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The motorcade for President Donald Trump arrives at Trump National Golf Club, Saturday, May 23, 2020, in Sterling, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump plays golf for 1st time since the coronavirus pandemic

May. 23, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

STERLING, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump played golf Saturday for the first time since he declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency more than two months ago, leading to the shutdown of much of American society. His return to the course was the latest sign that he wants the country back to...

In this photo provided by the Turkish Presidency, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, front center, arrives to attend the inauguration ceremony for Basaksehir Pine and Sakura City Hospital, in Istanbul, Thursday, May 21, 2020. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who participated by videoconference the ceremony has called for international cooperation against the new coronavirus, saying any drug or vaccine developed against the virus must be made

Erdogan, Trump reiterate solidarity against COVID-19

May. 23, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump spoke Saturday on the phone to discuss the coronavirus pandemic, bilateral relations and regional developments. According to an account of the phone call released by Erdogan's office, the two leaders reiterated their...

FILE - In this March 18, 2020, file photo, thousands of Afghan refugees walk as they enter Afghanistan at the Islam Qala border crossing with Iran, in the western Herat Province. An international aid group says Friday, May 22, 2020 that some 661,000 people in 19 countries have been displaced by armed conflict in the two months since the U.N. secretary general called for a global cease-fire to help curb the coronavirus pandemic. The Norwegian Refugee Council says in a report Friday that the bulk of the newly displaced were in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but that large numbers were also uprooted in Yemen, Afghanistan, Chad and Niger. (AP Photo/Hamed Sarfarazi)

The Latest: UN again urges global cease-fire to fight virus

May. 22, 2020 1:28 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — U.N. again urges global cease-fire to help tackle COVID-19...

In this photo provided by the Turkish Presidency, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe via video link, during the inauguration ceremony for Basaksehir Pine and Sakura City Hospital, in Istanbul, Thursday, May 21, 2020. Abe has called for international cooperation against the new coronavirus, saying any drug or vaccine developed against the virus must be made

Turkey sees drop in daily coronavirus infections

May. 21, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Thursday reported its lowest daily increase in confirmed coronavirus cases in the past two months, with 961 new infections in the past 24 hours. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca also reported 27 more deaths in the past 24 hours. The total number of infections in the country...

In this Friday, May 15, 2020 photo, Dr. Melek Nur Aslan, left, the local health director for Fatih, a large district in the historic peninsula of Istanbul briefs a team of contact tracers with Turkey's Health Ministry's coronavirus contact tracing team, clad in white protective gear, masks and face shields. Teams of contact tracers in Istanbul, the epicenter of the pandemic in Turkey and its most populous city, and also nationwide, are going house to house to test people experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and inform patients on isolation.  (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Turkey's pandemic strategy hinges on hazmat-suited gumshoes

May. 20, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — They see themselves as public health detectives, working 24/7 to track the coronavirus' insidious spread through a country of 83 million, blending door-to-door hoof work with mobile apps, CCTV footage and, if needed, police backup. Instead of global coronavirus testing, Turkey has based its...

A man wipes the face of a Turkish soldier wearing a face mask for protection against the new coronavirus, before a ceremony at the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. This year's limited ceremony is marking the 101st anniversary of the start of Turkey's War of Independence under the leadership of the young Ottoman army general. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

Turkey reports downward trend in virus deaths, infections

May. 19, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey reported a continued downward trajectory in COVID-19 deaths and confirmed infections Tuesday, with 28 new deaths and 1,022 infections over the past 24 hours. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca tweeted new figures showing a total of 4,199 deaths and 151,615 reported positive cases since...

Hilda Trejo, left, and Sara Vargas Lopez wear face masks as they sell tlacoyos and sopes in a partially-open public market in the Xochimilco district of Mexico City, Friday, May 15, 2020. As Mexico moves toward a gradual reactivation of its economy Monday, the number of new coronavirus infections grows higher every day, raising fears of a new wave of infections that other countries have seen after loosening restrictions. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

The Latest: Probe suggests more virus deaths in Mexico City

May. 19, 2020 2:04 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Probe suggests many more virus-related deaths in Mexico...

People wearing face masks for protection against coronavirus, walk in popular Tunali Hilmi Street during a four-day curfew declared by the government in an attempt to control the spread of coronavirus, in Ankara, Turkey, Sunday, May 17, 2020. Turkey's senior citizens were allowed to leave their homes for a second time as the country continues to ease some coronavirus restrictions. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

Turkey's president declares nationwide Eid al-Fitr lockdown

May. 18, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president has announced a new four-day curfew during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr to be applied across the country to stem the spread of COVID-19. Speaking after a cabinet meeting, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he hoped the restrictions would no longer be needed...

A barber and a male customer wear face masks during a haircut at a barber shop on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 in Singapore. Singapore has allowed selected businesses such as traditional Chinese medicine medical halls, home-based establishments, food manufacturing, selected food retail outlets, laundry services, traditional barbers and pet supplies to reopen May 12 in a cautious rollback of a two-month partial lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 infections in the city-state. (AP Photo/Royston Chan)

The Latest: Singapore loosens coronavirus restrictions

May. 12, 2020 1:14 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Singapore loosens coronavirus restrictions. — South...

People gather for a barbecue at a scenic area in Fangshan district in Beijing, Monday, May 4, 2020, after authorities loosened up nationwide restrictions following months of lockdown over the new coronavirus outbreak. China reported three new coronavirus cases Monday, all brought from overseas, and no additional deaths. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The Latest: China reports 1 new virus case, no deaths

May. 5, 2020 2:09 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — China reports 1 new case of coronavirus, no deaths....