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A face mask is shown in front of the Old Opera in Frankfurt, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Germany’s health minister says when a vaccine for the coronavirus is ready, it will be equally distributed among all European Union member nations. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

The Latest: UK government mulling lockdown for England

Oct. 31, 2020 5:48 AM EDT

LONDON — The British government is considering imposing a new national lockdown in England, after its scientific advisers warned that hospitalizations and deaths from the resurgence of the coronavirus could soon surpass the levels seen at the outbreak’s spring peak. Epidemiologist John Edmunds, a...

A plane departures from the airport Schoenefeld behind Terminal 1 of the new Berlin-Brandenburg-Airport 'Willy Brandt' near Berlin, in Schoenefeld, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020.  After years of delays and massive cost overruns the opening of the German capital's new airport is scheduled for Saturday Oct. 31.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

New Berlin airport opening 9 years late with little ceremony

Oct. 31, 2020 5:08 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Nine years late and far above its original budget, Berlin's new airport is finally opening Saturday with little ceremony and, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, few passengers. Construction of the Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt, named after the former West German chancellor though...

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. European Union leaders meet for the second day of an EU summit, amid the worsening coronavirus pandemic, to discuss topics on foreign policy issues. (Olivier Hoslet, Pool via AP)

Dutch PM Mark Rutte confirms he will seek 4th term in office

Oct. 31, 2020 5:04 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte wants another term in office. In an interview published Saturday in Dutch daily De Telegraaf, Rutte confirmed that he will lead his People's Party for Freedom and Democracy into the next national election on March 17. “I would like to...

A local resident, staying outdoors for fear of aftershocks, takes.a moment to relax inside a coffee shop, as members of rescue services searching for survivors in the debris of a collapsed building are reflected in the window, in Izmir, Turkey, early Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Rescue teams on Saturday ploughed through concrete blocs and debris of eight collapsed buildings in Turkey's third largest city in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake that struck Turkey's Aegean coast and north of the Greek island of Samos, killing dozens Hundreds of other were injured. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Death toll reaches 27 in quake that hit Turkey, Greek island

Oct. 31, 2020 4:33 AM EDT

IZMIR, Turkey (AP) — Rescue teams on Saturday plowed through concrete blocks and the debris of eight collapsed buildings in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake that struck Turkey’s Aegean coast and north of the Greek island of Samos, killing at least 27 people. More than 800 others were...

A woman, wearing a mask for protection against the COVID-19 infection, is reflected in a tinted chapel window, along with a metal casing said to contain the remains of St. Dimitrie of Basarabov, the patron saint of the Romanian capital, in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. The feast of St. Dimitrie of Basarabov, the patron saint of the Romanian capital, which usually lasted for a week and was attended by up to 100 thousand people from all over the country, was reduced in 2020 to three days due to pandemic control restrictions, which included limiting access to the celebrations to inhabitants of Bucharest, and less than a third of the usual number of worshipers attended. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

AP PHOTOS: Pandemic tempers patron saint festival in Romania

Oct. 31, 2020 4:23 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The feast of St. Dimitrie of Basarabov, the patron saint of Bucharest, is a show of Orthodox Christianity's strength in Romania, where a weeklong festival devoted to the former hermit typically draws up to 100,000 people from all over the country to the capital every October. ...

Nurse Cristina Settembrese talks during an interview with the Associated Press outside the intensive care unit after finishing a night shift, at the San Paolo hospital, in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Italian nurse on coronavirus duty sees the nightmare return

Oct. 31, 2020 4:19 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — A 54-year-old nurse became convinced the coronavirus “hated” her during the first seven months of Italy’s outbreaks. Those are Cristina Settembrese's words for it. Settembrese, who specializes in treating patients with infectious diseases, faced huge risks during the long...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020 file photo, Belarusian opposition supporters light phones lights and wave an old Belarusian national flags during a protest rally in front of the government building at Independent Square in Minsk, Belarus. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has relied on massive arrests and intimidation tactics to hold on to power despite nearly three months of protests sparked by his re-election to a sixth term, but continuing protests have cast an unprecedented challenge to his 26-year rule. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)

Nearly 3 months after vote, Belarus protests still go strong

Oct. 31, 2020 4:15 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Nearly three months after Belarus' authoritarian president's re-election to a sixth term in a vote widely seen as rigged, demonstrators keep swarming the streets of Belarusian cities to demand his resignation in the most massive and sustained wave of protests the ex-Soviet nation has...

A supporters of the United National Movement party holds an American national flag as he attends a parliamentary election campaign rally in Tbilisi, Georgia, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. The parliamentary elections will take place in Georgia on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)

Georgians vote in hotly contested parliamentary elections

Oct. 31, 2020 3:18 AM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Voters in Georgia will cast ballots Saturday in a parliamentary election hotly contested between the governing party, founded by a billionaire, and an alliance around the country's ex-president who's in self-imposed exile in Ukraine — another former Soviet republic on the...

Una mujer porta una mascarilla mientras limpia una acera frente a un mural del fallecido presidente venezolano Hugo Chávez durante una jornada de limpieza y desinfección organizada por el consejo comunal y organización colectiva del vecindario 23 de Enero de Caracas, Venezuela, el miércoles 29 de abril de 2020. (AP Foto/Matias Delacroix)

Hugo Chavez's ex-nurse indicted in US for money laundering

Oct. 31, 2020 12:15 AM EDT

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — Hugo Chávez’s former nurse has been charged with money laundering in a Miami federal court, accused of taking bribes from a billionaire media mogul to green light lucrative currency transactions when she served as Venezuela’s national treasurer. Claudia...

UN defeats Russia resolution promoting women at peace tables

Oct. 30, 2020 10:51 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council defeated a Russian resolution Friday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of a U.N. measure demanding equal participation for women in activities promoting global peace, with opponents objecting to its failure to adequately address human rights and the key...