Poll: 15% of Americans Worse Off a Year into Pandemic
Dendias-Cavusoglu Meeting Postponed to Thursday
EU Moves Toward Greek Scheme for COVID-19 Travel Passports
New York to Follow Federal Recommendation, Pause J&J Vaccinations
Using Self-Tests, Greeks May Get Easter Travel During COVID-19

Poll: 15% of Americans Worse Off a Year into Pandemic

While most Americans have weathered the pandemic financially, about 38 million say they are worse off now than before the outbreak began in the U.S.

US to Leave Troops in Afghanistan Beyond May, 9/11 New Goal

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has decided to leave American troops in Afghanistan beyond the May 1 deadline negotiated with the Taliban by the Trump administration...

Biden Raises Concerns with Putin about Ukraine Confrontation

President Joe Biden on Tuesday spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin, directly raising concerns about the Russian military buildup on Ukraine's border.

Cyprus Considers AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Use Restrictions

NICOSIA -- Worries about potential blood clots, even if rare or remote, have led Cyprus to mull putting restrictions on the use of the United Kingdom's AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine which could put a crimp in the program to slow the pandemic.

Paying by Volume for Waste Spikes Cyprus’ Recycling Rate Fast

NICOSIA -- Changing from a flat annual rate for rubbish pickup on Cyprus to paying for how much is tossed in a household has seen almost everyone in an initial program switching to recycling.

To Bar Money Laundering, Companies on Cyprus Must Name Owners

Still fighting a reputation for being a haven for money laundering and criminals hiding their wealth, Cyprus - to meet European Union regulations - is now requiring companies based on the island to reveal who really owns them.

Business Leaders Urge Biden to Set Ambitious Climate Goal

WASHINGTON — More than 300 businesses and investors, including such giants as Apple, Google, Microsoft and Coca-Cola, are calling on the Biden administration to set an...

A Nutrition Report Card for Americans: Dark Clouds, Silver Linings

Many of the latest findings on the American diet are not encouraging. Almost half of U.S. adults, or 46%, have a poor-quality diet, with too little fish, whole grains, fruits,...

Immune-Boosting Drug May Help Before Lung Cancer Surgery

A drug that helps the immune system fight cancer gave dramatic results when used with chemotherapy before surgery in patients with operable lung tumors, doctors report.

Bunny Snatched: Record-Holding Giant Rabbit Stolen in UK

LONDON — Police say one of the world's biggest bunnies has been stolen from its home in central England.

No Ouzo? Bars Closed by COVID-19, Greeks Turn to Rum, Whiskey, Beer

ATHENS - Eschewing traditional favorites such as ouzo, raki and tsipouro - while still hitting them in quantity - Greeks have also spiked sales of rum, wine, whiskey and beer as...

Australia Has 2nd Likely AstraZeneca Clot Case

CANBERRA, Australia — Australian authorities have identified a second case of a rare blot clot likely linked to the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.

Australia Rules Out Adding J&J Vaccine to Inoculation Plan

CANBERRA, Australia — The Australian government has decided against buying the single-dose Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine as a way to accelerate its immunization...

Three Washington Counties to Tighten Pandemic Rules

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Three of Washington state's 39 counties will tighten up pandemic restrictions beginning Friday.