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Michelle Winings, R.N., prepares to give Gov. Roy Cooper his flu shot at the Wake County Health Department in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

The Latest: UNC reports coronavirus-related student death

Sep. 29, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The University of North Carolina system reported its first coronavirus-related student death on Tuesday since several campuses reopened with at least partial in-person learning last month. Chad Dorrill, a 19-year student at Appalachian State University who lived off campus in Boone and took all...

UN council urges speedy halt to Nagorno-Karabakh fighting

Sep. 29, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council called on Armenia and Azerbaijan Tuesday to immediately halt fighting over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh and urgently resume talks without preconditions. The U.N.’s most powerful body strongly condemned the use of force and backed...

Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after missing a shot against Sweden's Mikael Ymer in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

DQ forgotten, Djokovic leaves French Open foe 'suffocated'

Sep. 29, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic’s backhand clipped the net and landed wide, so he shook his head. That was it. Later, a too-soft drop shot found the white tape and bounced back on his own side, finally ceding a game in a dominant debut performance at the 2020 French Open. Djokovic simply bowed and...

European Commissioner for Values and Transparency Vera Jourova speaks during a media conference on data protection at EU headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, July 16, 2020. (Stephanie Lecocq, Pool Photo via AP)

EU defends commissioner who criticized Hungarian government

Sep. 29, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union officials and Germany came to the defense of an EU commissioner Tuesday after Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban called for her resignation because she publicly criticized his government's policies. Germany's Europe Minister directly addressed Values Commissioner Vera...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, centre, arrives to take part in a coronavirus press conference, in Berlin, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. Chancellor Angela Merkel and the governors of Germany’s 16 states conferred on how to prevent the country’s coronavirus infection figures from accelerating to the levels being seen in other European countries. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)

As cases rise, Germany plans new virus restrictions, fines

Sep. 29, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel and the governors of Germany’s 16 states agreed Tuesday on plans meant to keep the country’s coronavirus infection figures from accelerating to levels being seen in other European countries, while keeping schools and businesses open if possible. New...

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, right, delivers a speech during a budget debate as part of a meeting of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. At left is German Chancellor Angela Merkel. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

German minister says debt won't reach financial crisis level

Sep. 29, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's debt load won't reach the level it did in the financial crisis a decade ago as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the finance minister said Tuesday, and it will still look better than that of Germany's peers in the Group of Seven did before the virus outbreak. Olaf Scholz was...

File--- File picture taken Sept. 15, 2020 shows aerial view of the future airport Berlin Brandenburg

No party planned for Berlin's new, much-delayed airport

Sep. 29, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The opening of Berlin's new airport on Oct. 31 will happen without fanfare, operators say, a nod to the long delays and massive cost overrun since construction started in 2006. Airport boss Engelbert Luetke Daldrup conceded Tuesday that the repeated postponement from the once-promised opening...

A former East German watch tower stands on a hill high above the former border area between East and West Germany in Unterweid, eastern Germany, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. Thirty years after Germany was reunited on Oct. 3, 1990, many once-decrepit city centers in the formerly communist east have been painstakingly restored and new factories have sprung up. But many companies and facilities didn't survive the abrupt transition to capitalism inefficient companies found themselves struggling to compete in a market economy, while demand for eastern products slumped and outdated facilities were shut down.  (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

AP PHOTOS: Remnants of East Germany, 30 years after its end

Sep. 29, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

EISENACH, Germany (AP) — Thirty years after Germany was reunited, many once-decrepit city centers in the formerly communist east have been painstakingly restored and new factories have sprung up. But many companies and facilities didn't survive the abrupt transition to capitalism. The mighty West German...

A local resident Shin Dae-sik, 83, speaks during an interview at his home in Cheongju, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The coronavirus is forcing South Koreans to celebrate their Thanksgiving holiday differently this year, that begin Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Shin said about 15 family members assembled for Chuseok in past years but they decided not to do so this week. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: COVID-19 outbreak on ship off Australia's coast

Sep. 29, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

PERTH, Australia — Authorities are concerned by a COVID-19 outbreak aboard a cargo ship off Australia's northwest coast that has infected most of the crew. Eight more members of the Filipino crew tested positive for the new coronavirus on Monday, bringing the number of infections to 17 out of a crew of 21....

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 file photo Christian Lueth of the Alternative for Germany party attends a press conference in Berlin, Germany, the day after the state elections in the German state of Bavaria. The far-right Alternative for Germany party confirmed Monday Sept. 28, 2020, they have fired Christian Lueth, following reports that he made comments suggesting that migrants could be killed. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)

German far-right party fires official over migrant comment

Sep. 28, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The far-right Alternative for Germany party has fired a prominent official following reports that he made comments suggesting that migrants could be killed. The party confirmed Monday that Christian Lueth, who was already suspended from his post as parliamentary spokesman in April after...