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Posters on precautions against the coronavirus are displayed at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. The signs on posters read

The Latest: South Korea has most daily cases in 8 months

Nov. 25, 2020 8:29 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has recorded more than 500 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours for the first time in about eight months as health authorities struggle to contain a third surge of infections. The Asian nation has been experiencing a spike in cases since it relaxed stringent social distancing...

FILE - In this June 22, 1986 file photo, Argentina's Diego Maradona, left, beats England's goalkeeper Peter Shilton to a high ball and scores his first of two goals at the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match in Mexico City. On this day: This was the day of the

AP WAS THERE: Diego Maradona ousts England at 1986 World Cup

Nov. 25, 2020 1:20 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — EDITOR’S NOTE: The quarterfinal match at the 1986 World Cup encapsulated both the best and worst of Diego Maradona, who died Wednesday at the age of 60. He scored one of soccer’s most astounding goals, weaving through England’s midfield and defense before finding the...

A worker waits as a truck pulls up to a temperature controlled warehouse at Swissport Pharma Center in Machelen, Belgium, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Safely delivering COVID-19 vaccines, once approval has been made, will be the mission of the century for the global air cargo industry. The Swissport Pharma Center, which opened in Oct. 2019, has a state of the art temperature controlled warehouse space dedicated specifically to pharmaceutical shipments going out of Brussels airport. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

EU says first virus vaccinations possible by Christmas

Nov. 25, 2020 11:20 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Vaccinations against the coronavirus could start in the 27 European Union nations by Christmas and member countries must urgently prepare their logistical chains to cope with the rollout of hundreds of millions of doses of the vaccines, according to a top EU official. Hailing the likelihood...

FILE- In this Friday June 27, 2014 file photo, thousands of exiled Iranians gathered in Villepinte, north of Paris, to listen to the speech of Maryam Rajavi, the leader of the National Council of Resistance of Iran. Four people are going on trial in the Belgian city of Antwerp on Friday Nov. 27, 2020, accused of planning to bomb a rally of Iranian opposition supporters. The plot was thwarted by a cross-border intelligence operation that led to the arrest of a couple in Brussels. (AP Photo/Rermy de la Mauviniere, File)

Iran diplomat on trial over plot to bomb opponents in France

Nov. 25, 2020 7:36 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The bomb was meant to explode in a Paris suburb during a huge rally being held by an exiled Iranian opposition group. It could have caused carnage. Instead, the explosion ripped apart the robot that army specialists were using to defuse the bomb after it was found in the car of a couple...

A Belgian Army medic suits up as she prepares to deliver lunch to patients with COVID-19 at the St. Michiel Hospital in Brussels, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. The Belgian military has been called into several hospitals and care homes to alleviate the stress on healthcare personnel. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Belgium approves more money for care homes hit by pandemic

Nov. 24, 2020 10:51 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium’s northern region of Flanders approved 575 million euros ($680 million) Tuesday to support staff at nursing home and welfare facilities that has come under intense pressure during the coronavirus crisis. During the first wave of the pandemic during the spring and again now,...

A woman hangs a piece of children's clothing on a line during a solidarity event for Mawda Shawri at the courthouse in Brussels, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. A trial opened on Monday in the shooting death of two-year old toddler, Mawda Shawri, who was in a van during a high-speed chase between police and suspected migrant smugglers seeking to get to Britain. At the trial in Belgium's southern Mons, a policeman stands accused of involuntary manslaughter and two other men for being suspected migrant smugglers. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Trial opens in death of toddler in migrant smuggling case

Nov. 23, 2020 6:22 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — A trial opened Monday in the shooting death of a two-year-old toddler who was in a van during a high-speed chase in Belgium between police and suspected migrant smugglers seeking to get to Britain. At the trial in Belgium's southern city of Mons, a policeman stands accused of involuntary...

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2020, file photo, demonstrators protest against Poland's government's efforts to control the court system in front of the Supreme Court in Warsaw, Poland. The European Union still hasn't completely sorted out its messy post-divorce relationship with Britain — but it has already been plunged into another major crisis. This time the 27-member union is being tested as Poland and Hungary block passage of its budget for the next seven years and an ambitious package aimed at rescuing economies ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)

EU hit by new crisis, this time over money and values

Nov. 19, 2020 10:29 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The European Union still hasn't completely sorted out its messy post-divorce relationship with Britain — but it has already been plunged into another major crisis. This time the 27-member union is being tested as Poland and Hungary block passage of its budget for the next...

An attendee stands in a sterilizer as a precaution against the coronavirus as he arrives for a defense expo, DX Korea 2020, in Goyang, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. South Korea has recorded its largest daily increase in coronavirus infections in nearly three months as it gets set to tighten social distancing rules in the greater Seoul area. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: S Korea begins stronger limits in some areas

Nov. 18, 2020 8:59 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported more than 300 new coronavirus cases for a second consecutive day as authorities begin enforcing toughened social distancing rules in some areas to fight a resurgence of small-scale clusters of infections. The 343 new cases announced Thursday raised the...

A medical operator prepares to perform COVID-19 test swabs in the Church of San Severo Outside the Walls, in the heart of Naples, Italy, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. An initiative of

Europe has half of world's 4M new virus cases but sees hope

Nov. 18, 2020 10:08 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Europe made up almost half of the world’s 4 million new coronavirus cases last week but recorded a nearly 10% fall in infections compared to the week before, thanks in part to strict government lockdown measures that have fanned some discontent, the World Health Organization reported...

People wear face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus at a department store in Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

The Latest: Iowa's governor orders statewide mask mandate

Nov. 16, 2020 9:09 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa — With Iowa hospitals filling up, Gov. Kim Reynolds has dropped her opposition to a statewide mandate for mask use to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Reynolds signed a proclamation Monday requiring that everyone over 2 years old wear masks when in indoor public spaces. The mandate...