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IOC’s Bach brings attention to Hiroshima — some unwanted

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TOKYO — Many residents of Hiroshima welcome attention from abroad, which IOC President Thomas Bach will bring when he visits on Friday. The western...

Olympic sport of schmoozing eludes corporate sponsors

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NEW YORK — Screaming fans won't be the only thing missing from this year's Olympic Games in Tokyo. Behind the scenes, there won't much...

Pressing German-US issues as Merkel meets with Biden

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WASHINGTON — Angela Merkel's farewell visit to the White House was shadowed Thursday by pressing issues as well as good will, as she prepared...

Afghanistan’s neighbors wary as US seeks nearby staging area

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American diplomats are escalating a charm offensive with Central Asian leaders this week as they work to secure a close-by spot to respond to...

On farewell visit to US, Merkel brings message of stability

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House on Thursday for what is likely her last official visit...

WHO chief says it was ‘premature’ to rule out COVID lab leak

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BERLIN — The head of the World Health Organization acknowledged it was premature to rule out a potential link between the COVID-19 pandemic and...

Vaccine deliveries rising as delta virus variant slams Asia

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JAKARTA, Indonesia — As many Asian countries battle their worst surge of COVID-19 infections, the slow-flow of vaccine doses from around the world is...

U.S. Black Hawk helicopter forced to land in Bucharest

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BUCHAREST — A U.S. Black Hawk military helicopter training in Romania was forced to undertake an emergency landing Thursday in central Bucharest, bringing down...

WHO chief says it was ‘premature’ to rule out COVID lab leak

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BERLIN — The head of the World Health Organization acknowledged it was premature to rule out a potential link between the COVID-19 pandemic and...

Beijing: 2022 Winter Olympics on track despite pandemic

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ZHANGJIAKOU, China — With the postponed Summer Olympics set to open in Tokyo next week, Beijing has made moves to show its preparations for...