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German Lufthansa planes sit parked in a line at the airport in Munich, Germany, Thursday, March 26, 2020. The planes are not in use because of the novel coronavirus outbreak. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Lufthansa retires big jets, says rebound could take years

Apr. 7, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German airline group Lufthansa said it was permanently removing some of its large aircraft from service and reducing capacity for the long term, saying it will take years for demand for air travel to return to levels seen before the coronavirus pandemic. The company said in a...

German court proposes ending trial over fatal music festival

Apr. 7, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Tuesday proposed ending a criminal trial resulting from a fatal mass panic at the 2010 Love Parade techno music festival, citing questions over when the proceedings could resume in light of the coronavirus pandemic. German news agency dpa reported that the Duisburg state...

People wearing face masks walk at a downtown street in Hong Kong Monday, April 6, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

The Latest: Hong Kong to remain closed to foreigners

Apr. 7, 2020 12:42 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Hong Kong to remain closed to foreigners indefinitely...

The quarantined Italian cruise ship Aidadiva that is hit by coronavirus and is docked in Skagen harbour at the most northern point in Denmark, Monday April 6, 2020.  Authorities have said that the ship is set to stay for a month at the port, and the hundreds of crew members are kept isolated and cannot disembark from the ship. (Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

US weighs 'war bonds'; Facebook launches virus survey

Apr. 6, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Monday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. _____________ CENTRAL BANKS AND GOVERNMENT: The White House is considering coronavirus “war...

FILE - In this April 25, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray embraces NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after the Arizona Cardinals selected Murray in the first round at the NFL football draft in Nashville, Tenn. NFL vice president Troy Vincent has sent a letter to several prospects inviting them to participate “live” in the NFL draft in three weeks. In recent drafts, first-round selections were announced by Commissioner Goodell. Then followed hugs involving players and Goodell — some of them comical — and photo sessions with the players wearing team ball caps or even showing off team jerseys. This year, with all public events at the planned site of Las Vegas canceled and the draft set to proceed remotely, players will likely be at their homes when their names are called. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

The Latest: 3 Rangers minor leaguers in self-isolation

Apr. 6, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Three minor league players in the Texas Rangers organization are in self-isolation after exhibiting symptoms consistent with the new coronavirus. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Monday that two of the three players had...

A food delivery rider passes by a banner reading ' Stronger together, all together we will make it ',  in Milan, Italy, Sunday, April 5, 2020. The government is demanding Italians stay home and not take the leveling off of new coronavirus infections as a sign the emergency is over, following evidence that more and more Italians are relaxing restrictions the west’s first and most extreme nationwide lockdown and production shutdown. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)

Cracks in Europe's shared currency reappear in virus crisis

Apr. 6, 2020 12:56 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The virus outbreak is exposing cracks in the foundation of Europe's 21-year-old shared currency and festering animosities among its members, even as governments struggle to come up with a unified response where success or failure could mark the continent's politics for years to...

FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2019, file photo, French Shoah Museum president, Eric de Rothschild, right, holds the hand of a holocaust survivor during an event organized by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany named 'Survivors Night' in Paris. The New York-based Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, an organization that handles claims on behalf of Jewish victims of the Nazis, said Monday, April 6, 2020, that the $4.3 million in initial funding was being distributed to reinforce an array of services provided by agencies around the world for some 120,000 survivors. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, File)

Millions going to Holocaust survivors for coronavirus help

Apr. 6, 2020 11:52 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Millions of dollars in additional funds are being made available to agencies around the world that provide aid to Holocaust survivors, whose advanced age and health issues makes them particularly vulnerable to the new coronavirus, the organization that handles claims on behalf of Jewish...

The Latest: South Korea health minister urges vigilance

Apr. 6, 2020 1:40 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — 13 hospitalized, 1 dead from cruise ship with coronavirus...

Foreign tourists wait to be checked by German Embassy staff at Christchurch Airport terminal as they prepare to check in for a charter flight back to Germany via Vancouver from Christchurch, New Zealand, Monday, April 6, 2020. The German Embassy in Wellington last week said more than 12,000 German tourists had signed up for its repatriation program from New Zealand following the strict monthlong lockdown, which is aimed at preventing more coronavirus infections. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

No need to swim: Germans stuck in New Zealand fly home

Apr. 6, 2020 1:33 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — German tourist Steffen Schmieg joked on Monday that his last option for getting home from New Zealand was to swim. Schmieg is among an estimated 100,000 tourists who found themselves stranded in New Zealand after it went into a strict lockdown 12 days ago in an attempt to...

A can with apple cider slides down to car from a window of the apple cider restaurant 'Zum Lahmen Esel' in Frankfurt, Germany, Friday, April 3, 2020. Due to the coronavirus outbreak the restaurant which has been in operation since 1807 offers cider and food to go in a self-made drive through set up. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

German restaurant takes novel approach to keep cider flowing

Apr. 5, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — How does a traditional German restaurant comply with the untraditional demands of the coronavirus era? Thomas Metzmacher was faced with the prospect of having to shut down his Frankfurt restaurant specializing in a traditional tart hard cider due to German regulations prohibiting...