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A man wears a face mask as he walks across the bridge over the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Unemployment marches higher in Europe amid pandemic

Oct. 1, 2020 5:11 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Unemployment rose for a fifth straight month in Europe in August amid concern that extensive government support programs won't be able keep many businesses hit by coronavirus restrictions afloat forever. The jobless rate rose to 8.1% in the 19 countries that use the euro currency...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, former President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga. Carter marks his 96th birthday Thursday, Oct. 1., the latest milestone for the longest-lived of the 44 men to hold the highest American office. Carter planned to celebrate at his home in Plains, Ga., with his wife of 74 years, Rosalynn Carter, according to a spokeswoman for the Carter Center in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

Former President Jimmy Carter celebrates 96th birthday

Oct. 1, 2020 5:06 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter marks his 96th birthday Thursday, the latest milestone for the longest lived of the 44 men to hold the highest American office. Carter planned to celebrate at his home in Plains, Georgia, with his wife of 74 years, Rosalynn Carter, according to a spokeswoman for...

A health worker wearing personal protective equipment holds a protest against the Turkish goverment's health policy in front of Istanbul University medical faculty, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Amid surging numbers of COVID-19 deaths and cases in the country, the Turkish Medical Association (TTB) had called out and urge the authorities to step up measures. The placard reads in Turkish:

Turkish govt accused of hiding true extent of virus outbreak

Oct. 1, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s government is being accused of hiding the true extent of the country's coronavirus outbreak after the health minister revealed that the daily COVID-19 figures published by his ministry reflect only patients with symptoms and not all positive cases. Minister Fahrettin...

Unemployment in Europe rises for 5th consecutive month in August, reaching 8.1% in eurozone as pandemic hits economy

Oct. 1, 2020 5:02 AM EDT
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Unemployment in Europe rises for 5th consecutive month in August, reaching 8.1% in eurozone as pandemic hits economy.

Low-cost fashion chain H&M sees sales 16% drop due to virus

Oct. 1, 2020 4:24 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish low-cost fashion brand Hennes & Mauritz AB said Thursday its third quarter sales fell 16% to 51 million kronor ($ 5.7 million), largely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the beginning of the quarter, approximately 900 of the group’s more than 5,000 stores were...

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2020 file photo, Oman's Sultan Haitham bin Tariq meets with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at al-Alam palace in the capital Muscat, Oman. The new sultan, while quietly making his mark, faces real challenges ahead. Oman has billions in looming loan repayments, including from China, and needs even more money as its youthful population wants jobs and its government cannot afford the cradle-to-grave benefits given in other Gulf Arab nations. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via AP, File)

Oman's new sultan quietly makes his mark as challenges loom

Oct. 1, 2020 4:00 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — When Oman's ruler of a half century died without an heir apparent, brief fears of turmoil ended with the quick announcement of a new sultan in this nation on the eastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula. But instead of the military rulers whose arrivals come with martial...

Passengers walk through a largely empty check-in area for American Airlines at Miami International Airport during the coronavirus pandemic, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Miami. The airline industry has been decimated by the pandemic. The Payroll Support Program given to the airlines as part of the CARES Act runs out Thursday. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

The Latest: Rolls-Royce to sell shares as virus cuts travel

Oct. 1, 2020 3:33 AM EDT

LONDON — Rolls-Royce Holdings plans to raise 2 billion pounds ($2.6 billion) by selling shares to existing investors after airlines around the world cut flights in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, slashing revenue for the jet-engine maker. The London-based company said Thursday it also plans to raise at...

In this photo taken from a video published by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on his instagram account, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny walks down stairs in a hospital in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. The German hospital treating Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny for poisoning says his condition improved enough for him to be released from the facility. The Charite hospital in Berlin said Wednesday Sept. 23, 2020 that after 32 days in care, Navalny's condition

Russia's Navalny accuses Putin of being behind poisoning

Oct. 1, 2020 3:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is recovering in Germany after being poisoned in Russia by a nerve agent, accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of being behind the attack in comments released Thursday. Navalny's supporters have frequently maintained that such an attack could...

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Can the coronavirus travel more than 6 feet in the air?

Oct. 1, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

Can the coronavirus travel more than 6 feet in the air? Research indicates it can, but it’s not clear how much of the pandemic is caused by such cases. People spray liquid droplets of various sizes when they cough, sneeze, talk, sing, shout and even just breathe. The coronavirus can hitchhike on these...

Report: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny accuses Putin of being behind poisoning

Oct. 1, 2020 3:05 AM EDT
BERLIN (AP) — Report: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny accuses Putin of being behind poisoning.