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Dominic Cummings, the top aide to Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson.  leaves his north London home the day after he a gave press conference over allegations he breached coronavirus lockdown restrictions Tuesday May 26, 2020. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)

Under-fire UK government aide Cummings has Johnson's loyalty

May. 26, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Dominic Cummings helped Boris Johnson win power by pitting the people against the elite. Johnson’s Conservative administration has branded itself “the People’s Government.” The prime minister’s populist appeal has been hammered by news that, as the...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior aid Dominic Cummings leaves his home, in London, Saturday May 23, 2020. The British government faced accusations of hypocrisy on Saturday after the revelation that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top adviser Cummings, traveled more than 250 miles (400 kms) to his parents’ house during a nationwide lockdown while he was showing coronavirus symptoms. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)

British leader's aide denies 250-mile trip broke virus rules

May. 23, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government dug in Saturday to defend Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top adviser, Dominic Cummings, for traveling more than 250 miles (400 kilometers) to his parents’ house during a nationwide lockdown at a time when he suspected he had the coronavirus. Opponents...

Indians stand outside a local snack shop during extended lockdown in New Delhi, India, Monday, May 18, 2020. India has recorded its biggest single-day surge in new cases of coronavirus. The surge in infections comes a day after the federal government extended a nationwide lockdown to May 31 but eased some restrictions to restore economic activity and gave states more control in deciding the nature of the lockdown. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

The Latest: India reports largest single-day virus surge

May. 18, 2020 2:23 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India reports 5,242 new cases, largest single-day surge,...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 file photo, Britain's Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove speaks at the Conservative Party's final election campaign rally at the Copper Box Arena in London. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12. The British government insisted Monday April 27, 2020 that it won’t extend the deadline for striking a post-Brexit deal with the European Union, despite the upheaval caused by the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

UK says it won't extend EU talks despite virus upheaval

Apr. 27, 2020 11:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government insisted Monday that it won’t extend the deadline for striking a post-Brexit deal with the European Union, despite the upheaval caused by the coronavirus. Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove said “it is still entirely possible” to seal an agreement...

In this April 16, 2020 photo, funeral workers in protective gear prepare the grave of a woman who is suspected to have died of COVID-19 disease, at the Nossa Senhora Aparecida cemetery, in Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil. Gravediggers buried 60 people that day, about triple the pre-virus average, according to a cemetery official.  (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)

Lockdown politics increasingly pit economic, health concerns

Apr. 19, 2020 10:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The global health crisis is taking a nasty political turn with tensions worsening between governments locked down to keep the coronavirus at bay and people yearning to restart stalled economies and forestall fears of a depression. Protesters worrying about their livelihoods and bucking...

Editorial Roundup: US

Apr. 8, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 8 The Mercury News on the Wisconsin Democratic presidential primary not being delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic: We must not only save our nation’s residents from the pandemic, we must also save our democracy from it. The...

FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, 3rd right, Home Secretary Priti Patel, 2nd right, lawmaker Michael Gove, fourth left, listen as Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during his first cabinet meeting since the general election, inside 10 Downing Street in London.  With British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized and in intensive care Wednesday April 8, 2020, after contracting the new coronavirus, Raab, Gove and Patel are among key players in Johnson's Cabinet who will be directing Britain's response to the highly contagious COVID-19 coronavirus, while their leader is being treated. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)

With Johnson hospitalized, who's who in Britain's Cabinet?

Apr. 8, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — With British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized in intensive care after contracting the coronavirus, who's left to run the country? A look at the key players in Johnson's Cabinet: DOMINIC RAAB, FOREIGN SECRETARY AND FIRST SECRETARY OF STATE As first secretary of state, Raab has been...

Lighter than normal traffic flow in and out downtown Atlanta Monday, April 6, 2020. Gov. Brian Kemp has issued an order to shelter in place in hopes of slowing the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The Latest: Japan's Abe: Stay home, obey state of emergency

Apr. 8, 2020 12:42 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Japan PM Abe urges cooperation with state of emergency in...

Passengers wearing protective suits to protect against the spread of new coronavirus gather outside of Hankou train station ahead of the resumption of train services in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. After 11 weeks of lockdown, the first train departed Wednesday morning from a re-opened Wuhan, the origin point for the coronavirus pandemic, as residents once again were allowed to travel in and out of the sprawling central Chinese city. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

NYC virus deaths exceed 4,000, topping toll for 9/11 attacks

Apr. 7, 2020 10:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus rose past 4,000 on Tuesday, eclipsing the number killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11. In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson lay in intensive care, believed to be the first major world leader hospitalized with the virus. The twin...

In this handout photo provided by 10 Downing Street, Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab speaks during a media briefing on coronavirus in Downing Street, London, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remained in intensive care Tuesday with coronavirus at the NHS St Thomas' Hospital in central London. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street via AP)

UK's Johnson in ICU, was given oxygen in battling virus

Apr. 7, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in stable condition with the coronavirus Tuesday in a hospital intensive care unit, where he was given oxygen but was breathing on his own without a ventilator, officials said. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has temporarily taken over many of the prime...