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Poland's President Andrzej Duda, center, and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, second right, are taking a family photo with Slovak Prime Minister Igor Matovic, right, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, left and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, second left, at the start of a Visegrad Group summit in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, July 3, 2020, as Poland takes the rotating presidency of the regional cooperation group.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Poland wants generous EU budget for Central Europe

Jul. 3, 2020 11:28 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Andrzej Duda said Friday that the European Union’s budget for the next seven years should be generous for Central European nations, which aim to help drive the economic recovery from the coronavirus recession. Duda spoke to open a summit of prime ministers of...

Health officials disinfect an area around a hospital after one of the hospital's patients tested positive for the new coronavirus in Gwangju, South Korea, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. South Korea is considering including religious facilities on the same list with nightclubs, hostess bars and karaoke rooms as

The Latest: South Korea worries as virus resurgence spreads

Jul. 1, 2020 10:41 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea says it has confirmed 54 more COVID-19 cases as the coronavirus continues to spread beyond the capital region and reach cities like Gwangju, which has shut schools and tightened social restrictions after dozens fell sick this week. The figures reported Thursday brought the...

Passengers disembark from a train that arrived from the Czech Republic in Rijeka, Croatia, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. A train carrying some 500 tourists from the Czech Republic has arrived to Croatia as the country seeks to attract visitors after easing lockdown measures against the new coronavirus. (AP Photo)

Prague train with 500 tourists boosts Croatia tourism hopes

Jul. 1, 2020 9:31 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A train carrying about 500 tourists from the Czech Republic and Slovakia arrived to Croatia on Wednesday morning as the country seeks to attract visitors after easing lockdown measures against the coronavirus. The train rolled into the station in the northern Croatian port of Rijeka...

People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk through a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. New virus cases have declined in China and in the capital Beijing, where a two-week spike appears to be firmly waning. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Hawaii to let some visitors avoid quarantine

Jun. 25, 2020 4:51 AM EDT

The latest on the effects of the novel coronavirus outbreak around the world: HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — International aid group says data in some countries show sharp discrepancy between coronavirus cases in men and women. — US virus cases surge to highest...

FILE - In this file photo taken Monday, March 11, 2019, a truck drives past cases of beer at the Budejovicky Budvar brewery in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic.  Budejovicky Budvar NP, a Czech state-owned brewery, said Wednesday June 24, 2020, that its output rose last year to the highest level in the brewer’s 124-year history. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, FILE)

Before pandemic, Czech Budvar beer sales hit a record

Jun. 24, 2020 6:56 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Beer production at Budvar, which has been in a long legal dispute with U.S. giant Anheuser-Busch over use of the “Budweiser” brand, increased last year to the highest level in the brewer’s 124-year history. Budejovicky Budvar NP, a Czech state-owned brewery, said...

The Latest: S Korea has 56 new COVID cases amid resurgence

Jun. 11, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is reporting 56 new cases of COVID-19 as the country continues to see a resurgence of the virus concentrated in the capital area. Figures released by South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday brought national totals to 12,003 cases and 277...

Police officers attend an incident at the primary and secondary school in Vrutky (Zilina region), Slovakia, Thursday, June 11, 2020. Police say a man with a knife attacked a school in Slovakia on Thursday, killing one person before he was killed by police. (Erika Durcova/TASR via AP)

1 dead in knife attack at Slovak school; attacker also dead

Jun. 11, 2020 7:30 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A man with a knife attacked a school in Slovakia on Thursday, killing one person and wounding at least five before he was killed by police, authorities said. The attack took place at the United School in the town of Vrutky in northwestern Slovakia on Thursday morning. The...

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 file photo Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini delivers a speech at the National Museum in Prague, Czech Republic. Former Slovakia's Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini announced on Wednesday a plan to leave his leftist party to establish a new political subject. Pellegrini has been deputy chairman of the Smer-Social Democracy that had dominated the country's politics since 2006. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, file)

Slovakia's ex-premier Pellegrini to form new political party

Jun. 10, 2020 7:44 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Former Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini announced Wednesday a plan to leave his leftist party to establish a new center-left political organization. Pellegrini has been deputy chairman of the Smer-Social Democracy party, which had dominated Slovakia's politics since 2006...

Students wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus stand in a line to have their body temperatures checked before entering their classrooms at a middle school in Chungju, South Korea, Monday, June 8, 2020. (In Jin-hyun/Newsis via AP)

The Latest: SKorea requires QR codes at 'high-risk' venues

Jun. 9, 2020 10:44 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 50 new cases of COVID-19 as officials begin requiring nightclubs, karaoke rooms and gyms to register their customers with smartphone QR codes so they could be easily located when needed. The figures from the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on...

The Latest: China orders pangolin protection amid pandemic

Jun. 5, 2020 11:11 PM EDT

BEIJING — China is ordering its highest level of protection for the armadillo-like pangolin as part of its crackdown on the wildlife trade following the global coronavirus pandemic. While the virus is believed to have originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, most scientists say it was most likely...