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Mortuary workers Marina Gómez and Manel Rivera store the body of a person who died of COVID-19 at Mémora morgue in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. Gómez and her fellow mortuary workers form part of Spain's rarely seen front line in the fight against COVID-19. Like doctors and nurses, they are part of a group of essential workers who see and touch the daily march of death amid the worst public health crisis in over a century. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

The Latest: Spain hopes to vaccinate those in nursing homes

Nov. 24, 2020 10:51 AM EST

MADRID — Spain officials say health workers and residents in elder care homes will be the first group vaccinated when potential doses arrive. Health Minister Salvador Illa says Spain has signed agreements with five vaccine producers and hopes to do so with two more. Once the vaccines are approved by the...

A medical worker scans the nucleic acid samples collected from a mass testing at a lab in north China's Tianjin Municipality on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. China has reported new coronavirus cases in the cities of Shanghai and Tianjin as it seeks to prevent small outbreaks from becoming larger ones. (Chinatopix via AP)

Asia Today: China reports 2 virus cases after mass testing

Nov. 24, 2020 7:44 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday reported two new coronavirus cases in the cities of Shanghai and Tianjin as it seeks to prevent small outbreaks from becoming larger ones. The National Health Commission said there were two new locally spread cases in the previous 24-hour period, one in each city. It also...

President Donald Trump, right, walks to the motorcade, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, as he departs the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Trump slams global climate agreement Biden intends to rejoin

Nov. 22, 2020 11:40 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump railed against the Paris climate accord on Sunday, telling world leaders at a virtual summit that the agreement was designed to cripple the U.S. economy, not save the planet. “To protect American workers, I withdrew the United States from the unfair and...

Health workers and relatives carry the body of a COVID-19 victim for cremation in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. India’s total number of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began has crossed 9 million. Nevertheless the country’s new daily cases have seen a steady decline for weeks now and the total number of cases represents 0.6% of India’s 1.3 billion population. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

India virus cases pass 9M; capital's hospitals under strain

Nov. 20, 2020 8:47 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Intensive care wards in New Delhi's hospitals are nearly at capacity, and the city's main crematorium is packed, as the coronavirus has surged in the Indian capital and the country hit a grim milestone Friday, recording 9 million infections. While the pace of recorded new cases overall in...

FILE - In this Sept.14, 2020, file photo released by India Government Press Information Bureau, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the media as he arrives at the Parliament in New Delhi, India. Modi held his first phone conversation with U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, and they agreed to work closely to further advance the Indo-U.S. comprehensive global strategic partnership, India’s External Affairs Ministry said Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (India Government Press Information Bureau via AP, File)

Biden, Modi discuss US-India ties in phone conversation

Nov. 17, 2020 9:35 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held his first phone conversation with U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, and they agreed to work closely to further advance the Indo-U.S. comprehensive global strategic partnership, India’s External Affairs Ministry said Wednesday. Modi...

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to BRICS leaders during a meeting via video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Russian president told BRICS leaders Tuesday that coronavirus vaccines developed in Russia

Putin touts Russian virus vaccines at BRICS summit

Nov. 17, 2020 2:39 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin told BRICS leaders Tuesday that coronavirus vaccines developed in Russia “work effectively and safely” and urged the group of emerging economy nations to “join forces” for the mass production of the shots. Putin’s remarks...

People play with fireworks during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Prayagraj, India, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. Hindus across the country are celebrating Diwali where people decorate their homes with lights and burst fireworks. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

India celebrates Diwali amid pandemic, pollution fears

Nov. 14, 2020 10:40 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — More than a billion Indians celebrated Diwali on Saturday amid twin concerns of a resurgence in coronavirus infections and rising air pollution that is enveloping the country’s north in a cloud of thick toxic smog. Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is typically celebrated by...

A screen shows ASEAN leaders attending an online summit, in Hanoi, Vietnam Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. Clockwise from top left: Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Aun Pornmoniroth, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Malaysia Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, ASEAN Secretary General Lim Jock Hoi, Thai President Prayuth Chan-ocha, Singaporean President Lee Hsien Loong, Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc is at center. (VNA via AP)

ASEAN summit begins online meetings with regional leaders

Nov. 12, 2020 9:47 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam's prime minister highlighted challenges Southeast Asian nations and others faced this year as he opened a regional summit Thursday that is again largely being held online due to the pandemic. The biannual summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, chaired by Vietnam...

A health worker takes a nasal swab sample at a COVID-19 testing center in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. India’s tally of confirmed cases, currently the second largest in the world behind the United States, has exceeded 8.6 million. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

India announces $35 billion economic stimulus package

Nov. 12, 2020 6:03 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s finance minister on Thursday announced a $35.14 billion package to stimulate the economy by boosting jobs, consumer demand, manufacturing, agriculture and exports hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Nirmala Sitharaman said the package includes 9 billion rupees ($121 million)...

India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters celebrate the lead of their party alliance in initial results for the Bihar state assembly polls, in Patna, India, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Aftab Alam Siddiqui)

Modi's party, allies win vote in India's key Bihar state

Nov. 10, 2020 11:16 PM EST

PATNA, India (AP) — India’s ruling party and its allies have won a key state election seen as a barometer of Prime Minister Narendra Modi government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic downturn. Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party and his regional ally Janata...