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A health worker takes a sample for a PCR test for the COVID-19 at a local hospital in Hospitalet, in Barcelona province, Spain, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Outbreaks in northern Spain and in the city of Barcelona are not only prompting new restrictions for hundreds of thousands of people but also revealing the poor capacity that contact tracers have to track and control the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
July 15, 2020 - 11:42 am
PROMACHONAS, Greece (AP) — Countries around the world are reimposing lockdowns and implementing new health checks at their borders in an effort to curb a resurgence of the coronavirus before it spins even further out of control. Starting Wednesday, all travelers arriving in Greece from a land...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2020 file photo, a woman pulls groceries from a cart to her vehicle outside of a Walmart store in Pearl, Miss. Walmart will require customers to wear face coverings at all of its namesake and Sam's Club stores. The company said the policy will go into effect on Monday, July 20, 2020 to allow time to inform stores and customers. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
July 15, 2020 - 10:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart will require customers to wear face coverings at all of its namesake and Sam's Club stores, making it the largest retailer to introduce such a policy that has otherwise proven difficult to enforce without state and federal requirements. The company said the policy will go...
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Britain's Prime Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly Prime Minister's Questions session, in parliament in London, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
July 15, 2020 - 10:01 am
LONDON -- Prime Minister Boris Johnson has committed to holding an “independent inquiry” into the handling of the coronavirus pandemic at some point. The U.K. leader mentioned it during his weekly question and answer session in the House of Commons. His Downing Street office later didn’t offer any...
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FILE- In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 file photo, robots work on an electric car ID.3 body at the assembly line during a press tour at the plant of the German manufacturer Volkswagen AG (VW) in Zwickau, Germany. The coronavirus has cancelled business plans all over the world but Europe's push into electric cars isn't one of them. Sales of battery-powered and hybrid cars have held up despite a deeply painful recession, mainly thanks to the action of governments. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file)
July 15, 2020 - 6:43 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The coronavirus has cancelled business plans all over the world but Europe's push into electric cars isn't one of them. Sales of battery-powered and hybrid cars have held up better than the overall market amid a deeply painful recession, mainly thanks to the action of...
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Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike speaks during a meeting monitoring the new coronavirus situation, at the Metropolitan Government Office Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in Tokyo. Experts on Tokyo’s coronavirus task force have raised caution levels for the infections in the Japanese capital to the highest on a scale of four, and urged officials to step up effort to secure more beds, increase testing capacities and raise awareness among the residents about the urgency. (Kenzaburo Fukuhara/Kyodo News via AP)
July 15, 2020 - 3:43 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Renewed restrictions took effect in Hong Kong on Wednesday, with restaurants limited to takeout after 6 p.m., as the Asian financial center battles a resurgence of the coronavirus. Mask-wearing has been made compulsory on public transport for the first time, with fines of up to 5,...
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A worker pulls a trolley past a man looking at phones displayed at a Huawei store in Beijing Monday, July 13, 2020. Huawei Technologies reported Tuesday that its revenue grew 13.1% in the first half of the year compared with a year earlier, despite sanctions from the U.S and challenges from the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
July 15, 2020 - 3:40 am
BEIJING (AP) — China’s government accused Britain on Wednesday of colluding with Washington to hurt Chinese companies after tech giant Huawei was blocked from working on a next-generation mobile phone network. The British government announced Tuesday that Huawei Technologies Ltd. would be excluded...
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Nissan Motor Co.'s new electric crossover Ariya is displayed at Nissan Pavilion in Yokohama near Tokyo Tuesday, July 14, 2020. The Ariya is the Japanese automaker’s first major all-new model since getting embroiled in the scandal surrounding former Chairman Carlos Ghosn. The vehicle, set to go on sale in Japan by the middle of next year, and in Europe, North America and China by the end of 2021, costs about 5 million yen ($46,000).(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 15, 2020 - 2:01 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan unveiled an electric crossover vehicle Wednesday, the Japanese automaker’s first major all-new model since getting embroiled in the scandal surrounding its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn. At its global premiere in Yokohama, Japan, the new vehicle, “Ariya" was billed as “a new...
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Rachel Berry, in New York City since 2004, from Laurel, Maryland, sits in her living room decorated with her art, Monday, July 6, 2020, in New York. Before the coronavirus pandemic, Berry worked as a bartender and waited tables, jobs that gave her enough time to work on her creative pursuits. But as New York City tries to reopen, there's concern that jobs for the city's creative class are no longer readily available. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
July 15, 2020 - 12:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been the story for many a starry-eyed creative type looking for a big break in the Big Apple — wait tables to pay the bills while auditioning, performing, singing, painting, dancing, writing, whatever it takes to make the dreams of success come true. But there’s been a plot...
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A child wearing a face mask to curb the spread of the coronavirus watches as a street vendor applies protective film to a mobile phone on the streets of Beijing, China, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Small businesses around the world are fighting for survival amid the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Whether they make it will affect not just local economies but the fabric of communities. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
July 14, 2020 - 11:11 pm
BEIJING — China is further easing restrictions on domestic tourism after reporting no new local cases of COVID-19 in nine days. A directive from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism dated Tuesday said that tourist sites should allow 50 percent of their daily visitor capacity, up from 30 percent, and...
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Brahma beer is displayed at a bar that's open for deliveries only amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. An interfaith coalition is pressuring the world’s largest brewer to remove the name of the Hindu god, saying the name is offensive to Hindus, who worship Lord Brahma, the religion's god of creation. An Anheuser-Busch InBev brewery spokesman says the beer actually was named to honor Joseph Bramah, an Englishman who invented the draft pump handle, and the spelling was changed to adapt the name to the Portuguese language. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
July 14, 2020 - 11:44 am
An interfaith coalition is pressing the world's largest brewer to remove the name of a Hindu god from a popular beer that dates to the late 1800s — a dispute the beermaker insists is a case of mistaken identity. The group, which includes representatives of the Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu and...
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