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FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, June 2, 2019, Spain's former King Juan Carlos waves at the bullring in Aranjuez, Spain.  The royal family’s website on Monday Aug. 3, 2020, published a letter from Spain’s former monarch, King Juan Carlos I, saying he is leaving Spain to live in another country, amidst a financial scandal.   (AP Photo/Andrea Comas, FILE)

Adios, España: Former king leaves for undisclosed location

Aug. 4, 2020 11:49 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Speculation over the whereabouts and future of former monarch Juan Carlos gripped Spain on Tuesday, a day after the man who served as king for almost four decades announced he was leaving the country for an unspecified destination amid a growing financial scandal. In a letter published on the...

Models wearing face masks pose during a mask fashion show in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: S Korea has 100+ cases for 1st time in 4 months

Jul. 24, 2020 9:54 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 113 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours — its first daily jump above 100 in nearly four months. But the rise was expected as health authorities had forecast a temporary spike driven by imported infections found among cargo-ship...

Workers in protective suits administer coronavirus tests at a COVID-19 testing site for those who were potentially exposed to the coronavirus at a wholesale food market in Beijing, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. As the number of cases of COVID-19 in Beijing climbed in recent days following an outbreak linked to a wholesale food market, officials announced they had identified hundreds of thousands of people who needed to be tested for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: China rejects food imports after virus detected

Jul. 10, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

BEIJING — New coronavirus cases have dropped sharply in China, and authorities are turning their attention to concerns that the virus could spread through imported food. Those worries have risen since a June outbreak in Beijing that was linked to the city’s largest wholesale market. Testing has...

Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is received by Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa, right, at the Sao Bento palace in Lisbon, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Southern European countries are mounting a show of strength as negotiations over how much money they get from the EU, and in what form, comes to a crunch. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

Italy, Portugal say economic forecasts show need for EU help

Jul. 7, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — New forecasts predicting the European Union’s economy is headed for a steep decline underscore the need for quick approval of a proposed recovery fund to help its 27 member countries, the leaders of Italy and Portugal said Tuesday. “The figures demonstrate the urgency...

Students wearing face masks to protect against the new coronavirus have their documents checked by security officers before the first day of China's national college entrance examinations, known as the gaokao, in Beijing, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. China's college entrance exams began in Beijing on Tuesday after being delayed by a month due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Air New Zealand puts hold on new flight bookings

Jul. 6, 2020 11:02 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand’s national carrier has put a temporary hold on new bookings for flights into the country while the government tries to find enough quarantined hotel rooms for people returning home. Air New Zealand says the hold will last for three weeks and it is also trying...

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, left, is received by Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa at the Sao Bento palace in Lisbon, Monday, July 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

Spain, Portugal press EU partners for swift deal on spending

Jul. 6, 2020 11:04 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The leaders of Spain and Portugal pressed Monday for the European Union to clinch a deal by the end of this month on a recovery fund to help its 27 member countries weather the economic fallout from the new coronavirus pandemic. “It’s crucial that all EU leaders...

Portuguese government raises its stake in national airline

Jul. 2, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Portuguese government announced Thursday it is increasing its stake in TAP Air Portugal from 50% to 72.5% after prolonged negotiations with the airline’s minority private shareholders on how to save the money-losing company. “The state will now play a key role in...

From left to right: Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa, Portugal's President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and Spain's King Felipe VI during a ceremony to mark the reopening of the Portugal/Spain border in Badajoz, Spain, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. The border was closed for three and a half months due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

Spain, Portugal leaders mark border reopening with pomp

Jul. 1, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

BADAJOZ, Spain (AP) — The leaders of Spain and Portugal marked the reopening of their land border Wednesday, more than three months after shutting it because of the coronavirus pandemic. Spain’s King Felipe VI and Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez met with Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de...

In this photo taken Wednesday, June 24, 2020, a woman wearing a face mask walks past workers washing the street in Lisbon's old center. Portugal avoided the dramatic numbers of infections and deaths recorded by some other European Union countries during the early months of the coronavirus outbreak but since ending its state of emergency and lockdown at the end of April, its total of officially recorded new infections has remained stubbornly high. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

Portugal scrambles to regroup amid 100s of new virus cases

Jun. 26, 2020 2:59 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — At the Bairro do Zambujal housing project on the outskirts of Lisbon, the behavior of residents offers clues to why this part of Portugal has become a hot spot for new COVID-19 cases and how government efforts to stamp out the new coronavirus are being frustrated. A lot of people in...

Commuters wearing protective face masks to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus line up to board a bus at a bus terminal in Beijing, Monday, June 22, 2020. A Beijing government spokesperson said the city has contained the momentum of a recent coronavirus outbreak that has infected a few hundreds of people, after the number of daily new cases fell to single digits. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The Latest: China reports 22 newly confirmed cases of virus

Jun. 22, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

BEIJING — China has reported 22 newly confirmed cases of coronavirus, including 13 in Beijing, a day after a city government spokesperson said containment measures had slowed the momentum of an outbreak in the capital that has infected more than 200 people. Another nine cases were brought by Chinese...