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Medical staff members arrive for a duty shift at Dongsan Hospital in Daegu, South Korea, Friday, March 27, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.(Lee Yong-hwan/Newsis via AP)

The Latest: UN says 86 staffers around world reported cases

Mar. 28, 2020 1:40 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. says 86 staffers around world have reported cases of...

The Latest: SKorea warns churches over flouting restrictions

Mar. 17, 2020 12:38 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 182,000 people and killed more than 7,100. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms but most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or people with existing health problems. More than 79,000 people have recovered...

The Latest: US military halting domestic travel amid virus

Mar. 13, 2020 11:48 PM EDT

The Latest on the world's coronavirus pandemic: The U.S. Defense Department is planning to halt all domestic travel for military members after President Donald Trump declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency. The Pentagon says Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist has approved new travel...

The Latest: US advises Americans to reconsider travel abroad

Mar. 12, 2020 12:34 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The U.S. Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. The extraordinary global health advisory late Wednesday followed President Donald Trump's announcement of European travel restrictions. Earlier in the...

FILE - In this March 10, 2018 file photo, Spain's former monarch King Juan Carlos waves upon his arrival to the Academia Diplomatica de Chile, in Santiago. The Spanish parliament's decision-making board has rejected two proposals calling for the lower chamber to investigate whether former King Juan Carlos received millions of dollars in kick-back payments from Saudi Arabia. The proposals voted Tuesday March 10, 2020 were triggered by an ongoing investigation by Swiss prosecutors into an account reportedly operated for the Spanish monarch, including an alleged payment of 88 million euros (100 million dollars) by late Saudi King Abdullah in 2008. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File)

Spanish parliament rejects probe of ex-king’s finances

Mar. 10, 2020 11:28 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish Parliament body that sets the agenda for lawmakers on Tuesday rejected two proposals that called for the lower chamber to investigate whether former King Juan Carlos received millions of dollars in kick-back payments from Saudi Arabia. An ongoing investigation by Swiss prosecutors...

CORRECTS FROM COAST GUARD TO NATIONAL GUARD HELICOPTER- In this photo provided by Michele Smith, a National Guard  helicopter delivering virus testing kits hovers above the Grand Princess cruise ship Thursday, March 5, 2020, off the California coast. Scrambling to keep the coronavirus at bay, officials ordered a cruise ship with about 3,500 people aboard to hold off the California coast Thursday until passengers and crew could be tested, after a traveler from its previous voyage died and at least one other became infected. Princess Cruises says fewer than 100 of those aboard have been identified for testing. (Michele Smith via AP)

Latest: China's virus outbreak steady, with 143 new cases

Mar. 5, 2020 8:56 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the virus outbreak (all times local): 8:40 a.m. China's outbreak of the new coronavirus is holding steady. Health officials on Friday reported 143 new cases of infection and 30 new deaths, almost all in the epicenter of Wuhan and the surrounding province of Hubei where the...

Game demonstrator Alex Chang, of New York, N.Y., hands only, uses a disinfectant wipe to clean a game console at the Nintendo Switch exhibit, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 at the Pax East conference, in Boston. A Nintendo Switch employee said that the coronavirus played a role in taking extra measures to keep gaming equipment clean at the conference. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Geneva auto show, other big events canceled amid virus fears

Feb. 29, 2020 1:47 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The Geneva auto show was canceled after the Swiss government put an immediate ban Friday on all large events in order to halt the spread of the new coronavirus. The Swiss ban on public and private events involving more than 1,000 people will last until at least March 15. The move highlights...

Swiss government bans all events involving more than 1,000 people amid virus outbreak

Feb. 28, 2020 4:23 AM EST
BERLIN (AP) — Swiss government bans all events involving more than 1,000 people amid virus outbreak.
A health worker takes notes at the infectious disease clinic in Zagreb, Croatia, where the first coronavirus case in Croatia is hospitalized, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Croatia confirmed its first case of coronavirus in a man who had been to Milan, the capital of Lombardy, Italy. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

6 European nations report virus cases with Italy link

Feb. 25, 2020 5:40 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Six European countries announced cases of COVID-19 disease Tuesday in people who had recently traveled from northern Italy, where the virus emerged as a fast-growing cluster last week. For Switzerland, Austria and Croatia it was the first confirmed new coronavirus cases in those countries....

A person holds a flag during a meeting of the 'yes to protection of lesbians, gays and bisexuals committee' in Bern, Switzerland, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. Swiss voters are delivering their verdict Sunday on a measure that would make it illegal to discriminate against people because of their sexual orientation. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)

Swiss voters approve outlawing anti-gay discrimination

Feb. 9, 2020 11:10 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss voters approved by a wide margin Sunday a measure that will make it illegal to discriminate against people because of their sexual orientation. Switzerland's parliament in late 2018 approved expanding the country's existing anti-discrimination law to make it illegal to publicly...