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World Apr 06U.S., Iran expected to begin indirect nuclear talks in Vienna
Efforts to bring the United States back into the 2015 deal on Iran's nuclear program stepped up a gear Tuesday as Iran and the five world powers still in the accord were meeting in Vienna while the U.S. is due…
World Mar 07Swiss narrowly back proposal to ban face coverings in public
The measure will outlaw covering one's face in public places like restaurants, sports stadiums, public transport or simply walking in the street. It foresees exceptions at religious sites and for security or health reasons, such as face masks people are…
World Nov 03Gunman who killed 4 in Vienna attack had sought to join Islamic State
Witnesses described dozens of screaming people fleeing the sounds of gunshots Monday night in a nightlife district crowded with revelers enjoying the last hours before a coronavirus lockdown.
World Sep 14Poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny able to leave his bed
Germany announced that French and Swedish labs have confirmed its findings that Navalny was poisoned with the Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok.
Health Jul 19Virus rebounds around the world, deaths top 600,000
The coronavirus pandemic has found fresh legs around the world, as confirmed deaths pass 600,000 and countries from the U.S. to South Africa to India struggle to contain a surge of new infections. Hong Kong issued tougher new rules on…
World Jun 23German region in new lockdown after slaughterhouse outbreak
German authorities on Tuesday slapped new lockdown measures on a western region that has had a surge of coronavirus infections linked to a slaughterhouse.
World Jun 14Europe reopens many borders but not to Americans, Asians
Europe is taking a big step toward a new normality as many countries open borders to fellow Europeans after three months of coronavirus lockdowns — but even though Europeans love their summer vacations, it's not clear how many are ready…
World May 23Zero cases in China as virus surges in Latin America, India
New coronavirus cases dropped to zero in China for the first time Saturday but surged in India. And they overwhelmed hospitals across Latin America, both in countries lax about lockdowns and those lauded for firm, early confinement.
World Apr 26Kids in Spain relish outdoor hour as virus lockdowns ease
Shrieks of joy rang out Sunday in the streets of Spain as children were allowed to leave their homes for the first time in six weeks, while people in Italy and France were eager to hear their leaders' plans for…
World Apr 15Germany outlines first steps to reopen after coronavirus restrictions
Germany plans to let smaller shops reopen next week and to start reopening schools in early May, but Europe’s biggest economy is keeping strict social distancing rules in place for now.