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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002, showing Simon Ammann of Switzerland competing during the Individual K120 ski jump at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in Park City, Utah. Ammann won the gold in the event. Four-time Olympic ski jumping champion Simon Ammann said Wednesday April 8, 2020, he aims to continue his career through the 2022 Beijing Olympics, when he will be aged 40. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta, FILE)

4-time Olympic champion Ammann eyes 2022 Winter Games

Apr. 8, 2020 8:16 AM EDT

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Four-time Olympic ski jumping champion Simon Ammann will try to go for another gold medal at the 2022 Beijing Olympics. The 38-year-old Ammann, who would be 40 at the time of the next games, won both individual ski jumping gold medals at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games. He also swept...

A video screen displays a message displays a message from the city of London thanking its key workers during the coronavirus pandemic, at Piccadilly Circus in London, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The highly contagious COVID-19 coronavirus has impacted on nations around the globe, many imposing self isolation and exercising social distancing when people move from their homes. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The Latest: British PM Boris Johnson in stable condition

Apr. 8, 2020 8:15 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 — Pope Francis denounces people taking financial advantage...

Britain's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Dominic Raab, leads cabinet members as they leave 10 Downing Street after a meeting as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care after his coronavirus symptoms worsened in London, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Johnson was admitted to St Thomas' hospital in central London on Sunday after his coronavirus symptoms persisted for 10 days. Having been in hospital for tests and observation, his doctors advised that he be admitted to intensive care on Monday evening. 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/Matt Dunham)

With Johnson hospitalized, who's who in Britain's Cabinet?

Apr. 8, 2020 8:10 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — With British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized in intensive care after contracting the coronavirus, who's left to run the country? A look at the key players in Johnson's Cabinet: DOMINIC RAAB, FOREIGN SECRETARY AND FIRST SECRETARY OF STATE As first secretary of state, Raab has been...

EU court: Poland chamber penalizing judges must be suspended

Apr. 8, 2020 7:52 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Europe’s top court has ordered Poland's government to immediately suspend a new body set up to discipline judges, saying the chamber did not guarantee independence or impartiality of its verdicts. The newly appointed Disciplinary Chamber of Poland’s Supreme Court is...

A man stands in front of an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm Wednesday, April 8, 2020, in Tokyo. Asian shares were mostly lower after gyrating in early trading amid uncertainty over the coronavirus outbreak. Japan’s Nikkei 225 inched up in Wednesday morning trading, but benchmarks in Australia, South Korea and Chine are lower. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Global shares mostly lower amid worries on pandemic toll

Apr. 8, 2020 7:28 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares mostly fell Wednesday amid uncertainty over the coronavirus outbreak, which continues to claim more lives around the world and keep vast swathes of the global economy under lockdown. France's CAC 40 index dropped 1.5% to 4,371 after the national central bank said the economy was...

Police officers stand outside St Thomas' Hospital in the background in central London, where Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in intensive care as his coronavirus symptoms persist, Wednesday April 8, 2020. Johnson has spent his second night in hospital intensive care.  The highly contagious COVID-19 coronavirus has impacted on nations around the globe, many imposing self isolation and exercising social distancing when people move from their homes. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)

UK govt tries to advance virus response with leader in ICU

Apr. 8, 2020 7:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government sought Wednesday to keep a grip on the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic as Prime Minister Boris Johnson started a third day in the intensive care unit of a London hospital being treated for COVID-19. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab chaired a...

German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier, left, and German Finance Minister and Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz arrive to give a press conference on an aid package in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, in Berlin, Monday April 6, 2020.  Restrictions on civil liberties and social restrictions have been imposed in many countries as the highly contagious COVID-19 coronavirus sweeps the globe. (John Macdougall/Pool via AP)

European nations struggle to agree on terms of economic aid

Apr. 8, 2020 6:59 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European governments remained at loggerheads Wednesday over measures to help the economy weather the coronavirus outbreak, breaking off a meeting of finance officials who clashed over aid conditions and a proposal to borrow together to pay for the health crisis. Finance ministers from the...

German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier makes a phone call prior to the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. In order to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, the German government has considerably restricted public life and asked the citizens to stay at home. 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/Markus Schreiber, Pool)

Germany moves to make it easier to block foreign takeovers

Apr. 8, 2020 6:32 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s Cabinet on Wednesday approved legislation that will make it easier for authorities to prevent foreign takeovers of strategically important companies. The changes are meant to bring rules in Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, in line with a year-old European Union...

A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)

The Latest: Italian Olympian Sabia dies with virus at 56

Apr. 8, 2020 6:09 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ A two-time Olympic finalist in the 800 meters has died after getting infected with the coronavirus. The Italian Olympic Committee says Donato Sabia has died. He was 56. CONI says he is the first Italian Olympian to die with the...

In this photo taken on March 18, 2020, soccer player Toni Dovale poses while working in his family pharmacy in A Coruna, Spain. Dovale, a former Sporting Kansas City and Celta Vigo player who came through Barcelona's famed youth academy, is back at work in his home country while soccer competitions remain on hold because of the COVID-19 virus. Dovale is making calls to try to guarantee there are enough protective masks, gloves and other medical supplies that can help slow the spread of the virus in hard-hit Spain.  The COVID-19 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. (Photo via AP)

Former MLS player helping Spain in fight against coronavirus

Apr. 8, 2020 5:40 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Toni Dovale has a different routine than most Spanish soccer players during the coronavirus pandemic. While some have been spending their time trying to stay fit or negotiating salary reductions with their clubs, Dovale is working to guarantee there are enough protective masks, gloves and...