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...

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...

With muted ceremony and empty stadium, Tokyo Olympics begin

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TOKYO — Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a...

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...

Tokyo Olympics begin with muted ceremony and empty stadium

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TOKYO — Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a...

At least 100 US athletes unvaccinated as Olympics begin

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TOKYO — About 100 of the 613 U.S. athletes descending on Tokyo for the Olympics are unvaccinated, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee's medical...

Hong Kong police arrest 5 trade union members for sedition

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HONG KONG — Hong Kong police on Thursday arrested five trade union members and a court denied bail for four editors and journalists on...

EXPLAINER: What’s the history of the Olympics protest rule?

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TOKYO — The simple act of taking a knee felt like something more monumental when it happened on Olympic soccer pitches in Japan on...

EXPLAINER: What is fueling Russia’s ‘unprecedented’ fires?

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MOSCOW — Thousands of wildfires engulf broad expanses of Russia each year, destroying forests and shrouding territories in acrid smoke. ...

Dirty Games? Testing slowdown during COVID raises questions

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TOKYO — The low numbers came in from across the globe and covered most every distance, from 100 meters through the marathon. The reasons...