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European Council President Charles Michel, left, participates in a videoconference call with EU leaders at the European Council building in Brussels, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. EU leaders held a videoconference Tuesday to coordinate efforts across the 27-nation bloc in the hopes of slowing down the spread of the coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (Stephanie Lecocq, Pool Photo via AP)
March 10, 2020 - 3:30 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders vowed Tuesday to stand united in combating the spread of the coronavirus ravaging member country Italy, and agreed to draft a plan to address any medical shortages and set up a fund to help overburdened health care systems. The pledges came at a rare video...
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Demonstrators attack a vehicle belonging to the fire department during an International Women's Day march in Mexico City's main square, the Zocalo, Sunday, March 8, 2020. Protests against gender violence in Mexico have intensified in recent years amid an increase in killings of women and girls.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
March 08, 2020 - 9:22 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Women filled the streets of the world's largest cities Sunday to protest gender violence and inequality on International Women’s Day, with the mothers of murdered girls leading a march in Mexico City and participants in Paris inveighing against the “virus of the patriarchy.”...
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Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar listens as President Donald Trump talks to reporters during a signing of a spending bill to combat the coronavirus, at the White House, Friday, March 6, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 06, 2020 - 2:08 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the virus outbreak (all times local to Seoul): 5:10 a.m. Authorities in France and Spain are reinforcing efforts to slow the spread of the new coronavirus among vulnerable populations. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced Friday that all nurseries...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 4, 2019, file photo, managers wait for job applicants at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood during a job fair in Hollywood, Fla. U.S. businesses added 183,000 jobs in Jan. 2020, a solid gain that shows the economy was largely healthy when the coronavirus outbreak spread further around the globe. Large companies added roughly two-thirds of the jobs, while hiring among smaller firms was relatively weak. Manufacturing and mining firms shed jobs, while hiring in health care and hotels and restaurants was strong. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
March 06, 2020 - 7:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring jumped in February as employers added 273,000 jobs, evidence that the economy was in strong shape before the coronavirus began to sweep through the U.S. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate fell to 3.5%, matching a 50-year low, down from 3.6% in...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2019 file photo, barista Porter Hahn makes an iced coffee drink for a customer in a coffee shop in Seattle. U.S. services companies grew at a faster pace in February 2020 than the previous month, an indication that the economy is still expanding, despite growing concerns about global coronavirus outbreak. The Institute for Supply Management said Wednesday, March 4, 2020 that its service-sector index rose to 57.3 from 55.5 in January. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
March 05, 2020 - 4:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies and consumers have scrapped travel plans, and factories have endured broken supply chains from the coronavirus outbreak. If employers were to respond by slashing jobs, it would significantly escalate the economic damage. For that reason, a range of job market barometers...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo, Gary Jones, United Auto Workers President, speaks during the opening of their contract talks with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in Auburn Hills, Mich. Federal prosecutors have charged the former president of the United Auto Workers with corruption, Thursday, March 5, 2020, alleging he conspired with others at the union to embezzle more than $1 million. Jones quit his post in November 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
March 05, 2020 - 3:28 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors on Thursday charged the former president of the United Auto Workers with corruption, alleging he plotted with others to embezzle more than $1 million to splurge on private villas, golf outings, boozy meals and horseback rides on beaches. The federal government has been...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, the Molson Coors facility is seen in Milwaukee. Someone placed a noose several years ago on the locker of Anthony Ferrill, a Wisconsin brewery employee who last week opened fire on his co-workers, the brewery operator said Wednesday, March 4, 2020, confirming at least one instance of racial harassment against him as police continue to piece together his motive. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
March 05, 2020 - 8:28 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man who killed five co-workers at a Wisconsin brewery before shooting himself was likely motivated by “mental health issues” rather than racism, Milwaukee's police chief said. Chief Alfonso Morales told WTMJ radio on Wednesday that he doesn't believe racial issues led Anthony...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, the Molson Coors facility is seen in Milwaukee. Someone placed a noose several years ago on the locker of Anthony Ferrill, a Wisconsin brewery employee who last week opened fire on his co-workers, the brewery operator said Wednesday, March 4, 2020, confirming at least one instance of racial harassment against him as police continue to piece together his motive. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
March 04, 2020 - 5:39 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Someone placed a noose several years ago on the locker of a Wisconsin brewery employee who opened fire on his co-workers last week, the brewery operator said Wednesday. Police quickly warned that it's too early to conclude that racism was a factor in the attack. Anthony Ferrill...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden meets with attendees during a campaign event, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
February 27, 2020 - 6:35 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic presidential primary contest (all times local): 7:35 p.m. A voter has asked Joe Biden in South Carolina about trips to South Africa he's recalled in recent weeks on the presidential campaign trail, with some controversy over his...
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Local residents gather at a roadblock in Karava, on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Greece's government hoped to defuse tensions after protests over plans for new migrant camps on two of its islands Wednesday turned into violent clashes between police and local residents, some armed with Molotov cocktails and shotguns.(AP Photo/Michael Varaklas)
February 27, 2020 - 5:14 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Demonstrators gathered Thursday for a fourth consecutive day on the eastern Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios to protest government plans to build new migrant detention centers. The protest comes amid heightened tensions on the islands that have felt the full impact of migrant...
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