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About two dozen House Republican lawmakers stand on the Louisiana Capitol steps in support of a petition that would end the state of emergency over COVID-19, on Wednesday, June 25, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. The lawmakers have restarted a petition effort that failed to gain enough signatures earlier in the year, hoping to end the state of emergency declared by Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

The Latest: Mayo Clinic to end pay cuts, recall workers

Jun. 25, 2020 8:24 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic is ending pay cuts that the Minnesota-based health system imposed to deal with a patient downturn caused by the novel coronavirus. The Star Tribune reports Mayo plans to restore pay and return furloughed workers this summer. In April, Mayo announced plans to cut pay to...

Migrants wait for food inside a refugee camp in Kokkinotrimithia outside of Nicosia, Cyprus, on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Cyprus' interior minister says he has asked police to launch a criminal probe into allegations that underage girls staying at a migrants' reception center were sexually harassed by other adults staying there. (AP Photo/Philippos Christou)

Cyprus probes alleged groping of girls at migrant center

Jun. 23, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ interior minister said Tuesday that he asked police to launch a criminal investigation into allegations that girls staying at a migrants’ reception center were sexually harassed by other residents. Interior Minister Nicos Nouris told state broadcaster CyBC that...

A visitor wearing a mask to protect against the coronavirus looks at ancient artifacts placed inside a glass-protected display area at Cyprus Archaeological Museum in the capital Nicosia, on Thursday, June 18, 2020. Cyprus' museums opened to the public earlier this month as the government gradually lifted most of a string of tough restrictions imposed in March to check the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

Cyprus to start random virus testing at its airports

Jun. 19, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Random coronavirus tests will be carried out on a proportion of travelers arriving at Cyprus' airports as an added layer of protection against the virus’ spread, government officials said Friday. The measure was announced a day before the expiration of a requirement that...

Cyprus says common EU migration deal 'imperative'

Jun. 18, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The European Union must forge a common migration policy that obligates member states to take in a proportional number of asylum-seekers and restricts EU funding access to any country that refuses, Cyprus' interior minister said Thursday. Nicos Nouris said it's "imperative" for the...

FILE - In this file image taken on Sunday, May 10 2020, sunbathers sit on an empty stretch of 'Landa' beach at the Cyprus seaside resort of Ayia Napa, a favorite among tourists.  Cyprus' government Wednesday May 27, 2020, is pledging to cover all costs for anyone testing positive for the coronavirus while on vacation in the east Mediterranean island nation, covering the costs of lodging, food, drink and medication for COVID-19 patients and their families.(AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, FILE)

Cyprus tightens rules for passport-for-cash scheme

Jun. 10, 2020 10:48 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus says it is introducing tougher anti-money laundering checks in its “golden passports” program, under which it gives citizenship to foreigners who invest large sums in the east Mediterranean country. Interior Minister Nicos Nouris said Wednesday that the...

Students wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus stand in a line to have their body temperatures checked before entering their classrooms at a middle school in Chungju, South Korea, Monday, June 8, 2020. (In Jin-hyun/Newsis via AP)

The Latest: SKorea requires QR codes at 'high-risk' venues

Jun. 9, 2020 10:44 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 50 new cases of COVID-19 as officials begin requiring nightclubs, karaoke rooms and gyms to register their customers with smartphone QR codes so they could be easily located when needed. The figures from the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on...

A health worker leaves after collecting samples from a family for coronavirus testing at a neighborhood in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, June 8, 2020. The number of new coronavirus infections in Pakistan continued to spiral upward, as the nation of 220 million people surpassed 100,000 cases as of Sunday with more than 2,000 deaths. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

The Latest: Pakistan sees more than 100 virus deaths in day

Jun. 9, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan recorded more than 100 deaths in a single day from COVID-19 for the first time since keeping statistics in mid-March, when the country first imposed a lock down that has never been total. As of Tuesday, Pakistan recorded 108,316 coronavirus infections, with 4,646 new cases...

Passengers wearing face masks arrive on the first day of new rules that people arriving in Britain from overseas will have to quarantine themselves for 14 days to help stop the spread of coronavirus, at Heathrow Airport in London, Monday, June 8, 2020. The British government has said that anyone caught not complying with the quarantine will face a fine. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Aviation, tourism groups protest UK's 14-day quarantine

Jun. 8, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain began imposing a 14-day quarantine Monday on travelers coming into the country, months after other European countries imposed similar measures to control the spread of the coronavirus. The quarantine was roundly criticized by the aviation and tourism industries, with many questioning...

A medical worker wearing gear to protect against coronavirus infection disinfects a driver of his ambulance after escorting a patient to a hospital for COVID-19 patients in St.Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, June 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

The Latest: Filipino leader says US unrest hurts virus fight

Jun. 4, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

MANILLA, Philippines — Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says that he is glad “Filipinos are really law-abiding” and that the Philippines is not going through unrest like America, which would make the coronavirus quarantine enforcement formidable. Duterte made the remarks during a...

FILE - In this file image taken on Sunday, May 10 2020, sunbathers sit on an empty stretch of 'Landa' beach at the Cyprus seaside resort of Ayia Napa, a favorite among tourists.  Cyprus' government Wednesday May 27, 2020, is pledging to cover all costs for anyone testing positive for the coronavirus while on vacation in the east Mediterranean island nation, covering the costs of lodging, food, drink and medication for COVID-19 patients and their families.(AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, FILE)

Cyprus hastens lifting of most remaining virus restrictions

Jun. 3, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The government of Cyprus accelerated the lifting of most of the country’s remaining coronavirus restrictions by three weeks, citing on Wednesday the country's consistently low infection rate since the lifting of a stay-at-home order a month ago. Health Minister Constantinos...