacuate more than 70 people from China over the outbreak of a new virus faced setbacks Thursday as weather conditions delayed the return of the evacuees and protests broke out near a hospital where they were to be quarantined.
A Swedish organization that gave Greta Thunberg an award that is often described as an alternative Nobel Prize says the teenage climate activist is using her prize money to establish an eponymous foundation.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Thursday that Australians were “shocked, saddened and devastated” by the deaths of five people including three children after a car fire in apparent domestic violence.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman in a visit focused primarily on discussing security issues and threats from regional rival Iran. Ahead of his arrival to the capital Riyadh, Pompeo said he'd also raise with the Saudi leadership American concerns about human rights and the cases of dual Saudi-American citizens who are either imprisoned in the kingdom or barred from traveling abroad. Pompeo is scheduled to meet with the Saudi crown prince during his visit and stop by a Saudi air base where some 2,500 U.S. troops are stationed in response to threats from Iran.
Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press | PostedFeb 19th - 7:37pm
New virus cases in China have again declined, up just 394, after authorities on Thursday again changed how they count new daily infections. They are now discounting cases that came back negative after laboratory tests.
Authorities in northern Italy arrested the captain of a Lebanese-flagged cargo ship on suspicion of international arms trafficking Wednesday while they investigate if the vessel transported tanks, rockets and other weapons from Turkey to Libya.