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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 3, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures, during a press conference at Downing Street on the government's coronavirus action plan in London. Britain botched its response to the coronavirus the first time around. Now many scientists fear it’s about to do it again.
The virus is on the rise again in the U.K., which has recorded almost 42,000 COVID-19 deaths, with confirmed infections at their highest level since May.  (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool, File)

The Latest: US company moves virus vaccine study to UK

Sep. 24, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

GAITHERSBURG, Md. — A U.S. biotechnology company is moving its experimental COVID-19 vaccine into final-stage testing in Britain, a different kind of shot than other leading candidates. Novavax Inc. announced Thursday that the Phase 3 study getting underway in the United Kingdom aims to test up to 10,000...

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, second from right bottom, seen on a computer monitor at United Nations headquarters participates in a virtual high-level meeting of the Security Council meeting on safeguarding international peace and security and global governance in the post-COVID-19 era, happening during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

The Latest: China, U.S., Russia trade blame over pandemic

Sep. 24, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): 4:55 p.m. China, the United States and Russia have traded allegations at the United Nations about who mishandled and politicized the coronavirus pandemic. It was one of the few real-time exchanges among top officials at the...

FILE- A cargo ship approaches the port of Piraeus as other ships are anchored, near Athens, Greece in this May 26, 2020 file photo. The United Nations is trying to figure out how to help more than 300,000 merchant mariners trapped at sea because of COVID-19 virus restrictions that they face when they get home. Describing the desperation of seafarers who've been afloat for a year or more, Captain Hedi Marzougui pleaded their case Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 at a U.N.-organized meeting with shipping executives and government transport officials.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)

Stuck at sea: Nations urged to help virus-stranded mariners

Sep. 24, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Another COVID-19 problem that the U.N. is trying to solve: how to help more than 300,000 merchant mariners who are trapped at sea because of coronavirus restrictions. Describing the mounting desperation of seafarers who have been afloat for a year or more, Captain Hedi Marzougui pleaded their...

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 3, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures, during a press conference at Downing Street on the government's coronavirus action plan in London. Britain botched its response to the coronavirus the first time around. Now many scientists fear it’s about to do it again.
The virus is on the rise again in the U.K., which has recorded almost 42,000 COVID-19 deaths, with confirmed infections at their highest level since May.  (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool, File)

As virus surges, critics say UK hasn't learned from mistakes

Sep. 24, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain bungled its response to the coronavirus the first time around. Now many scientists fear it’s about to do it again. The virus is on the rise once more in the U.K., which has recorded almost 42,000 COVID-19 deaths, with confirmed daily infections hitting a record-high 6,634 on...

A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. Asian shares were mostly lower Thursday as caution again after a retreat on Wall Street driven by a decline in technology shares.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian shares fall as caution sets in after Wall St retreat

Sep. 23, 2020 11:05 PM EDT

Asian shares were mostly lower Thursday as caution set in after a retreat on Wall Street driven by a decline in technology shares. Market players are feeling less optimistic about action from the U.S. Federal Reserve and Congress to help the U.S. economy amid the distractions of the presidential election and the...

Models wear creations as part of the Fendi 2021 women's spring-summer ready-to-wear collection during the Milan's fashion week in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Fendi kicks off hybrid Milan Fashion Week with optimism

Sep. 23, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Italian fashion industry is moving to inject optimism into luxury’s dismal year, staging 23 live runway shows and 37 presentations during a hybrid live-digital Milan Fashion Week that aims to excite consumers and connect with the buying network. Fendi, Dolce&Gabbana and...

French Health Minister Olivier Veran points to a graphic on the virus situation in central France during a press conference in Paris, Wednesday Sept. 23, 2020. French Health Minister Olivier Veran announced the closure of all restaurants and bars in the Marseille region and restrictions across a dozen other cities to stem the resurgent spread of the virus. With COVID-19 patients now occupying more than 10% of France's intensive care beds, Veran stopped short of imposing new lockdowns, but urged people to resume working from home and stop gathering with big groups of family and friends. (Eliot Blondet/Pool via AP)

French defense chief misled nation on troops' virus safety

Sep. 23, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s defense minister admitted to misleading the nation about virus protections for air force personnel who evacuated French citizens from the Chinese city of Wuhan last winter, and have been suspected of links to France’s first confirmed COVID-19 cluster. The revelation by...

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 file photo, French chef Pierre Troisgros applauds as the coffin of late French chef Paul Bocuse leaves the Saint-Jean Cathedral, in Lyon, central France. French media say Pierre Troisgros, one of France’s top chefs who helped reinvent the country’s traditional cuisine, has died. He was 92. The French press quoted the head of the Maison Troisgros, Patrice Laurent, saying the chef died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 at his home in Coteau, near Roanne in the Loire region where his restaurant is located. (Philippe Desmazes/Pool Photo via AP, file)

French media: Top chef Pierre Troisgros dies aged 92

Sep. 23, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Pierre Troisgros, one of France's top chefs who helped reinvent the country's traditional cuisine, died Wednesday just weeks after his 92nd birthday. With the deaths in 2018 of Bocuse and Joel Robuchon, France has lost three monumental chefs in just under three years. “He was a giant,...

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 1970 file photo, French actress and singer Juliette Greco present a clothes in Paris, France. French media say Juliette Greco, singer, actress, cultural icon and muse to Existentialist philosophers of France’s post-War period, has died aged 93. They said Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 Greco died in her Ramatouelle house in the south of France, near Saint Tropez. (AP Photo/Cardenas, file)

French media: Raspy-voiced singer Juliette Greco dead at 93

Sep. 23, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Juliette Greco, a French singer, actress, cultural icon and muse to existentialist philosophers of the country’s post-War period, has died, French media said Wednesday. She was 93. They said Greco died in her Ramatuelle house in the south of France, near Saint Tropez. The mayor of...

Hundreds of migrants reach UK in record month of crossings

Sep. 23, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of migrants have taken advantage of the warm weather and calm seas in the English Channel to reach the U.K. in a flurry of small boat crossings, British officials said Wednesday. The Home Office said at least 393 people made the crossing aboard 26 boats on Tuesday. The Press...