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Workers spray disinfectant in front of the MADE, a major club in the international tourist district of Itaewon, in Seoul, South Korea, on May 12, 2020. As South Korea significantly relaxes its rigid social distancing rules as a result of waning coronavirus cases, the world is paying close attention to whether it can return to something that resembles normal - or face a virus resurgence. Already, a mini-outbreak linked to nightclubs in Seoul has tested South Korea’s widely praised method for dealing with the disease _ essentially a combination of rapid tracing, testing and treatment, along with stringent social distancing practices. (Lim Hun-jung/Yonhap via AP)

Spike in South Korea virus cases shows perils of reopening

May. 27, 2020 9:26 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As Mediterranean beaches and Las Vegas casinos laid out plans to welcome tourists again, South Korea announced a spike in new infections Wednesday and considered reimposing social distancing restrictions, revealing the setbacks ahead for other nations on the road to reopening. ...

People engage in social distancing on the boardwalk during the coronavirus pandemic Friday, May 22, 2020, in Long Beach, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Long Island enters first phase of NY's reopening process

May. 27, 2020 9:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Long Island became the latest region of New York to begin easing restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus as it entered the first phase of the state's four-step reopening process on Wednesday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that Nassau and Suffolk counties could...

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a meeting of government and ruling party officials at his office in Tokyo Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Japan’s Cabinet has approved a proposed 32 trillion-yen ($296 billion) supplementary budget to help fund measures to cushion the blow to the economy from the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo News via AP)

The Latest: Japan approves largest budget for combined $2.1T

May. 27, 2020 8:53 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Virus expands grip in many areas, US nears 100,000 deaths....

The SpaceX Falcon 9, with the Crew Dragon spacecraft on top of the rocket, sits on Launch Pad 39-A, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Two astronauts will fly on the SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station scheduled for launch on May 27. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

SpaceX ready to launch NASA astronauts, back on home turf

May. 27, 2020 8:30 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — A SpaceX rocket is ready to boost two NASA astronauts into orbit Wednesday, the first launch of Americans from the U.S. in nearly a decade. Liftoff is set for 4:33 p.m. EDT from the same spot at Kennedy Space Center where men flew to the moon and the last space shuttle...

President Donald Trump answers questions from reporters during an event on protecting seniors with diabetes in the Rose Garden White House, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump threatens social media after Twitter fact-checks him

May. 27, 2020 8:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened social media companies with new regulation or even shuttering a day after Twitter added fact checks to two of his tweets. The president can’t unilaterally regulate or close the companies, which would require action by Congress or the...

India, China in tense standoff at Himalayan frontier

May. 27, 2020 7:52 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian and Chinese soldiers are in a bitter standoff in the remote and picturesque Ladakh region, with the two countries amassing soldiers and machinery near the tense frontier, Indian officials said. The standoff began in early May when large contingents of Chinese soldiers entered...

A currency trader talks near the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), right, and the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Major Asian stock markets have declined as US-Chinese tension over Hong Kong competes with optimism about recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Global stocks turn higher on economic stimulus hopes

May. 27, 2020 7:50 AM EDT

Global stock markets turned higher Wednesday as the European Union proposed more economic stimulus, though U.S.-Chinese tensions over Hong Kong kept some investors on edge. European markets rose after the EU commission proposed a new 750 billion-euro ($825 billion) package of financial aid meant to help the...

Lawmakers are sworn in during the inauguration of Iran's new parliament, in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, May, 27, 2020. Iran has convened its newly elected parliament, dominated by conservative lawmakers and under strict social distancing regulations, as the country struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus that has hit the nation hard. Iran is grappling with one of the deadliest outbreaks in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Iran's newly elected parliament convenes despite pandemic

May. 27, 2020 6:08 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's newly elected parliament convened on Wednesday, dominated by conservative lawmakers and under strict social distancing regulations, as the country struggles to curb the spread of the coronavirus that has hit the nation hard. Iranian state TV said all 268 lawmakers who were in...

White House counsel Pat Cipollone listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing in the Rose Garden of the White House, Sunday, March 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

White House letter doesn't explain why Trump fired watchdogs

May. 27, 2020 5:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said that President Donald Trump followed the law when he fired multiple inspectors general in the last two months, but the administration offered no new details about why they were let go. A White House letter issued Tuesday in response to concerns from a prominent...

FILE - In this March 24, 2020, file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Rubio predicted in an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, May 26, that foreign actors will seek to amplify American conspiracy theories about the virus and find new ways to interfere in the 2020 presidential election, much as Russia did in 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Rubio warns of foreign actors amplifying virus conspiracies

May. 27, 2020 5:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio, the new Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is warning that foreign actors will seek to amplify conspiracy theories about the coronavirus and find new ways to interfere in the 2020 presidential election. The Florida Republican said in an interview...