The Latest: European agency OKs Moderna vaccine for children

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LONDON — The European Medicines Agency has recommended clearing Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12 to 17, the first time the shot has...

EXPLAINER: Why Japan ‘rising sun’ flag provokes Olympic ire

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SEOUL, South Korea — Japan considers the “rising sun” flag part of its history. But some in the Koreas, China and other Asian countries...

Canada vs Zimbabwe: Two divergent paths of COVID vaccination

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HARARE, Zimbabwe — When mother-of-three Amanda Wood heard that hundreds of coronavirus shots were available for teens, only one thing prevented her from racing...

As Tokyo Games open, can Olympic flame burn away the funk?

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TOKYO — Disputed, locked down and running a year late, the Tokyo Games begin at last on Friday night, a multinational showcase of the...

Macron among 14 heads of states on potential spyware list

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BOSTON — French President Emmanuel Macron leads a list of 14 current or former heads of state who may have been targeted for hacking...

COVID-19 takes toll on Catholic clergy in hard-hit countries

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The coronavirus has taken a heavy toll among Roman Catholic priests and nuns around the world, killing hundreds of them in a handful of...

Hong Kong police tell foreign hosting firm to remove website

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LONDON — A Hong Kong pro-democracy website was temporarily taken down after police warned the Israel-based hosting company that it breached a national security...

100 days in power, Myanmar junta holds pretense of control

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BANGKOK — After Myanmar’s military seized power by ousting the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, they couldn’t even make the trains run...

Artist gives nature a `cosmic’ twist in big NY garden show

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An expansive new show featuring works by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, famous for mesmerizing polka dots, speckled pumpkins and fascination with the natural world,...

Volunteers from abroad ruled out for Tokyo Olympics

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TOKYO — Volunteers from abroad will not be allowed into Japan for the postponed Tokyo Olympics, organizers said Monday. ...