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A health worker checks a computer screen at the COVID-19 test department of the Broussais Hospital in Paris, Monday May 11, 2020. French President Emmanuel Macron has repeatedly pledged the country would be able to test up to 700,000 people per week as key to the re-opening process, but so far the number of people tested is much lower and the effective capacities in the country remain vague. (Alain Jocard, Pool via AP)

The Latest: UN warns cybercrime on rise during pandemic

May. 23, 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: —UN warns cybercrime on rise during pandemic. —South...

A doorman wearing a face shield to protect from coronavirus stands with a colleague at the main entrance of the Fortnum & Mason department store in the Piccadilly area of central London, Friday, May 22, 2020. The store reopened its food hall department for customers to enter yesterday as part of a phased reopening as the British government is beginning to relax aspects of its nationwide coronavirus lockdown. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

As some nations open, UK to quarantine arrivals for 2 weeks

May. 22, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — People arriving in the U.K. next month will have to quarantine themselves for 14 days and could face an unlimited fine if they fail to comply, the British government announced Friday. The quarantine plan has sparked confusion and criticism from airlines, airports and lockdown-weary Britons...

People walk on Ledra street a main shopping street in Nicosia, Cyprus, Thursday, May 21, 2020. Cyprus took a major step toward a return to normality on Thursday when most restrictions of a two month-long stay-at-home order were lifted, allowing primary school kids to return to classes and hair salons and outdoor cafeterias to re-open. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

Flights to Cyprus to resume from select countries next month

May. 22, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus on Friday outlined plans for the phased resumption next month of commercial flights from a select number of countries with low COVID-19 infection rates to jump-start its vital tourism sector. Transport Minister Yiannis Karousos said flights will begin in two phases —...

FILE - In this March 18, 2020, file photo, thousands of Afghan refugees walk as they enter Afghanistan at the Islam Qala border crossing with Iran, in the western Herat Province. An international aid group says Friday, May 22, 2020 that some 661,000 people in 19 countries have been displaced by armed conflict in the two months since the U.N. secretary general called for a global cease-fire to help curb the coronavirus pandemic. The Norwegian Refugee Council says in a report Friday that the bulk of the newly displaced were in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but that large numbers were also uprooted in Yemen, Afghanistan, Chad and Niger. (AP Photo/Hamed Sarfarazi)

The Latest: UN again urges global cease-fire to fight virus

May. 22, 2020 1:28 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: — U.N. again urges global cease-fire to help tackle COVID-19...

People walk on Ledra street a main shopping street in Nicosia, Cyprus, Thursday, May 21, 2020. Cyprus took a major step toward a return to normality on Thursday when most restrictions of a two month-long stay-at-home order were lifted, allowing primary school kids to return to classes and hair salons and outdoor cafeterias to re-open. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

Split Cyprus' rival sides agree crossings' partial opening

May. 21, 2020 11:46 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The rival sides in ethnically divided Cyprus agreed on Thursday to partially re-open crossing points for Turkish Cypriots in the breakaway north to cross into the internationally recognized south amid a wide-ranging rollback of a two-month lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of...

In this image taken on Sunday, May 10 2020, sunbathers sit on an empty stretch of 'Landa' beach at the Cyprus seaside resort of Ayia Napa, a favorite among tourists from Europe and beyond. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

Beaches, nightclubs? Europe mulls how to get tourists back

May. 19, 2020 8:48 AM EDT

AYIA NAPA, Cyprus (AP) — The Mediterranean resort town of Ayia Napa is known for its boisterous parties. Each summer, thousands of young foreign tourists pack the dance floors of its nightlife district after a day at the beach. But the pandemic silenced the exuberant Napa Strip district as the island...

Rival sides in Cyprus join to fight wildfire in north

May. 17, 2020 1:44 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Two aircraft dispatched by Cyprus' internationally recognized government for the first time helped to fight a wildfire in the breakaway north of the ethnically divided island nation, an official said Sunday. A fixed-wing aircraft and a helicopter have been helping to battle the blaze...

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes, left, and Tyrann Mathieu celebrate after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Kansas City Chiefs began talking about a repeat before they had even left the stadium following their Super Bowl triumph. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

The Latest: Mahomes to celebrate virtual grads at Texas Tech

May. 15, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes is set to be part of the virtual graduation ceremonies for Texas Tech, his alma mater. The star quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs will address the graduates along with two students receiving their...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, listens during a teleconference with his cabinet in Istanbul, Monday, May 11, 2020. Erdogan announced a new four-day curfew to stem infections, that includes the weekend and a public holiday on May 19. The country has opted to impose short weekend curfews, instead of full lockdowns, fearing their possible negative effects on the already troubled economy.(Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)

Turkey accuses five nations of forming 'alliance of evil'

May. 12, 2020 6:07 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Tuesday accused Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, France and the United Arab Emirates of seeking to form an “alliance of evil” after these countries issued a joint declaration denouncing Ankara’s policies in the eastern Mediterranean and Libya. In a strongly-worded...

A barber and a male customer wear face masks during a haircut at a barber shop on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 in Singapore. Singapore has allowed selected businesses such as traditional Chinese medicine medical halls, home-based establishments, food manufacturing, selected food retail outlets, laundry services, traditional barbers and pet supplies to reopen May 12 in a cautious rollback of a two-month partial lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 infections in the city-state. (AP Photo/Royston Chan)

The Latest: Singapore loosens coronavirus restrictions

May. 12, 2020 1:14 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: — Singapore loosens coronavirus restrictions. — South...