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A humanoid robot Pepper wearing a face mask greets Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike at the lobby of a hotel for the new coronavirus COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms during a media preview in Tokyo Friday, May 1, 2020. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday he planned to extend a state of emergency beyond the scheduled end of May 6 because infections are spreading and hospitals are overburdened. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asia Today: Japan debuts robots at hotels for virus patients

May. 1, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Robot staff debuted at a Tokyo hotel used for mildly sick coronavirus patients under a new plan to free up beds at hospitals overburdened with more severe cases. Pepper, a talking robot, greets new guests at the lobby, while Whiz, a cleaning robot, operates in areas where patients pick up...

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Friday, May 1, 2020. Morrison stands firm on his call for an independent inquiry into the coronavirus and denied any motivation other than to prevent such a pandemic happening again. (Lukas Coch/AAP Image via AP)

China-Australia rift deepens over calls for virus inquiry

May. 1, 2020 4:08 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China’s warning of trade repercussions from Australia’s campaign for an independent inquiry into the coronavirus has rattled Australian business leaders as President Donald Trump’s administration urges other governments to back such a probe. China has accused...

FILE - In this file photo taken Feb. 19, 2020, Poland's President Andrzej Duda, center, campaigning for his re-election in Warsaw, Poland.  The Polish government’s determination to move forward with the May 10, presidential election during the coronavirus pandemic by making it an all-postal vote is creating anxiety and anger, and critics say the plan threatens public health and democracy in Poland.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Poland's ex-leaders to boycott May presidential election

Apr. 30, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — All of Poland’s living former presidents, and many ex-prime ministers, said Thursday they will boycott next month’s presidential election that the ruling right-wing party is pushing for despite the coronavirus pandemic. They said in a statement that the May 10 vote will...

File - In this file photo taken Feb. 15, 2020, in Warsaw, Poland are seen Poland's President Andrzej Duda, right, with wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda, campaigning for Duda's re-election in May 10 national vote. The Polish government’s determination to move forward with the May 10, presidential election during the coronavirus pandemic by making it an all-postal vote, though critics say the plan threatens public health and democracy in Poland. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Former EU head Tusk appeals for boycott of Poland's election

Apr. 28, 2020 7:38 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Former European Council president Donald Tusk appealed Tuesday for a boycott of the upcoming presidential election in his native Poland, saying the postal vote the government has proposed carries health risks amid the coronavirus pandemic and would not meet democratic standards for...

A health worker wearing a protective suit is disinfected inside a portable tent outisee the Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center during an enhanced community quarantine to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in Manila, Philippines, Monday April 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Asia Today: Officials: No more hospitalized Wuhan patients

Apr. 27, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Wuhan, the city at the center of China’s coronavirus outbreak, has no more hospitalized patients after the last 12 were discharged, the Hubei province health commission said. Hubei’s remaining patients were all in Wuhan, the provincial capital where the outbreak took the...

Croatia's President Zoran Milanovic, center, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, left, and Parliament speaker Gordan Jandrokovic walk away from the monument after laying flowers during a commemoration ceremony for the victims of a World War II camp in Jasenovac, Croatia, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Representatives of the Croatian Jews, Serbs, Roma and anti-fascists for the first time in years agreed to join top Croatian officials at the ceremony, but warned this was because of the emergency situation over the new coronavirus and could change unless the authorities do more to curb right-wing sentiments in the country. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Victims' groups join WWII camp commemoration in Croatia

Apr. 22, 2020 8:39 AM EDT

JASENOVAC, Croatia (AP) — Jews, Serbs, Roma and anti-fascists joined top Croatian officials for the first time in years Wednesday in commemorating the victims of a notorious World War II concentration camp, but the community representatives warned that more needs to be done to curb right-wing sentiments in...

Detroit Police Capt. Jevon Johnson talks with Lt. Pride Henry outside the TCF Center, Friday, April 10, 2020, in Detroit. Johnson, 44, was quarantined for a little less than week after developing a cough and being exposed to another officer who tested positive for the coronavirus. About 10 to 13 minutes after taking the Abbott Labs nasal swab test Johnson was told he didn't have COVID-19.

The Latest: Westbrook donates 650 computers to needy kids

Apr. 13, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Houston Rockets star Russell Westbrook has donated 650 computers to children in need so they can continue learning with schools shut down because of the new coronavirus. Westbrook’s Why Not? Foundation teamed with...

FILE - This 1979 file photo shows Edwin Moses, 400-meter gold Olympic medalist.  Forty years ago this weekend, the U.S. Olympic Committee voted to boycott the 1980 Moscow Games. It was a decision triggered by then-President Jimmy Carter, who wanted to send a message to the Soviet Union for invading Afghanistan.  The Soviet Union returned the favor by boycotting the Los Angeles Games in 1984.  Moses called the whole ordeal horrible. More than 200 of the U.S. athletes never had another chance to compete at an Olympics. (AP Photo)

40 years later, vote to skip Moscow Games still 'horrible'

Apr. 11, 2020 1:49 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — By the time the news filtered to him, Edwin Moses had already left a promising engineering job to focus on a full-time career on the track. He was lucky. He already had an Olympic gold medal hanging on his wall. Hundreds of other American athletes would never get their chance. They were part...