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GENEVA/LONDON - The United States could become the global epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, as Britain went into lockdown and Olympic organizers considered postponing the 2020 Tokyo Games. But the...

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WASHINGTON - U.S. lawmakers are racing to enact a massive rescue package to prop up an American economy increasingly paralyzed by efforts to contain the novel coronavirus. Stock markets plunged last week — wiping out nearly all gains recorded...

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Italy is now ground zero for the coronavirus pandemic, surpassing China as the country with the most deaths from the disease. As of Thursday, Italian officials reported 3,405 coronavirus deaths while China’s death toll stood at 3,248. Over the last...

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The bells are tolling in the villages of the north Italian region of Lombardy, registering yet another coronavirus death. North Italy has suffered epidemics before, albeit much more deadly contagions in the 17th and 18th centuries, which left more...

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WASHINGTON - A clinical trial evaluating a vaccine designed to protect against the new coronavirus will begin Monday, according to a government official. The first participant in the trial will receive the experimental vaccine on Monday, the...

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - A U.N. investigator Monday warned of serious consequences if COVID-19 gains a foothold in North Korea, and urged the government to accept international offers of help to contain the spread of the deadly virus. The investigator...

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President Donald Trump signed legislation at the Friday releasing $8.3 billion in emergency spending to combat the outbreak of the coronavirus, a day after confirmation that it has spread to a suburb minutes away from the White House. The measure...

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PARIS - European Union interior ministers held emergency talks Wednesday on how to respond to asylum-seekers massing on Turkey’s borders, hoping to cross into their territory. That’s after Turkey retreated last week from a deal with the EU to keep...

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Amnesty International says it has evidence that at least 23 children were killed by Iranian security forces when they “unlawfully used lethal force to crush” nationwide anti-government protests in November 2019. An investigation by the London-based...

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U.S. citizens should expect coronavirus outbreaks in their communities, warns the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC vaccine expert Dr. Nancy Messonnier said Tuesday, “It’s not so much a question if this will happen in this...

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