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In this March 17, 2020 photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, workers in protective suits push a cart with passengers' luggage at the New China International Exhibition Center, which has been converted into a facility to screen international flight passengers arriving in Beijing. As the pandemic expanded its reach, China and South Korea were trying to hold their hard-fought gains. China is quarantining new arrivals, who in recent days have accounted for an increasing number of cases, and South Korea starting Thursday will increase screenings of all overseas arrivals. The virus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough, for most people, but severe illness is more likely in the elderly and people with existing health problems. (Peng Ziyang/Xinhua via AP)

The Latest: Official says Canada, US working on travel curbs

Mar. 18, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 198,000 people and killed more than 7,900. 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 81,000 people have recovered...

A member of the Venezuelan civil protection agency explains commuters symptoms and preventive measures for the new coronavirus in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, March 15, 2020. Venezuela announced quarantine measures in six states and in Caracas. The vast majority of people recover from the new virus. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Daily life near a standstill as nations try to halt pandemic

Mar. 15, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Meeting with friends, dining out, worshiping and other daily routines have nearly halted as nations take drastic steps to try to stop the coronavirus pandemic. Religious leaders gave sermons to empty pews or to the faithful watching online Sunday after public worship was curtailed in many...

Bosnia police move hundreds of migrants to a refugee camp

Mar. 11, 2020 8:29 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian police on Wednesday moved hundreds of migrants, who have been sleeping rough in a central town, to a refugee center near Sarajevo. Police rounded up the migrants at the bus and railway stations in the town of Tuzla and transferred them to the camp in Blazuj. No...

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, left, reviews the honour guard with his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vulin during a welcome ceremony in Belgrade, Serbia, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Shoigu is on a one-day official visit to Serbia. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Russian defense minister visits Serbia amid Balkan tensions

Feb. 17, 2020 11:01 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Russian military cooperation with Serbia has reached a “fundamentally” new level, Russia’s defense minister said Monday as he visited his Balkan ally amid rising tensions in the volatile region. Sergei Shoigu said in Belgrade on Monday: “For our part, we...

People walk by graffiti showing a Serbian flag, left, and text reading

Montenegro PM, Serbian church bishop meet on religious law

Feb. 14, 2020 10:31 AM EST

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro's prime minister on Friday met with the top Serbian Orthodox Church bishop in the country in a bid to defuse tensions over a contentious law on religious rights. The Serbian Church in Montenegro opposes the law, saying it enables the state to take over its property,...

Albin Kurti, the newly elected prime minister of Kosovo is congratulated by lawmakers after the new government was elected in the capital Pristina, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020.  Kosovo's parliament convened on Monday to vote in a new prime minister after four months of talks between the country's two main parties.(AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

Kosovo's new PM visits Albania in first official trip abroad

Feb. 11, 2020 7:59 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The new prime minister of Kosovo traveled to Albania for his first official trip Tuesday but while there resisted the idea of participating in a regional cooperation initiative that would improve both countries' chances of becoming European Union members in the future. . The leaders...

People walk by graffiti showing a Serbian flag, left, and text reading

EU enlargement chief urges talks on Montenegro religion law

Feb. 7, 2020 8:00 AM EST

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — The European Union's enlargement commissioner on Friday urged dialogue in EU-hopeful Montenegro over a contentious religious rights law that has fueled tensions in the Balkan country. Oliver Varhelyi also said that the small Adriatic country of some 620,000 people is the...

People wearing protective suits and military personnel walk inside a military complex where 56 Italians evacuated from Wuhan, China, will be kept in quarantine upon their arrival Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, on the outskirts of Rome. A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 17,300 people and 361 deaths as of Monday, Italy has two cases reported. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Italians, Poles quarantined after coming back from China

Feb. 3, 2020 5:03 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Scores of Italians and Poles were under quarantine Monday after being repatriated from the Chinese city of Wuhan, where a fast-spreading virus has emerged. Meanwhile in Croatia, tourists from Taiwan were reportedly wearing “not from China” signs due to discrimination against...