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Greek Church to allow worshippers at Easter Week services

Apr. 20, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The powerful Church of Greece said Tuesday it would allow the faithful to take part in Orthodox Easter services next week but limit attendance and hold the services earlier in the day to conform with a government-imposed curfew. The decision comes...

UK lifts post-Brexit permits for truckers as trade recovers

Apr. 20, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain has lifted travel restrictions on truckers that were imposed to avoid border chaos after the country’s economic split from the European Union at the end of last year. The government said Tuesday that it was scrapping the “access permit” that...

US warns against travel to 80% of world due to coronavirus

Apr. 19, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Monday urged Americans reconsider any international travel they may have planned and said it would issue specific warnings not to visit roughly 80% of the world's countries due to risks from the coronavirus pandemic. The United...

With residency rule lifted, Dartmouth plans vaccine clinics

Apr. 19, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College plans to host vaccination clinics on campus now that the state has lifted its residency requirements for the COVID-19 vaccine. As of Monday, anyone age 16 or older is eligible for the vaccine in New Hampshire regardless of where...

Greece lifts quarantine requirement for US, EU, others

Apr. 19, 2021 08:36 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece on Monday lifted quarantine restrictions for travelers from most European countries, as well as Israel and the United States as it prepares to reopen tourism services next month despite an ongoing emergency in pandemic-related hospital care. ...

French president foresees some summer tourists in Paris

Apr. 18, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron says he foresees at least some tourists returning to Paris this summer if they have gotten vaccinated or have proof of testing negative for the coronavirus as France moves to progressively lift infection-control restrictions. ...

Iran sees highest daily death toll in months as virus surges

Apr. 18, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's daily coronavirus death toll climbed over 400 for the first time in months on Sunday, as the country, which has long had the region's largest outbreak, battles a post-holiday infection surge. Iranian health authorities recorded 405 fatalities...

US orders diplomats to leave Chad as rebels near capital

Apr. 17, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Saturday ordered non-essential diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Chad to leave the African nation due to potential insurgent attacks on the capital. In addition to non-essential embassy staff, the department also ordered the...

We need to plan: UK travel urges clarity from government

Apr. 14, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Leaders from Britain's aviation industry joined forces Wednesday to urge the British government to ensure that popular European destinations face the least onerous coronavirus travel restrictions when holidays are allowed again. Under the government's new...

Thailand faces growing outbreak ahead of New Year travel

Apr. 09, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities struggled to contain a growing coronavirus outbreak just days before the country's traditional Songkran New Year’s holiday, when millions of people travel. Health officials reported 559 new infections on Friday, following increases over...