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Fauci fires back at Cruz over COVID claims about Chinese lab

Nov. 28, 2021 15:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious diseases expert, blasted Sen. Ted Cruz for suggesting that Fauci be investigated for statements he made about COVID-19 and said the criticism by the Texas Republican was an attack on science. “I...

Man sentenced for sending bomb hoax to UK vaccine plant

Nov. 24, 2021 08:07 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A man who sent a bomb hoax to a U.K. coronavirus vaccine factory and similar parcels elsewhere, including a laboratory in Wuhan, China, was sentenced to more than two years in prison on Wednesday. About 120 people had to be evacuated from a plant in Wales...

Italian city defies China, opens exhibit by dissident artist

Nov. 13, 2021 07:39 AM EST

BRESCIA, Italy (AP) — A provocative exhibit by dissident Chinese artist Badiucao opened Saturday in the industrial northern Italian city of Brescia despite pressure from the Chinese embassy in Rome to cancel it. A letter from the embassy included veiled economic...

As many try living with virus, China keeps up zero tolerance

Nov. 10, 2021 06:51 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Wang Lijie planned to spend three days in the Gobi Desert last month to take in the area's famous poplar forest as its trees turned a golden yellow. Instead, the Beijing resident has been stuck for more than three weeks, much of it in quarantine,...

US intel doesn't expect to determine origins of COVID-19

Oct. 29, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barring an unforeseen breakthrough, intelligence agencies won’t be able to conclude whether COVID-19 spread by animal-to-human transmission or leaked from a lab, officials said Friday in releasing a fuller version of their review into the origins of the pandemic. ...

Wuhan police search for man who killed 7, jumped off bridge

Oct. 26, 2021 03:25 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Police in Wuhan, China, say they are searching for a man who killed seven people then jumped off a bridge in the city. The suspect, surnamed Gao, 39, killed a family of five and two more people while escaping, Wuhan police said in a statement on Tuesday. ...

China warns against 'manipulation' of WHO virus probe

Oct. 14, 2021 06:31 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's Foreign Ministry on Thursday warned against what it called possible “political manipulation” of a renewed probe by the World Health Organization into the origins of the coronavirus, while saying it would support the international body's efforts. ...

China imposes local lockdowns as COVID-19 cases surge

Sep. 15, 2021 06:51 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China tightened lockdowns and increased orders for mass testing in cities along its east coast Wednesday amid the latest surge in COVID-19 cases. Checks have been set up in toll stations around the city of Putian in Fujian province, with a dozen of them...

Vatican says 6th Chinese bishop consecrated under 2018 deal

Sep. 08, 2021 08:42 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Catholic diocese of Wuhan, China — where the coronavirus was first detected — has a new bishop who was nominated by the pope according to the Vatican’s controversial accord with China, the Holy See said Wednesday. Bishop Francis Cui Qingqi, a...