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File---Picture taken on Jan.7 2020, shows cars driving past the City Hostel in Berlin, Germany. A long-standing dispute over a hostel on the grounds of the North Korean embassy in Berlin-Mitte is now at the Berlin Administrative Court. (Paul Zinken/dpa via AP)

German court rules against Berlin hostel at NKorea embassy

Jan. 28, 2020 9:58 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Tuesday dismissed a legal bid to prevent the closure of a hostel located on the grounds of the North Korean embassy in Berlin that was said to have been a significant source of foreign income for the East Asian country. The ruling by a Berlin regional court was welcomed by...

Passengers wear protective face masks arrive at the high speed train station in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Hong Kong's leader has announced that all rail links to mainland China will be cut starting Friday as fears grow about the spread of a new virus. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

US, others prepare evacuations as virus spreads from China

Jan. 28, 2020 9:36 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The United States and several other nations prepared Tuesday to airlift citizens out of a Chinese city at the center of a virus outbreak that has killed more than 100 people. Hong Kong's leader said it will cut all rail links to mainland China and halve the number of flights as authorities...

Chinese tourists wear masks at Ginza shopping district in Tokyo, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. China has confirmed more than 4,500 cases of a new virus. Most have been in the central city of Wuhan where the outbreak began in December. More than 45 cases have been confirmed in other places with nearly all of them involving Chinese tourists or people who visited Wuhan recently. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

The Latest: Fuss over Thai navy officers' return from China

Jan. 28, 2020 8:55 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China (all times local): 8:25 p.m. A Thai navy spokesman says 20 officers sent to Wuhan to oversee construction of Thailand's first new submarine have returned home after the Chinese city was locked down to try to contain a viral outbreak. Navy...

Palestinian hold a poster showing U.S. President Donald Trump as they protest the American peace plan in Bethlehem, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Washington Sunday night vowing to

The Latest: Palestinians protest Trump plan in Gaza City

Jan. 28, 2020 8:36 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's release of its Mideast peace plan (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Thousands of Palestinians are protesting in Gaza City ahead of the Trump administration's announcement of its peace plan, which is expected to strongly favor Israel. The protesters...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2012, file photo, the Wisconsin state capitol dome becomes a backdrop as President Barack Obama waves to photographers as he greets supporters at a campaign event in downtown Madison, Wis. Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to give a speech Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, possibly the first visit by a sitting vice president or president inside Wisconsin's state Capitol building in its 103-year history , but Democratic Gov. Tony Evers won't be in his office just a few feet away when it happens. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Pence visiting Wisconsin's capital city, liberal stronghold

Jan. 28, 2020 7:27 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence's planned visit on Tuesday to Wisconsin's liberal stronghold of Madison may signal the opening of a new front in the hotly contested campaign to win the battleground state. Pence was coming for an event celebrating the private school voucher program, which...

In this image made from video taken Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, U.S. citizen Doug Perez feeds his Labrador named Chubby during an interview in Wuhan, China. As hundreds of Americans prepare to evacuate Wuhan, the central Chinese city at the heart of a new virus outbreak that has killed over 100, Perez, a San Francisco native, is staying behind. He says he can't leave behind his Chinese girlfriend or his dog and plans to ride out the epidemic. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)

As US rescues some from virus in China, others left behind

Jan. 28, 2020 5:00 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — As hundreds of Americans prepare to evacuate Wuhan, the central Chinese city at the heart of a new virus outbreak that has killed over 100, San Francisco native Doug Perez is staying behind. It’s not that he’s unconcerned. Perez, 28, and his girlfriend have hunkered down in...

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 file photo, medical workers in protective gear help a patient near an ambulance in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province.As Beijing instates one of the largest quarantines in modern history, locking down over 50 million people in Hubei province, questions are swirling around the provincial government's sluggish initial response. (Chinatopix via AP, File)

Wuhan officials face questions, anger over virus response

Jan. 28, 2020 4:53 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Last Wednesday evening, top officials in the central Chinese city of Wuhan settled into their seats at an auditorium for a Lunar New Year gala — even as a new virus that originated in their city was spreading rapidly. Dozens of actors, actresses and musicians performed, some despite...

A currency trader wearing a mask watches a calendar at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Asian shares continued to fall Tuesday, dragged down by worries about an outbreak of a new virus in China that threatens global economic growth. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian shares sink on mounting worries over China outbreak

Jan. 27, 2020 11:30 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares skidded again Tuesday on deepening worries over the expanding outbreak of a new virus in China. Markets in Hong Kong and mainland China were closed Tuesday for Lunar New Year holidays, while South Korea's benchmark tumbled 3.4% to 2,170.88 as it reopened after its own holidays. ...

Passengers wearing masks wait in a line to check-in to a flight to Shanghai at the Vaclav Havel International Airport in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Prague's international airport is launching an information campaign for travellers who develop symptoms possibly linked to a new coronavirus illness. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Countries evaluate evacuation of citizens in virus epicenter

Jan. 27, 2020 9:51 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Countries with citizens in the central Chinese city that's the epicenter of a viral outbreak are planning evacuations as the number of illnesses grow and China takes drastic measures to try to stop the spread of the virus. A look at steps being taken: — CHINA: The government cut most...

This Jan. 27, 2020, photo provided by Dr. Khamis Hassan Bakari of Tanzania, shows an empty street in Wuhan, China. Bakari is among more than 4,000 African students in the Chinese city of 11 million people, and has been sending updates on social media about the outbreak of a new virus to the more than 400 other Tanzanian students in Wuhan, as China’s astonishing lockdown of more than 30 million people continues. (Khamis Hassan Bakari via AP)

Countries evaluate evacuation of citizens in virus epicenter

Jan. 27, 2020 7:43 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Countries with citizens in the central Chinese city that's the epicenter of a viral outbreak are planning evacuations as the number of illnesses grow and China takes drastic measures to try to stop the spread of the virus. A look at steps being taken: — CHINA: The government cut...