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Recent articles by Elena:

Hawaii County mayor clarifies vacation rental reopening rule

Hawaii County’s mayor has issued new guidance enabling short term vacation rentals to begin operating again following a forced closure resulting from the coronavirus outbreak, but said the rule applies only to renters not subject to mandatory 14-day quarantines. → Read More

Europe hit by local infection spikes; China's outbreak wanes

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Europe grappled Thursday with local spikes in coronavirus infections as the continent’s lockdown restrictions eased, after hundreds of cases were found at one meatpacking plant in → Read More

Europe hit by local infection spikes; China's outbreak wanes

The virus has infected more than 8.3 million people since it emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year. → Read More

Europe hit by local infection spikes; China's outbreak wanes

The virus has infected more than 8.3 million people since it emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year. → Read More

Stranded seafarers could stop work, disrupting world trade

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Merchant ship crew members stranded at sea for months due to coronavirus-related travel restrictions could now start refusing to further extend their contracts and stop working, potentially disrupting global trade, the International Transport Workers' Federation said late Monday. → Read More

Coronavirus strands merchant ship crews at sea for months

ATHENS, Greece - For nearly four months, Capt. Andrei Kogankov and his oil tanker crew haven’t set foot on dry land. With global travel at a virtual s... → Read More

Greek tourism minister says all foreign visitors welcome

ATHENS, Greece - Greece is preparing to admit tourists from all over the world this summer but will be adhering to the advice of health experts to ens... → Read More

Greek tourism minister says all foreign visitors welcome

Greece's tourism minister says the country is ready to welcome tourists from all over the world this summer but will be adhering to the advice of health experts to ensure it remains a safe destination in terms of the risk of coronavirus exposure → Read More

Communion unchanged in Greek Orthodox Church despite virus

One by one, the children and adults line up for the centuries-old ritual of Holy Communion, trying to keep a proper social distance. The priest dips a spoon into the chalice of bread and wine, which the faithful believe is the body and blood of Christ, and puts it into the mouth of the first person → Read More

Direct flights to Greek tourist destinations to begin July 1

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's long-awaited tourist season will begin on June 15 with the opening of seasonal hotels, while international flights will begin flying directly to tourist destinations gradually as of July 1, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Wednesday. → Read More

Mother’s Day church service exposed more than 180 people to coronavirus in California

The infected person who attended tested positive for the virus the following day. The church’s pastor says the person in question did not have symptoms during the service. → Read More

Twin boy, 12, held dying brother on way to hospital after Ind. shooting

The boy's family wants to know who the person who fired the shots is and why they took a young life. → Read More

As US, Europe reopen more, big nations see rising coronavirus toll

The surges come as much of Asia, Europe and many U.S. states have been easing lockdowns to restart their economies as new infections wane. → Read More

Virus spikes could emerge weeks after US economic reopenings

Authorities in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic began say orders have been issued to test all 11 million residents for the virus after a handful of fresh infections were found in the city. → Read More

As new clusters emerge, WHO warns virus may be here to stay

BRUSSELS - New coronavirus clusters have appeared as nations struggle to balance reopening economies with preventing a second wave of infections and d... → Read More

World Health Organization Warns COVID-19 'May Never Go Away'

WHO Official Dr. Michael Ryan said it could take years to build global immunity levels if no vaccine is developed. → Read More

New clusters pop up; Europe debates summer tourist season

BRUSSELS (AP) — New coronavirus clusters have appeared as nations struggle to balance reopening economies with preventing a second wave of infections and deaths, while in Europe, a debate erupted → Read More

New clusters pop up; Europe debates summer tourist season

New coronavirus clusters have appeared as nations struggle to balance reopening economies with preventing a second wave of infections and deaths → Read More

New clusters pop up; Europe debates summer tourist season

New coronavirus clusters have appeared as nations struggle to balance reopening economies with preventing a second wave of infections and deaths → Read More

European Nations Weigh How To Salvage Summer Vacation Season

BRUSSELS (AP) — New coronavirus clusters have appeared as nations struggle to balance reopening economies with preventing a second wave of infections and deaths… → Read More