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The deputy Naser Nuredini, center, of the ethnic Albanian party DUI, stands for temperature check up before entering the parliament building for the constitutive session of the Parliament, in Skopje, North Macedonia, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. North Macedonia has constituted its new parliament on Tuesday with strict protocols due to COVID-19 pandemic, with parties involved in July 15 snap elections now to start a complicated power-sharing negotiations after none of the main runners have won a needed majority in a 120-member parliament. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

Countdown for complex power-sharing talks in North Macedonia

Aug. 4, 2020 9:58 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s newly elected lawmakers took their seats Tuesday for the first time since the country’s July 15 elections, wearing masks and maintaining social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tuesday.s formal first session of parliament starts a...

North Macedonia police discover 55 migrants in truck, car

Jul. 18, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say they have found 55 migrants in two separate incidents. One migrant was injured when the truck carrying him and 42 others hit a concrete pillar at a toll station. Both incidents took place Friday, police announced Saturday, and all the migrants...

The leader of the ruling SDSM party Zoran Zaev speaks after his victory at the North Macedonia general election, in Skopje, early Tuesday, July 16, 2020. A suspected hacking attack caused the site of North Macedonia's electoral commission to crash for hours after polls closed in the country's national elections Wednesday, delaying preliminary results that showed the Social Democrats narrowly leading the center-right opposition.(AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

Pro-Western party claims victory in North Macedonia election

Jul. 15, 2020 8:21 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — A suspected hacking attack caused the site of North Macedonia’s electoral commission to crash for hours after polls closed in national elections Wednesday, delaying preliminary results that showed the pro-Western Social Democrats narrowly leading the center-right...

A South Korean soldier wearing a face mask walks near banners showing precautions against the new coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: Virus infections continue steady rise in S Korea

Jun. 17, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 59 COVID-19 cases as infections steadily rise in the capital area where half the country’s 51 million people live. The figures announced Thursday by South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention bring the national caseload to 12,257,...

North Macedonia declares state of emergency ahead of vote

Jun. 16, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s president has declared an eight-day state of emergency ahead of an early national election after the country’s main political leaders agreed the vote will be held on July 15. President Stevo Pendarovski issued the decree late Monday and it came...

North Macedonia leaders set July 15 date for early poll

Jun. 15, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Political leaders in North Macedonia have agreed to hold a national election on July 15 after the poll was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The election had initially been planned for April but was delayed after a state of emergency was declared in the former Yugoslav...

Pakistani investigators examine at the site of Friday's bomb explosion in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Saturday, June 13, 2020. A powerful bomb exploded at a crowded bazaar in the Pakistani garrison city of Rawalpindi on Friday, killed and wounded some persons, police and government officials said. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

The Latest: Pakistan’s upward coronavirus spiral continues

Jun. 15, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD __ Pakistan’s upward spiral of new virus infections neared 145,000 Monday amid warnings from political leaders that the numbers could double by the end of June and were likely to hit a stunning 1.2 million by the end of July if Pakistan’s 220 million people continue to flout basic...

A woman wearing a face mask walks near a banner showing precautions against the new coronavirus at an exhibition and convention center in Goyang, South Korea, Friday, June 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: China has most new virus cases since mid-April

Jun. 13, 2020 10:57 PM EDT

BEIJING — China is reporting its highest daily total of coronavirus cases in two months after the capital’s biggest wholesale food market was shut down following a resurgence in local infections. Officials say there were 57 confirmed cases in the 24 hours through midnight Saturday. That was the...

The Latest: S Korea has 56 new COVID cases amid resurgence

Jun. 11, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is reporting 56 new cases of COVID-19 as the country continues to see a resurgence of the virus concentrated in the capital area. Figures released by South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday brought national totals to 12,003 cases and 277...

Red Star fans watch the Serbian National Cup semi final soccer match between Partizan and Red Star in Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

With measures lifted, Balkans hit by coronavirus case spike

Jun. 11, 2020 9:21 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s president has canceled his party’s campaign rallies and officials in Bosnia, North Macedonia and Albania are appealing on citizens to respect anti-infection measures due to a spike in new coronavirus cases after the Balkan countries relaxed their restrictions....