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Posters on precautions against the coronavirus are displayed at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. The signs on posters read

Correction: Virus Outbreak-The Latest story

Nov. 27, 2020 7:31 PM EST
In a story Nov. 25, 2020, about a new U.S. estimate of missed coronavirus infections, The Associated Press erroneously reported an earlier calculation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Previously, the CDC estimated nine of every 10 cases were being missed, not one of every 10.

Rabbi attacked at knifepoint by woman assailant in Vienna

Nov. 27, 2020 4:18 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A rabbi was attacked at knifepoint in Vienna by a woman who ripped the Jewish skullcap from his head and yelled an anti-Semitic threat before fleeing, police in the Austrian capital said Friday. The incident occurred Thursday afternoon when the woman, described as about 50 years old and...

EU nations on Med coast renew push for migrant quotas

Nov. 26, 2020 10:26 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Four European Union countries that hundreds of thousands of unauthorized migrants have entered over the past five years have expressed concern that new proposals to revamp the EU’s asylum system will continue to leave them to cope with the challenge alone. Greece, Italy, Malta and...

FILE  - In this Wednesday, March 18, 2020 file photo, a view of a 'Matterhorn-Express' gondola lift in front of Matterhorn mountain in the  Zermatt ski resort, in Zermatt, Switzerland. Restrictions to slow the curve of coronavirus infections have kept ski lifts closed in Italy, France, Germany and Austria, as well as countries further east. But skiers are already heading to mountains in Switzerland, drawing an envious gaze from ski industry and local officials in mountain regions elsewhere on the continent who lost most of last season due to the virus. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP, File)

As season nears, Europe ponders skiing during pandemic

Nov. 25, 2020 2:24 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Though the first real snow has yet to fall across much of Europe, ski buffs are imagining with dread a once-unthinkable scene: Skiing in Zermatt in Switzerland while lifts idle across the border in Italy's Aosta valley. The leaders of Italy and France are resisting pressure to reopen ski...

European powers see hope for Iran accord in US transition

Nov. 23, 2020 7:01 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German, French and British foreign ministers were meeting Monday to discuss the future of the international agreement on Iran's nuclear program amid hopes that the incoming U.S. administration might help breathe new life into the accord, Germany's Foreign Ministry said. The three European...

Second placed Michelle Gisin of Switzerland, left, congratulates winner Petra Vlhova of Slovakia at the end of of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup women's slalom race at the Levi ski resort in Kittila, Finnish Lapland, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva via AP)

Vlhova keeps winning run going as Shiffrin slowly returns

Nov. 22, 2020 9:54 AM EST

LEVI, Finland (AP) — With Mikaela Shiffrin working her way back onto the World Cup circuit after 10 months away, Petra Vlhova has kept their joined winning streak in slaloms going once again on Sunday. While Shiffrin placed fifth, Vlhova held off a challenge from Michelle Gisin to clinch her second win in...

Petra Vlhova of Slovakia, center, flanked by second placed Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States, left, and third placed Katharina Liensberger of Austria, celebrates after winning the alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Levi, Finland, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva via AP)

'Proud' Shiffrin comes runner-up to Vlhova in comeback race

Nov. 21, 2020 12:45 PM EST

LEVI, Finland (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin, racing for the first time since January, settled for second place behind Petra Vlhova in a World Cup slalom on Saturday but still “felt a lot of happiness” to finally get back in the start gate. “I enjoy a second place more than I did ever...

A medical staff member takes nasal swabs at a school set up as a testing facility in Bolzano, northern Italy, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Citizens in Italy’s small Germany-speaking province of South Tyrol were lining up Friday at schools, gymnasiums and pharmacies for a mass COVID-19 screening that officials hope will speed a lifting of the partial lockdown and get children back to school. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

German-speaking Italian province conducts mass rapid test

Nov. 20, 2020 12:45 PM EST

BOLZANO, Italy (AP) — Citizens in Italy’s small Germany-speaking province of South Tyrol lined up Friday at schools, gymnasiums and pharmacies for rapid coronavirus tests, the largest testing initiative in the country to date and one that officials hope will speed the lifting of a partial locally...

Martins Dukurs of Latvia speeds down the track in the men's Skeleton World Cup race in Sigulda, Latvia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Dukurs won the event. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov)

Dukurs, Flock win opening skeleton World Cup races

Nov. 20, 2020 12:08 PM EST

SIGULDA, Latvia (AP) — Martins Dukurs of Latvia and Janine Flock of Austria opened the World Cup skeleton schedule with victories on Friday, the first day of the international sliding competition season. Dukurs, the reigning men’s overall World Cup winner, got the 55th victory of his career. Flock,...

People line up outside a popular pub and restaurant in St Kilda in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Melbourne, Australia's former coronavirus hot spot, emerged from a lockdown at midnight Tuesday, restaurants, cafes and bars were allowed to open and outdoor contact sports can resume. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)

The Latest: 6-day lockdown ordered in South Australia state

Nov. 17, 2020 10:56 PM EST

SYDNEY — The Australian state of South Australia will begin a six-day lockdown at midnight Wednesday, with schools, universities, bars and cafes closed. Only one person from each household will be allowed to leave home each day, and only for specific reasons. The restrictions also require most factories...