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CAPTION CORRECTS THE DATE - In this photo taken on Thursday, April 2, 2020, a firefighter talks on his phone as he rests at a temporary field hospital set in Ifema convention and exhibition in Madrid, Spain. Most of the 1,850 patients brought to the Ifema field hospital are not in serious conditions. In fact, 800 had been discharged by Thursday, although six had died since doors opened 12 days ago. 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/Manu Fernandez)

At Madrid field hospital, staff seeks to provide human touch

Apr. 3, 2020 2:52 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — There's a bookshelf filled with donated novels. Hotel toiletries rest on cardboard boxes turned into bedside tables. Meals are served with personalized notes from the staff. And an army of volunteers do their best to keep up an air of optimism amid the pandemic. At a cavernous convention...

The Latest: Pakistan suspending domestic flights

Mar. 25, 2020 1:31 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 422,000 people and killed over 18,000. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 108,000 people have recovered so...

FILE - In this March 1, 2020 file photo, anti-government protesters wear hazmat-like suits and gas masks during a rally in Baghdad, Iraq. As 2019 gave way to 2020 in a cloud of tear gas, and in some cases a hail of bullets, from Hong Kong to Baghdad, from Beirut to Barcelona and Santiago, it seemed civil disobedience and government crackdowns on protests would dominate the international landscape. Then came the coronavirus. But some protesters are trying to keep their movements alive, adjusting to the outbreak fears. The vast majority of people recover from the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File)

The new mask: Wave of global revolt replaced by virus fear

Mar. 12, 2020 2:28 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — As 2019 gave way to 2020 in a cloud of tear gas, and in some cases a hail of bullets, from Hong Kong to Baghdad, from Beirut to Barcelona and Santiago, it seemed civil disobedience and government crackdowns on protests would dominate the international landscape. Then came the coronavirus. ...

An official sprays disinfectant in a kindergarten to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus in Miercurea Ciuc, or Csikszereda in Hungarian, central Romania, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The Romanian National Emergency Committee has ordered the nationwide closure of every pre-school and educational institution between 11 and 22 March to allow ample time for the thorough disinfection of such facilities during this period. (Nandor Veres/MTI via AP)

What's Happening: Pandemic declared, virus survival studied

Mar. 11, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

New clusters of the novel coronavirus are expanding in the United States and Europe as Italy replaces China as the current epicenter of a worldwide outbreak. For most people, the virus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing...

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, right, and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen attend the weekly College of Commissioners meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who has put climate change at the top of her priorities and pledged to make Europe the first climate neutral continent by 2050, will present her plans on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

EU commission unveils climate law amid criticism

Mar. 4, 2020 8:52 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Amid fierce criticism from environmental activists, the European Commission unveiled plans Wednesday for its first ever climate law, which will act as the basis of the European Union's aim to make the 27-country bloc climate neutral by 2050. Under its Green Deal agenda, the EU's executive...

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen rings a bell to signal the start of a weekly College of Commissioners meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Greens, Thunberg say EU climate law lacks ambition

Mar. 3, 2020 2:27 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Climate activists and Green members of the European Parliament are urging the European Union to be more ambitious as the bloc gets ready to unveil plans for a climate law to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by mid-century. While the Greens urged the 27-nation bloc to raise its 2030...

Climate activist Greta Thunberg, from Sweden, center, marches with other demonstrators as she participates in a school strike climate protest in Bristol, south west England, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Thousands join Greta Thunberg in march in southwest England

Feb. 28, 2020 1:45 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of mainly young people joined Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg for a peaceful climate march Friday through the city of Bristol, in southwest England. Ahead of the march, local police had expressed concern that the popularity of the event could lead to risks to protesters. In...

Social Democratic Party, SPD, top candidate and First Mayor of Hamburg Peter Tschentscher, right, celebrates with supporters after exit polls for the Hamburg state elections announced in Hamburg, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. Hamburg, Germany's second-biggest city which is also one of Germany's 16 federal states, elect a new regional assembly. Left are SAD member Melanie Leonhardlevt, and Peter Tschentscher wife Eva-Maria Peter Tschentscher, second from left. (Christian Charisius/dpa via AP)

Germany's Social Democrats on course to win in Hamburg vote

Feb. 23, 2020 3:34 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The center-left Social Democrats won the most votes in the Hamburg state election Sunday, according to projections, followed by the environmentalist Green party in a vote that was overshadowed by a racist massacre and political turmoil in Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian...

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 file photo, Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg attends an interview with the Associated Press before the Climate Strike, at City Hall, in New York.  The 2019 Right Livelihood Award given to Thunberg said Thursday Feb. 20, 2020, that the 1 million kronor (US dollars 102,566) prize money honor has been used to establish the non-profit Greta Thunberg Foundation, to promote ecological and social sustainability, as well as mental health. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, File)

Climate activist's award money used to create foundation

Feb. 20, 2020 2:23 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Swedish organization that gave Greta Thunberg an award that is often described as an alternative Nobel Prize says the teenage climate activist is using her prize money to establish an eponymous foundation. The purpose of the nonprofit Greta Thunberg Foundation “is to...

Dave performs on stage on stage at the Brit Awards 2020 in London, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

Rapper cites Meghan at UK music awards, wins album of year

Feb. 19, 2020 3:05 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Soulful London rapper Dave brought a political edge to the U.K. music industry’s Brit Awards, giving a performance alleging racism in Britain's government and in media coverage of the royal family before he won the coveted album of the year prize. Previously an unpredictable and...