A new study has confirmed that the new variant B.1.1.7 first discovered in the U.K. and since reported in the U.S. is more transmissible than COVID-19.
The coronavirus scourge that dominated the year is also looming over New Year's festivities and forcing officials worldwide to tone them down.
Spain will begin keeping a record of those who refuse a coronavirus vaccine and will share that information with other nations in the European Union, the country's health minister said Monday.
Britain became the first country to authorize an easy-to-handle COVID-19 vaccine whose developers hope it will become the “vaccine for the world.”
An Associated Press investigation has found an army of children toiling beneath a canopy of towering palm oil trees in Indonesia and Malaysia, the main suppliers of the world’s most consumed vegetable oil.
Doctors, nurses and the elderly rolled up their sleeves across the European Union to receive the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine Sunday.
Two people in Canada have the new, more contagious strain of COVID-19. They are a couple. They have not been traveling. They did not have any exposure to anyone who was at high risk.
A hospital in Rome has come up with a unique solution to allow families to have personal contact with children who are patients while also minimizing the risk of them catching the coronavirus.
The pardons of four Blackwater contractors convicted in the shooting deaths of more than a dozen Iraqi civilians has prompted outrage from some human rights activists and Iraqis.
A growing list of European Union nations and Canada barred travel from the U.K. on Sunday and others were considering similar action, in a bid to block a new strain of coronavirus sweeping across southern England from spreading to the continent.
McDonald’s will be releasing a Spam burger topped with Oreos in China next week.
Russia has been banned from using its name, flag and anthem at the next two Olympics or at any world championships for the next two years.
Germany has hit a new record level of deaths from the coronavirus as it enters a stricter lockdown, closing shops and schools.
The Vatican’s 2020 nativity scene, which is different every year, has drawn criticism from some for its futuristic style.
Canadian health officials on Wednesday approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, days ahead of possible approval in the United States.
Russian citizens have been warned to curb alcohol intake for two months after receiving the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine. Excessive drinking can weaken the immune system.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said humanitarian aid budgets are now facing dire shortfalls as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen.
At least one person has died and 200 others have been hospitalized due to an unidentified illness in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
The China National Space Administration says Chang'e 5 successfully landed at its designated site shortly after 11 p.m., or 1500 GMT, Tuesday after making a powered descent from its orbiter.
Authorities say an Iranian scientist named by the West as the leader of the Islamic Republic’s disbanded military nuclear program has been killed in an ambush on the outskirts of Tehran.