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Sweden stayed open during the coronavirus pandemic: Is it a model for the future?

By GUY DAVIES and BRUNO ROEBER, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Sweden has pursued its own distinct path when it comes to tackling the coronavirus pandemic. By choosing to stay open rather than instituting a policy of lockdown, Sweden's policies have drawn both international praise and criticism.While Sweden's decision early in…... Read More

Hero lock picker opens parks across Paris at night

By IBTISSEM GUENFOUD, ABC News(PARIS) -- A mysterious man known only by the name “Jose” has become a hero to many across Paris. The reason? He has been unlocking some of Paris' closed gardens and opening them up to the public in the middle of the night."At night, it's a…... Read More

Russian prosecutors seek 18-year sentence for ex-Marine Whelan

By PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News(MOSCOW) -- The trial of Paul Whelan, the former United States Marine held in Russia on spying charges, wrapped up in a Moscow court on Monday, with lawyers making their closing arguments and Russian prosecutors asking the court to sentence Whelan to 18 years in a…... Read More

British PM's aide defies calls to quit after traveling during lockdown

By JULIA MACFARLANE, ABC News(LONDON) -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s adviser Dominic Cummings insists that he did not break any rules amid calls for him to resign for traveling to visit his parents’ property in late March, and revealed that he did not offer his resignation to the prime…... Read More

Prince William says having children brought back 'emotions' of Princess Diana's death

By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News(LONDON) -- Prince William is opening up about his experience of becoming a father, calling it "the biggest life-changing moment."William, 37, and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, are the parents of Prince George, 6, Princess Charlotte, 5, and Prince Louis, 2.William spoke about fatherhood…... Read More

84-year-old alligator rumored to belong to Adolf Hitler dies in Moscow Zoo

By DRAGANA JOVANOVIC, ABC News(MOSCOW) -- Saturn, an alligator of international intrigue, died at the Moscow Zoo on Friday at the age of 84.That in itself made Saturn unusual. In the wild, the normal life span for an alligator is 30 to 50 years.But longevity was the least unusual aspect…... Read More

Remote Amazon tribe decimated by epidemic braces for COVID-19

By: NEIL GIARDINO, ABC News (SEPAHUA, PERU) -- Mario Dispupidiwa recalls a way of life that is only a distant memory now."I watched my mother give birth in the forest and cradle the baby by the fire to keep it warm," he recalled. "We moved constantly from place to place."But…... Read More

Court agrees to delay testimony of Jeffrey Epstein confidant Ghislaine Maxwell in civil suit

By JAMES HILL, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) -- Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend and longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein, has been granted at least a temporary reprieve from having to respond to questions in a civil lawsuit that alleges she committed sexual battery against a teenage girl, a federal magistrate judge…... Read More

Iranian couple practicing parkour arrested for romantic rooftop photos

By SOMAYEH MALEKIAN(TEHRAN, Iran) -- Iran police confirmed it has arrested two parkour athletes, Alireza Japalaghy and a woman whose name has not been released, after their romantic photos of a rooftop kiss and hugs went viral on social media last week."Images of a young boy and girl who exhibited…... Read More

At least one survivor after passenger plane crashes in Pakistan

By HABIBULLAH KHAN, WILLIAMS MANSELL and GUY DAVIES, ABC News(KARACHI, Pakistan) -- At least one person has survived after a Pakistani Airlines passenger jet crashed near the Karachi Airport Friday.All 91 passengers and seven crew members on board were feared dead, a PIA official earlier told ABC News. But at…... Read More

China proposes strict national security law to combat political unrest in Hong Kong

By CAO JUN, ABC News(BEIJING) -- A national security law introduced Friday at the opening session to China’s National People’s Congress to tackle the ongoing political unrest in Hong Kong would allow Beijing to send its security agents to operate freely in the former British Colony to “fulfill relevant duties…... Read More