• AP Sources: Shipping tycoon helps Venezuela in quest for gas

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — With gas lines across Venezuela growing, a controversial shipping magnate has stepped in to prevent the country from running out of fuel amid the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press has learned.

  • At Madrid field hospital, staff seeks to provide human touch

    MADRID (AP) — There’s a bookshelf filled with donated novels. Hotel toiletries rest on cardboard boxes turned into bedside tables. Meals are served with personalized notes from the staff. And an army of volunteers do their best to keep up an air of optimism amid the pandemic.

  • Coronavirus struck entire Wuhan family, took its patriarch

    WUHAN, China (AP) — For more than a month, Wu Di did not know his father was dead.

  • Asian stocks tumble after Wall Street rises on pricier oil

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market’s first reaction to Friday’s stunningly bad jobs report was to take it in stride. But Wall Street slid through the day as investors looked ahead to the likelihood that even worse numbers are on the way.

  • Russia detains activists trying to help hospital amid virus

    MOSCOW (AP) — An activist doctor who had criticized Russia’s response to the coronavirus outbreak was forcibly detained as she and some of her colleagues tried to deliver protective gear to a hospital in need.

  • Cuban docs fighting coronavirus around world, defying US

    HAVANA (AP) — For two years the Trump administration has been trying to stamp out one of Cuba’s signature programs __ state-employed medical workers treating patients around the globe in a show of soft power that also earns billions in badly needed hard currency.

  • Scramble for virus supplies strains global solidarity

    ROME (AP) — San Marino needed medical masks. Badly.

  • Prince Charles opens fast-tracked London hospital

    LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles on Friday remotely opened the new Nightingale Hospital at London’s main exhibition and conference center, a temporary facility that will soon be able to treat 4,000 people who have contracted COVID-19.

  • AP PHOTOS: Greek capital’s streets deserted during lockdown

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Deserted squares, padlocked parks, empty avenues where lines of cars once idled bumper-to-bumper in traffic as motorbikes and scooters zoomed through the narrow gaps between. The Greek capital, Athens, like so many cities across the world, has seen its streets empty under a lockdown designed to stem the spread of the new coronavirus.

  • Vendors return in Wuhan as China prepares virus memorial

    WUHAN, China (AP) — Sidewalk vendors wearing face masks and gloves sold pork, tomatoes, carrots and other vegetables to shoppers Friday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic began, as workers prepared for a national memorial this weekend for health workers and others who died in the outbreak.