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Coronavirus: Ukrainian Priests Tend to Sick in Biohazard Suits

IVANO-FRANKIVSK, Ukraine (AP) – Wearing a white biohazard suit, a face shield and a blue mask over his mouth and nose, the Rev. Yaroslav Rokhman is hard to recognize as a priest when he visits terminally ill patients at a Ukrainian care centre.

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Romanian Prime Minister Fined for Breaking Social Distancing Rules

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s prime minister has paid fines totalling about $600 for smoking indoors and holding a meeting in a government building where several Cabinet ministers and other participants did not follow social distancing rules.

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Merkel Hints She Will Refuse to Attend Trump G7 Summit in Person

BERLIN (AP) – Chancellor Angela Merkel will not personally attend a meeting in the U.S. with the leaders of the world’s major economies if President Donald Trump goes ahead with it, unless the course of the coronavirus spread changes by then, her office said Saturday.

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Chinese Coronavirus Outbreak in Czech Mines

PRAGUE – A coal mine in the north-eastern Czech Republic near the border with Poland has halted work after a major Covid-19 outbreak among the miners.

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Hong Kong Protesters Tear Gassed, Blasted with Water Cannons

HONG KONG (AP) – Hong Kong police fired tear gas and a water cannon at protesters in a popular shopping district on Sunday, as thousands took to the streets to march against China’s proposed tough national security legislation for the city.

BEIJING, CHINA - OCTOBER 01: Chinese President Xi Jinping drives in a Hong Qi car after inspecting the troops during a parade to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China at Tiananmen Square in 1949, on October 1, 2019 in Beijing, China. (Photo by …

EU Demands Compliance In Exchange for Coronavirus Cash

BRUSSELS (AP) – The European Union signaled Wednesday that it will not punish member countries for breaking the bloc´s deficit rules to tackle the coronavirus but that it could condition their access to sorely-needed recovery funds on them following its

Members of the EU Parliament arrive and sit in an empty hemicycle at the beginning of the plenary session which is reduced to a single day due to the spread of the COVID-19 illness, in Brussels, on March 10, 2020. - All European Union States are hit by the novel …

Weight-gaining Belgians Urged to ‘Get out! Move!’ as Lockdown Eases

BRUSSELS (AP) – Belgium is taking the next step in its relaxation of the coronavirus lockdown on Monday and is also telling people: get up! Schools are opening up to more students, markets are setting up again and museums are the reopening their doors. And the snip of a barber´s scissors fills the air again.

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