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Omicron to infect half of Europe in weeks, says WHO

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Based on the 7 million new cases reported across Europe in the first week of 2022, the World ...


EU explains position on new Russia sanctions

Brussels will not impose pre-emptive measures in attempt to stop invasion of UkraineThe EU's most senior diplomat Josep Borrell has ...


EU rules out preventive sanctions against Russia

Brussels will not impose pre-emptive measures in attempt to stop invasion of UkraineThe EU's most senior diplomat Josep Borrell has ...


How America & Russia ended up deciding the fate of Europe

Brussels is conspicuously absent from critical talks with MoscowThe EU has hit out after it was effectively excluded from security ...


European Parliament elects Maltese Roberta Metsola as new president

© Provided by Xinhua Metsola, who studied European law, has been a member of the European Parliament since 2013 and ...


Ex-Ukrainian Leader Poroshenko Returns to Face Treason Charges

Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is due back in a Kyiv court Wednesday as a judge considers whether to grant ...


European Parliament elects first female president in 20 years

Malta's Roberta Metsola has pledged to connect with citizens beyond the Brussels and Strasbourg ?bubbles?Maltese lawmaker Roberta Metsola has been ...


NATO unveils 'space policy

The US-led alliance explicitly said that space threats ?could lead to the invocation of Article 5?NATO considers space increasingly important ...


Ukraine Blames Russia for Cyberattack

Ukraine Sunday blamed Russia for the defacement of government websites, contending it was part of Moscow's "hybrid war" against the ...


Woman pushed in front of train in Brussels

Shocking video footage shows the woman's brush with death in the Brussels metroA man pushed a woman in front of ...


Booster dose neutralizes COVID-19 Omicron variant: Study

Washington [US], January 16 (ANI): An international team of researchers recently studied the sensitivity of Omicron to antibodies compared with ...


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During lockdown, free flowers handed out to mark Tulip Day

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands: As stores in Amsterdam and across the Netherlands cautiously reopened after a COVID-19 lockdown, thousands of free bunches ...

Former Denmark defense minister charged with leaking state secrets

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: An official at the highest level of the Denmark government has been charged with leaking state secrets. Claus ...

Suspicions on Russia as Ukraine websites suffer cyberattacks

KIEV, Ukraine: Many government websites in Ukraine have suffered cyberattacks, with the intruders posting the text, "Be afraid and wait ...

19 year-old Belgium completing solo flight round-the-world

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Zara Rutherford, a teenager from Belgium, is nearing the completion of a solo round-the-world flight. Rutherford, age 19, ...

Australians rejoice in potential death of Djokovic's sporting career

Not since the 1936 Olympics in Berlin has a government tried to prevent an athlete from competing in a sporting ...

French government's Covid policies cause teachers to strike

PARIS, France: French teachers have begun a nationwide strike organized by teachers unions to protest against class disruptions caused by ...

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Japanese stock markets records major falls

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia were mixed on Wednesday. The biggest move was the Japanese market which saw ...

UK imports to Ireland fell, trade with N. Ireland up due to Brexit

DUBLIN, Ireland: Since Brexit went into effect in 2020, Ireland has witnessed a 20 percent decline in goods exported from ...

At 3.45%, mortgage rates highest in US since pandemic struck

WASHINGTON D.C.: According to a closely watched survey, U.S. mortgage rates have reached levels not seen since March 2020. In ...

U.S. stocks shatter, Nasdaq loses 387 points

NEW YORK, New York - A major rise in U.S. Treasury yields and a sell-off of financial stocks rocked Wall ...

Wild boar found with swine fever in Italy, could close pork industry

PIEDMONT, Italy: Earlier this month, a case of African swine fever, which can be deadly to pigs but harmless to ...

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As British face inflation, government freezes BBC subscription fee

LONDON, England: The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) faces a major financial setback following a recent announcement by the government to ...


US Supreme Court to rule on religious rights of football coach

WASHINGTON D.C.: The U.S. Supreme Court said it would hear an appeal from a former high school football coach who ...


US snow storm leaves thousands without power

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina: The eastern United States was hit by a severe winter storm on January 16, packing heavy snow, ...


Norwegian Caribbean cruise remains in St. Martin as cruise canceled

PHILIPSBURG, St. Martin: Norwegian Cruise Line canceled, mid-voyage, a ten-day Caribbean cruise on the Norwegian Gem due to COVID-19, leaving ...


One of world's oldest gorillas put to sleep at Atlanta Zoo

ATLANTA, Georgia: Zoo Atlanta's gorilla, one of the oldest in captivity at 59 years, was euthanized on January 13 due ...


Former Denmark defense minister charged with leaking state secrets

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: An official at the highest level of the Denmark government has been charged with leaking state secrets. Claus ...


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Hyatt Regency New Orleans

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