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An employee of cake shop prepares chocolate Easter bunnies with masks in Lykovrisi, northern Athens, on Wednesday, April 8,…
The warnings come even as the U.S. and some of the hardest-hit European countries are considering when to start easing restrictions
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Thu, 04/09/2020 - 08:19
A man wearing a protective face mask makes his way on the empty Kotzia square, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)…
Greece may have managed to contain the deadly virus, but it will have to wait before it opens its door to tourists
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Thu, 04/09/2020 - 05:01
A view shows the restoration work at Notre Dame Cathedral, which was damaged in a devastating fire almost one year ago, in Paris, France, April 7, 2020.
COVID measures stop reconstruction plans, and one year after it was heavily damaged in a fire, no one knows when the iconic cathedral will be repaired
Nicolas Pinault, VOA French to Africa journalist
Wed, 04/08/2020 - 17:16
Teenage sisters Gloria, in black, and Kenean Kibrom, seen in this Facebook Live screen grab, have been comforting and supporting their parents, who both have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Now, the sisters have been tested at their home in Milan, Italy.
In Milan, two teens care for their ailing parents as they await their own coronavirus test results
Tsion Girma
Thu, 04/09/2020 - 02:47
FILE - Police officers check motorists on a road access point to Tandarei, eastern Romania, April 4, 2020, after authorities imposed a severe quarantine status on the city.
As governments mobilize resources and coerce people to take measures to contain the coronavirus and mitigate its impact, the state has been unbound
Jamie Dettmer
Wed, 04/08/2020 - 16:36
Rome Empty at Easter
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For the first time in recorded history, the Eternal City — and the Vatican — are deserted as the world reels from the coronavirus scourge
Sabina Castelfranco
Wed, 04/08/2020 - 11:07
Medical staff of the Intensive Care Unit of the Casalpalocco COVID-19 Clinic in the outskirts of Rome tend to patients, Wednesday, March 25, 2020.
The psychological toll on doctors and nurses is only now beginning to emerge
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Wed, 04/08/2020 - 09:54
FILE - A sign for Wall Street is seen in front of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York City, Jan. 31, 2020.
US markets were up on plans to reboot the economy, while numbers in Europe were pulled down by a rising coronavirus death toll
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Wed, 04/08/2020 - 08:23
A coronavirus patient is transferred from a hospital that was full to capacity to another hospital by members of the medical…
The sudden resignation of Mauro Ferrari and his stinging criticism was bound to add pressure on EU institutions, which have been accused of not working together to battle the global pandemic 
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Wed, 04/08/2020 - 08:03
A police officer stands outside Turkey's parliament near the Turkish military headquarters in Ankara, Turkey, July 16, 2016. Forces loyal to Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan quashed a coup attempt in a night of explosions, air battles and gunf
The regional governor’s office blamed the early morning explosion on Kurdish rebels
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Wed, 04/08/2020 - 05:41
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a daily press briefing on COVID-19…
As Tedros responds to Trump criticism, British prime minister reported to be stable  
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Wed, 04/08/2020 - 04:35
A medical worker from China's Jilin Province reacts as she prepares to return home at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in…
Japan enacts state of emergency, while China ends lockdown on Tuesday
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Wed, 04/08/2020 - 00:04
An Emirati trader checks the stocks on the screen at the Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, March 8…
OPEC countries plus Russia are expected to meet Thursday to try to reduce world production as prices plumb historic lows in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic
Edward Yeranian
Tue, 04/07/2020 - 23:33
A worker unloads produce at a Paris market that has since been shuttered because of coronavirus-related health restrictions. (VOA/Lisa Bryant)
France is not the only country facing a migrant labor crunch; with coronavirus battening down national borders, many other European farmers also are hurting
Lisa Bryant
Tue, 04/07/2020 - 18:18
A member of the health staff team wearing a protective suit to protect against coronavirus, transfers a patient into an ambulance at the Severo Ochoa hospital in Leganes, outskirts of Madrid, Spain, April 7, 2020.
Health ministry reports number of new infections grew at a faster pace from Monday, rising 4.1 percent to 140,510 total cases with 743 new deaths
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Tue, 04/07/2020 - 12:12