Top Headlines for July 12, 2020

Headline News from the Associated Press
  • Online Funeral Set for Seoul Mayor Over Virus Concerns

    The official funeral for Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon will be held online this week over coronavirus concerns, his funeral committee said Sunday.
  • Libyan Forces Set Conditions for Lifting Oil Blockade

    Forces loyal to a Libyan commander said they will only allow the reopening of oil fields and terminals once a mechanism has been set up to fairly distribute revenue across the country, which is split between rival, warring factions.
  • AP Was There: McEnroe Wins Tiebreaker, Borg Wins Wimbledon

    EDITOR'S NOTE – Tennis history is filled with wonderful rivalries, and so many are remembered because of matchups in Wimbledon finals. The Associated Press is republishing stories about a handful of such matches while the canceled grass-court Grand Slam tournament was supposed to be played. One rivalry is known for one particularly memorable match involving one particularly memorable tiebreaker: John McEnroe vs. Bjorn Borg in the 1980 Wimbledon final. McEnroe won the tiebreaker 18-16; Borg won the title. The following story was sent July 5, 1980.
  • Over 200,000 Vote in Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Primaries

    Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kongers turned up over the weekend to vote in an unofficial two-day primary election held by the city's pro-democracy camp as it gears up to field candidates for an upcoming legislative poll.
  • UK-China Ties Freeze With Debate Over Huawei, Hong Kong

    Only five years ago, then-British Prime Minister David Cameron was celebrating a 'golden era' in U.K.-China relations, bonding with President Xi Jinping over a pint of beer at the pub and signing off on trade deals worth billions.
  • Poland Holds Momentous, Tight Presidential Election Runoff

    Voting started Sunday in Poland's razor-blade-close presidential election runoff between the conservative incumbent, President Andrzej Duda, and liberal, pro-European Union Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski.
  • As Beach Towns Open, Businesses Are Short Foreign Workers

    At this time of the year, The Friendly Fisherman on Cape Cod is usually bustling with foreign students clearing tables and helping prepare orders of clam strips or fish and chips.
  • Dengue Prevention Efforts Stifled by Coronavirus Pandemic

    To slow the spread of the coronavirus, governments issued lockdowns to keep people at home. They curtailed activities that affected services like trash collection. They tried to shield hospitals from a surge of patients.
  • The Latest: Vatican Highlights Plight of Maritime Workers

    VATICAN CITY – The Vatican is highlighting the plight of maritime workers during the pandemic, saying bans on shore leave are severely stressing crews stuck aboard ship, some to the point of suicide.
  • Usman, Volkanovski, Yan Leave Fight Island With Belts

    Kamaru Usman retained his welterweight title with a smothering victory over short-notice challenger Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 on Sunday.
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