Much of continental Europe is suffering through a third and brutal wave of COVID-19. Making matters worse, the drive to vaccinate throughout the European Union is faltering badly. Coupled with recent concerns about the AstraZeneca vaccine, the EU is running…
By Nick Schifrin, Layla Quran, Ali Rogin
Optimism is spreading in the U.S. as COVID-19 deaths plummet and states ease restrictions and open vaccinations to younger adults. But across Europe, dread is setting in with another wave of infections that is closing schools and cafes and bringing…
By John Seewer, Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press
A growing number of European nations are suspending use of the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine, one of three on the continent, after reports of blood clots and other problems among a small number of people. AstraZeneca says these are isolated cases.
By William Brangham
Europe's tourist industry has taken a beating during this pandemic, spurring Denmark to introduce vaccine passports as a way to boost travel. The digital documents will provide proof of a traveler’s COVID-related health, eliminating the need to quarantine upon arrival…
By Malcolm Brabant, Layla Quran
By Barry Hatton, Associated Press
A top European court is forcing 33 governments to prove they are cutting emissions in line with the requirements of the 2015 Paris climate accord.
By Raf Casert, Associated Press
Frustration is mounting from Europe to North America over reduced shipments of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine while the U.S. pharmaceutical company increases production capacity at its Belgian plant. Governments say it is costing critical time during the early stages of the…
By Pan Pylas, Associated Press
A growing number of countries are halting air travel from the U.K., while France has banned trucks from the country for a period of 48 hours while the new variant is assessed.
By Kirsten Grieshaber, Sylvia Hui, Associated Press
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…
By Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press
Italy has eclipsed Britain to become the nation with the worst official coronavirus death toll in Europe, with 64,520, to Britain’s 64,267.
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