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World Mar 20Germany: police clash with protesters against virus measures
Police in central Germany have used water cannons, pepper spray and batons against people trying to break through barriers during a protest against coronavirus restrictions.
World Dec 20Several EU nations halt UK flights, fearing virus variant
Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Italy all announced restrictions on U.K. travel, hours after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that Christmas shopping and gatherings in southern England must be canceled because of rapidly spreading infections blamed on the…
Health Dec 15EU regulators move up Pfizer vaccine assessment to Dec. 21
Facing strong pressure from Germany and other European Union nations, the bloc's medicines agency on Tuesday moved up a meeting to assess the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to Dec. 21, likely bringing vaccinations a step closer for millions of EU citizens.
World Mar 18German leader calls novel coronavirus biggest challenge since WWII
She said everyone in Germany must help protect those most vulnerable to infection, illness and death.
World Jan 21Holocaust survivors return to Auschwitz 75 years after liberation
Today, the site of Auschwitz-Birkenau endures as the leading symbol of the terror of the Holocaust.
World Jan 01Fire kills more than 30 animals at zoo in Germany
Police said the fire may have been caused by sky lanterns launched to celebrate the new year.
World Aug 21Germany’s Merkel hosts UK Prime Minister Johnson as Brexit drama grows
The meeting comes as positions on Britain's divorce from the EU have hardened on both sides of the English Channel, hurtling Britain toward a no-deal exit that would damage both economies.
World Jul 25Europe swelters in heat wave with record-high temperatures
Climate scientists warn this could become the new normal in many parts of the world.
World Jul 22Head of international nuclear watchdog agency dies at 72
The Japanese diplomat led the International Atomic Energy Agency for a decade and was extensively involved in negotiations over Iran's nuclear program and the cleanup of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster.
World Sep 03German government: Chemnitz protesters should shun neo-Nazis
The fatal stabbing of 35-year-old carpenter Daniel Hillig in the eastern city on Aug. 26 sparked a series of rallies, some of which erupted into violence.