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People with old Belarusian national flags march during an opposition rally to protest the official presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. The demonstrations were triggered by official results giving President Alexander Lukashenko 80% of the vote in the Aug. 9 election that the opposition insists was rigged. Lukashenko, who has ruled Belarus with an iron fist since 1994, has accused the United States and its allies of fomenting unrest in the ex-Soviet country. (AP Photo)

Thousands protest as Belarus leader faces demands deadline

Oct. 25, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters in Belarus swarmed the streets of the capital Sunday, pressing for the resignation of the country's authoritarian president, and an opposition leader said a nationwide strike would start Monday. Over 200,000 people took part in the largest demonstration...

A child holds a photograph of France's President Emmanuel Macron, stamped with a shoe mark, during a protest against France in Istanbul, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday challenged the United States to impose sanctions against his country while also launching a second attack on French President Emmanuel Macron. Speaking a day after he suggested Macron needed mental health treatment because of his attitude to Islam and Muslims, which prompted France to recall its ambassador to Ankara, Erdogan took aim at foreign critics. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

France reacts to boycott calls; Erdogan ups Macron insults

Oct. 25, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French authorities denounced Turkish “propaganda” against France that they said was aimed at fanning hate at home and abroad, and asked Sunday for calls to boycott French products cease immediately, saying such attacks were the work of a “radical minority.” ...

Maryam Nawaz, center, leader of the Pakistan Democratic Movement, waves to supporters upon her arrival to attend an anti government rally in Quetta, Pakistan, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. The top leaders of an alliance of Pakistan's major opposition parties have held rally in the southwestern Pakistani town as part of a campaign to oust the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan over his alleged failure in handling the country's economic crisis. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

Blast kills 3 in Pakistan city hosting opposition rally

Oct. 25, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — An explosive device killed at least three people on Sunday in the capital of southwestern Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province, despite heightened security as opposition political parties held a large open-air rally in another part of the city, local police said. The top leaders...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Londonderry, N.H. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump aide says 'we're not going to control the pandemic'

Oct. 25, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) — The coronavirus has reached into the heart of the White House once more, less than a week before Election Day, as it scorches the nation and the president's top aide says "we're not going to control the pandemic.” Officials on Sunday scoffed at the notion of dialing back...

Vice President Mike Pence speaks to supporters Saturday Oct. 24, 2020 in Tallahassee, Fla. Battleground Florida was again a central focus of the presidential campaign Saturday as President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and former President Barack Obama all had high-profile events in the state. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)

The Latest: Pence to campaign with Trump in Pennsylvania

Oct. 25, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 3:05 p.m. President Donald Trump’s campaign says in a text message to followers that Vice President Mike Pence will join the president when he campaigns in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on Monday. Trump is making a swing through...

NDP Leader John Horgan is silhouetted as he sits on his campaign bus following an announcement during a election campaign stop in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Pandemic election pays off for ruling British Columbia party

Oct. 25, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) — The leftist New Democrats won a majority government in the British Columbia election this weekend as voters rewarded Premier John Horgan with a second term after he took a gamble on calling an election during the COVID-19 pandemic. The NDP won enough seats to form a...

A woman casts her ballot on the first day of the parliamentary election inside a polling station in Giza, Egypt, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Egyptians began voting Saturday in the first stage of a parliamentary election, a vote that is highly likely to produce a toothless House of Representatives packed with supporters of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Egyptians vote in second day of parliamentary elections

Oct. 25, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians on Sunday trickled into polling stations on the second day of voting for the country’s parliamentary election, amid a slight uptick in daily recorded coronavirus cases. The vote is likely to produce a toothless House of Representatives packed with supporters of President...

Israel to begin human trials of coronavirus vaccine

Oct. 25, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The state-run Israel Institute for Biological Research announced Sunday that researchers will begin human testing on its coronavirus vaccine next week. The institute said clinical tests on an initial group of 80 people would begin Nov. 1. The testing is to expand to a second phase of 960...

Sudan says it will discuss trade, migration with Israel

Oct. 25, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese and Israeli officials will meet in the coming weeks to discuss a package of cooperation deals to “achieve the mutual interests of the two peoples,” Sudan’s Foreign Ministry said Sunday. The ministry statement came three days after President Donald Trump announced...

In this image from video, the vote total in the U.S. Senate to advance the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett for a final confirmation vote at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

Senate votes to advance Barrett; confirmation expected Mon

Oct. 25, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans voted overwhelmingly Sunday to advance Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett toward final confirmation despite Democratic objections, just over a week before the presidential election. Barrett's confirmation on Monday was hardly in doubt, with majority Republicans...