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A woman's temperature is measured before riding a passenger jeepney to help curb the spread of COVID19 as drivers at the Tandang Sora terminal were recently allowed back on the road after months of not being able to work on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020 in Quezon city, Philippines. Coronavirus infections in the Philippines continues to surge Sunday as medical groups declared the country was waging a losing battle against the contagion and asked the president to reimpose a lockdown in the capital. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

The Latest: Italy's tally of new virus cases down to 239

Aug. 2, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

MILAN — The number of new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Italy nudged lower to 239 in the last 24 hours, while all eight deaths were recorded in Lombardy, the epicenter of the country's epidemic. That brings the total number of cases in Italy to 248,070 and deaths to 35,154, according to Health...

Protesters block a main road during a protest against Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside his residence in Jerusalem, early Sunday, Aug 2, 2020. Protesters demanded that the embattled Israeli leader  resign as he faces a trial on corruption charges and grapples with a deepening coronavirus crisis. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Israel's Netanyahu rails at media over protests against him

Aug. 2, 2020 9:32 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday railed at swelling protests against his rule, saying they were egged on by a biased media that distorts facts and cheers on the demonstrators. Netanyahu has faced a wave of protests in recent weeks, with demonstrators calling for...

Demonstrators chant slogans and hold signs during a rally against Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside his residence in Jerusalem, Saturday, Aug 1, 2020. Protesters demanded that the embattled Israeli leader to resign as he faces a trial on corruption charges and grapples with a deepening coronavirus crisis. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Thousands demonstrate as anti-Netanyahu protests gain steam

Aug. 1, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators gathered outside the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday and thronged the streets of central Jerusalem, as weeks of protests against the Israeli leader appeared to be gaining steam. The demonstration in central Jerusalem, along...

Israelis chant slogans during a demonstration against corruption near the house of Israel's Minister of Public Security In Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Sign in Hebrew reads:

Contentious budget vote could push Israel toward elections

Jul. 30, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of opponents of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demonstrated outside his official residence late Thursday, calling on him to resign, while a small group of his supporters clashed with police and journalists at a nearby outdoor mall. Thousands of people, including many young...

Hundreds of Israelis protest outside Netanyahu's residence

Jul. 28, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of people protested outside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's official residence in Jerusalem and in Tel Aviv on Tuesday, pressing forward with a more than month-long campaign calling on the longtime leader to step down. Public discontent with the government's handling...

Protesters wearing face masks amid concerns over the country's coronavirus outbreak, hold signs during a protest against Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, July 25, 2020. Protesters demanded that the embattled Israeli leader resign as he faces a trial on corruption charges and grapples with a deepening coronavirus crisis. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Arrests and clashes follow anti-Netanyahu protests in Israel

Jul. 26, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Police said Sunday they arrested more than a dozen Israelis in country-wide protests the previous night that drew thousands of people in a growing and persistent show of force against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his handling of the coronavirus crisis. Thousands of people...

Israeli police officers arrest a demonstrator during a protest against Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside his residence in Jerusalem Sunday, July 26, 2020. Protesters demanded that the embattled Israeli leader resign as he faces a trial on corruption charges and grapples with a deepening coronavirus crisis. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Israelis continue protests against PM's handling of pandemic

Jul. 26, 2020 12:57 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Israelis held several demonstrations across the country against their prime minister Saturday, with the main protest taking place in Jerusalem outside the official residence of Benjamin Netanyahu. The protests have been going on for the past few weeks, sparked by what critics...

Israeli police officers arrest a demonstrator during a protest against Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside his residence in Jerusalem, early Friday, July 24, 2020. Protesters demanded that the embattled leader resign as he faces a trial on corruption charges and grapples with a deepening coronavirus crisis. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Israeli police use water cannons on protesters, arrest 55

Jul. 24, 2020 2:36 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police used water cannons to disperse protesters in central Jerusalem and arrested at least 55 of them as clashes broke out overnight after thousands staged a protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Israelis have held a series of demonstrations in recent weeks calling on...

Visitors wearing face masks stand near banners showing precautions against the new coronavirus at National Palace Museum of Korea in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, July 22, 2020.  Just days after South Korean officials hopefully declared the country’s COVID-19 epidemic was coming under control, health authorities reported dozens of new cases following a dual rise in local transmissions and imported infections. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: S Korea baseball, soccer fans to return to games

Jul. 23, 2020 11:48 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea will allow baseball fans to return to the stands beginning Sunday under a phased process planned by health authorities to bring back spectators in professional sports amid the COVID-19 epidemic. Officials said Friday that spectators can begin attending professional soccer...

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020 file photo, Israel's President Reuven Rivlin delivers a speech during a special meeting of the German Parliament Bundestag commemorating the victims of the Holocaust, in Berlin, Germany. Rivlin is urging the country's opposing blocs to find a way to come together. That call comes in the wake of Israel's third inconclusive election in less than a year. The president is responsible for choosing the prime minister-designate he thinks is most likely to form a stable government. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

Israeli president lashes out at government, talk of election

Jul. 23, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's largely ceremonial president lashed out Thursday at squabbling members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's so-called unity government, beseeching them to quit bickering at a time of national emergency and stop floating the prospect of yet another “terrible”...