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President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary Mark Esper, right, walk as the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort takes off from the pier at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., Saturday, March 28, 2020. The ship is departing for New York to assist hospitals responding to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: WHO warns `far from over' in Asia and Pacific

Mar. 31, 2020 1:11 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — WHO warns COVID-19 epidemics “far from over”...

An elderly man, wearing a protective face mask as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus, prays during mass at a church in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, March 29, 2020. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

As virus makes goodbyes hard, fears of many more rise in US

Mar. 29, 2020 10:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak could kill 100,000 to 200,000 Americans, the U.S. government's top infectious-disease expert warned on Sunday as family members described wrenching farewells through hospital windows with dying loved ones. Faced with that grim projection and the possibility even...

FILE - In this Saturday, March 14, 2020 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives for a speech from his Jerusalem office, saying Israel's restaurants and places of entertainment will be closed to stop the spread of the coronavirus. With the Israeli government enacting a series of emergency measures to stem the spread of the virus, critics are increasingly bemoaning that Israel's caretaker Prime Minister Netanyahu is exploiting the crisis to entrench himself in power and undermining the country's democratic foundations. (Gali Tibbon/Pool via AP, File)

Netanyahu rival becomes parliament speaker, signaling deal

Mar. 26, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's chief rival was chosen on Thursday as the new speaker of parliament, an unexpected step that could pave the way to a power-sharing deal between the two men as the country grapples with a worsening coronavirus crisis. The sudden turnabout by Benny...

Albin Kurti, the newly elected prime minister of Kosovo waves after a new government was elected, in the capital Pristina, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020.  Kosovo's parliament convened on Monday to vote in a new prime minister after four months of talks between the country's two main parties. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

Kosovo eyes early elections after government voted down

Mar. 25, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s government fell Wednesday after only 50 days in power, losing a no-confidence vote initiated by the junior governing coalition partner following disagreements with the prime minister, a move that could take the country to early elections. A 12-hour long debate on the...

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Netanyahu ally resigns, deepening Israeli political turmoil

Mar. 25, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament speaker abruptly resigned Wednesday, dealing a blow to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and deepening the country's political turmoil as the embattled Israeli leader tries to cling to power amid a fast-spreading outbreak of the coronavirus and a looming corruption...

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Likud members urge speaker to defy Israeli high court order

Mar. 24, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel appeared on the verge of a constitutional crisis Tuesday as top members of Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud urged their party colleague and parliament speaker to defy a Supreme Court order to let lawmakers hold a vote for his successor. After suspending parliamentary activities last week,...

Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori listens questions from journalist during a press conference Monday, March 23, 2020, in Tokyo. As infections soared in Europe and the United States and the world economy spiraled downward, Japan on Monday hinted at the next possible victim of the globe-spanning coronavirus: The 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The Latest: US officials working on $2 trillion rescue deal

Mar. 24, 2020 12:44 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 381,000 people and killed over 16,500. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 101,000 people have recovered so...

Israeli woman holds national flag during a protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside the national parliament in Jerusalem, Monday, March 23, 2020. The opposition has accused Netanyahu of using the coronavirus crisis as cover to undermine the country's democratic institutions. With the country in near-shutdown mode, Netanyahu has already managed to postpone his own pending criminal trial and authorize unprecedented electronic surveillance of Israeli citizens. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Israeli high court orders parliament vote on new speaker

Mar. 23, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court on Monday ordered the parliament speaker to hold an election for his successor by Wednesday, deepening a standoff between opponents and supporters of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Yuli Edelstein of Netanyahu's Likud party, the current speaker, had dismissed the...

The Latest: Beijing screening overseas flights for virus

Mar. 23, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 275,000 people and killed more than 11,300. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 88,200 people have recovered...

A woman argues with a police officer as police shut down a food market in order to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, March 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Israeli Supreme Court to rule on demand to reopen parliament

Mar. 22, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political opponents on Sunday asked Israel's Supreme Court to force parliament to resume its full activities, despite restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus outbreak. Parliament Speaker Yuli Edelstein, a member of Netanyahu's ruling Likud party,...