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People wearing protective masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk through the row of ginkgo trees along the sidewalk as the trees and sidewalk are covered with the bright yellow leaves Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Tokyo.(AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

The Latest: Miami congressman-elect tests positive for virus

Nov. 27, 2020 5:04 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — MIAMI — South Florida Congressman-elect Carlos Gimenez has tested positive for coronavirus. His campaigned announced Friday that the former Miami-Dade County mayor and his wife, Lourdes, tested positive Thursday for COVID-19 after having mild symptoms. They said they’re...

A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Asian stock markets declined Friday as questions about the effectiveness of one possible coronavirus vaccine weighed on investor optimism. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Stocks rise on Wall Street as S&P 500 hits record high

Nov. 27, 2020 2:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The S&P 500 rose to a record high Friday as investors continue to look forward to the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine and relief for the global economy. The benchmark index rose 8.70 points, or 0.2%, led by gains in technology companies, and closed at an all-time high of 3,638.35....

This undated photo provided by the 'Senckenberg Institute' shows a 'Danish Mayfly'. The Danish Mayfly has been selected by a German entomological society as the Insect of the Year for 2021, but won’t have long to celebrate its 15 minutes of fame. The insect, whose scientific name is Ephemera danica, only has a few days to fly, mate and lay new eggs. (Wolfgang Kleinsteuber via AP)

Brief buzz: Danish Mayfly named 2021 insect of the year

Nov. 27, 2020 10:27 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The Danish Mayfly was selected Friday by an international group of entomologists and others as the Insect of the Year for 2021, but it won't have long to celebrate its 15 minutes of fame. The insect, whose scientific name is Ephemera danica, only has a few days to fly, mate and lay new eggs....

File -- In this Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 file photo an employee of Binder, the world's largest manufacturer of serial-production environmental simulation chambers for scientific or industrial laboratories, checks an ultra low temperature freezer in Tuttlingen, Germany. Germany prepares for the vaccination of the German population during the upcoming month. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)

Keep cool: Germany preps vaccine drive as COVID cases hit 1M

Nov. 27, 2020 9:44 AM EST

TUTTLINGEN, Germany (AP) — Hulking gray boxes are rolling off the production line at a factory in the southern town of Tuttlingen, ready to be shipped to the front in the next phase of Germany's battle against the coronavirus as it became the latest country to hit the milestone of 1 million confirmed cases...

Putin foe Navalny urges EU to be ready for Russian election

Nov. 27, 2020 6:46 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny urged the European Union to reject the results of Russia's parliamentary election next year if any candidates are blocked from taking part and he called Friday on the EU to impose sanctions on oligarchs close to President Vladimir Putin. Navalny,...

Turkey probes German navy's search of Libya-bound freighter

Nov. 27, 2020 5:44 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish prosecutors launched an investigation Friday into the search of a Turkish commercial freighter by the crew of a German frigate participating in a European Union mission to enforce an arms embargo on Libya. Turkey has protested the incident on the Mediterranean Sea, insisting...

A young man wears a face mask as he crosses a road on his skateboard in downtown Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. The German parliament discussed the new restrictions to avoid the outspread of the coronavirus today. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

German coronavirus cases now above 1 million

Nov. 27, 2020 2:48 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany hit another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, ticking above 1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. The Robert Koch Institute, the country's disease control center, said that Germany's 16 states reported 22,806 cases overnight for a total since the start of the...

People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk through a shopping street in Osaka, western Japan, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

The Latest: Emperor's New Year greeting cancelled in Japan

Nov. 26, 2020 10:02 PM EST

TOKYO — Japanese Emperor Naruhito and his family will not offer their New Year greetings from the palace balcony due to concerns over the country’s struggles with a resurgence of coronavirus infections. The Imperial Household Agency said in a statement Friday that the annual greetings on Jan. 2 will...

Passengers at Fiumicino Rome airport show their quick COVID-19 test reports upon boarding a flight to Milan, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. In a trial that started Wednesday on the route between Rome and Milan, all passengers  go through a quick test before being allowed to board their flight. (Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP)

Rome airport poised to try 'COVID tested" flights from US

Nov. 26, 2020 7:09 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Italian authorities will soon approve an experiment with “COVID tested” flights from three U.S. airports with the aim of eliminating the required 14-day quarantine for passengers arriving in Italy, Rome's main airport said Thursday. ADR, which operates Leonardo da Vinci Airport,...

German far-right party member charged with drug smuggling

Nov. 26, 2020 9:31 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A former regional official with the far-right Alternative for Germany party has been charged on allegations he was involved in smuggling 36 kilograms (almost 80 pounds) of cocaine into a northern port, authorities said Thursday. Marcus Hoffmann, 46, faces charges of drug trafficking and...