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A fan wearing face mask to protect against coronavirus waits for the start of the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Portugal and Sweden at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

The Latest: NFL's Washington team not yet allowing fans

Oct. 21, 2020 12:27 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Washington Football Team will allow only friends and family in attendance at FedEx Field on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, even after Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan allowed teams to fill outdoor stadiums to 10% capacity. A...

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic speaks during a press conference after talks with European Union envoy for the negotiations Miroslav Lajcak in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. The EU has mediated the talks between Belgrade and Pristina, the two former wartime foes for more than a decade. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Serbia mulls Russian Defense Ministry presence

Oct. 20, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia is thinking of allowing a Russian Defense Ministry presence in the Balkan country, something that could further strain its relations with the West. Serbia’s Defense Ministry said in a statement Tuesday that “legal proceedings” have been launched that...

Toby Gregory's yard that is adorned with 1,006 white crosses to represent Oklahoma deaths due to COVID-19, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla. Gregory was able to keep up with the state death toll until last week, and then it became too many. He says he doesn't have the room or supplies to keep up with the current death toll, but will do about 50 more crosses. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

The Latest: Ireland sets new virus restrictions for 6 weeks

Oct. 19, 2020 8:12 PM EDT

LONDON — Ireland’s government is putting the country at its highest level of coronavirus restrictions for six weeks in a bid to combat a rise in infections. Premier Micheal Martin said Monday the measures take effect at midnight Wednesday and run until Dec. 1. People are being asked to stay at home,...

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris makes a save in front of Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between France and Portugal at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, France, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Portugal, France lose perfect records; England beats Belgium

Oct. 11, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Portugal and France lost their perfect records in this season’s UEFA Nations League after playing out a 0-0 draw against each other on Sunday, and Belgium saw its 13-match unbeaten run ended by a 2-1 defeat against England. Two of the sport’s best forwards were kept quiet at a...

Healthcare workers attending to COVID-19 patients in an intensive care unit (ICU) at Na Bulovce hospital in Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. A record surge of new coronavirus infections in the Czech Republic in September has been followed by a record surge of those hospitalized with COVID-19. The development has started to put the health system in the country under serious pressure for the first time since the pandemic hit Europe. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Czech Republic tops record infection surge in Eastern Europe

Oct. 8, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech government announced further restrictions Thursday to contain the pandemic in the hardest hit-country in struggling Central and Eastern Europe, where a record surge of infections was also recorded in most other countries. Calling his country's record spike “alarming,”...

In this photo taken Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, leader of the opposition For the Future of Montenegro Zdravko Krivokapic speaks in parliament building in Podgorica, Montenegro. Montenegro's president has proposed an opposition leader as the Balkan country’s new prime minister, paving the way for his pro-Western party’s end in power after a 30-year rule. In accordance with his presidential duties, Milo  Djukanovic on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 proposed to parliament that opposition leader Zdravko Krivokapic be the next premier. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)

Montenegro opposition leader proposed as new prime minister

Oct. 8, 2020 9:17 AM EDT

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro President Milo Djukanovic on Thursday proposed an opposition leader as the Balkan country’s new prime minister, paving the way for the end of his pro-Western party’s 30-year rule. In accordance with his presidential duties, Djukanovic suggested to...

North Macedonia: 5 migrant smuggling suspects arrested

Oct. 6, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Five men have been arrested in North Macedonia, accused of running a smuggling ring that brought migrants from neighboring Greece. The five Macedonian nationals, including two brothers, are accused of smuggling at least 100 migrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and...

EU unveils 9 billion euro investment plan for the Balkans

Oct. 6, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Tuesday that it will invest up to 9 billion euros ($10.6 billion) in the Western Balkans to help develop transport and energy infrastructure and spur economic growth and employment in six countries of the volatile region. The EU’s executive arm, the European...

In this photo taken Friday, July 26, 2019, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic speaks during a press conference in Belgrade, Serbia. Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic has proposed that current Prime Minister Ana Brnabic stay in office for another four years, paving the way for the formation of a new government more than three months after a parliamentary election. The balloting was the first held in Europe after the outbreak of the new coronavirus and amid a boycott by many opposition groups who said the balloting was not free and fair. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Serbia president: Prime minister to remain in office

Oct. 5, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s president on Monday proposed that current Prime Minister Ana Brnabic stay in office, paving the way for the formation of a new government more than three months after a parliamentary election. Autocratic leader Aleksandar Vucic announced his choice at a news...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, listens as Croatia's Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic speaks during a joint press conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. Pompeo is in Croatia as part of his six-day trip to Southern Europe. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, Pool)

Pompeo pledges US engagement on the Balkans

Oct. 2, 2020 12:37 PM EDT

DUBROVNIK, Croatia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged Friday that Washington will remain engaged in the Balkans where China and Russia have been gaining political and economic influence. Pompeo spoke in the Croatian Adriatic Sea resort of Dubrovnik, the last leg of his European tour that...