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WASHINGTON (AP) — Beaten down by the coronavirus outbreak, the world economy in 2020 will suffer its worst year since the Great Depression of the 1930s, the International Monetary Fund says in its latest forecast.…

BERLIN — Police in Germany say a man dressed in a rabbit costume has been fined for lighting a fire in his garden to celebrate Easter. So-called Easter Fires are a common practice in German-speaking…

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — OPEC, Russia and other oil-producing nations on Sunday finalized an unprecedented production cut of nearly 10 million barrels, or a tenth of global supply, in hopes of boosting crashing…

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Forest fires raged today in the contaminated area near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, but officials insisted there is no radiation threat. Hundreds of firefighters backed by aircraft have been battling…

VATICAN CITY (AP) — In a sign of humble obedience, Pope Francis prostrated himself for a few minutes on the floor of a nearly empty St. Peter’s Basilica in a Good Friday service, where the…

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A Mercury-bound spacecraft swooped past Earth on Friday, tweaking its roundabout path to the solar system’s smallest and innermost planet.  Launched 1½ years ago, Europe and Japan’s BepiColombo spacecraft passed…

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — At the construction site in Tel Aviv, Jamal Salman and the other Palestinian workers wore gloves and masks, and their employer provided apartments for them to stay overnight. But his…

WUHAN, China (AP) — Amid streets newly bustling with cars and pedestrians, Wang Chun celebrated the lifting of a virus lockdown on her hometown of Wuhan today with a dance outdoors after 2 1/2 months…

At precisely 1:08 this afternoon, the moon will make its annual closest approach to the Earth. And when it becomes full at 10:35 p.m., it will be knighted a “supermoon” — or “Paschal Moon” or…

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in stable condition today in a hospital intensive care unit with the coronavirus, and while he is not on a ventilator, he is receiving oxygen, his…