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Mother of IS member loses bid to block UK evidence transfer

Sep. 22, 2020 8:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The mother of a British man who is suspected in the beheadings of Westerners taken hostage by the Islamic State group lost a court challenge Tuesday to the British government’s decision to share evidence about her son with American authorities. El Shafee Elsheikh and another British...

A man wearing a face mask walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Shares slipped Tuesday in Asia after markets tumbled worldwide on worries about the pandemic’s economic pain. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

European stocks, US futures stabilize after steep sell-off

Sep. 22, 2020 8:05 AM EDT

Stock markets recovered their poise on Tuesday, with European shares and Wall Street futures edging up after suffering steep losses the previous day. Investors have been spooked in recent days by a resurgence in coronavirus cases that is leading to new restrictions on business in parts of Europe and other...

UK leader: Britain at “perilous turning point,” scraps back-to-work drive, tightens restrictions amid virus resurgence

Sep. 22, 2020 8:03 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — UK leader: Britain at “perilous turning point,” scraps back-to-work drive, tightens restrictions amid virus resurgence.

German suspect in McCann case faces new rape investigation

Sep. 22, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A suspect in the disappearance of British toddler Madeleine McCann faces another investigation over the alleged rape of an Irish woman in Portugal 16 years ago, German prosecutors said Tuesday. German authorities in June said they had identified the German man as a suspect in the case of...

People queue to be tested for the COVID-19 outside a district town-hall in Paris, Monday, Sept.21, 2020. French health authorities have started opening new testing centers in the Paris region to try to reduce queues and delays as the number of infections is steadily increasing in the country. In total, they are planning to open 20 new testing centers in the French capital and in the suburbs this week. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

France's weak spot: Virus infections rise at nursing homes

Sep. 22, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — For the first time in months, virus infections — and deaths — in French nursing homes are on the rise again. Families fear that French authorities haven’t learned enough lessons from the initial wave of the pandemic, when nursing homes shuttered elderly residents inside...

A man wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus walks through the Usera neighborhood in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Madrid is poised to extend its restrictions on movement to more neighborhoods, due to a surge in new cases in other districts and despite an outcry from residents over discrimination. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

The Latest: Mobile apps to trace virus get mixed reviews

Sep. 22, 2020 7:48 AM EDT

LONDON — Mobile apps tracing coronavirus cases were touted as a key part of Europe’s plan to beat the coronavirus outbreak. Seven months into the pandemic, virus cases are surging and the apps have not been widely adopted due to privacy concerns, technical problems and lack of interest from the...

Turkey probes death of American journalist Andre Vltchek

Sep. 22, 2020 7:36 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities are investigating the death of an American author and journalist who died while traveling overnight from the Turkish Black Sea coastal city of Samsun to Istanbul, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported Tuesday. Andre Vltchek, 57, and his wife were traveling...

The Latest: Phased return of British sports fans paused

Sep. 22, 2020 7:35 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The British government has put on hold plans to allow the phased return of spectators into sporting venues in England from Oct. 1 because of a rise in coronavirus cases. Pilot test events have been held across sports venues with...

A man shows the contact tracing app Stayaway Covid on his cellphone, in Lisbon, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. The smartphone app uses Bluetooth technology to help discover whether people have been in close proximity to someone infected with COVID-19. Mobile apps tracing new COVID cases were touted as a key part of Europe’s plan to beat the coronavirus outbreak. Seven months into the pandemic, virus cases are surging again and the apps have not been widely adopted due to privacy concerns, technical problems and lack of interest from the public. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

As Europe faces 2nd wave of virus, tracing apps lack impact

Sep. 22, 2020 7:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Mobile apps tracing new COVID-19 cases were touted as a key part of Europe’s plan to beat the coronavirus outbreak. Seven months into the pandemic, virus cases are surging again and the apps have not been widely adopted due to privacy concerns, technical problems and lack of interest...

So called stumbling blocks, marking the last voluntarily chosen places of residence of the victims of the Nazis, are embedded in the pavement in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. The Department for Research and Information on Anti-Semitism Berlin, or RIAS documented 410 incidents in Berlin, more than two a day, in the first half of 2020, including physical attacks, property damage, threats, harmful behavior and anti-Semitic propaganda. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Assaults, arson, slurs: Report finds anti-Semitism in Berlin

Sep. 22, 2020 7:22 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Small square brass plates set in the pavement remember Jewish residents of Berlin's Lichtenberg district who were torn from their homes and killed by the Nazis decades ago. Nearby, the charred remains of a Jewish-run bar destroyed by arson last month attest to a hatred that still burns among...