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German court issues guilty verdict in first Syria torture trial

A German court sentenced a former member of President Bashar al-Assad’s security services to 4-1/2 years in prison on Wednesday for facilitating the torture...

Denmark to ease some COVID-19 restrictions from March 1

Denmark will ease some shopping restrictions and allow schools in parts of the country to reopen on March 1, the government said on Wednesday,...

UK’s Prince Philip ‘a lot better’ but to stay in hospital for treatment for infection

LONDON - Britain’s Prince Philip is getting a lot better, his youngest son said on Tuesday after Buckingham Palace said the 99-year-old husband of...

Portugal’s COVID-19 nightmare eases but end of lockdown still out of sight

While the number of COVID-19 cases in Portugal is falling, the the far slower decline in hospitalisations and intensive care patients has left Lisbon...

Covid-19 death toll tops 20,000 in Romania

The number of coronavirus-related fatalities in Romania reached 20,013 on Tuesday after a further 119 patients died in the past 24 hours, the latest...

Spain registers 7,461 new COVID cases

Spain has registered 7,461 new coronavirus cases and 443 more deaths. The 14-day infection rate has decreased from nearly 900 cases to 235 per 100,000...

Italy repatriates ambassador and bodyguard killed in Congo

The bodies of Italy’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo and his bodyguard arrived back in Rome on Tuesday aboard a military aircraft,...

Britain, EU edge forward with financial services forum plan

Plans by Britain and the European Union to set up a new financial cooperation forum by the end of March have made some progress...

Egg supply tightens in Poland as EU bird flu crisis hits industry

Avian influenza in Europe is now approaching levels last seen in 2016 with egg supply shrinking in Poland, one of the hardest hit countries...

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New York’s Cuomo calls for outside review after second former aide alleges sexual misconduct

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called on Saturday for an outside review following a report of sexual misconduct allegations against him by a second...

Spanish government says all cattle on pariah ship should be killed

More than 850 cows that have spent months on a ship in the Mediterranean are no longer fit for transport and should be killed,...

Australia receives AstraZeneca vials as it ramps up vaccination drive

Australia received 300,000 doses of the AstraZeneca PLC vaccine on Sunday, more than doubling the amount of all vaccines shipped to the country so...

El Salvador’s Bukele poised for majority in mid-term votes

Salvadorans went to the polls on Sunday to vote in legislative and municipal elections that could give a broad victory to President Nayib Bukele’s...