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FILE - In this June 2, 2014 file photo, Willie Walsh, chief executive officer for International Airlines Group, speaks during a panel discussion of the 70th International Air Transport Association (IATA) in Doha, Qatar.   The International Air Transport Association said Monday, Nov. 23, 2020,  that Alexandre de Juniac will leave as CEO and director general next March 31. The group's governors plan to recommend de Juniac be replaced by Walsh. A resolution naming Walsh to the job is expected to be presented at the airline group’s annual meeting this week.   (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

Ex-British Airways CEO poised to lead airline trade group

Nov. 23, 2020 3:03 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The CEO of the main trade group for global airlines will step down next March, and organization officials are supporting a former British Airways CEO to replace him. The change in leadership comes as airlines confront their worst financial crisis ever because of the coronavirus pandemic,...

In this photo provided by Sijo Zachariah,  Zachariah stands behind an elephant ear plant on Sept. 20, 2020, on a farm that he and his father started during coronavirus lockdown in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. Guided by a combination of online videos and techniques Zachariah's grandfather passed down to his father, they began a garden that eventually helped feed 20 neighboring households during the pandemic. (Sijo Zachariah via AP)

Son, father farm to feed neighbors during lockdown in India

Nov. 23, 2020 10:01 AM EST

The garden that Sijo Zachariah and his father planted was a desperate measure in response to the pandemic. But it became so much more: sustenance for a community, and a great inspiration for Zachariah to make a major change in his life. A 22-year-old aircraft maintenance engineer living in Dubai, Zachariah was...

A man wearing a face mask walks past a banner showing precautions against the coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Asia Today: South Korea capital announces new virus controls

Nov. 23, 2020 7:50 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Authorities in the South Korean capital on Monday announced a tightening of social distancing regulations, including shutting nightclubs, limiting service hours at restaurants and reducing public transportation. The measures going into effect on Tuesday also include a ban on...

Many Americans flying for holiday despite CDC pleas

Nov. 22, 2020 5:17 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Millions of Americans bought tickets to fly somewhere for Thanksgiving before the nation's top public health agency pleaded with them not to travel for the holiday. So what are they doing now? In many cases, they're still crowding airports and boarding planes. That's despite...

A view of the Viking Line cruise ship Viking Grace, run aground with passengers on board, south of Mariehamn, Finland, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. A Baltic Sea ferry with 331 passengers and a crew of 98 has run aground in the Aland Islands archipelago between Finland and Sweden. Finnish authorities say there are “no lives in immediate danger” and the vessel isn't leaking. The Finnish coast guard tweeted Saturday afternoon that the Viking Line ferry that runs between the Finnish port city of Turku and Swedish capital Stockholm hit ground just off the port of Mariehamn, the capital of the Aland Islands. (Niclas Nordlund/Lehtikuva via AP )

Grounded Baltic Sea ferry pulled off seabed, resumes trip

Nov. 22, 2020 8:37 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — A passenger ferry that ran aground in heavy winds in a Baltic Sea archipelago between Finland and Sweden was dragged off the shore and towed early Sunday to a port, where some of its over 300 passengers disembarked. The M/S Viking Grace was sailing Saturday from the Swedish capital of...

A view of the Viking Line cruise ship Viking Grace, run aground with passengers on board, south of Mariehamn, Finland, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. A Baltic Sea ferry with 331 passengers and a crew of 98 has run aground in the Aland Islands archipelago between Finland and Sweden. Finnish authorities say there are “no lives in immediate danger” and the vessel isn't leaking. The Finnish coast guard tweeted Saturday afternoon that the Viking Line ferry that runs between the Finnish port city of Turku and Swedish capital Stockholm hit ground just off the port of Mariehamn, the capital of the Aland Islands.  (Niclas Nordlund/Lehtikuva via AP)

Passengers spend night on Baltic Sea ferry that ran aground

Nov. 21, 2020 4:21 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — A Baltic Sea ferry with 331 passengers and a crew of 98 run aground in heavy storm winds Saturday in the Aland Islands archipelago between Finland and Sweden. Finnish authorities said there were “no lives in immediate danger” and the vessel, inspected by divers, wasn't...

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The Latest: China starts mass testing 3 million in Tianjin

Nov. 21, 2020 12:42 AM EST

BEIJING — China is starting mass testing on 3 million people in a section of the northern city of Tianjin and has tested 4,015 others in a hospital in Shanghai after the discovery of a pair of cases there. The National Health Commission recorded seven new domestically transmitted cases Saturday,...

Alek Skarlatos, left, and Anthony Sadler, right, deliver a speech during the Thalys attack trial at the Paris courthouse, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Passengers who wrestled and disarmed an Islamic State gunman aboard a high-speed Amsterdam to Paris train are recounting how their split-second decisions helped prevent what could have become a mass slaughter. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

American passenger recalls trying to kill train attacker

Nov. 20, 2020 6:43 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — One of three Americans acclaimed as heroes for tackling an alleged Islamic State gunman aboard a Paris-bound train testified Friday that he tried to kill the man who stormed into their passenger car with an arsenal of weapons. Alek Skarlatos, 28, told a Paris court at the gunman's trial that...

People wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus take a morning walk past a high-rise residential complex in Kochi, Kerala state, India, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. India's total number of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began crossed 9 million on Friday. (AP Photo/R S Iyer)

Asia Today: Australia's Victoria hits 3 weeks without virus

Nov. 20, 2020 11:17 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s once hard-hit state of Victoria has gone three weeks without a new COVID-19 case for the first time since February. There are two just active coronavirus cases remaining across Victoria, according to figures released by the health department on Friday. And...

Seattle to repair, not replace, the West Seattle Bridge

Nov. 20, 2020 10:02 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said the city will repair, instead of replace, the West Seattle Bridge, a critical link between that community and the city. The city’s most used bridge has been closed to traffic for eight months after the city found fast-spreading cracks in the structure....