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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 file photo, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street in London, to attend a weekly cabinet meeting at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, in London. Boris Johnson's office said late Saturday Nov. 21, 2020, there are plans to end the England-wide lockdown as scheduled on Dec. 2 and to announce a return to regional restrictions as statistics show coronavirus infections have stabilized. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

The Latest: UK leader to end England’s coronavirus lockdown

Nov. 23, 2020 11:16 AM EST

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says shops, hairdressers, beauty salons and gyms in England will reopen and some fans will be allowed back into sports stadiums when a four-week lockdown comes to an end next week. Johnson confirmed to lawmakers Monday the government will lift the stay-at-home...

Migrants arrive at the Arguineguin port in Gran Canaria island, Spain, after being rescued in the Atlantic Ocean by emergency workers on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2020. Under increasing pressure from the steady build-up of Africans' arrivals to its southern Canary Islands, the Spanish government has launched an all-front offensive, including active diplomacy, to avoid becoming the next black spot on Europe's failing record handling migration flows. (AP Photo/Javier Bauluz)

Spain in diplomatic push over migrant flow to Canary Islands

Nov. 20, 2020 12:46 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government is ratcheting up its response to the steady build-up of migrant arrivals to the Canary Islands from Africa, including a fresh diplomatic offensive. Though the government has come under pressure from local officials to transfer a significant number of migrants and asylum...

People line up outside a popular pub and restaurant in St Kilda in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Melbourne, Australia's former coronavirus hot spot, emerged from a lockdown at midnight Tuesday, restaurants, cafes and bars were allowed to open and outdoor contact sports can resume. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)

The Latest: 6-day lockdown ordered in South Australia state

Nov. 17, 2020 10:56 PM EST

SYDNEY — The Australian state of South Australia will begin a six-day lockdown at midnight Wednesday, with schools, universities, bars and cafes closed. Only one person from each household will be allowed to leave home each day, and only for specific reasons. The restrictions also require most factories...

People wearing a face masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus make exercise at the Retiro park in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2020. Spain's health ministry is reporting 411 more fatalities for the coronavirus on Tuesday, a new daily record since contagion started picking up pace this summer. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Travelers to Spain must provide negative COVID-19 test

Nov. 11, 2020 2:59 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Travelers bound for Spain from countries considered high-risk areas for the coronavirus will be asked to provide proof of a negative test to visit the European country, authorities said Wednesday. Starting Nov. 23, travelers to Spain will be required to submit a negative test...

The Hong Kong Observation Wheel is seen at waterfront in Hong Kong, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Hong Kong and Singapore say they have agreed to a bilateral air travel bubble, re-establishing travel links as coronavirus infections in both cities decline. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

The Latest: Hong Kong, Singapore plan 'air travel bubble'

Nov. 10, 2020 11:51 PM EST

HONG KONG — Hong Kong and Singapore will establish an "air travel bubble" Nov. 22 allowing travelers from the two cities to visit the other without having to serve quarantine in a first step to stimulate tourism amid the coronavirus pandemic. Under the plan, tourists from either city must take nucleic acid...

Spain: 1 found dead aboard boat carrying 70 migrants

Nov. 4, 2020 9:43 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spanish emergency services said one migrant died on a boat carrying around 70 others that was intercepted Wednesday off Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Five others were hospitalized after the boat docked at the Los Cristianos port, the Canary Islands emergency service said. They were treated...

People pay tribute to a tomb in the field 87 of the Maggiore cemetery, where several unclaimed victims of the COVID-19 pandemic were buried, in the day devoted to remembrance of the departed, in Milan, Italy, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

The Latest: Italy imposing night curfew, other restrictions

Nov. 3, 2020 7:35 PM EST

ROME — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has signed off on new pandemic rules that include a nationwide overnight curfew and tighter restrictions on the country’s regions where infections are surging and hospitals risk running out of beds for COVID-19 patients. The decree is to take effect Thursday....

Sri Lankan health workers take a swab samples to test for COVID-19 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

The Latest: Sri Lanka postpones school reopening for virus

Nov. 2, 2020 11:46 PM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Authorities in Sri Lanka have extended the school holidays for two more weeks, postponing the opening of classes amid a surge of COVID-19 patients from two clusters in Colombo and the capital’s suburbs. Schools had been scheduled to reopen Nov. 9, but the government announced...

People are detained and inspected by Mossos D'Esquadra, the regional police of Catalonia, after curfew in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. Despite a large adherence to the recently re-imposed curfews in Spain, police patrolling Barcelona are still finding young people breaking the rules. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Police on curfew patrol as Spain fights nightlife infections

Nov. 2, 2020 6:30 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — At 10:00 p.m. each night, Barcelona's professional crime fighters become wet blankets in uniforms. Police officers fan out across the coastal city in northeastern Spain to break up clandestine parties and to clear the streets of young adults drinking alcohol, enforcing a nationwide...

FILE  - In this May 11, 2020, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear puts on a face mask after speaking to reporters at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Kentucky's governor said Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020,  that he will quarantine after a member of his security detail who drove with his family the day before later tested positive for COVID-19.
Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear said he and his family feel fine, show no coronavirus symptoms and have tested negative for the virus. (Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP, File)

The Latest: Kentucky sees near-record number of new cases

Oct. 30, 2020 9:53 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky reported a near-record number of new coronavirus cases Friday as the surging outbreak continued sending more people to hospitals, Gov. Andy Beshear said. “This is a dangerous time. We’re moving the wrong way,” the Democratic governor said as he urged Kentuckians to...