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People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus cross a road in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. South Korea reported more than 400 new cases of the coronavirus, its highest single-day total in months, making lockdown-like restrictions look inevitable as transmissions slip out of control. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 27, 2020 - 9:34 pm
SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korean officials are considering reducing the working hours of restaurants and cafes as the country counted its 15th straight day of triple-digit daily jumps in coronavirus infections. The 371 new cases reported by the South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and...
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President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen takes off her protective face mask prior to speaking during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. The European Commission president said Thursday her team could face a reshuffle after the resignation of the Irish trade Commissioner, Phil Hogan, over a controversy involving his questionable adherence to COVID-19 rules. (Francois Walschaerts, Pool Via AP)
August 27, 2020 - 4:35 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive commission is emerging from its summer vacation down a key official and with an additional big problem on its hands. At a time when European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen should be centering on managing the coronavirus pandemic, an...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 file photo woman walks, wearing a face mask to protect against coronavirus, near the beach, in Saint Jean de Luz, southwestern France. The World Health Organization’s top official in Europe, Dr. Hans Kluge warned Thursday Aug. 27, 2020, that the coronavirus is a “tornado with a long tail” saying rising case counts among young people could ultimately spread the virus, and WHO issued advice to hotels as cases across Europe have increased amid the summer holiday season. (AP Photo/Bob Edme, File)
August 27, 2020 - 4:11 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Thursday that countries should actively test people to find coronavirus cases even if they don’t show symptoms — a stance that comes after the U.S. health agency switched its policy to say that asymptomatic contacts of infected people don’t need to...
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Verty holds up his 1-year-old daughter at his house in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. The Trump administration has sharply increased its use of hotels to detain immigrant children before expelling them from the United States during the coronavirus pandemic. Verty says government contractors at a hotel where he was detained gave his family, including his daughter, cups of ice to eat to pass temperature checks prior to their deportation flight, even though they had tested negative for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
August 27, 2020 - 2:08 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Trump administration has sharply increased its use of hotels to detain immigrant children as young as 1 before expelling them from the United States during the coronavirus pandemic despite facing outcry from lawmakers and human-rights advocates. Federal authorities said they...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 10, 2020. file photo, the shadow of a priest holding a crucifix is cast on the ground as he leads the Via Crucis, or Way of the Cross ceremony, at the Ospedale di Circolo in Varese, Italy. Two authoritative religious bodies are calling on Christians to band together to fight “sins” laid bare or aggravated by the pandemic, including racism and economic injustice. The Vatican and the World Council of Churches, which is based in Switzerland, issued a joint document on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020 asserting that the COVID-19 pandemic “has reminded us of the scandalous gap between the rich and the poor.” The document declared that Christians are compelled to work to heal inequalities, including between men and women. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
August 27, 2020 - 12:38 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Two authoritative religious bodies on Thursday called on Christians to band together to fight “sins” laid bare or aggravated by the pandemic, including racism and economic injustice. The Vatican and the World Council of Churches, which is based in Switzerland, issued a joint...
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FILE - In this Aug.15, 2020 file photo, a family wearing protective face masks walk along on the Champs Elysee avenue, with Arc de Triomphe in background, in Paris,. The virus is actively circulating in about 20% of France's regions and masks will now be required for everyone in Paris — but the government is determined to reopen schools next week, get workers back on the job and kick off the Tour de France cycling race on Saturday. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, File)
August 27, 2020 - 11:02 am
PARIS (AP) — The virus is actively circulating in about 20% of France’s regions and masks will now be required for everyone in Paris — but the government is determined to reopen schools next week, get workers back on the job and kick off the Tour de France cycling race on Saturday. Showing a map of...
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In this handout photo taken on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, and provided by Russian Direct Investment Fund, an employee works with a coronavirus vaccine at the Nikolai Gamaleya National Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow, Russia. Russia on Tuesday, Aug. 11 became the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine for use in tens of thousands of its citizens despite international skepticism about injections that have not completed clinical trials and were studied in only dozens of people for less than two months. (Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr/ Russian Direct Investment Fund via AP)
August 27, 2020 - 10:46 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian president on Thursday praised a coronavirus vaccine that Russia approved for use earlier this month as effective and safe, a clear bid to address international skepticism about the shots that have only been studied for two months in a few dozen people. In an interview with...
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A woman wearing a mask passes screens showing social behavior rules to help curb the spread of the coronavirus at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. South Korea has added nearly 4,000 infections to its caseload while reporting triple-digit daily jumps in each of the past 14 days, prompting health experts to warn about hospitals possibly running out of capacity. The sign reads: "Do not visit crowded places." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 27, 2020 - 9:55 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea reported 441 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, its highest single-day total in months, making lockdown-like restrictions look inevitable as transmissions slip out of control. The country has reported triple-digit daily jumps on each of the past 14 days...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 file photo, teacher Francie Keller welcomes the pupils of class 3c of the Lankow primary school on their first school day after the summer holidays in Schwerin, Germany. Despite a spike in virus infections, European authorities are determined to send children back to school. (Jens Buettner/DPA via AP, file)
August 27, 2020 - 7:43 am
PARIS (AP) — A mother and her three children scanned the school supplies in a Paris supermarket, plucking out multicolored fountain pens, crisp notebooks – and plenty of masks. Despite resurgent coronavirus infections, similar scenes are unfolding across Europe as a new school year dawns. Virus or...
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August 27, 2020 - 3:04 am
Does a face mask protect me, or just the people around me? It likely provides protection for both. Studies on the new coronavirus and other germs show wearing a mask helps stop infected people from spreading disease to others. Evidence also suggests that masks may offer some protection for the...
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