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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2018 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, listens to Russian Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin during his flight to visit Chernigovets coal mine, in Beryozovsky, Kemerovo region, Russia. On Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, the Treasury Department slapped sanctions on Rosneft’s trading arm and its CEO, accusing the Geneva-based firm of providing a critical lifeline to Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
Rosneft hands Venezuelan oil business to Russian state firmRussia’s Rosneft oil company says it's halting operations in Venezuela and selling its assets there to a company fully owned by the Russian government, The sale is apparently intended to protect Russia's largest oil producer from U.S. sanctions while Moscow continues supporting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro
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Russia’s state-controlled Rosneft oil company says it is ceasing operations and selling its assets in VenezuelaRussia’s state-controlled Rosneft oil company says it is ceasing operations and selling its assets in Venezuela
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General view of the Excel exhibition centre which has been converted into a hospital due to the Coronavirus emergency, in London, Saturday, March 28, 2020. The British Government announced Tuesday, that the ExCel Center in east London will become a 4,000 bed temporary hospital to deal with future coronavirus patients, to be called NHS Nightingale. 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/Alberto Pezzali)
2nd UK Cabinet member joins Johnson in having virus symptomsAnother member of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Cabinet says he has developed symptoms of COVID-19, as the number of people with the coronovrius to die in the U.K. passed the 1,000 mark
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AP PHOTOS: Italy's front-line medical heroes, in portraitsThe doctors and nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in Italy are almost unrecognizable behind their masks, scrubs, gloves and hairnets — the flimsy battle armor that is their only barrier to contagion
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In this Monday, March 9, 2020 photo, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization speaks during a news conference on updates regarding on the novel coronavirus COVID-19, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Accompanying him are Michael Ryan, left, executive director of WHO's Health Emergencies program, and Maria van Kerkhove, right, technical lead of WHO's Health Emergencies program. On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the new coronavirus a pandemic, suggesting the disease is spreading across the globe unchecked. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
UN health agency settles in for long fight with virusThe World Health Organization’s emergencies chief says widespread testing for the new coronavirus is crucial and countries should not be penalized for reporting higher numbers of cases
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Media stand in front of the Eiffel Tower where the word "Merci", the French word for 'Thank you", is emblazoned as France's coronavirus death toll continued to climb, in Paris, Friday, March 27, 2020. Health workers fighting to save lives in France from COVID-19 have received a huge show of gratitude, from the Eiffel Tower. 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/Thibault Camus)
Eiffel Tower says "Merci" to health workers fighting virusHealth workers racing to save lives during the coronavirus outbreak in France have received a huge show of gratitude courtesy of the Eiffel Tower
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Italy has become the second country after the United States to surpass China in reported coronavirus casesItaly has become the second country after the United States to surpass China in reported coronavirus cases
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Pope Francis delivers the Urbi and Orbi prayer (Latin for To the City and To the World) in an empty St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Friday, March 27, 2020. Praying in a desolately empty St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis on Friday likened the coronavirus pandemic to a storm laying bare illusions that people can be self-sufficient and instead finds "all of us fragile and disoriented" and needing each other's help and comfort. 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/Alessandra Tarantino)
Pope prays for 'fragile' humanity needing help in pandemicPraying in a desolately empty St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis has likened the coronavirus pandemic to a storm laying bare people's illusions that they can be self-sufficient
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FILE - This Friday Jan. 11, 2013 file photo of a member of the Cybercrime Center as he turns on the light in a lab during a media tour at the occasion of the official opening of the Cybercrime Center at Europol headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands. Criminals have spotted a new business opportunity with the coronavirus pandemic and are now plundering the needy and the fearful and even disrupting the medical sector, online and off, with fraud, counterfeit products and cybercrime, a report issued Friday by the European law enforcement agency Europol says. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
Europol: Criminals exploit virus crisis as fresh opportunityEuropean law enforcement agency Europol says criminals are preying on a fearful public and disrupting the provision of medical care during the coronavirus pandemic
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Turkey moves migrants from Greek border amid virus pandemicTurkish authorities have evacuated thousands of migrants who had been waiting at the border with Greece hoping to make their way into Europe, amid the coronavirus pandemic
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Spain sees record number of daily virus deaths at 769 but official says new infections are easingSpain sees record number of daily virus deaths at 769 but official says new infections are easing
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 file photo, Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock gives a television interview as he launches his party's election campaign poster. Matt Hancock has tested positive for the new coronavirus, Friday March 27, 2020, the same day as Prime Minister Boris Johnson was confirmed to have COVID-19. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
British Prime Minister Johnson tests positive for virusBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the new coronavirus, but remains in charge of the U.K.'s response to the outbreak
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UK says Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the new coronavirusUK says Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the new coronavirus
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FILE - In this March 26, 2020 file photo, coffins are lined up on the floor in the San Giuseppe church in Seriate, one of the areas worst hit by coronavirus, near Bergamo, Italy, waiting to be taken to a crematory. Italy is seeing a slight stabilizing in its confirmed coronavirus infections two weeks into the world’s most extreme nationwide shutdown, but the virus is taking its silent spread south after having ravaged the health care system in the north. 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/Antonio Calanni, file)
Italy hopes virus is easing but fears new onslaught in southDoctors and nurses in Italy's overwhelmed northern hospitals are cautiously optimistic about a slight stabilizing of coronavirus infections this week, but the virus is spreading south 18 days into an extreme nationwide shutdown
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EU members to launch talks with Albania, North MacedoniaEuropean Union leaders have given Albania and North Macedonia the greenlight to start EU membership talks
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