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66 migrants rescued in English Channel since French lockdown

Apr. 8, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Despite France's coronavirus lockdown, at least 66 migrants have been rescued trying to cross the English Channel to Britain in small boats since the measures were imposed three weeks ago, French officials said Wednesday. Nine migrants were rescued Tuesday off Calais while 15 others were...

Land Force Commanders from allied NATO and partner nations with Poland's General Jaroslaw Mika, center, met to discuss the execution of DEFENDER-Europe 20 during a conference held at the Headquarters of the U.S. Army in Europe in Wiesbaden, Germany, March 6, 2020. The commander of Poland's armed forces, General Jaroslaw Mika, was diagnosed with the new coronavirus as he returned home, the Polish Defense Ministry said.  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.  (U.S. Army Europe/Stephen Perez via AP)

NATO says its role not hit by virus as Russia drills troops

Apr. 1, 2020 8:46 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that the organization’s security capabilities have not been diminished by the coronavirus, amid suspicion that Russia might try to use the impact of disease to probe the military alliance’s defenses. NATO acknowledges that...