Chinese bank depositors face police in angry protest

In this photo released by Yang on Sunday, July 10, 2022, people hold banners and chant slogans during a protest at the entrance to a branch of China's central bank in Zhengzhou in central China's Henan Province. A large crowd of angry Chinese bank de

BEIJING– A large crowd of angry Chinese bank depositors faced off with police Sunday, some roughed up as they were taken away, in a case that has drawn attention because of earlier attempts to use a COVID-19 tracking app to prevent them from mobilizing. Hundreds of people held up banners and chanted slogans on the … Read more

With hospitalizations up, France weighs return to masks

With hospitalizations up, France weighs return to masks

Nice, France — Tourism is booming again in France — and so is COVID-19. French officials have “invited” or “recommended” people to go back to using face masks but stopped short of renewing restrictions that would scare visitors away or revive antigovernment protests. From Paris commuters to tourists on the French Riviera, many people seem … Read more

Monkeypox Is Getting a New Name, WHO Announces

Monkeypox Is Getting a New Name, WHO Announces

Photo: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez (Getty Images) An emerging disease is set to get a new coat of paint. Officials at the World Health Organization announced this week that they will soon choose a different name for the disease known as monkeypox—one intended to avoid the stigmatization and inaccuracy of its current moniker. The name of … Read more

Online gambler “very sorry” for squandering $358,000 worth of COVID relief he got thanks to a clerical error

Online gambler "very sorry" for squandering $358,000 worth of COVID relief he got thanks to a clerical error

Tokyo — A once-placid fishing town of 3,000 on the Sea of ​​Japan is in turmoil — thrust into national headlines by a fiscal error of pandemic proportions. Abu, in Yamaguchi Prefecture, is suing one of its residents for allegedly squandering well over a quarter of a million dollars in COVID-19 pandemic relief funds that … Read more

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un blames “irresponsible” workers for apparent explosion in COVID-19 cases

North Korea's Kim Jong Un blames "irresponsible" workers for apparent explosion in COVID-19 cases

Seoul, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un officials criticized over slow medicine deliveries and mobilized the military to respond to a surge in suspected COVID-19 infections as his nation struggled to contain a fever that has reportedly killed dozens and sickened nearly a million others in a span of three days. North … Read more

Kim blasts pandemic response as North Korean outbreak surges

Kim blasts pandemic response as North Korean outbreak surges

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un blasted officials over slow medicine deliveries and ordered his military to respond to the largely undiagnosed COVID-19 crisis that has left 1.2 million people ill with fever and 50 dead in a matter of days By KIM TONG-HYUNG Associated Press May 16, 2022, 2:45 AM • 4 min read … Read more