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A woman wearing protective mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus walk past a mural showing frontliners in Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. The Philippines lifted a ban on non-essential foreign trips by Filipinos Wednesday but the immigration bureau said the move did not immediately spark large numbers of departures for tourism and leisure. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

The Latest: Kansas gov. again urges statewide mask mandate

Oct. 21, 2020 7:09 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. — Kansas Gov. Laura is again calling for a statewide mask mandate as coronavirus infections climb in rural parts of the state that don’t require face covering. Kelly said Wednesday that two-thirds of the state’s confirmed cases now are outside the Wichita and Kansas City...

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019 file photo, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the tolerance minister of the United Arab Emirates, speaks to The Associated Press in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The chair of Britain's Hay literary festival said Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, that the event will not return to Abu Dhabi after one of the festival's curators alleged that she was sexually assaulted by Sheikh Nahyan while working with him. When asked about the allegation by the AP, the UAE's Foreign Ministry said it does not comment on personal matters. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

UK festival curator accuses UAE minister of sex assault

Oct. 21, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The chair of Britain’s Hay literary festival said Sunday the event will not return to Abu Dhabi after one of the festival’s curators alleged that she was sexually assaulted by the tolerance minister of the United Arab Emirates while working with him. Lawyers for the minister...

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro listens during a presentation at the Planalto Presidential Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. The Brazilian government announced the results of clinical tests with use of the drug Nitazoxanide for COVID-19 treatment. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Brazil's Bolsonaro rejects coronavirus vaccine from China

Oct. 21, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday rejected the announced purchase of 46 million doses of a potential vaccine against the coronavirus being developed by a Chinese company and tested in a state governed by a political rival, prompting some to question if he was allowing...

Pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in New York. Stocks are mostly lower in Asia after pandemic concerns snapped a four-day winning streak on Wall Street.  US stocks are drifting higher Wednesday, Oct. 21,  as negotiations continue in Washington on more aid for the economy, though prospects remain cloudy that anything can happen soon.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Stocks slip on Wall Street as virus aid deal remains elusive

Oct. 21, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

U.S. stocks capped another wobbly day of trading with modest losses Wednesday as Wall Street waited for any signs of progress as lawmakers in Washington negotiate over how to deliver more aid for the economy. The S&P 500 slipped 0.2% after shifting between small gains and losses for much of the day. The...

Appeal court judges rule UK deportation policy unlawful

Oct. 21, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Court of Appeal ruled Wednesday that a government policy that gave migrants as little as 72 hours’ notice before they are deported is unlawful. Under the rule, asylum seekers or migrants whose applications failed were told they had three days to make final...

European Council President Charles Michel addresses the chamber on a report of last weeks EU summit during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (Olivier Hoslet, Pool via AP)

UK-EU trade talks back on after bloc offers olive branch

Oct. 21, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain and the European Union will resume their stalled trade negotiations at an “intensified” pace, the British government said Wednesday, in hope of striking a deal within weeks to avoid a messy economic breakup at the end of he year. The announcement came five days after...

UK says post-Brexit trade talks with EU to resume in London later this week, days after it said they were over

Oct. 21, 2020 12:12 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — UK says post-Brexit trade talks with EU to resume in London later this week, days after it said they were over.
Britain's Chancellor Rishi Sunak leaves 11 Downing Street in London, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

UK government borrowing hits record due to pandemic

Oct. 21, 2020 9:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic is battering Britain’s public finances, pushing government borrowing to a record last month as tax revenue fell and authorities spent billions of pounds to prop up the economy. The government borrowed a net 36.1 billion pounds ($47.1 billion) in September, pushing...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street to attend the weekly session of Prime Ministers Questions at Parliament in London, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. The European Union is taking a defiant tone as the standoff over resuming post-Brexit trade negotiations with the United Kingdom continues. The bloc told London Wednesday that

Another chunk of England faces tight virus restrictions

Oct. 21, 2020 8:36 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government on Wednesday put another 1.4 million people into England’s tightest coronavirus restrictions, but faced growing criticism that its piecemeal approach to curbing the outbreak is sowing division and confusion. Dan Jarvis, mayor of the northern England city of...

Manchester United's manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacts after Tottenham scored their sixth goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. (Oli Scarff/Pool via AP)

Man United's revenue drops, debts rise amid pandemic

Oct. 21, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United's revenue dropped by almost a fifth because the team did not play in the Champions League and because it was forced to close its stadium to fans during the coronavirus pandemic, the English club said Wednesday. The Premier League club, which is listed on the New...