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Thousands protest in Jerusalem against Israeli PM

Oct. 31, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Israelis protested in Jerusalem on Saturday in the latest weekly demonstration against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his handling of the coronavirus crisis and the corruption charges he faces. Protesters waved Israeli and pink flags, which have become a symbol of the...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a press conference in 10 Downing Street, London, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020 where he announced new restrictions to help combat a coronavirus surge. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, Pool)

The Latest: Britain imposes monthlong lockdown to curb virus

Oct. 31, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced England will start a monthlong lockdown next week. Johnson says the new measures will begin Thursday and last until Dec. 2. Non-essential shops must close and people can only leave home for a short list of reasons. Unlike the U.K.’s first...

Demonstrators hold a silent vigil in Parliament Square to rise awareness on entertainment and arts world, in London, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Backstage technicians and crews are calling for more fundingfrom the government for the performing arts and hospitality sectors as the coronavirus lockdown is widely anticipated to be extended in England to help control the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

England faces new lockdown as UK virus cases pass 1 million

Oct. 31, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday announced a new month-long lockdown for England after being warned that without tough action a resurgent coronavirus outbreak will overwhelm hospitals in weeks. On the day the U.K. passed 1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, Johnson made a...

Dutch government halts KLM bailout amid standoff over terms

Oct. 31, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The government of the Netherlands will halt its multibillion euro coronavirus bailout to national carrier KLM amid a standoff with a pilot's union about terms of the rescue package, the Dutch finance minister said Saturday. The dispute, if not resolved, could have dire...

Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst talks to his players during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Illinois Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Athletic director: Wisconsin has 22 positive COVID-19 cases

Oct. 31, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez says the total number of positive COVID-19 cases within the Badgers’ football program has increased to 22. Alvarez told ESPN’s “College GameDay” on Saturday that 12 football players and 10 staffers have tested...

State upgrades virus surveillance system, no weekend updates

Oct. 31, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee will not provide updated COVID-19 case data on Saturday and Sunday as the state upgrades its national electronic disease surveillance system, officials said. The Tennessee Department of Health announced the upgrade in a news release late Friday. Tennessee usually updates the...

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz speaks during a press conference behind plexiglass shields at the federal chancellery in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. The Austrian government has moved to restrict freedom of movement for people, in an effort to slow the onset of the COVID-19 coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

Austria announces 4-week partial lockdown starting Tuesday

Oct. 31, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Austria on Saturday announced a partial shutdown that will see restaurants and bars closed for four weeks, cultural, sports and leisure activities canceled, and residents asked to stay home after 8 p.m. as the government tries to stem a sharp rise in coronavirus infections. Chancellor...

Believers pray by the coffin of Bishop Amfilohije, the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro, in Podgorica, Montenegro, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. The church said the 82-year-old died Friday from pneumonia caused by COVID-19. Amfilohije, known for his staunch anti-Western and pro-Russian political views, played a key role in leading the anti-government protests and putting together an opposition coalition that is currently trying to form the country's new government. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)

Thousands mourn death of Montenegro bishop amid virus fears

Oct. 31, 2020 1:32 PM EDT

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Thousands of people on Saturday poured into the streets in Montenegro despite soaring coronavirus infections to mourn the death of the top Serbian Orthodox Church bishop in the country. Huge crowds gathered around the main church in the capital, Podgorica, where the body of...

2 officials close to Turkish leader test positive for virus

Oct. 31, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Two top Turkish officials who work closely with Turkey's president have tweeted that they tested positive for the coronavirus. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, said Saturday that he had light COVID-19 symptoms and was nearing the end of treatment. Interior...

A photographer shoots pregame warmups near cardboard cutouts of fans before an NCAA college football game between Illinois and Purdue Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

The Latest: Illinois QB Peters among 2 to test positive

Oct. 31, 2020 12:31 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Illinois is playing Purdue without starting quarterback Brandon Peters and tight end Griffin Moore. Both tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and will be sidelined 21 days per Big Ten protocol. Both would be eligible to...