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South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha: 'We’re not going back to life pre-COVID'

By ALLIE YANG, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) -- Foreign Minister of South Korea Kang Kyung-wha says that her country may be reopening, but life won’t be the same.“We’re not going back to life pre-COVID. The risk is there,” she told ABC News. “We need to learn to live with this risk,…... Read More

Dozens killed by deadly Cyclone Amphan in India and Bangladesh, leaving 'trail of devastation'

By GUY DAVIES, ABC News(LONDON) -- At least 72 people have died and hundreds of thousands more displaced by a cyclone battering India and Bangladesh.Cyclone Amphan, carrying strong rain and winds of up to 118 mph, made landfall on Wednesday evening, leaving a "trail of devastation" in India's northeast, Chief…... Read More

Coronavirus-stricken US Navy aircraft carrier leaves port in Guam

By LUIS MARTINEZ, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt has headed out to sea after nearly two months in Guam, where almost a quarter of the 4,800 sailors aboard the ship were infected with the novel coronavirus, the Navy said in a statement.The ship will…... Read More

New Zealand prime minister suggests four-day workweek to recover from pandemic

By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) -- New Zealand's popular prime minister floated the idea of a four-day workweek to promote domestic tourism as the industry -- and country -- looks to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.During a Facebook Live broadcast earlier this week, Jacinda Ardern said she had…... Read More

Cambridge University cancels face-to-face lectures until fall 2021

By JACK ARNHOLZ, ABC News(CAMBRIDGE, England) -- The University of Cambridge announced it would cancel all in-person lectures for the entire 2020-21 school year in one of the most sweeping measures any international educational institution has made amid the coronavirus pandemic."Given the likely need for continued social distancing, we have…... Read More

High school seniors become first to head back to school in South Korea

By HAKYUNG KATE LEE, ABC News(SEOUL, South Korea) -- High school students lined up in front of school gates across South Korea on Wednesday as they waited to get their temperature checked and sanitize their hands one by one. But, after months of delay, high school seniors were the first…... Read More

100-year-old veteran 'Captain Tom' to be knighted for fundraising heroics

By GUY DAVIES, ABC News(LONDON) -- The 100-year-old veteran affectionately known as “Captain Tom” will receive a knighthood after raising tens of millions of dollars for Britain’s National Health Service. Tom Moore -- who was recently given an honorary promotion to the rank of “Colonel” on his 100th birthday --…... Read More

Unlikely underdog Greece is beating coronavirus. But like all ancient heroes, the test isn’t over: Reporter's notebook

By JAMES LONGMAN, ABC News(ATHENS) -- For weeks, only the cats have been able to enjoy watching the sunset from the Parthenon.They didn't look very pleased to have to share the honor tonight. Greece's culture minister, Lina Mendoni, had just taken me on a private tour, the day before it…... Read More

Italy and Spain begin to reopen after coronavirus lockdown, rest of Europe to follow suit

By GUY DAVIES, ABC News(LONDON) -- Italy and parts of Spain recorded some of their lowest coronavirus infection rates and began to significantly ease their respective lockdowns on Monday, amid signs across Europe that countries were beginning to ease their lockdowns.In Italy, which in March became the first country in…... Read More

Prince William, Kate take over radio stations to share message on mental health amid COVID-19

By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News(LONDON) -- Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, took over radio stations in the U.K. for a moment Monday to share a message on protecting one's mental health during thecoronavirus pandemic. William and Kate, who have been outspoken advocates of mental health…... Read More

How schools around the world are reopening during the coronavirus pandemic

By: MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (BEIJING) -- Much of the world remains on some form of lockdown. But as countries slowly start to loosen restrictions, that has meant schools are back in session for in-person instruction.What does the classroom look like during a pandemic? As places such as China and…... Read More

New data suggests Russia's coronavirus deaths higher than reported

By PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News(MOSCOW) -- Public data released this week suggests that Russia's national death toll from the coronavirus could be substantially higher than the country's official count.Moscow's city government on Sunday published so-called "all-cause mortality" data for April, which is the total deaths registered in the city from…... Read More

Families of Americans detained by Venezuela in failed raid plead for help

By MARTHA RADDATZ and CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Many of the details surrounding a botched mission to capture Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro are still murky and unknown.But for the families of two Americans who are among the "mercenaries" detained by Venezuelan security forces and accused of executing the…... Read More

Proposed French law would slap social media platforms with hefty fines for toxic content

By IBTISSEM GUENFORD, ABC News(PARIS) -- The French lower house of Parliament passed a bill Wednesday requiring social media platforms to remove hate-filled and toxic posts within 24 hours or face massive fines.The bill gives online platform operators 24 hours to take down racist and sexist posts and one hour…... Read More