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Europe evacuates citizens from China, Russia shuts border

By BARRY HATTON | January 30, 2020

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — European countries stepped up efforts Thursday to contain the virus sweeping through central China, sending a chartered airliner there to evacuate hundreds of European citizens, scrapping more commercial flights to Chinese destinations...

The Latest: European plane begins evacuation trip to China

January 30, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China (all times local):7 p.m.A passenger plane has left Portugal en route to China to pick up about 350 Europeans from a virus-hit region.The A380 plane took off Thursday morning from a...

Australia defends plan to create island quarantine camp

By ROD McGUIRK | January 30, 2020

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s government on Thursday defended its plan to send citizens evacuated from the epicenter of China’s novel coronavirus emergency to a remote island used to banish asylum seekers and convicted criminals, despite...

‘I thought I was going to die.’ Tenants flee high-rise fire

By BRIAN MELLEY and STEFANIE DAZIO | January 30, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters made a dramatic ladder rescue of a man who appeared about to jump from a burning Los Angeles apartment building on Wednesday and helicopters plucked people from the roof of the 25-story high-rise as other terrified residents...

The Latest: Rival Koreas close liaison office over outbreak

January 29, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China:10 a.m.The rival Koreas have agreed to suspend operations at their liaison office in North Korea until the new virus outbreak comes under control.South Korea’s Unification Ministry...

Health experts: Human-to-human spread of new virus worrying

By KEN MORITSUGU | January 29, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — World health officials expressed “great concern” Wednesday that a dangerous new virus is starting to spread between people outside of China, a troubling development as China and the world frantically work to contain the outbreak....

Americans from China virus zone evaluated at military base

By AMY TAXIN and MARK THIESSEN | January 29, 2020

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The 195 Americans evacuated from the Chinese city at the center of the new virus outbreak are undergoing three days of testing and monitoring at a California military base to ensure they do not show signs of the illness, officials...

Europe steps up China virus fight, aims to repatriate 600

By ANGELA CHARLTON | January 29, 2020

PARIS (AP) — Europe stepped up efforts Wednesday to counter a spreading virus from China that has killed more than 130 people.Airlines have canceled flights to the Chinese mainland, while businesses have told employees to work from home and EU nations...

Foreigners staying in virus-hit Wuhan now wonder what’s next

By DAKE KANG | January 28, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — As the U.S. evacuates some Americans out of the Chinese city hardest-hit by a viral outbreak, many like Doug Perez are opting to stay.It’s not that he’s unconcerned. Perez and his girlfriend have hunkered down in their apartment for...

The Latest: AP source: Plane leaves China with Americans

January 28, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China that has sickened thousands of people and killed more than 100 (all times local):5:45 a.m.A U.S. State Department official has told The Associated Press that a chartered plane sent...

‘Like I’m trapped’: Africans in China lockdown see no escape

By CARA ANNA and ELIAS MESERET | January 28, 2020

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The normally bustling supermarket in Wuhan was deserted, looking more foreign than ever. Khamis Hassan Bakari walked the aisles and saw just two other shoppers, and fear sank in.“Everybody is scared. Scared of seeing anyone,”...

US, others prepare evacuations as virus spreads from China

By JOE McDONALD | January 28, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — The United States and several other nations prepared Tuesday to airlift citizens out of a Chinese city at the center of a virus outbreak that has killed more than 100 people.Hong Kong's leader said it will cut all rail links to mainland...