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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 Press43 minutes 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 Press1 hour 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 Press2 hours ago
The head of Poland's ruling right-wing Law and Justice party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, right, and the party's Deputy Parliament Speaker Ryszard Terlecki, center at the bottom, sit at a distance from each other as precaution against the spread of the coronavirus, during an extraordinary session that was to approve new regulations allowing the 460 lawmakers to attend sessions and vote remotely online as precaution against the virus, in Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday, March 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Poland divided over having presidential vote during pandemicPoland’s parliament is preparing to vote on legislation that would transform the country’s May presidential election into one conducted exclusively by mail-in ballots
The Associated Press2 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 Press3 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 Press3 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 Press15 hours 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 Press16 hours 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 Press18 hours ago
A technician checks a man's temperature before conducting a new coronavirus detection test at a drive-thru testing facility in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, April 2, 2020. Abu Dhabi has begun drive-thru testing for the virus and plans to expand the operation into all of the country's seven sheikhdoms. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
Virus masks, apps: The race is on to avoid hidden carriersAround the world, the race is on to protect people against becoming infected by unwitting coronavirus carriers
The Associated Press20 hours ago
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a media conference, detailing EU efforts to limit the economic impact of the Covid-19 outbreak, at EU headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, April 2, 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. (Francois Lenoir, Pool Photo via AP)
With business vaporizing, Europe focuses on avoiding layoffsAs both COVID-19 cases and unemployment rise across Europe, governments and the European Union are trying to cushion the violence of the economic shock with schemes to avoid layoffs
The Associated Press20 hours ago
A specialist from a local veterinary service wears a protective suit as sprays disinfectant near at the Proryv (The Breakthrough) museum dedicated to the breakthrough of the Siege of Leningrad during World WarII near Kirovsk, about 30 kilometres (19 miles) east of St.Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, April 2, 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/Dmitri Lovetsky)
Russia's Putin orders non-working month to curb coronavirusPresident Vladimir Putin has ordered most Russians to stay off work until the end of the month to curb the spread of the coronavirus
The Associated Press20 hours ago
President Vladimir Putin orders most Russians to stay off work until the end of April due to the coronavirusPresident Vladimir Putin orders most Russians to stay off work until the end of April due to the coronavirus
The Associated Press20 hours ago
U.S. delivers 128 anti-tank Javelin missiles to EstoniaThe United States has delivered 128 anti-tank Javelin missiles to Estonia as part of a larger contract with the Baltic NATO member and the U.S. Department of Defense
The Associated Press21 hours ago
A NHS worker is tested at a drive through coronavirus testing site in a car park at Chessington World of Adventures, in Chessington, England, Wednesday April 1, 2020. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
UK vows to 'massively' increase virus testing amid criticismThe British government is promising to increase testing for the new coronavirus to 10 times the current level within the month, after political opponents, scientists and newspapers lambasted Prime Minister Boris Johnson over broken promises on COVID-19 Johnson’s Conservative government vowed weeks ago to rapidly bring the number of tests for the new coronavirus to 10,000 a day and 25,000 a day by mid-April
The Associated Press22 hours ago
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