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Leaders of Germany, France urge vigilance over virus variant

Jun. 18, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The leaders of Germany and France called for vigilance Friday to prevent the spread of a coronavirus variant that this week prompted Britain to delay the planned relaxation of pandemic restrictions in England. Chancellor Angela Merkel said that while...

The Latest: Uganda tightening measures due to virus surge

Jun. 18, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda is tightening its lockdown measures to try and stem a surge in coronavirus infections in the East African country that is seeing an array of variants. The measures announced late Friday by President Yoweri Museveni include a ban on private and...

US-Canada border restrictions extended until July 21

Jun. 18, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Border restrictions on nonessential travel with the United States will be extended until July 21, officials said Friday, as Canada works to get a higher percentage of Canadians fully vaccinated. Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said the move has been...

LEADING OFF: MLB eases protocols, Altuve on power tear

Jun. 18, 2021 03:32 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ EASING UP Major League Baseball has taken another big step in relaxing coronavirus regulations, allowing fully vaccinated players and staff to stop wearing masks in...

Lisbon ringed off at weekends as Portugal fights virus surge

Jun. 17, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Travel in and out of the Lisbon metropolitan area is to be banned over coming weekends as Portuguese authorities respond to a spike in new COVID-19 cases in the region around the capital, officials announced Thursday. The ban in the area where...

Get a jab, win a condo: Hong Kong tries vaccine incentives

Jun. 17, 2021 01:52 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Like many in Hong Kong, Jason Chan had no immediate plans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. For the finance professional, there seemed to be no pressing need, with travel restrictions still in place and no major outbreak at home. But Chan had a change...

Wisconsin Assembly forbids requiring virus vaccination proof

Jun. 16, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly on Wednesday passed a Republican-backed bill that would prohibit businesses, colleges and universities, governments and anyone else in the state from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination. The measure banning so-called...

Hawaii drops some pandemic rules for travel between islands

Jun. 16, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii has loosened some of its pandemic travel rules. The change is expected to drive more tourism to Hawaii and between the islands this summer, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Wednesday. People can now fly between islands...

EU members agree to lift travel restrictions on US tourists

Jun. 16, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is recommending that its 27 member countries start lifting restrictions on tourists from the United States. EU members agreed Wednesday to add the U.S. to the list of countries for which they should gradually remove restrictions on...

Emirates Air posts $5.5B loss as virus disrupts travel

Jun. 15, 2021 05:56 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East's largest airline, Emirates, announced on Tuesday a net loss of $5.5 billion over the past year as revenue fell by more than 66% due to global travel restrictions sparked by the coronavirus pandemic. It marks the first...