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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, June 2, 2020, a few people relax in the sun backdropped by Tower Bridge spanning the River Thames in London.  Some companies linked to hospitality and travel in Britain Wednesday July 1, 2020, have announced thousands of more job cuts as the longer term consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic take hold, choosing to slim down now for survival rather than await future potential government handouts.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)

UK firms slash jobs to cope with outbreak's long term impact

Jul. 1, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Companies linked to hospitality, travel and retail in Britain have announced thousands of more job cuts as the longer term consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic take hold, choosing to slim down for survival rather than await potential government handouts. The owner of sandwich and coffee shop...

A man sits wearing a face shield in the arrivals area on the first day of new rules that people arriving in Britain from overseas will have to quarantine themselves for 14 days to help stop the spread of coronavirus, at Heathrow Airpot in London, Monday, June 8, 2020. The British government has said that anyone caught not complying with the quarantine will face a fine. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Airlines launch legal action against UK quarantine policy

Jun. 12, 2020 5:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Three major airlines have launched legal action against the British government, describing the country’s plan to quarantine most incoming travelers as “flawed.’’ British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair said in a statement Friday that the quarantine will have a...

A health worker leaves after collecting samples from a family for coronavirus testing at a neighborhood in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, June 8, 2020. The number of new coronavirus infections in Pakistan continued to spiral upward, as the nation of 220 million people surpassed 100,000 cases as of Sunday with more than 2,000 deaths. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

The Latest: Pakistan sees more than 100 virus deaths in day

Jun. 9, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan recorded more than 100 deaths in a single day from COVID-19 for the first time since keeping statistics in mid-March, when the country first imposed a lock down that has never been total. As of Tuesday, Pakistan recorded 108,316 coronavirus infections, with 4,646 new cases...

Francisco Hernandez puts concrete on a brick to be added to the outside of a new home, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ford temporarily halts work at 2 plants; Rolls cuts jobs

May. 20, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ ON AGAIN, OFF AGAIN: Ford temporarily halted production at two...