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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
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UK Official: 'Things Are Getting Better' for Boris JohnsonBoris Johnson is still in intensive care in London after being infected with the coronavirus, but signs are pointing toward him slowly getting better. The UK prime minister, who spent his third night in the ICU at St. Thomas' Hospital, is "stable" and "improving," Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden told the...
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The sun sets behind an idle pump jack near Karnes City, Texas, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Demand for oil continues to fall due to the new coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Oil-producing nations seek global deal to stabilize marketOil-producing countries including those of the OPEC cartel and Russia are trying to strike a global deal to pump less crude
The Associated Press2 hours 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
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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 Press3 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
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In this Tuesday, April 7, 2020 photo, Abebe Shibru, Zimbabwe's director of  Marie Stopes International - a sexual and reproductive healthcare service,  gestures, during an interview in Harare. Lockdowns imposed to curb the coronavirus’ spread have put millions of women in Africa, Asia and elsewhere out of reach of birth control and other sexual and reproductive health needs. Confined to their homes with husbands and others, they face unwanted pregnancies and little idea of when they can reach the outside world again. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Lockdowns mean millions of women can't reach birth controlLockdowns imposed to curb the coronavirus’ spread have put millions of women in Africa, Asia and elsewhere out of reach of birth control and other sexual and reproductive health needs
The Associated Press5 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
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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 picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addresses the nation in a televised speech, in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, April 9, 2020. Iran's supreme leader suggested Thursday that mass gatherings in the Islamic Republic may be barred through the holy Muslim fasting month Ramadan amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
Khamenei: Mass Ramadan events in Iran may stop over virusIran’s supreme leader is suggesting that mass gatherings in the Islamic Republic may be barred through the holy Muslim fasting month Ramadan amid the coronavirus pandemic
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Charles, Camilla Celebrate 15 Years by Releasing PhotoPrince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary Thursday, and to mark the occasion, they've released a new photo of them and their dogs. At Town and Country , Chloe Foussianes notes that while the picture is "sweet," it also raises many questions. Why is there a...
Newser7 hours ago
National Disaster Response Force soldiers disinfect an area during lockdown to prevent the spread of new coronavirus in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, April 9, 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/Mahesh Kumar A.)
16.8M Americans thrown out of work as economic toll risesMore than 1 in 10 American workers have lost jobs amid the coronavirus, underscoring the growing damage the crisis is taking on the world’s economy
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