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Locals chat as they sit at a traditional coffee shop in central Athens, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Greece saw a jump in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases during last week, and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is widely expected to announce new social restrictions.(AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

The Latest: Greece tightens restrictions as virus spreads

Oct. 31, 2020 7:07 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece — Greece will shut down restaurants, bars, cafes, cinemas and gyms across a large part of the country, including the capital Athens, after a surge in coronavirus cases. Outlining the measures in a televised address, Prime Minister Kyriakos said the changes will take effect Tuesday morning...

A woman compares two pumpkins at a Pumkin market in Covent Garden in London, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. Pumpkin season has started with Halloween approaching on Saturday as trick or treating has been strongly discouraged due to the Coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

UK could see new lockdown in days as virus cases surge

Oct. 31, 2020 6:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government is considering imposing a new national lockdown for England, after its scientific advisers warned that hospitalizations and deaths from the coronavirus could soon surpass the levels seen at the outbreak’s spring peak when daily deaths surpassed 1,000. London...

FILE- In this July 21, 2020 file photo, people walk by the New York Stock Exchange.  Stocks are falling in early trading on Friday, Oct. 30,  as Wall Street closes out a punishing week and its first back-to-back monthly loss since March, when worries about the pandemic were first peaking.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Tech losses drive Wall Street down again, ending grim week

Oct. 30, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

Wall Street closed out another punishing week Friday with the S&P 500 posting its first back-to-back monthly loss since the pandemic first gripped the economy in March. The S&P 500 dropped 1.2% and ended the week with a 5.6% loss, its worst in seven months. Sharp drops in big technology stocks drove much...

People wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus shop at a market ahead of Hindu festivals in  Jammu, India, Thursday, Oct.29, 2020. India's confirmed coronavirus caseload surpassed 8 million on Thursday with daily infections dipping to the lowest level this week, as concerns grew over a major Hindu festival season and winter setting in. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

The Latest: India's downward trend in new cases continues

Oct. 30, 2020 12:55 AM EDT

NEW DELHI — India has reported 48,648 new coronavirus cases, continuing a downward trend in infections even as the country’s caseload has crossed 8 million and is only behind the U.S. The Health Ministry also reported 563 new fatalities in the past 24 hours, raising the overall death toll to 121,090...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 file photo, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex smiles during her visit with Prince Harry to Canada House, in London. The Duchess of Sussex is seeking to delay the start of the trial in her privacy action against a British newspaper over its publication of excerpts from a “private and confidential″ letter she wrote to her father. The former Meghan Markle, wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, made the request ahead of a preliminary hearing on the case scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 29. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool Photo via AP, file)

Judge grants 9-month delay to Meghan's lawsuit against paper

Oct. 29, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Thursday granted a request by the Duchess of Sussex to postpone the trial of her privacy lawsuit against a British newspaper publisher, and said the reason for the delay should remain secret. During a hearing in London, judge Mark Warby granted the application to delay the...

FILE - In this Tuesday Sept. 22, 2020 file photo, members of the public are seen by a public information message in Manchester, England. The British government is under pressure to develop a national strategy to combat the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and “rescue Christmas’’ as scientists warn the number of people hospitalized with the disease could almost triple by the end of next month unless something is done now. (AP Photo/Jon Super, file)

UK under pressure as COVID-19 epidemic doubling every 9 days

Oct. 28, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government is under pressure to develop a national strategy to combat a surge of COVID-19 cases and “rescue Christmas’’ as scientists warn that the number of people hospitalized with the disease in the U.K. could almost triple by the end of next month unless...

A French rescue helicopter lands close to a rescue vessel in Dunkirk, northern France, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 during a  search operation after four migrants, including a 5-year-old and 8-year-old child died Tuesday when their boat capsized while they and other migrants tried to cross the English Channel to Britain, French authorities said. Fifteen migrants have been saved so far and rescue and search operations are still under way, according to the regional administration for the Nord region. (AP Photo)

France ends search after Channel capsize kills family of 4

Oct. 28, 2020 12:04 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French rescuers on Wednesday abandoned the hunt for survivors from a boat carrying migrants that capsized while trying to cross the English Channel to Britain, leaving at least four people dead. British media identified the victims as a Kurdish-Iranian couple and two of their children. A...

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 file photo, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson walks from 10 Downing Street to a meeting with his ministers at the Foreign Office, in London. All politicians have opponents, but Boris Johnson’s list is exceptional. Amid a global pandemic, Britain’s prime minister is battling the European Union, a resurgent political opposition, angry English mayors and a beloved soccer star who wants to feed poor children.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)

As virus surges, isolated UK leader Johnson faces many foes

Oct. 28, 2020 11:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — All politicians have opponents, but Boris Johnson’s list is exceptional. Amid a global pandemic, Britain’s prime minister is battling the European Union, a resurgent political opposition, angry English mayors and a beloved soccer star who wants to feed poor children. Even...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 18, 2020 file photo, British Airways planes parked at Terminal 5 Heathrow airport in London. British Airways’ parent company said Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 it is to cut flights due to coronavirus travel restrictions and quarantine requirements and confirmed that it is raising 2.7 billion euros ($3.2 billion) through the sale of new shares. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

Heathrow loses claim to being Europe's biggest airport

Oct. 28, 2020 5:16 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London’s Heathrow Airport says it has lost its place as Europe’s busiest air hub to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris after the COVID-19 pandemic grounded flights and Britain failed to approve passenger testing that could scale back quarantine requirements. Heathrow said...

Kath Ryan delivers a cake to celebrate the 100th birthday of Leonora Jeffreys, a former Doodlebug spotter during World War II in Birmingham, England, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. Ryan is behind Cakes 4 Casualties, baking thousands of cakes for service people who have been injured, many as they recover from wounds in hospital. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Cake Lady helps wounded soldiers heal, one treat at a time

Oct. 28, 2020 5:08 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — David Wiseman heard Kath Ryan before he met her. He was at the far end of Ward S-4 at Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham when shouts of “Cake Lady’s here! Cake Lady’s here!” began rolling through the room full of wounded soldiers, bed by bed. Who was this Cake Lady,...