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A worker wearing a hazardous materials suit stands at the entrance to a subway station in Beijing, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. The new virus accelerated its spread in China, and the U.S. Consulate in the epicenter of the outbreak, the central city of Wuhan, announced Sunday it will evacuate its personnel and some private citizens aboard a charter flight. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Tennis Fed Cup event moved from China amid viral illness

Jan. 26, 2020 7:19 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The International Tennis Federation has moved a regional Fed Cup qualifying event out of China because of concerns over the outbreak of a viral illness that has already caused 56 deaths. The ITF issued a statement Sunday saying the Asia/Oceania Group 1 event scheduled for Feb....

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a visit to an anti-narcotics police base in Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)

Pompeo heads to Ukraine next week to meet with president

Jan. 24, 2020 6:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Ukraine next week, making his first trip to the country at the heart of President Donald Trump's impeachment. As Trump's Senate trial on impeachment charges continues, the State Department announced Friday that Pompeo would travel to Kyiv as part...

South Korea, Saudi Arabia qualify for men's Olympic soccer

Jan. 22, 2020 11:07 AM EST

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — South Korea and Saudi Arabia both qualified for the men's Olympic soccer tournament after winning games on Wednesday. South Korea beat Australia 2-0 and Saudi Arabia defeated Uzbekistan 1-0 in the semifinals of the Asian Under-23 championship in Thailand. The final is Sunday in...

Fire at sawmill in Siberian village kills 11

Jan. 21, 2020 3:23 AM EST

Moscow (AP) — A fire at a sawmill in a village in Russia's Siberia killed 11 people and injured two more on Tuesday morning, emergency officials said. One person remains unaccounted-for. Ten victims were identified as Uzbek nationals and one as a Tajik. The fire broke out in a single-story wooden...

Uzbekistan elects new parliament with no opposition

Dec. 23, 2019 6:49 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Election officials in the Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan on Monday announced the preliminary results of a parliamentary vote that offered no real opposition, with pro-government political parties taking 128 seats out of 150 and certain eventually to win the rest. The remaining 22 seats...

FILE - In this Saturday, June 9, 2018 file photo, Uzbekistan's President Shavkat Mirziyoyev speaks to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in Qingdao, China. Uzbeks head to the polls to vote in parliamentary elections on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, for the first time since Shavkat Mirziyoev has been president following the death of long-time leader Islam Karimov. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

Uzbekistan holds parliamentary vote without real opposition

Dec. 22, 2019 8:20 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Voters in the Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan are choosing a new parliament in an election that presents no genuine opposition. The vote is the first parliamentary election since the death of longtime strongman leader Ismail Karimov three years ago. But the five parties in Sunday's...