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French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a joint video press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Elysee Palace Monday, May 18, 2020 in Paris. France and Germany discussed Europe's economic recovery plans to respond to the virus crisis. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool)

The Latest: India starts phase 2 trials for virus vaccines

Aug. 4, 2020 10:42 AM EDT

NEW DELHI, India — Indian health authorities say phase 2 clinical trials for coronavirus vaccines developed by Indian companies have started. They involve an inactivated virus vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech and a DNA vaccine candidate developed by Zydus Cadila. The phase 2 trials for the vaccine...

FILE - In this Friday, May 1, 2015 file photo, Jordan Spieth hits from the first tee of TPC Harding Park during round-robin play against Lee Westwood of England at the Match Play Championship in San Francisco.The PGA Championship starts Aug. 6 at Harding Park, delayed three months by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Golf finally has major championship; LPGA Tour stays in Ohio

Aug. 4, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

PGA OF AMERICA PGA CHAMPIONSHIP Site: San Francisco. Course: TPC Harding Park. Yardage: 7,251. Par: 70. Purse: $11 million. Winner's share: $1.98 million. Television: Thursday-Friday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. EDT (ESPN); Saturday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (ESPN), 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. (CBS); Sunday, noon to 3 p.m. (ESPN), 3 p.m. to...

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announces to postpone legislative elections scheduled for Sept. 6, citing a worsening coronavirus outbreak during a press conference in Hong Kong, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

UK lawmakers urge sanctions over Hong Kong police violence

Aug. 4, 2020 8:48 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers urged the U.K. government Tuesday to sanction Hong Kong's leader for allowing “excessive police violence” against humanitarian workers who tried to help people injured during pro-democracy protests. A report by members of the bipartisan All Party Parliamentary...

F|ILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, the British Union flag, right, and the EU flag, seen inside the atrium at the Europa building in Brussels. The number of Britons moving to live in European Union countries has soared since the Brexit vote in 2016, a U.K.-German study has revealed Tuesday Aug. 4, 2020.(AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, FILE)

Researchers say UK faces a Brexit brain drain to the EU

Aug. 4, 2020 8:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The number of Britons moving to European Union countries soared after the Brexit vote in 2016, according to a U.K.-German study released Tuesday — an exodus comparable to those caused by major social or economic crises. An analysis of official statistics by the Oxford in Berlin...

Iceland's president Guðni Th. Jóhannesson waves as he gets into a car following his inauguration in Reykjavik, Iceland Saturday Aug. 1, 2020. In Iceland, a nation so safe that its president runs errands on a bicycle, U.S. Ambassador Jeffery Ross Gunter has left locals aghast with his request to hire armed bodyguards.  He's also enraged lawmakers by casually and groundlessly hitching Iceland to President Donald Trump's controversial

Irksome in Iceland, brusque in Britain? US envoys draw ire

Aug. 4, 2020 7:19 AM EDT

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — In Iceland, a nation so safe its president runs errands on a bicycle, U.S. Ambassador Jeffery Ross Gunter has left locals aghast with his request to hire armed bodyguards. Gunter has also enraged lawmakers by casually and groundlessly hitching Iceland to President Donald Trump's...

UK competition watchdog approves Amazon stake in Deliveroo

Aug. 4, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s competition watchdog has approved Amazon’s plan to buy a stake in food delivery company Deliveroo, saying the deal would not hurt competition. The Competition and Markets Authority had already given conditional approval to the proposal that will see Amazon take a 16%...

BP to cut dividends as it prepares for fossil fuel decline

Aug. 4, 2020 6:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — BP plc said Tuesday it plans to slash dividends as the global oil company prepares for declining sales of fossil fuels by boosting investment in alternative energy projects. London-based BP said it will increase spending on low-carbon technology, including renewable energy projects, 10-fold...

People wearing face masks stand by a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Shares advanced across Asia on Tuesday after Wall Street closed broadly higher on encouraging economic reports, starting off August by closing within 3% of the record high it set in February. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Asian shares track worldwide rally as S&P 500 nears record

Aug. 4, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

Shares advanced across Asia on Tuesday after Wall Street closed broadly higher on encouraging economic reports, starting off August by closing within 3% of the record high it set in February. Investors appear to be shrugging off surging coronavirus caseloads in dozens of countries. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 gained...

Today in History

Aug. 4, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 4, the 217th day of 2020. There are 149 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 4, 1944, 15-year-old diarist Anne Frank was arrested with her sister, parents and four others by the Gestapo after hiding for two years inside a building in...

A worker wearing a mask to protect against the coronavirus walks past space themed displays promoting an online service in Beijing, China on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. An outbreak in China's far northwestern region of Xinjiang is continuing to subside. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: Mainland China, Hong Kong report fewer new cases

Aug. 3, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

BEIJING — Both mainland China and Hong Kong reported fewer new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday as strict measures to contain new infections appear to be taking effect. Mainland China announced 36 new cases across the country, down from 43 the previous day. Of those, 28 were in the northwestern region of...