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Morocco imposes Ramadan curfew, despite vaccine success

Apr. 07, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan authorities decided Wednesday to enforce a night-time curfew during the holy month of Ramadan because of a recent rise in COVID-19 cases, as scientists announced the discovery of a new, local variant of the virus. Many Moroccans voiced...

Israelis gather for Passover, celebrating freedom from virus

Mar. 27, 2021 04:36 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A year ago, Giordana Grego's parents spent Passover at home in Israel, alone but grateful that they had escaped the worst of the pandemic in Italy. This year, the whole family will get together to mark the Jewish feast of liberation and deliverance from the pandemic. ...

Hungary pulls its ruling party out of EU's conservatives

Mar. 04, 2021 12:07 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s governing party pulled out of its conservative group in the European Union’s legislature on Wednesday following years of conflict over the rule of law and European values. The right-wing Fidesz party has held a two-thirds majority...

Love During Lockdown: Louisianians fell in love in many ways

Feb. 20, 2021 00:05 AM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Despite guidelines involving distance, minimal interaction with others and keeping a close inner circle these past 11 months, love has managed to flourish in Acadiana. Here are some stories — from new relationships in quarantine, eloping in...

China holiday train travel down nearly 70% amid restrictions

Feb. 12, 2021 22:59 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Railway journeys in China during the usually frenetic Lunar New Year holiday travel rush are down by almost 70% amid calls for people to stay where they are to avoid a new outbreak of COVID-19. The China State Railway Group on Saturday reported 52.33...

Denmark suspends Dubai flights amid doubts over virus tests

Jan. 22, 2021 23:15 PM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark has temporarily suspended all flights from the United Arab Emirates for five days after suspicion arose that the coronavirus tests that can be obtained before leaving Dubai are not reliable, authorities announced Friday. The...

NBA fines Irving $50,000 for health, safety violations

Jan. 15, 2021 18:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving's absence from the Brooklyn Nets has become a costly one. The NBA fined the point guard $50,000 on Friday for violating its health and safety protocols, and said he could return to team activities Saturday — though he won't play in the...