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Dominican Republic, France report Caribbean virus cases

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Health officials in the Dominican Republic and France on Sunday reported the first confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in the tourist-rich Caribbean, while British cruise ship passengers who had been trapped at sea due to virus fears were finally set to come home.

Turkey, Syria fighting escalates; refugees mass at EU border

KASTANIES, Greece (AP) — Thousands of migrants and refugees massed at Turkey's western frontier Sunday, trying to enter Greece by land and sea after Turkey said its borders were open to those hoping to head to Europe. In Syria, Turkish troops shot down two Syrian warplanes after the Syrian military downed a Turkish drone, a major escalation in the direct conflict between Syrian and Turkish forces.

Center-right president takes office in Uruguay

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A right of center president took office in Uruguay on Sunday, promising to crack down on crime and tighten government finances after a 15-year string of left-leaning governments.

Serie A, soccer clubs clash in Italy amid coronavirus chaos

MILAN (AP) — Amid a global health crisis Italian soccer teams and Serie A's governing body are squabbling with each other about when to play games, with Inter Milan chief executive Giuseppe Marotta saying the season even runs the risk of being unable to finish.