Work starts in Montana on disputed Canada-US oil pipeline

BILLINGS, Mont. — A Canadian company said Monday that it’s started construction on the long-stalled Keystone XL oil sands pipeline across the U.S.-Canada border despite calls from tribal leaders and environmentalists to delay the $8 billion project amid the coronavirus…

Biden campaign offers to help state, local officials with coronavirus response

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign is reaching out to state and local officials offering to assist with their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to an email addressed to “State and Local Officials” and obtained by ABC News, the…

Cracks in Europe’s shared currency reappear in virus crisis

FRANKFURT, Germany — The virus outbreak is exposing cracks in the foundation of Europe’s 21-year-old shared currency and festering animosities among its members, even as governments struggle to come up with a unified response where success or failure could mark…

US ‘wasted’ months before preparing for coronavirus pandemic

WASHINGTON — After the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might ignite a global pandemic, the Trump administration squandered nearly two months that could have been used to bolster the federal…

Coronavirus government response updates: White House warns of dire two weeks ahead

Members of the coronavirus task force have warned Americans to brace for dark days ahead. After the surgeon general likened the coming weeks to Pearl Harbor and the Sept. 11 terror attacks, and as the nation’s top doctors cautioned against…

Kenya bans travel in and out of Nairobi to fight coronavirus

JOHANNESBURG — Kenya increased its restrictions to combat the coronavirus on Monday, announcing travel bans into and out of the capital city, Nairobi, the port of Mombasa and two counties. More than half of Africa’s 54 countries have imposed lockdowns,…

Millions going to Holocaust survivors for coronavirus help

BERLIN — Millions of dollars in additional funds are being made available to agencies around the world that provide aid to Holocaust survivors, whose advanced age and health issues makes them particularly vulnerable to the new coronavirus, the organization that…

Intel watchdog fired by Trump speaks out

The intelligence community watchdog ousted by President Donald Trump says that he believes his firing was related, at least in part, to his handling of the Ukraine whistleblower complaint that set in motion the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry. “While…

Irish PM to work as doctor during epidemic

DUBLIN — Ireland’s prime minister Leo Varadkar will be returning to medical practice to work as a doctor for one session a week to help out during the coronavirus epidemic, his office has said. Varadkar, a former doctor, has re-joined…

SeaWorld CEO resigns five months into job, cites board

ORLANDO, Fla. — SeaWorld Entertainment’s chief executive has resigned only five months into his job, becoming the third leader of the theme park company to depart in just over two years, according to a company filing released Monday. Sergio Rivera…