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Taiwan's Tsai visits base following Chinese show of force

Sep. 22, 2020 1:49 AM EDT

PENGHU, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen visited a military base on one of Taiwan’s outlying islands Tuesday in a display of resolve following a recent show of force by rival China. Tsai spoke to roughly a hundred air force pilots and crew members at the Penghu Magong Air Force...

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2017 file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. The Supreme Court says Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

The Latest: Trump orders flags at half-staff for Ginsburg

Sep. 19, 2020 1:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (all times local): 1:15 a.m. Saturday President Donald Trump has issued a proclamation directing that flags at the White House and all public buildings and grounds and military facilities be flown at half-staff until the...

School counselor at Kentucky Army post dies of COVID-19

Sep. 18, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) — A school counselor at a central Kentucky Army post that started in-person classes in August has died after being diagnosed with the coronavirus, officials said. Fort Knox Middle-High School counselor Pamela Harris was diagnosed with the virus and was being treated at a local hospital...

Spanish military tents are set out to be used by hospital patients during the coronavirus outbreak at the Gomez Ulla military hospital in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. A line of green tents have been installed at the gates of a Madrid military hospital four months after similar structures for triaging incoming patients and lighten up crammed emergency wards were taken down. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Emergency tents, restrictions back as virus spikes in Madrid

Sep. 18, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Many residents in Madrid will need a reason to leave their neighborhoods and will face limitations on group gatherings even stricter than the ones in place as authorities moved Friday to try to rein in Europe's fastest-spreading second coronavirus wave. The long-awaited restrictions affect...

Iraqi army: Rocket hits Baghdad's Green Zone; no casualties

Sep. 16, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A Katyusha rocket landed inside the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad on Wednesday, the Iraqi military said, a day after a British Embassy convoy was targeted on a key highway in the city. There were no casualties and no one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack —...

Cambodia, China, challenge US over sanctions on Chinese firm

Sep. 16, 2020 9:44 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia and China on Wednesday rejected U.S. allegations that a Chinese state-owned company was guilty of human rights abuses and corruption in its acquisition of land in Cambodia. The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control announced Tuesday that it...

Diplomats: Roadside bombing targets British convoy in Iraq

Sep. 15, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A roadside bombing targeted British diplomatic vehicles in Baghdad on Tuesday, the British Embassy and Iraqi officials said. There were no injuries but the attack is fueling concerns of armed groups outside of the state's control. The attack targeted an embassy convoy on a Baghdad highway...

A medical crew works at a patient affected with COVID-19 in a Marseille hospital, southern France, Thursday, Sept.10, 2020. As the Marseille region has become France's latest virus hotspot, hospitals are re-activating emergency measures in place when the pandemic first hit to ensure they're able to handle growing new cases. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

COVID beds fill up as virus pressure builds in Marseille

Sep. 11, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — All five intensive care beds dedicated to COVID patients are in use at the Laveran Military Training Hospital in Marseille, and its doctors are bracing for more. It’s a small ward in a mid-sized hospital, but what’s happening here reflects growing pressure on medical...

Blasts occur at Jordan munitions depot, no injuries reported

Sep. 11, 2020 5:14 AM EDT

ZARQA, Jordan (AP) — Several explosions occurred early Friday in a Jordanian military base warehouse where unusable mortar shells were being stored, with no immediate reports of any injuries, authorities said. The warehouses are in an isolated area east of the city of Zarqa, which was sealed off by...

Fort Hood soldier dies after collapsing at the Texas base

Sep. 4, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas soldier died this week after collapsing during a training exercise at a U.S. Army base, Army officials said Friday. According to data obtained by the Associated Press from Fort Hood officials, this is the 28th soldier from the Central Texas base to die this year. According to...