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Coronavirus brings entertainment world to a standstill

Coronavirus brings entertainment world to a standstill

NEW YORK — The entertainment industry prepared Thursday for an unprecedented shutdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, cancelling upcoming movies, suspending all Broadway performances and scuttling concert tours until it's safe to welcome crowd
Israel's Netanyahu calls for emergency government with rival

Israel's Netanyahu calls for emergency government with rival

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday called for the formation of an emergency government to confront a growing crisis over the coronavirus, offering a potential way out of the deadlock that has paralyzed the political sys
Most coronavirus patients recover, still anxiety, fear loom

Most coronavirus patients recover, still anxiety, fear loom

SEATTLE — Amid all the fears, quarantines and stockpiling of food, it has been easy to ignore the fact that more than 60,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus spreading around the globe.
International traveller is 1st case of new virus in Maine

International traveller is 1st case of new virus in Maine

AUGUSTA, Maine — A woman in her 50s who travelled internationally is the first person in Maine to test positive for the coronavirus after voluntarily isolating herself and reporting to a hospital emergency room for testing, officials said Thursday.
Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall cancel performances

Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall cancel performances

NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Opera has cancelled performances and rehearsals through March 31 because of the coronavirus. The move was announced Thursday, one day after U.S. President Donald Trump announced a suspension of travel to the U.S.
Tour, festival cancellations ramp up due to virus outbreak

Tour, festival cancellations ramp up due to virus outbreak

Tours, awards shows, conventions and festivals are announcing cancellations and postponements daily due to the new coronavirus outbreak, causing a major impact on entertainment events both in the States and elsewhere.
The city sleeps: New York bans big gatherings, museums close

The city sleeps: New York bans big gatherings, museums close

NEW YORK — Museums prepared to shut their doors, the opera was silenced, lights dimmed on Broadway, big gatherings were banned and the subway was shunned as the largest city in the United States wound down Thursday amid a rise in coronavirus cases.
European Central Bank deploys stimulus to ease virus damage

European Central Bank deploys stimulus to ease virus damage

FRANKFURT — The European Central Bank deployed targeted new stimulus measures to cushion the shock to the economy from the virus outbreak, but its president said monetary policy couldn't do it alone and called for a "decisive and determined” response
German intel deems part of far-right AfD party 'extremist'

German intel deems part of far-right AfD party 'extremist'

BERLIN — German authorities are formally placing parts of the far-right Alternative for Germany party under surveillance after classifying it as extremist, the country's domestic intelligence agency said Thursday.
Broadway shows will go on despite virus concerns

Broadway shows will go on despite virus concerns

NEW YORK — The new coronavirus has reached Broadway, but the shows on the Great White Way are scheduled to go on as planned.