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Virus pushes beyond Asia, taking aim at Europe, Mideast

By KIM TONG-HYUNG and MATT SEDENSKY | February 24, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The new virus took aim at a broadening swath of the globe Monday, with officials in Europe and the Middle East scrambling to limit the spread of an outbreak that showed signs of stabilizing at its Chinese epicenter but posed...

The Latest: Protesters hound Buttigieg on minimum wage

February 24, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic primary contest (all times local):2:55 p.m.Pete Buttigieg has been hounded by protesters during a march with McDonald’s workers in Charleston, South Carolina, who are striking for a $15 minimum...

Canadian police move to clear indigenous protest in Ontario

By ROB GILLIES | February 24, 2020

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian police moved on Monday to clear an indigenous rail blockade in Ontario that has crippled freight and passenger rail traffic in most of eastern Canada for nearly three weeks.Ontario Provincial Police arrested some protesters on...

Trump’s India visit prioritizes pageantry over policy

By JILL COLVIN and JONATHAN LEMIRE | February 24, 2020

AHMEDABAD, INDIA (AP) — Prioritizing pageantry over policy, President Donald Trump basked in India's welcoming embrace on a day that featured a mega-rally with cheering crowds, a mutual admiration show with his counterpart and a sunset tour of the famed...

Haiti says soldier died of wounds after shootout with police

February 24, 2020

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The Haitian Ministry of Defense said Monday that a soldier has died from wounds suffered during an exchange of gunfire with police officers protesting outside army headquarters.The ministry said another soldier is in stable...

Greek island protesters vow to stop new migrant camps

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — Protest groups on three eastern Greek islands on Monday begun setting up blockades aimed at stopping the government from building new migrant detention centers. The groups on Lesbos, Chios, and Samos have received broad...

Malaysian king accepts Mahathir’s resignation amid upheaval

By EILEEN NG | February 24, 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's king on Monday accepted Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's shocking resignation but reappointed him as interim leader following the collapse of the ruling alliance in a major political upheaval less than two years...

Trump, first lady stroll the grounds of iconic Taj Mahal

February 24, 2020

AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to India (all times local):6 p.m.President Donald Trump, who once owned the former Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, took in breathtaking views of the real Taj Mahal...

Haiti police exchange fire with troops near national palace

By EVENS SANON and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | February 23, 2020

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian police officers exchanged gunfire for hours Sunday with soldiers of the newly reconstituted army outside the national palace, in a dangerous escalation of protests over police pay and working conditions.At least...

Albania opposition backs president’s anti-government protest

By LLAZAR SEMINI | February 23, 2020

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s main opposition Democratic Party on Sunday supported a call from the country’s president for an anti-government protest and also asked for a new election.Earlier this week, President Ilir Meta called for a rally...

10,000 mourn victims of racist shooting rampage in Germany

By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER | February 23, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Around 10,000 protesters marched through the central German town of Hanau on Sunday to mourn the nine people who were killed by an immigrant-hating gunman four days ago.“These days and hours are the blackest and darkest our town has...

Infections climb in South Korea as world fights virus

By KIM TONG-HYUNG | February 22, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections Saturday with more than 400 cases mostly linked to a church and a hospital, while the death toll in Iran climbed to six and a dozen towns in Italy effectively went...