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A worker wearing protective gears disinfect chairs as a precaution against the coronavirus at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. South Korea on Friday declared a

Virus cases balloon in S. Korea as outbreak shifts, spreads

Feb. 21, 2020 8:20 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Schools were shuttered, churches told worshipers to stay away and some mass gatherings were banned as cases of a new virus swelled Friday in South Korea, the newest front in a widening global outbreak. The country said two people have died and 204 have been infected with the...

FILE- In this file photo dated Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, Algerian president Abdelmadjid Tebboune delivers a speech during an inauguration ceremony in the presidential palace, in Algiers, Algeria.  Algeria's peaceful

Algeria on cusp of change as protest movement marks one year

Feb. 21, 2020 4:08 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's peaceful "smile revolution" unseated the long-time president of Africa's largest country along with his powerful entourage and struck hard at the corruption they bred. But a year later, the pro-democracy movement is still holding its weekly marches, hoping to make further...

In this Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, photo, props manager Joo Dong-man, left, speaks as costume manager Yang Hee-hwa listens during an interview at a cafe in Ilsan, South Korea. South Korea's latest hit drama

Cross-border S Korean drama overcomes political risks

Feb. 21, 2020 12:40 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For the South Korean crew behind the latest hit drama “Crash Landing on You," recreating the life in North Korea was a painstakingly meticulous process with big political risks. “At first, we were even told not to use the word ‘chairman'" when referring to...

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017 file photo, Israeli police scuffle with ultra-Orthodox Jews as they block a main road during a protest against Israeli army conscription, in Jerusalem. The Israeli military said Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, that it found “serious, systemic failures” in its own reporting that inflated figures on the enlistment of ultra-Orthodox Jews, a hot-button issue in a country where most Jewish men are subject to mandatory conscription. Military draft exemptions for ultra-Orthodox men have long been a source of resentment among Israel’s Jewish secular majority, who are required to serve. The issue is expected to be key in upcoming March 2 elections. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)

Israel confirms ultra-Orthodox draft figures were inflated

Feb. 20, 2020 2:47 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Thursday it found “serious, systemic failures” in its own reporting that inflated figures on the enlistment of ultra-Orthodox Jews, a hot-button issue in a country where most Jewish men are subject to mandatory conscription. The military launched an...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The Latest: Sanders: Democrat with most delegates should win

Feb. 19, 2020 11:09 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The latest on the 2020 presidential campaign and Democratic debat e (all times local): 8 p.m. Bernie Sanders is the only Democratic candidate on the debate stage who thinks the candidate with the most delegates should win the party’s presidential nomination even if he or she doesn't...

Sri Lanka says it will withdraw from UN rights resolution

Feb. 19, 2020 6:50 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's prime minister said Wednesday that the government has decided to withdraw from co-sponsorship of a 2015 U.N. Human Rights Council resolution calling for the investigation of allegations of war crimes committed during the island nation's long civil war. Prime Minister...

In this Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 photo provided by attorney Jodi Goodwin, a Venezuelan teenager named Branyerly stands on an international bridge connecting Brownsville, Texas, and Matamoros, Mexico, before she requested parole from U.S. border officers. Branyerly was forced back to Mexico by U.S. government authorities who denied her claims that she was fleeing political repression and violence, even after they accepted the same claims from her father. The teenager is living alone in Matamoros, Mexico, across from Brownsville. (Jodi Goodwin via AP)

US border clampdown forces Venezuelan teen into Mexico alone

Feb. 18, 2020 6:11 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Venezuelan teenager has been forced back to Mexico by U.S. government authorities who denied her claims that she was fleeing political repression and violence, even after they accepted the same claims from her father. The teenager, who is being identified by only her first name, Branyerly,...

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019 file photo, the first panels of levee border wall are seen at a construction site along the U.S.-Mexico border, in Donna, Texas. The Trump administration said Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, that it will waive federal contracting laws to speed construction of the border wall with Mexico. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Homeland Security waives contracting laws for border wall

Feb. 18, 2020 4:15 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it is waiving federal contracting laws to speed construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, moving the president closer to fulfilling a signature campaign promise in an election year but sparking criticism about potential for fraud, waste...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting, in Jerusalem, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. (Gali Tibbon/Pool via AP)

Netanyahu trial clouds last days of Israel election campaign

Feb. 18, 2020 2:23 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The criminal trial for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will begin March 17, court officials announced Tuesday, shaking up the final stretch of a contentious election campaign and hurting the longtime Israeli leader’s hopes of forming a new government after the vote. The...

Draft report confirms some claims about ex-war college head

Feb. 18, 2020 2:20 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A draft of a naval inspector general report found that several claims involving a retired senior officer who was removed as president of the U.S. Naval War College could be substantiated, though the report does not recommend further punishment, according to The Providence Journal....