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FILE - In this Thursday, May 14, 2020, file photo, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference in Doral, Fla. A federal appellate court has stayed a lower court ruling that gave impoverished Florida felons the right to vote. The order issued Wednesday, July 1, 2020, disappointed voting rights activists and could have national implications in November's presidential election. In May, a federal judge ruled that Florida law can’t stop disenfranchised felons from voting because they can’t pay back any legal fees and restitution they owe. DeSantis immediately appealed to the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, requesting a stay of the ruling and a review of the case by the full appeals court. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

The Latest: Florida reports 10,000 daily coronavirus cases

Jul. 2, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida has reported 10,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases for the first time. That daily number on Thursday is six times higher than the daily record less than a month ago. The state also reported 67 deaths for the second time in a week. The seven-day average for daily deaths is...

Financial union members wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus attend a rally against government's financial policy in front of the Financial Supervisory Service in Seoul, Monday, June 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: SKorea sees COVID-19 cases spread beyond capital

Jun. 29, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 43 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 from across the country as infections begin to spread beyond the greater capital area, which has been at the center of a virus resurgence since late May. The figures announced by South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control...

Protesters take part in a rally in favor of migrants who live in Greece, in Athens, on Saturday, June 20, 2020. Some hundreds of protesters marched against the possible discontinuation of a migrants' housing program which will leave thousands without a place to stay. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

Greece: Plan to rein in protests triggers protests

Jun. 29, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

Greece’s center-right government announced plans Monday to impose tighter controls on public demonstrations that frequently block traffic and turn violent. But political opponents say they plan to defeat the proposals with mass demonstrations. The country has a long tradition of public protests, and...

Workers collect and stack the coffins of people that have been recently cremated amid the new coronavirus pandemic, at the La Recoleta cemetery in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, June 28, 2020. The coffins are collected, destroyed, and processed by a company specialized in organic waste. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

The Latest: Charges possible after Philippines parade, dance

Jun. 28, 2020 10:33 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine officials say authorities in a central village may face criminal or administrative complaints for allowing a street parade and dance amid a strict coronavirus lockdown. Mayor Edgar Labella of Cebu city said officials of Basak village have been ordered to explain why the...

Greek, Turkish leaders speak after months of tension

Jun. 26, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The leaders of Greece and Turkey spoke by phone Friday, the prime minister’s office says, after months of increasing tension between the two countries. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan focused on the consequences of the...

Greece mulls damages claim over drugmaker bribe scandal

Jun. 26, 2020 10:42 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s government said Friday that it is planning to seek damages from Swiss drugmaker Novartis following a settlement in the United States over bribery allegations. The settlement worth more than $345 million was announced Thursday by the Securities and Exchange Commission...

About two dozen House Republican lawmakers stand on the Louisiana Capitol steps in support of a petition that would end the state of emergency over COVID-19, on Wednesday, June 25, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. The lawmakers have restarted a petition effort that failed to gain enough signatures earlier in the year, hoping to end the state of emergency declared by Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

The Latest: Mayo Clinic to end pay cuts, recall workers

Jun. 25, 2020 8:24 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic is ending pay cuts that the Minnesota-based health system imposed to deal with a patient downturn caused by the novel coronavirus. The Star Tribune reports Mayo plans to restore pay and return furloughed workers this summer. In April, Mayo announced plans to cut pay to...

A man carries shopping bags on a pedestrian street, in Athens, on Friday, June 5, 2020. The European Commission says Greece is likely to suffer deepest recession in the eurozone this year, but first quarter growth figures were better than expected. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

Pandemic throws Greece’s budget off-target, hurts recovery

Jun. 25, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's budget deficit has widened due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, which has slammed the key tourism sector and is pushing the country into recession. The Finance Ministry said Thursday that the primary deficit figure for the state budget, the balance before debt...

Greece slams Turkey's actions in Aegean, eastern Med

Jun. 24, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s foreign minister accused Turkey on Wednesday of undermining stability and security in the eastern Mediterranean and causing problems with all of its neighbors, while also violating Greek airspace and territorial waters daily. Nikos Dendias slammed Turkey’s...

A food delivery worker wearing a protective face mask to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus rides on a street in Beijing, Sunday, June 21, 2020. According to state media reports, nearly one hundred thousand delivery workers have to accept the nucleic acid testing, a countermeasure to prevent the spread of the virus in the capital city. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The Latest: New Zealand reports 2 new coronavirus cases

Jun. 21, 2020 11:47 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand —- New Zealand has reported two new cases of the coronavirus as a trickle of infected people continue to arrive at the border. The country of 5 million people now has nine active cases after having none at all earlier this month. Health officials said Monday that all those cases...