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French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a joint video press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Elysee Palace Monday, May 18, 2020 in Paris. France and Germany discussed Europe's economic recovery plans to respond to the virus crisis. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool)

The Latest: India starts phase 2 trials for virus vaccines

Aug. 4, 2020 10:42 AM EDT

NEW DELHI, India — Indian health authorities say phase 2 clinical trials for coronavirus vaccines developed by Indian companies have started. They involve an inactivated virus vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech and a DNA vaccine candidate developed by Zydus Cadila. The phase 2 trials for the vaccine...

A worker wearing a mask to protect against the coronavirus walks past space themed displays promoting an online service in Beijing, China on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. An outbreak in China's far northwestern region of Xinjiang is continuing to subside. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: Mainland China, Hong Kong report fewer new cases

Aug. 3, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

BEIJING — Both mainland China and Hong Kong reported fewer new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday as strict measures to contain new infections appear to be taking effect. Mainland China announced 36 new cases across the country, down from 43 the previous day. Of those, 28 were in the northwestern region of...

Art works Fishermen and Seagull by Pablo Picasso and Carl Nesjar are prepared to be removed from the Y-block in the government quarter in Oslo, Norway, Monday July 27, 2020, before the building is demolished.  Spanish artist Pablo Picasso's first attempt at monumental concrete murals were designed for the Regjeringskvartalet buildings in central Oslo, and the designs were executed in concrete by Norwegian artist Carl Nesjar. (Lise Aserud / NTB scanpix via AP)

Picasso mural removed as Norway begins to tear down block

Jul. 28, 2020 7:58 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The removal of a pair of concrete murals by Pablo Picasso was completed Tuesday from a government building in the Norwegian capital of Oslo whose demolition was under way. Opinions were divided over whether to spare what some considered an architectural masterpiece, while others...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic outside his residence at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, Thursday, June 18, 2020. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada's loss of UN Security Council seat a blow to Trudeau

Jun. 19, 2020 12:15 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Justin Trudeau arrived on the world stage with rock star popularity in 2015. He declared “Canada is back” and made winning a seat on the powerful U.N. Security Council a top foreign policy priority. But Canada lost out to Norway and Ireland this week in a three-way race for two...

Norway's ambassador to the United Nations, Mona Juul, casts a vote during U.N. elections, Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at U.N. headquarters in New York. Norway and Ireland won contested seats on the powerful U.N. Security Council Wednesday in a series of U.N. elections held under dramatically different voting procedures because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Eskinder Debebe/UN Photo via AP)

Norway, Ireland win UN council seats in vote amid pandemic

Jun. 17, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Norway and Ireland won contested seats on the powerful U.N. Security Council Wednesday in a series of U.N. elections held under dramatically different voting procedures because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the most closely watched race, Canada lost out to the two European countries...

In this Tuesday, June 9, 2020 photo, a visitor watches the sunset at a bar in an area known as Little Venice in the main town of the island of Mykonos, Greece. Business owners and locals officials on the Greek holiday island of Mykonos, a popular vacation spot for celebrities, club-goers, and high rollers, say they are keen to reopen for business despite the risks of COVID-19 posed by international travel. Greece will official launch its tourism season Monday, June 15, 2020 after keeping the country's infection rate low. (AP Photo/Derek Gatopoulos)

Europe reopens many borders but not to Americans, Asians

Jun. 14, 2020 10:06 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Europe is taking a big step toward a new normality as many countries open borders to fellow Europeans after three months of coronavirus lockdowns — but even though Europeans love their summer vacations, it's not clear how many are ready to travel again. Tourists from the U.S., Asia,...

An employee wearing a face mask to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus cleans the widows of his shoe store at a shopping street in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: South Korea capital adds more coronavirus cases

Jun. 12, 2020 11:51 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 49 new coronavirus cases. Most most of them are in the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area, where health authorities have been struggling to slow transmissions linked to entertainment and leisure activities, church gatherings and low-income workers who...