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Commuters wear masks at a station in Fukuoka, southern Japan Wednesday morning, April 8, 2020. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a month-long state of emergency Tuesday for Tokyo and six other prefectures including Fukuoka to ramp up defenses against the spread of the coronavirus as the number of infections surges. (Kyodo News via AP)

The Latest: South Korea expects positive economic growth

Apr. 9, 2020 12:43 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 — South Korea’s top central banker expects slow, but...

A family burn paper offerings for their departed relatives on the streets of Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Authorities are controlling access and limiting the number of people entering cemeteries across China during the annual Qingming festival, also known as the Grave Sweeping Day, a day when Chinese around the world remember their dearly departed and take time off to clean up the tombs and place flowers and offerings, a move to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: Nearly 3,000 released from Sri Lanka prisons

Apr. 4, 2020 11:18 PM 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: , — China reports 30 new coronavirus cases, mostly from new...

N. Macedonia becomes NATO's 30th member, ending a long quest

Mar. 27, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — North Macedonia on Friday officially became the 30th member of the NATO military alliance. “North Macedonia is now part of the NATO family, a family of 30 nations and almost 1 billion people. A family based on the certainty that, no matter what challenges we face, we are all stronger...

EU members to launch talks with Albania, North Macedonia

Mar. 26, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders gave Albania and North Macedonia the greenlight Thursday to begin EU membership talks, ending a long series of setbacks and disappointments for the two Balkans nations’ quest to join. No date was set for the start of the membership negotiations, which can take...

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EU greenlights membership talks for Albania and N. Macedonia

Mar. 24, 2020 1:25 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European affairs ministers agreed Tuesday to allow Albania and North Macedonia to begin European Union membership talks, paving the way for the bloc’s leaders to sign off on the move that could end years of setbacks and disappointment for the two Balkan nations.. “We reached a...

The Latest: South Korea raises testing of European arrivals

Mar. 22, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 336,000 people and killed more than 14,600. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More...

Travelers walk past canceled flights on a schedule board, some due to the coronavirus, at the Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The Latest: Japan urges against nonessential travel to US

Mar. 22, 2020 2:51 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 307,200 people and killed more than 13,000. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 92,300...

NATO: North Macedonia's leader inks final accession document

Mar. 20, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s President Stevo Pendarovski on Friday signed a final accession document required for the country to become the next member of NATO. Pendarovski signed the so-called instrument of accession after Spain earlier this week became the last alliance member to...

North Macedonia police discover 56 migrants in truck

Mar. 8, 2020 2:57 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia discovered 56 migrants during a routine search of a truck and arrested the driver on suspicion of belonging to a trafficking ring that brought them in from Greece, authorities said Sunday. The incident took place late Saturday in the town of...

North Macedonia police find 78 migrants crammed in a van

Mar. 1, 2020 4:20 PM EST

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia said a mobile border patrol on Sunday found 78 migrants, including six minors, crammed in a van during a routine checkup in the central part of the country and arrested two men, suspected for illegal migrant trafficking. Police said 41 Pakistanis, 26...