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A person walk in front of a building with the logo of the insolvent company Wirecard in Aschheim near Munich, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. German opposition parties plan to force the launch of a parliamentary inquiry into the downfall of bankrupt payment company Wirecard. (Peter Kneffel/dpa via AP)
September 03, 2020 - 1:21 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Thursday they have closed an investigation into two journalists with the Financial Times that was launched following reports last year about allegations of irregularities at now-bankrupt payment company Wirecard. Wirecard's shares plunged following the reports...
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 20, 2000 file photo, two Russian soldiers make a routine check of metal containers with toxic agents at a chemical weapons storage site in the town of Gorny, 124 miles (200 kms) south of the Volga River city of Saratov, Russia. Novichok, a deadly nerve agent that has left Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny in a coma and nearly killed a former Russian spy and his daughter in 2018, was the product of a highly secretive Soviet chemical weapons program. Just a few milligrams of the odorless liquid — the weight of a snowflake — are enough to kill a person within minutes. (AP Photo, File)
September 03, 2020 - 1:00 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Novichok, a deadly nerve agent that has left Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny in a coma and nearly killed a former Russian spy and his daughter in 2018, was the product of a highly secretive Soviet chemical weapons program. Here is a look at the agent and the history of...
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Year seven pupils Henry Holness, left, and Eddie Favell in class during their first day at Kingsdale Foundation School in London, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. Schools in England are starting to reopen with special measures in place to deal with Coronavirus. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
September 03, 2020 - 12:43 pm
LONDON (AP) — Henry Holness said he had to sleep on it. Having found out just two days ago that he had secured a place at his first choice of high school, the 11-year-old and his parents clearly had a big decision to make. A day later, he decided to accept the offer from Kingsdale Foundation School...
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People walk across the plaza, around the old normal morning time 'rush hour', at Canary Wharf in central London, Thursday Sept. 3, 2020. Workers are being encouraged to return to their offices, with a Government information campaign reminding people about the efforts taken to make workplaces safe and "Covid-secure". (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
September 03, 2020 - 10:24 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government announced Thursday that it is investing in a coronavirus test that gives results in as little as 20 minutes, touting it as the latest milestone in efforts to take the U.K. to the front of the global pack in testing for COVID-19. Health Secretary Matt Hancock...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 11, 2009 file photo, the logo of the World Health Organization is seen at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. An independent panel appointed by the World Health Organization to review the U.N. health agency’s coordination of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic said on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 it would have full access to any internal U.N. agency documents, materials and emails necessary as the group begins their probe. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, file)
September 03, 2020 - 10:19 am
LONDON (AP) — An independent panel appointed by the World Health Organization to review its coordination of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic will have full access to any internal U.N. agency documents, materials and emails necessary, the panel said Thursday as it begins the probe. The panel's...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 file photo, genetic researcher He Jiankui arrives for the Human Genome Editing Conference in Hong Kong. A new report from an international commission of scientists sets criteria for when altering genes in human embryos might be considered, two years after He shocked the world by claiming to have made the first "CRISPR babies." (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
September 03, 2020 - 10:12 am
It’s still too soon to try to make genetically edited babies because the science isn’t advanced enough to ensure safety, says an international panel of experts who also mapped a pathway for any countries that want to consider it. Thursday’s report comes nearly two years after a Chinese scientist...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2020, file photo, workers enter and leave the Tyson Foods pork processing plant in Logansport, Ind. Tyson Foods is planning to open medical clinics at several of its U.S. plants to improve the health of workers at the same time it is under pressure to better protect them from the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
September 03, 2020 - 10:02 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Tyson Foods is planning to open medical clinics at several of its U.S. plants to improve the health of its workers and better protect them from the coronavirus. The Springdale, Arkansas-based company, which processes about 20% of all beef, pork and chicken in the U.S., said its...
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Office workers and construction workers with face masks walk in a side walk in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. Thailand's prime minister on Wednesday congratulated his countrymen on the nation having achieved 100 days without a new confirmed locally transmitted case of the coronavirus, even as security along the border with Myanmar is being stepped up as a measure against the disease. (AP Photo/ Gemunu Amarasinghe)
September 03, 2020 - 9:46 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A prison inmate in Thailand has tested positive for the coronavirus in the country’s first confirmed locally transmitted case in 100 days, health officials said Thursday. They identified the inmate as a 37-year-old man arrested for drug abuse who was brought to prison in Bangkok on...
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French Prime Minister Jean Castex speaks during a press conference to present the government's recovery plan for economy from the Covid-19 pandemic, Thursday, Sept.3, 2020 in Paris. Facing resurgent virus infections, France's government unveiled a 100 billion-euro ($118 billion) recovery plan aimed at creating jobs, saving struggling businesses and yanking the country out of its worst economic slump since World War II. (Ludovic Marin/Pool via AP)
September 03, 2020 - 8:54 am
PARIS (AP) — Facing resurgent virus infections, France’s government unveiled a 100 billion-euro ($118 billion) recovery plan Thursday aimed at creating jobs, saving struggling businesses and yanking the country out of its worst economic slump since World War II. The massive plan includes money to...
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FILE- In this April 19, 2020 file photo, people attend evening prayers while maintaining a level of social distancing to help avoid the spread of the coronavirus, at a mosque in Karachi, Pakistan. The confirmed death toll from the coronavirus has gone over 50,000 in the Middle East as the pandemic continues. That's according to a count Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, from The Associated Press, based on official numbers offered by health authorities across the region. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan, File)
September 03, 2020 - 8:29 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The confirmed death toll from the coronavirus went over 50,000 in the Middle East on Thursday as the pandemic continues. That's according to a count from The Associated Press, based on official numbers offered by health authorities across the region. Those numbers...
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