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Turkey passes 25,000 COVID-19-related deaths

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Sunday passed 25,000 COVID-19-related deaths since the start of the outbreak in March, the health ministry said. A toll of 140 new fatalities saw the ...

Coronavirus: Will French schools stay open?

It's the little indications that are causing many French people to worry. In the media, more and more experts are warning that a third wave of COVID-19 is on its way. There have also been comments...

Portugal chooses a president amid a severe pandemic surge

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal held a presidential election Sunday, with the moderate incumbent candidate strongly favored to earn a second five-year term as a devastating COVID-19 surge grips the E...

Spain's virus surge hits mental health of front-line workers

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The unrelenting increase in COVID-19 infections in Spain following the holiday season is again straining hospitals, threatening the mental health of doctors and nurses who have...

The Latest: New Zealand reports 1st community case in months

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has reported its first coronavirus case outside of a quarantine facility in more than two months, although there was no immediate evidence the virus was spreading...

Rioting Dutch youths torch COVID testing center

Youths torched a COVID-19 testing center and threw fireworks at police in the central Dutch fishing village of Urk overnight into Sunday. They were protesting a nationwide curfew that went into effec...

Portugal votes in presidential election amid coronavirus surge

Portugal's presidential election will still go forward on Sunday despite surging coronavirus cases and record fatalities. Polls indicate center-right incumbent Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa will win a...

Tunisia bans protests, extends curfew as virus cases jump

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia is extending its virus curfew and banning demonstrations as it tries to stem a rapid rise in infections and calm tensions after a week of protests and rioting over econom...

EXPLAINER: A look at Portugal's presidential election

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal will hold a presidential election Sunday, choosing a head of state to serve a five-year term as the country suffers through a national lockdown and a worsening coronav...

The Latest: UK doctors want review of Pfizer shot timetable

LONDON — Britain’s main doctors’ organization says it is concerned about the U.K.’s decision to give people a second dose of coronavirus vaccine up to 12 weeks after the first, rather than the shorter...

Coronavirus: UK doctors urge shorter gap between vaccine doses

The British Medical Association (BMA) has called on health officials and the government to reconsider the gap between doses of the BioNTech-Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. In a statement emailed to Engla...

Second downhill in Kitzbühel canceled due to rain, snowfall

KITZBÜHEL, Austria (AP) — Rain and snowfall forced the cancelation of the second men's World Cup downhill on the Streif course Saturday, a day after Swiss skier Beat Feuz won the first. ...

Thousands of Hongkongers locked down to contain coronavirus

Thousands of Hong Kong residents were locked down Saturday in an unprecedented move to contain a worsening outbreak in the city, authorities said. Hong Kong has been grappling to contain a fresh wa...

Mexico lets governors obtain vaccines for their own states

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's pandemic cases continued at a high level Friday as President Andrés Manuel López Obrador gave state governors permission to acquire coronavirus vaccines on their own. ...

Thousands of Hong Kongers locked down to contain coronavirus

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong residents were locked down Saturday in an unprecedented move to contain a worsening outbreak in the city, authorities said. Hong Kong has been...