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Merkel brings message of stability to US on farewell visit

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BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel left Wednesday for Washington on what is likely to be her last official visit , carrying a bag...

Cuba, Haiti stir fresh political pressures for US president

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WASHINGTON — They are two tiny Caribbean states whose intractable problems have vexed U.S. presidents for decades. Now, Haiti and Cuba are suddenly posing...

Sho-case: Shohei Ohtani gets All-Star win for AL, bats, too

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DENVER — A Sho-case for Shohei Ohtani became a grand stage for Vladimir Guerrero Jr., too. ...

Powell says inflation will be ‘elevated’ in coming months

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WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell says that inflation “will likely remain elevated in coming months" before “moderating,” an apparent acknowledgement that price...

Europe takes another step toward introducing digital euro

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The European Central Bank said Wednesday it is launching a two-year investigation on whether to introduce a digital version of the euro that would...

Going abroad? US government says passport waits top 3 months

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WASHINGTON — Americans hoping to travel abroad this summer may have to delay their plans if they need new or renewed passports. ...

Bach meets Suga as Tokyo virus cases approach 6-month high

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TOKYO — Tokyo reported its highest number of new COVID-19 cases in almost six months on Wednesday, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government said with the...

US to begin evacuation of Afghans who aided US military

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is set to begin evacuations of Afghans who aided the U.S. military effort in the nearly 20-year war during...

Election depicts two Californias: Rising star or catastrophe

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LOS ANGELES — Gov. Gavin Newsom and two leading Republican rivals in the California recall election painted disparate pictures of the nation’s most populous...

Virus case delays refugee Olympic team’s Tokyo arrival

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DOHA, Qatar — Almost all of the athletes from the refugee Olympic team have had their arrival at the Tokyo Games delayed after a...