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Japan to lift all coronavirus emergency steps nationwide

Sep. 28, 2021 05:25 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s government announced Tuesday that the coronavirus state of emergency will end this week so the economy can be reactivated as infections slow. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said the emergency will end Thursday and virus restrictions will be eased...

Global shares mostly fall on China energy, Evergrande fears

Sep. 28, 2021 05:08 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares mostly fell Tuesday as concerns about China chipped away at investor optimism following a mixed finish on Wall Street. France's CAC 40 declined 1.4% in early trading to 6,561.06. Germany's DAX slipped 0.8% to 15,443.31. Britain's FTSE 100...

Going Dutch: Look out, German coalition talks could be long

Sep. 28, 2021 04:31 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — As Europe's economic powerhouse Germany embarks on the task of piecing together a new ruling coalition after Sunday's knife-edge election, observers need only look to its neighbors, Belgium and the Netherlands, to see how tricky the process can be. ...

Japan says coronavirus state of emergency will end Thursday to reactivate the economy as infections slow

Sep. 28, 2021 04:27 AM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Japan says coronavirus state of emergency will end Thursday to reactivate the economy as infections slow.

Far-right cryptocurrency follows ideology across borders

Sep. 28, 2021 04:21 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Daily Stormer website advocates for the purity of the white race, posts hate-filled, conspiratorial screeds against Blacks, Jews and women and has helped inspire at least three racially motivated murders. It has also made its founder, Andrew Anglin, a millionaire. ...

The Latest: Pakistan to begin vaccinating children 12 and up

Sep. 28, 2021 03:56 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s planning minister says the government will begin a drive to vaccinate children aged 12 or above to protect them from coronavirus. The announcement on Tuesday by Asad Umar comes amid a steady decline in fatalities from coronavirus across the...

The Latest: Pakistan to begin vaccinating children 12 and up

Sep. 28, 2021 03:45 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s planning minister says the government will begin a drive to vaccinate children aged 12 or above to protect them from coronavirus. The announcement on Tuesday by Asad Umar comes amid a steady decline in fatalities from coronavirus across the...

'The Big Delete:' Inside Facebook's crackdown in Germany

Sep. 28, 2021 03:23 AM EDT

Days before Germany’s federal elections, Facebook took what it called an unprecedented step: the removal of a series of accounts that worked together to spread COVID-19 misinformation and encourage violent responses to COVID restrictions. The crackdown, announced Sept....

Two Europes: Low vaccine rates in east overwhelm ICUs

Sep. 28, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — In a packed intensive care unit for coronavirus patients in Romania’s capital, Bucharest, 55-year-old Adrian Pica sits on his bed receiving supplementary oxygen to help him breathe. “I didn’t want to get vaccinated because I was afraid,” he said. ...

Japan's next PM must work quickly on virus, economy, China

Sep. 28, 2021 03:05 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The stakes are high as Japanese governing party members vote Wednesday for four candidates seeking to replace Yoshihide Suga as prime minister. The next leader must address a pandemic-battered economy, a newly empowered military operating in a dangerous neighborhood, crucial...