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The Latest: Flights from UK to Greece can resume July 15

Jul. 6, 2020 7:20 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s government has announced that direct flights from the United Kingdom to all airports in Greece can resume on July 15. Government spokesman Stelios Petsas said Monday the decision was made “in cooperation with the British government and after the recommendation of...

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 7, 2020 file photo, U.S. citizens queue to check in and be repatriated aboard an evacuation flight arranged by the U.S. embassy and chartered with Delta Air Lines, at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria. African nations face a difficult choice as infections are rapidly rising: Welcome the international flights that originally brought COVID-19 to the ill-prepared continent, or further hurt their economies. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)

Africa starts opening airspace even as COVID-19 cases climb

Jul. 6, 2020 7:12 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As COVID-19 cases surged in many parts of the world, the island nation of the Seychelles was looking good: 70-plus straight days without a single infection. Then the planes arrived. Two chartered Air Seychelles flights carrying more than 200 passengers also brought the coronavirus. A...

Visitors watch pantings at the Louvre Museum, in Paris, Monday, July 6, 2020. The home of the world's most famous portrait, the Louvre Museum in Paris, reopened Monday after a four-month coronavirus lockdown. (AP Photo/ Thibault Camus)

Mona Lisa back at work, visitors limited, as Louvre reopens

Jul. 6, 2020 6:17 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Mona Lisa is back in business. Paris' Louvre Museum, which houses the world's most famous portrait, reopened Monday after a four-month coronavirus lockdown and without its usual huge throngs. Face masks were a must and visitor numbers were limited, with reservations required. Among the...

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2020 Watch: Has Trump surrendered to the coronavirus?

Jul. 6, 2020 5:35 AM EDT

Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Days to next set of primaries (New Jersey and Delaware): 1 Days to general election: 120 ___ THE NARRATIVE We're moving into the heart of summer, but if you're expecting the traditional summertime slowdown in...

West Virginia State Museum to reopen Tuesday

Jul. 6, 2020 4:10 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia State Museum is set to reopen this week. The museum and its gift shop in the Culture Center at the state Capitol Complex in Charleston will operate under normal business hours starting Tuesday morning. The museum's occupancy will be limited to 52 people. Visitors...

FILE - In this March 26, 2019, file photo, a HK Express passenger plane takes off from at the Hong Kong International Airport. Hong Kong low-cost airline HK Express, part of the Cathay Pacific Group, said Monday, July 6, 2020 it will gradually resume flights on Aug. 2 as Asian governments ease coronavirus-related travel restrictions. HK Express suspended all flights in March as governments tightened border controls. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

Low-cost airline HK Express resuming flights in August

Jul. 6, 2020 1:32 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong low-cost airline HK Express, part of the Cathay Pacific Group, said Monday it will gradually resume flights on Aug. 2 as Asian governments ease coronavirus-related travel restrictions. HK Express suspended all flights in March as governments tightened border controls. The...

A passenger has her temperature checked to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus as some routes for the Traditional Jeepney buses were opened to help public transportation while the government slowly eases lockdown in metropolitan Manila, Philippines on Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

The Latest: Australia’s most populous state to close border

Jul. 5, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

SYDNEY, Australia — The leader of Australia’s most populous state says her government’s decision to close its border with hard-hit Victoria state marks a new phase in the country’s coronavirus pandemic. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has long been a critic of states that...

The grounds crew works on the field at Oakland Coliseum before an Oakland Athletics baseball practice in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, July 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

The Latest: Two Arizona relievers tested positive for virus

Jul. 5, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Arizona manager Torey Lovullo says that relief pitchers Silvino Bracho and Junior Guerra have both tested positive for COVID-19. The Diamondbacks had previously revealed that three players on the 40-man roster had tested...

Group raising funds for replica of Abraham Lincoln cottage

Jul. 5, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Visitors have been able to tour Abraham Lincoln's two-story, 12-room home in Springfield for years. Now a group dedicated to preserving the late president's legacy is hoping to show people what the dwelling was like when it was a more modest — and cramped — cottage....

Children’s Museum of Indianapolis to open to general public

Jul. 5, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, one of the nation’s largest museums of its kind, is opening to the general public later this week for the first time since shutting down in mid-March during the pandemic. While it will open its doors on Saturday, the museum management...