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A woman, wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, walks along Cinquantenaire park in an autumn day in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo stopped short Friday of imposing another full lockdown, as the country did in March, but introduced a series of new restrictive measures as the number of COVID-19 related hospital admissions and deaths continue to soar. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 26, 2020 - 8:02 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Authorities warned Monday that Belgium faces a pivotal week in its struggle to limit the spread of the coronavirus, as a series of new restrictions took effect in one of the European countries hardest hit by the pandemic. Almost 12,500 new cases are being reported on average every...
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In this March 24, 2020 file photo, Woodward Avenue is shown nearly empty in Detroit. Before the coronavirus showed up, downtown Detroit was returning to its roots as a vibrant city center, motoring away from its past as the model of urban ruin. Now, with the coronavirus forcing many office workers to their homes in the suburbs, those who remain wonder if revitalization will ever return. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
October 21, 2020 - 4:11 am
DETROIT (AP) — Downtown Detroit was returning to its roots as a vibrant city center, motoring away from its past as the model of urban ruin. Then the pandemic showed up, emptying once-bustling streets and forcing many office workers to flee to their suburban homes. Anthony Frank, who manages...
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A woman wearing a mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus walks past a graffiti in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Several Spanish regions adopt new restrictions to deal with the health emergency. Spain is nearing one million infections since the onset of the pandemic, the most in Europe. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
October 19, 2020 - 6:21 pm
JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves says he is imposing a mask mandate for public indoor spaces and other restrictions in nine of the state’s counties to curb the spread of the coronavirus after weeks of steadily rising case numbers. Reeves notes that Mississippi saw a spike in cases...
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A model wears a creation for the Yamamoto Spring-Summer 2021 fashion collection, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, during Paris fashion week. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
October 02, 2020 - 2:58 pm
PARIS (AP) — From escapism at the disco, to resistance and aggression, even to pondering the importance of the postal service while working from home, designers in Paris have presented divergent creative responses to the global health crisis as spring-summer shows continued Friday. Like Milan...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2020 file photo, a United States flag is reflected in the window of the Nasdaq studio in Times Square, New York. Companies that cater to the “new normal” of working and shopping from home are rushing to go public. 2020 could shape up to be both a dismal year for economic growth and the best year for the IPO market in two decades. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
September 24, 2020 - 11:38 am
Companies that cater to the “new normal” of working and shopping from home are rushing to go public. 2020 could turn out to be the best year for the IPO market in two decades. Newly public companies have piggybacked on the broader stock market, which made a soaring recovery in spring and summer...
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FILE - Ellen DeGeneres poses in the press room at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. DeGeneres says she'll be ready to talk when her daytime show returns this month after a staff shake-up prompted by allegations of a toxic workplace. “I can’t wait to get back to work and back to our studio. And, yes, we’re gonna talk about it,” DeGeneres said in a statement announcing the show's Sept. 21, 2020, start of its 18th season. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
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September 21, 2020 - 8:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres used her opening monologue of the new season of her daytime talk show to address allegations of a toxic work environment, apologizing for things “that never should have happened.” "I know that I’m in a position of privilege and power and I realize that with that...
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FILE -- In this Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020 photo people wear face masks as they cross a street in Vienna, Austria. Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says his country is seeing the start of a “second wave” of coronavirus infections. He is appealing to his compatriots to comply with newly reinforced rules to keep down infections. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, file)
September 13, 2020 - 12:02 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Austria is seeing the start of a “second wave” of coronavirus infections, the country's leader said Sunday, urging citizens to comply with reinforced rules to keep down new cases and suggesting that companies keep employees working from home if possible. Austria had a relatively...
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Anna Hamilton, 43, center, poses for a photograph with her sons, Henry, 6, left, and Adrian, 7, right, in their home on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Decatur, Ga. Hamilton is taking leave from her job at a small investment firm where she has worked for 12 years so she can guide her children through remote schooling. Looking back, she sees how childcare responsibilities, doctor visits, school pick-ups, lining up babysitters, often fell on her as the parent with the more flexible job. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
September 05, 2020 - 9:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Angela Wynn had just launched her own project management business, hitting a career stride after years of struggle that began with earning an undergraduate degree as a single mother. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit, forcing many schools to shift online. The now-married mother of...
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Commuters ride their bicycles, most of them to their jobs, in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. The new coronavirus pandemic is now pushing more people to use bicycles for commuting in the South American country, where only one city has a subway system, and most people still go to work on buses or cars. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
September 04, 2020 - 9:38 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Luis Fernando Muete used to go to work on his city’s crowded bus system. But he's been using his bicycle much more frequently since the pandemic began. It saves the gardener long waits at a bus station in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of the city. And it poses less of...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson smiles, during a visit to Castle Rock school on the pupils' first day back, in Coalville, East Midlands, England, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. Following mounting pressure to change tack, the British government decided late Tuesday to ditch its advice that high school students in England don’t need to wear face masks while at school. In another in a series of abrupt changes in coronavirus-related policy, the government said children in secondary schools — those above 11 years of age — in areas under local lockdown rules, such as Greater Manchester, will have to don face masks when moving around corridors and communal areas. (Jack Hill/Pool Photo via AP)
August 28, 2020 - 12:36 pm
LONDON (AP) — The British government is encouraging workers to return to their offices amid concerns that the shift to working from home during the coronavirus pandemic is hurting coffee bars, restaurants and other businesses, leaving city centers virtual “ghost towns.” Prime Minister Boris Johnson...
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