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School children wearing masks get their hands sanitized and temperatures checked as they arrive to appear for state board examination during the coronavirus pandemic in Kochi, Kerala state, India, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (AP Photo/R S Iyer)

The Latest: India reports biggest jump in virus cases again

May. 26, 2020 2:17 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 biggest jump in virus cases for 7th straight...

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 29, 2019 file photo, Georgia's ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili, greets his supporters upon his arrival at Boryspil Airport, outside Kyiv, Ukraine. Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Saakashvili said he has accepted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's offer to become a deputy prime minister in charge of reforms, a move that has angered his home country. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, FILE)

Georgia recalls its ambassador in Ukraine over ex-president

May. 8, 2020 8:33 AM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Georgia's Foreign Ministry on Friday recalled its ambassador in Kyiv after the former Georgian president was appointed to lead an advisory body in Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Thursday put Mikheil Saakashvili in charge of the executive committee of the...

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 29, 2019 file photo, Georgia's ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili, greets his supporters upon his arrival at Boryspil Airport, outside Kyiv, Ukraine. Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Saakashvili said he has accepted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's offer to become a deputy prime minister in charge of reforms, a move that has angered his home country. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, FILE)

Ex-president of Georgia given official job in Ukraine

May. 7, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Thursday appointed the former leader of Georgia to lead an advisory body in Ukraine — a move that will likely anger his home country. Volodymyr Zelenskiy said he placed Mikheil Saakashvili, who served as Georgia’s president from 2004-2013, in charge...

New York City police officers stand by at the Andrew T. Cleckley Funeral Home in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Police responded to a report of human bodies in vehicles, which they determined were connected to the nearby funeral home. The New York Police Department notified the state Department of Health, which oversees funeral homes. The coronavirus pandemic has overrun most funeral homes and morgues in New York City. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

The Latest: India touts gains in curbing virus with lockdown

Apr. 30, 2020 1:04 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 touts gains in curbing virus with lockdown, may relax...

A worker disinfects ticket gates next to a poster about precautions against the new coronavirus at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 29, 2020. The signs read

The Latest: South Korea hopes for vigilance during holiday

Apr. 29, 2020 12:08 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: —Putin extends Russia's shutdown to May 11. —China...

Ex-president of Georgia accepts top Cabinet job in Ukraine

Apr. 24, 2020 10:09 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Georgia's former president on Friday accepted a top Cabinet job in Ukraine — a move that angered his home country. Mikheil Saakashvili, who served as Georgia’s president from 2004-2013, told reporters that he accepted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's offer to...

A priest of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Nazariy, wearing a face mask to protect against coronavirus, blesses family members on the Easter eve near their house in the village of Nove close to capital Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, April, 18, 2020. All the Ukrainian churches have been closed for people because of COVID-19 outbreak, and believers wait for the priest right near their houses. For Orthodox Christians, this is normally a time of reflection, communal mourning and joyful release, of centuries-old ceremonies steeped in symbolism and tradition. But this year, Easter - by far the most significant religious holiday for the world's roughly 300 million Orthodox - has essentially been cancelled. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Orthodox churches empty for Easter amid pandemic

Apr. 18, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Orthodox priests in much of Europe held Easter services in churches empty of parishoners because of restrictions imposed to block the spread of coronavirus. In Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kyiv, priests at the services that began late Saturday night wore the elaborate robes that...

A forest fire burning near the village of Volodymyrivka, in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Ukraine, Sunday April 5, 2020. Ukrainian firefighters are laboring to put out two forest blazes in the area around the Chernobyl nuclear power station that was evacuated because of radioactive contamination after the 1986 explosion at the plant.  (AP Photo/Yaroslav Yemelianenko)

Smoke from wildfires near Chernobyl engulfs Ukraine capital

Apr. 17, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Smoke from wildfires in the contaminated evacuation zone around the wrecked Chernobyl nuclear power plant has engulfed Kyiv, placing the Ukrainian capital near the top of the global air pollution index. The authorities said Friday that radiation levels in Kyiv have remained normal, but...

Policemen wearing masks to protect against coronavirus block the approaches to ancient Orthodox Monastery of Caves, which was closed for quarantine, in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, April 13, 2020. Over 90 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed at the Monastery, of which 63 monks were confirmed in the past 24 hours, making the thousand-year old historical and religious center the biggest hotbed of coronavirus outbreak in the Ukrainian capital. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Rival Ukraine Churches clash over Easter lockdown rules

Apr. 16, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's two rival Orthodox churches clashed Thursday over public health guidelines for forthcoming Easter celebrations, after the one said believers could gather outside places of worship despite a government ban on public gatherings due to the pandemic. The head of the...

The Latest: China reports 46 new virus cases, 10 domestic

Apr. 14, 2020 11:02 PM 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: —Trump halts US payments to World Health Organization....