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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 file photo, a waiter wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus sweeps the terrace of a bar in downtown Madrid, Spain. Europe’s economy was just catching its breath from what had been the sharpest recession in modern history. A resurgence in coronavirus cases in October 2020 risks undoing that and will likely turn what was meant to be a period of healing for the economy into a lean winter of job losses and bankruptcies. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

Dark déjà vu for European economy as virus cases spike

Oct. 17, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Europe’s economy was just catching its breath from what had been the sharpest recession in modern history. A resurgence in coronavirus cases this month is a bitter blow that will likely turn what was meant to be a period of healing for the economy into a lean winter of job losses and...

Ali Allawi, Iraq's finance minister speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Allawi said on Thursday there is growing political will to execute drastic reforms needed for the country to grapple with a daunting liquidity crisis, which has left Iraq teetering on the brink of collapse. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Finance minister says Iraq's leaders willing to make reforms

Oct. 15, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's finance minister said Thursday there is growing political will to undertake drastic reforms needed for the country to tackle a daunting liquidity crisis, which has pushed Iraq to the brink of collapse. “There is more will now than there was five months ago,” Finance...

FILE - This Sept. 13, 2014, file photo, shows the Chase bank logo in New York. JPMorgan Chase says profits improved marginally in the third quarter, a notable change after the nation’s largest bank had to set aside billions in the last two quarters to cover losses from the coronavirus pandemic. The New York-based bank said it earned a profit of $9.44 billion, or $2.92 a share, in the July to September period.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Bank profits remain resilient despite lingering pandemic

Oct. 14, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP) — Unemployment remains high, many small businesses are struggling, and there are few signs that Congress and the White House can soon agree on another stimulus package to help the U.S. economy in the pandemic. But Wall Street banks are on the rebound after slumping the first...

A medical staff takes a swab from a woman as residents line up for the COVID-19 test near the residential area in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. Authorities in the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao said Tuesday that they have completed coronavirus tests on more than 3 million people following the country's first reported local outbreak of the virus in nearly two months. (Chinatopix ia AP)

The Latest: China carries out 4.2 million tests in Qingdao

Oct. 13, 2020 9:42 PM EDT

BEIJING — China says it has carried out more than 4.2 million tests in the northern port city of Qingdao, with no new cases of coronavirus found among the almost 2 million sets of results received. The city has reported a total of 12 cases, six with symptoms and six without, since the new outbreak was...

WA Lt. Gov at seminary school in California since September

Oct. 13, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib, who announced earlier this year that he wouldn’t seek re-election as he started the process of becoming a priest, has been on an unpaid leave of absence and living in California since September. His office on Tuesday confirmed that Habib, a...

People sit in the Dispensary pub in Liverpool, England, Monday Oct 12, 2020. The British government has carved England into three tiers of risk in a bid to slow the spread of a resurgent coronavirus. The northern city of Liverpool is in the highest category and will close pubs, gyms and betting shops. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

UK unemployment ascent accelerates amid winter job fears

Oct. 13, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Unemployment in the U.K. spiked higher in August, a clear sign that the jobless rate is heading towards levels not seen in 30 years as a government salary-support program ends this month and new local restrictions are imposed to suppress a resurgence of the coronavirus. The Office for...

Spain to fine companies perpetuating chronic gender wage gap

Oct. 13, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government is moving to outlaw the wage gap between men and women, making mandatory for companies to disclose the salaries of their employees or face fines. Labor Minister Yolanda Díaz has called the new regulations “historical.” Socialist and far-left ministers...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures, during a coronavirus briefing in Downing Street, London, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Toby Melville/Pool Photo via AP)

UK unveils 3-level lockdown plan; Liverpool at highest risk

Oct. 12, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government carved England into three tiers of coronavirus risk on Monday in a bid to slow a resurgent outbreak, putting the northern city of Liverpool into the highest-risk category and shutting its pubs, gyms and betting shops. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the three-level...

Stacked chairs are seen in front of a cafe in Lille, northern France, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. French authorities have placed Lille on maximum virus alert on Monday, banning festive gatherings and requiring all bars to close but allowing restaurants to remain open, as numbers of infections are rapidly increasing. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

Soaring virus infection puts more French cities on alert

Oct. 11, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Two more French cities on Sunday joined Paris and Marseille and four others in maximum alert status to fight back the coronavirus, surgical strikes with strict new measures to stop the spread of infections. The prefecture of Montpellier, in the south, announced a maximum alert status for the...

A man stacks away chairs outside The Last Drop pub, as temporary restrictions announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to help curb the spread of coronavirus have come into effect from 6pm, in Edinburgh, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)

Northern England mayors slam UK government's support package

Oct. 10, 2020 12:27 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Mayors representing big cities in northern England have slammed the British government's latest wage support package for employees in businesses that may be ordered to close as part of efforts to suppress local coronavirus outbreaks. In a virtual press briefing Saturday, the leaders of the...