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File---In this file picture taken April 24, 2019 Thomas Schäfer (CDU), Minister of Finance of Hesse, comments on the status of the evaluation of the "Panama Papers" at a press conference in Frankfurt, Germany.  (Andreas Arnold/dpa via AP, file)
Death of German finance official linked to virus crisisThe state finance minister of Germany’s Hesse region, which includes Frankfurt, has been found dead
The Associated Press11 hours ago
File---Picture taken May 7, 2012 shows Polish conductor ARCHIV - Der polnische composer Krzysztof Penderecki in Frankfurt, eastern Germany. (Patrick Pleul/dpa via AP)
Polish composer, conductor Krzysztof Penderecki dies at 86Krzysztof Penderecki, an award-winning conductor and one of the world’s most popular contemporary classical music composers whose works have featured in Hollywood films like “The Shining” and “Shutter Island,” has died
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - People walk down a quiet cobbled street in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The streets of Stockholm are quiet but not deserted. People still sit at outdoor cafes in the center of Sweden's capital. Vendors still sell flowers. Teenagers still chat in groups in parks. Some still greet each other with hugs and handshakes. After a long, dark Scandinavian winter, the coronavirus pandemic is not keeping Swedes at home even while citizens in many parts of the world are sheltering in place and won't find shops or restaurants open on the few occasions they are permitted to venture out. (AP Photo/David Keyton, File)
Off to the cafe: Sweden is outlier in virus restrictionsThe coronavirus is not keeping people in Sweden at home even while citizens in many parts of the world are sheltering in place
The Associated Press16 hours ago
File-Picture taken Nov.6, 2019 shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel attending the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Germany's Merkel shines in virus crisis even as power wanesChancellor Angela Merkel has run Germany for more than 14 years and has over a decade's experience of managing crises
The Associated Press17 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2018 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, listens to Russian Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin during his flight to visit Chernigovets coal mine, in Beryozovsky, Kemerovo region, Russia. On Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, the Treasury Department slapped sanctions on Rosneft’s trading arm and its CEO, accusing the Geneva-based firm of providing a critical lifeline to Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
Rosneft hands Venezuelan oil business to Russian state firmRussia’s Rosneft oil company says it's halting operations in Venezuela and selling its assets there to a company fully owned by the Russian government, The sale announced Saturday is apparently intended to protect Russia's largest oil producer from U.S. sanctions while allowing Moscow to continue supporting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro
The Associated Press1 day ago
Russia’s state-controlled Rosneft oil company says it is ceasing operations and selling its assets in VenezuelaRussia’s state-controlled Rosneft oil company says it is ceasing operations and selling its assets in Venezuela
The Associated Press1 day ago
General view of the Excel exhibition centre which has been converted into a hospital due to the Coronavirus emergency, in London, Saturday, March 28, 2020. The British Government announced Tuesday, that the ExCel Center in east London will become a 4,000 bed temporary hospital to deal with future coronavirus patients, to be called NHS Nightingale. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
2nd UK Cabinet member joins Johnson in having virus symptomsAnother member of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Cabinet says he has developed symptoms of COVID-19, as the number of people with the coronovrius to die in the U.K. passed the 1,000 mark
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AP PHOTOS: Italy's front-line medical heroes, in portraitsThe doctors and nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in Italy are almost unrecognizable behind their masks, scrubs, gloves and hairnets — the flimsy battle armor that is their only barrier to contagion
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In this Monday, March 9, 2020 photo, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization speaks during a news conference on updates regarding on the novel coronavirus COVID-19, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Accompanying him are Michael Ryan, left, executive director of WHO's Health Emergencies program, and Maria van Kerkhove, right, technical lead of WHO's Health Emergencies program. On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the new coronavirus a pandemic, suggesting the disease is spreading across the globe unchecked. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
UN health agency settles in for long fight with virusThe World Health Organization’s emergencies chief says widespread testing for the new coronavirus is crucial and countries should not be penalized for reporting higher numbers of cases
The Associated Press2 days ago
Media stand in front of the Eiffel Tower where the word "Merci", the French word for 'Thank you", is emblazoned as France's coronavirus death toll continued to climb, in Paris, Friday, March 27, 2020. Health workers fighting to save lives in France from COVID-19 have received a huge show of gratitude, from the Eiffel Tower. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Eiffel Tower says "Merci" to health workers fighting virusHealth workers racing to save lives during the coronavirus outbreak in France have received a huge show of gratitude courtesy of the Eiffel Tower
The Associated Press2 days ago
Italy has become the second country after the United States to surpass China in reported coronavirus casesItaly has become the second country after the United States to surpass China in reported coronavirus cases
The Associated Press2 days ago
Pope Francis delivers the Urbi and Orbi prayer (Latin for To the City and To the World) in an empty St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Friday, March 27, 2020. Praying in a desolately empty St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis on Friday likened the coronavirus pandemic to a storm laying bare illusions that people can be self-sufficient and instead finds "all of us fragile and disoriented" and needing each other's help and comfort. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Pope prays for 'fragile' humanity needing help in pandemicPraying in a desolately empty St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis has likened the coronavirus pandemic to a storm laying bare people's illusions that they can be self-sufficient
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - This Friday Jan. 11, 2013 file photo of a member of the Cybercrime Center as he turns on the light in a lab during a media tour at the occasion of the official opening of the Cybercrime Center at Europol headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands. Criminals have spotted a new business opportunity with the coronavirus pandemic and are now plundering the needy and the fearful and even disrupting the medical sector, online and off, with fraud, counterfeit products and cybercrime, a report issued Friday by the European law enforcement agency Europol says. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
Europol: Criminals exploit virus crisis as fresh opportunityEuropean law enforcement agency Europol says criminals are preying on a fearful public and disrupting the provision of medical care during the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press2 days ago
Turkey moves migrants from Greek border amid virus pandemicTurkish authorities have evacuated thousands of migrants who had been waiting at the border with Greece hoping to make their way into Europe, amid the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press2 days ago
Spain sees record number of daily virus deaths at 769 but official says new infections are easingSpain sees record number of daily virus deaths at 769 but official says new infections are easing
The Associated Press2 days ago
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