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Friday September 18th, 2020 1:50PM

AP World News

'This is a big moment:' UK virus restrictions escalating
Fresh restrictions on social gatherings in England, potentially involving limits on pub opening hours, appear to be on the cards soon as the British government seeks to suppress a sharp spike in new coronavirus infections
1:32PM ( 17 minutes ago )
AP Exclusive: Pandemic shrinking Europe's monitor of US vote
The coronavirus pandemic has led Europe’s largest security organization to drastically scale back plans to send as many as 500 observers to the U.S. to monitor the Nov. 3 presidential election
1:10PM ( 39 minutes ago )
Peru president faces impeachment vote amid pandemic turmoil
Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra’s job is on the line Friday as opposition lawmakers push through an impeachment hearing criticized as a hasty and poorly timed ouster attempt in one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic
1:09PM ( 40 minutes ago )
Magnitude 5.3 earthquake rattles Greek island of Crete
Greek authorities say an earthquake with preliminary magnitude 5.3 has struck off the southern island of Crete
1:09PM ( 40 minutes ago )
Guatemalan president tests positive for new coronavirus
Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei says he has tested positive for the new coronavirus
12:54PM ( 56 minutes ago )
Mexico official: woman's death at water protest was accident
The commander of Mexico's National Guard says the death of a woman shot by guard members at a water protest in northern Mexico earlier this month was “a regrettable accident.”
12:50PM ( 59 minutes ago )
Search for migrant boat as powerful storm lashes Greece
Greek authorities have launched a large search and rescue operation following a distress call from a vessel carrying dozens of migrants, which was caught in a powerful storm that battered western Greece with hurricane-force winds and heavy rain
12:31PM ( 1 hour ago )
Amal Clooney quits UK role over 'lamentable' Brexit plan
Amal Clooney has become the highest profile lawyer to quit an official job over her opposition to the British government’s suggestion that it could break international law in the event it fails to agree a trade deal with the European Union
12:21PM ( 1 hour ago )
Mexico sees fentanyl seizures up 465%, denies making drug
Mexican authorities say seizures of the synthetic opioid fentanyl so far this year are 465% higher than in 2019, but progress against the other big Mexican export to the U.S. market _ methamphetamines _ is slower
12:20PM ( 1 hour ago )
Disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein stripped of UK honor
Britain has stripped disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of an honor recognizing his contribution to the UK film industry
12:12PM ( 1 hour ago )