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Nurse Arzu Yildirim poses for the photographer as she holds a CoronaVac vaccine, made by Sinovac, currently on phase III clinical trials at Acibadem Hospital in Istanbul, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. Turkey has ordered 50 million doses of the vaccine and Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said last week that the first batch was expected to arrive within days and vaccination could start at the end of December or early January.Some 12,500 volunteers are taking part in Phase 3 trials of the vaccine across Turkey but the full vaccination programme is expected to start before the trial is completed. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

The Latest: China tests millions in port over virus cluster

Dec. 24, 2020 11:56 PM EST

BEIJING — Authorities in China’s northeastern port city of Dalian are testing millions of residents after seven new coronavirus cases were reported there in the last 24 hours. The cluster that has emerged in recent days has grown to 12 cases. In five neighborhood divisions, authorities have shut...

Bosnian Serb member of the tripartite Presidency of Bosnia Milorad Dodik, right, welcomes Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the start of their meeting in the capital Sarajevo, Bosnia, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. Lavrov is on a two-day visit to Bosnia. Both are wearing face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)

Bosnian Serbs say icon given to Russian minister not stolen

Dec. 22, 2020 12:06 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — An Orthodox icon presented to Russia's foreign minister had not been stolen from the Ukraine, the office of Bosnia's Serb leader said Tuesday, amid an international diplomatic spat over its origins. The presiding Serb member of Bosnia’s three-member presidency,...

Russia to give icon that sparked controversy back to Bosnia

Dec. 19, 2020 8:27 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Saturday it will return an Orthodox icon presented to the Russian foreign minister in Bosnia, a gift that has triggered a protest from Ukraine. The presiding Serb member of Bosnia’s three-member presidency, Milorad Dodik, gave the icon to Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey...

Bosnian Serb member of the tripartite Presidency of Bosnia Milorad Dodik, right, welcomes Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the start of their meeting in the capital Sarajevo, Bosnia, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. Lavrov is on a two-day visit to Bosnia. Both are wearing face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)

Gift to Russian minister triggers diplomatic probe in Bosnia

Dec. 17, 2020 9:49 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's authorities opened an investigation Thursday into how a possibly stolen 300-year-old gilded icon from Ukraine ended up being given as a gift to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The presiding Serb member of Bosnia’s three-member presidency, Milorad...

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The Latest: Conn. extends pandemic jobless benefit to 38,000

Dec. 4, 2020 7:26 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has signed an order allowing the state Department of Labor to expand eligibility for a federal pandemic unemployment program to an estimated 38,000 people who were previously disqualified. Under Friday’s order, $7.5 million from the state’s...

Ukraine's parliament restores anti-corruption legislation

Dec. 4, 2020 12:56 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian lawmakers defied a ruling from the nation’s highest court and voted Friday to reauthorize criminal penalties for officials who provide false information about their incomes. Ukraine's Constitutional Court annulled key parts of anti-corruption legislation that Ukraine...

A line of socially distanced shoppers wait to get into Bath & Body Works during Black Friday outdoor shopping at Deer Park Town Center Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Deer Park, Ill. (Brian Hill/Daily Herald via AP)

The Latest: Illinois surpasses 12,000 deaths from COVID-19

Nov. 27, 2020 8:41 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois has risen above 12,000 deaths from COVID-19, while also surpassing the 700,000 mark for confirmed coronavirus infections. The latest 1,000 deaths were recorded in just nine days — matching the state’s deadliest period previously in the...