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Hungary's Orban strikes back at EU criticism on extra powersHungary's prime minister has struck back at his critics in the European Union by saying he has “no time” to deal with them during the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Putin suggests sizable oil production cut as prices fallRussian President Vladimir Putin says he supports cutting oil production by about 10 million barrels a day to shore up falling prices
The Associated Press1 hour ago
With high schools closed, France's key 'Bac' exam canceledFor the first time in France’s history, students won’t take the national end-of-high-school exam known as the Baccalaureat this year, amid school closures due to the coronavirus crisis
The Associated Press5 hours ago
In this photo taken March 27, 2020, the Italian flag hangs from the balcony of the French Embassy in Rome. From tiny San Marino wedged next to two of Italy's hardest-hit provinces in the coronavirus outbreak to more economically powerful nations like Italy, countries are running up against export bans and seizures in the scramble for vital medical supplies. 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)
Scramble for virus supplies strains global solidarityFrom tiny San Marino, wedged next to two of Italy's hardest-hit provinces in the coronavirus outbreak, to more economically powerful nations like Italy, countries are running up against export bans and seizures in the scramble for vital medical supplies
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Mourners carry the open coffin of Helin Bolek, a member of a popular folk music group that is banned in Turkey, during the funeral procession in Istanbul, Friday, April 3, 2020. Bolek died at home Friday on the 288th day of a hunger strike protesting the government's treatment of the band, in an effort to force the government to reverse its treatment of the band and its members. She was 28. Grup Yorum, known for its protest songs, is a folk collective with rotating band members, the government accuses the group of links to the outlawed Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front, or DHKP/C. (Ibrahim Mase/DHA via AP)
Member of Turkish band dies on 288th day of hunger strikeA member of a popular folk music group that is banned in Turkey has died on the 288th day of a hunger strike she and a colleague started to protest the government's treatment of the band
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock delivers a speech at the opening of the NHS Nightingale Hospital at the ExCel centre in London, Friday April 3, 2020. Prince Charles remotely opened on Friday the new Nightingale Hospital at London’s main exhibition and conference center, a temporary facility that will soon be able to treat 4,000 people who have contracted the COVID-19 virus. (Stefan Rousseau/Pool Photo via AP)
Prince Charles opens new London hospital for virus patients Prince Charles has remotely opened a temporary hospital for COVID-19 patients at London’s main exhibition center as the number of coronavirus-related deaths reported in the U.K. surpassed China’s official total
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Prague removes monument to WWII Soviet commanderA district in Prague has removed a controversial statue of a Soviet World War II commander from its site
The Associated Press9 hours ago
AP PHOTOS: Greek capital's streets deserted during lockdownDeserted squares, padlocked parks, empty avenues where cars were once jammed bumper-to-bumper in heavy traffic
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Healthcare workers assist a COVID-19 patient at one of the intensive care units (ICU) of the Germans Trias i Pujol hospital in Badalona, Barcelona province, Spain, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. 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/Felipe Dana)
The daily terrors: Improvising in a makeshift ICU in SpainThe tension is palpable in this makeshift ICU in Spain
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Poland's President Andrzej Duda addresses supporters during a ruling Law and Justice party convention that backed his re-election bid in the May 10 presidential vote in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Poles divided over holding presidential vote during pandemicUncertainty is deepening over whether Poland will move forward with a presidential election scheduled for May despite the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press11 hours ago
One of the children of the Renz Circus family plays around the stranded trucks and animals in Drachten, northern Netherlands, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The circus fleet of blue, red and yellow trucks have had a fresh lick of paint over the winter. But now, as coronavirus measures shut down the entertainment industry across Europe, they have no place to go. "It's catastrophic for everybody," said Sarina Renz, of the German family circus that has been in existence since 1842. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
The show can't go on: Virus halts circus in NetherlandsCircus Renz Berlin’s fleet of blue, red and yellow trucks have had a fresh lick of paint over the winter
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Members of the public clap on their balconies in Canary Wharf, London, to salute local heroes during the nationwide Clap for Carers NHS initiative to applaud NHS workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, April 2, 2020. The highly contagious COVID-19 coronavirus has impacted on nations around the globe, many imposing self isolation and exercising social distancing when people move from their homes. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
'We love you NHS': UK health service gears up for virus peakBritain's National Health Service, the cornerstone of the nation's post-war welfare state, may be stretched to the breaking point in the coming weeks
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Healthcare workers assist COVID-19 patients at one of the intensive care units (ICU) of the Germans Trias i Pujol hospital in Badalona, Barcelona province, Spain, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. 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/Felipe Dana)
Spanish hospital personnel must improvise in a makeshift ICUThe tension is palpable
The Associated Press1 day ago
CORRECTS NAME OF MAN - Julian Fernandez Mascaraque, 59, attends the burial of her mother Rosalia Mascaraque, 86, during the coronavirus outbreak in Zarza de Tajo, central Spain, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. 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/Bernat Armangue)
Agonizing decisions being made in Spain's virus hot spotsDoctors in Spain's overburdened hospitals are having to make agonizing decisions on who gets the best care during the coronavirus crisis, and the age of patients appears to matter more than ever
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE In this Friday, March 27, 2020 file photo, players in action during the Belarus Championship soccer match between Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino and Belshina Bobruisk in the town of Zhodino, Belarus. Amid concern about the coronavirus pandemic, Belarus' president made a public appearance in protective gear much different from the face masks and hazmat suits seen around the world. Alexander Lukashenko was clad in a helmet and knee guards for a hockey game at a rink full of spectators.Belarus is the only nation in Europe still hosting professional soccer games with fans in the stadium. 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/Sergei Grits, File)
What virus? Belarus rejects strict measures against pandemicWhile Belarus’ neighbors impose increasing restrictions on public life to halt the virus’ spread, Belarus is facing the crisis with bravado and casual disregard
The Associated Press1 day ago
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