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Harvesters prick asparagus in a field with the help of an electric harvester in Buchholz, Germany, Thursday, April 9, 2020. Schleswig-Holstein's asparagus-eaters can look forward to the first shoots from local cultivation. (Daniel Bockwoldt/dpa via AP)
Germany flies in seasonal farm workers amid virus measuresTwo planeloads of Eastern European farmhands have arrived in Berlin and Duesseldorf amid strict precautions to protect the country from the new coronavirus, as an ambitious German program to import seasonal workers to help work the fields got underway
The Associated Press40 minutes ago
A woman and her daughter wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus, sell fruit and vegetables at the taxi station in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. South Africa and more than half of Africa's 54 countries have imposed lockdowns, curfews, travel bans or other restrictions to try to contain the spread of the highly contagious COVID-19 coronavirus. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Half billion more people face poverty due to virus - reportA report by aid group Oxfam says that around half a billion people could be pushed into poverty as a result of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic unless richer countries help them
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is taking charge of the Government's response to the coronavirus crisis after Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to intensive care on Monday, arrives at 10 Downing street in London, Thursday April 9, 2020. Johnson has spent his fourth night in the hospital's intensive care unit. 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. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
UK braces for more virus deaths; Johnson reported stable Britons are bracing for several more weeks in lockdown as Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains stable in a London hospital after three nights in intensive care for treatment of his coronavirus infection
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Whales filmed having whale of a time during lockdown In another sign that wild animals are roaming more freely during the coronavirus lockdown for humans, a maritime patrol has filmed remarkable images of whales powering through Mediterranean waters off the coast of southern France
The Associated Press3 hours ago
In this handout photo released by Roscosmos U.S. astronaut Chris Cassidy, left, Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin, centre, and Ivan Vagner, members of the main crew to the International Space Station (ISS), pose during a news conference at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The new Soyuz mission to the International Space Station is scheduled on Thursday, April 9. (Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service via AP)
US-Russian crew blasts off for International Space StationA U.S.-Russian space crew has blasted off to the International Space Station following a tight quarantine amid the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press5 hours ago
A U.S.-Russian space crew has blasted off to the International Space StationA U.S.-Russian space crew has blasted off to the International Space Station
The Associated Press5 hours ago
An ambulance drives out from a retirement home after a fire, in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, April 9, 2020. A fire in a retirement home in Moscow killed at least four people and injuring more then ten others, but firefighters managed to rescue 50 people from the burning building, emergency officials said Thursday. (Kirill Voronin, Moscow News Agency photo via AP)
Fire at Moscow retirement home kills 4, leaves 16 injuredA fire in a retirement home in Moscow has killed four people and injured 16 others but emergency officials say firefighters managed to rescue 50 people from the burning building
The Associated Press6 hours ago
In this photo taken on April 1, 2020, 103-year-old Ada Zanusso, poses with a nurse at the old people's home "Maria Grazia" in Lessona, northern Italy, after recovering from Covid-19 infection. To recover from coronavirus infection, as she did, Zanusso recommends courage and faith, the same qualities that have served her well in her nearly 104 years on Earth.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. (Residenza Maria Grazia Lessona via AP Photo)
103-year-old Italian says 'courage, faith' helped beat virusA 103-year-old Italian woman says courage and faith have helped her recover from the coronavirus
The Associated Press7 hours ago
2 dead, 10 injured in fire at Moscow nursing homeEmergency officials say two people have died in a fire at a Moscow home for the elderly and at least 10 have been injured
The Associated Press17 hours ago
FILE - In this July 14, 2014 file photo, influential Czech glass artist Jaroslava Brychtova smiles in Zelezny Brod, Czech Republic. Brychtova, a Czech glass artist whose sculptures and objects created together with her late husband Stanislav Libensky gained recognition worldwide has died. She was 95. Brychtova died on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 in a hospital In Jablonec nad Nisou, sculpturer Pavel Karous who assisted her on one of her last glass works said on Facebook.(Radek Petrasek/CTK via AP, file)
Czech glass artist Jaroslava Brychtova dies at 95 Jaroslava Brychtova, a Czech glass artist whose sculptures and other works created together with her late husband Stanislav Libensky won international recognition, has died
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury talks to reporters after Airbus annual press conference in Toulouse, southwestern France, Thursday, Feb.13, 2020. Commercial aircraft maker Airbus lost 1.36 billion euros ($1.48 billion) in 2019 because of a multibillion-euro bribery settlement with authorities in three countries, but otherwise saw a record year of aircraft deliveries and increased its dividend. (AP Photo/Frederic Scheiber)
Airbus cuts production by a third as airlines struggle European plane maker Airbus says it is reducing production by about a third as demand for aircraft and travel plummets due to the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press19 hours ago
The statue of a Soviet World War II commander Marshall Ivan Stepanovic Konev is being removed from its site in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, April 3, 2020. Marshall Konev led the Red Army forces that liberated Prague and large parts of Czechoslovakia from the Nazi occupation in 1945. His monument, unveiled in the Prague 6 district in 1980 when the country was occupied by Soviet troops, has been a source of controversy. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Russia aims to prosecute destruction of war monuments abroadRussia’s defense minister called on law enforcement officials to consider filing criminal charges against representatives of other countries where World War II memorials commemorating the actions of the Soviet Union are demolished
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Kosovo says it’s ready to resume dialogue with SerbiaKosovo’s acting prime minister has assured a European Union special envoy of his commitment to resume dialogue with neighboring Serbia on normalizing ties
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Medical staffer Wassim Kamari, who has symptoms of coronavirus, receives an x-ray of his lungs at the polyclinic Klinicare during a partial lockdown against the spread of Covid-19 in Brussels, Monday, April 6, 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/Francisco Seco)
Science row hits EU at height of coronavirus crisisThe European Union has been thrown into a scientific policy dispute at the height of the coronavirus crisis
The Associated Press21 hours ago
FILE - In this Monday, March 9, 2020 file 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. After the new coronavirus erupted in China, the World Health Organization sprang into action: It declared an international health emergency, rushed a team to the epicenter in Wuhan and urged other countries to get ready and drum up funding for the response. Many analysts have praised the initial response by the world’s go-to agency on health matters. But now, governments have started to brush aside, ignore and criticize WHO recommendations on issues of public policy, like whether cross-border travel should be restricted or whether the public should wear masks. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP, file)
UN health agency on defensive after Trump slams it on virusIn a heartfelt plea for unity, the World Health Organization’s chief has sought to rise above sharp criticism and threats of funding cuts from U.S. President Donald Trump over the agency’s response to the coronavirus outbreak
The Associated Press21 hours ago
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