Europe

At least 45 dead in Germany as storms ravage Europe

  By Michelle Fitzpatrick with Deborah Cole in Berlin Agence France-Presse (AFP) — Heavy rains and floods lashing western Europe have killed at least 45 people in Germany and left many more missing, as rising waters led several houses to …

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Victorious Italy return home after spoiling England’s Euro 2020 party

  By Ella Ide in Rome with John Weaver in London Agence France-Presse (AFP) — Italy’s team returned home in triumph Monday after beating England in a tense penalty shootout to win Euro 2020 at Wembley, plunging the host nation …

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UK sees just 15 virus cases from events attended by 60,000

(AFP) — Only 15 people out of almost 60,000 who attended nine pilot events for mass gatherings have since tested positive for coronavirus, British health officials said Friday. The government allowed limited crowds at the events — including two FA …

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Flights from India and Pakistan banned from landing in Canada

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Flights from the Covid-19 hotspots of India and Pakistan will not be allowed to land at Canadian airports, the Transportation Minister Omar Alghabra announced Thursday. “Effective 11:30 p.m. eastern time …

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Putin gets second dose of coronavirus vaccine

MOSCOW (AFP) — President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he had received the second dose of a vaccine against the coronavirus and encouraged Russians to follow his example. “I want to inform you that right now, before entering this room, I …

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Johnson & Johnson holds off on vaccine distribution in Europe

  (Eagle News) — On the heels of the recommendation of the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to pause the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the U.S., Johnson & …

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One dead, one injured in Paris hospital shooting: police

  (AFP) — An unidentified attacker shot dead a man and badly injured a woman outside a Paris hospital on Monday before fleeing the scene on a motorbike, police said. The attacker fired several shots at the Henry Dunant private …

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Trudeau remembers Prince Philip as a man service

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has expressed his condolences to Queen Elizabeth II on the death of Prince Philip. “It was with deep sadness this morning that we all that I …

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Queen Elizabeth II’s husband Prince Philip dies aged 99

  By Jitendra Joshi / Joe Jackson / Callum Paton Agence France-Presse (AFP) — Prince Philip, the longest serving royal consort in British history and a constant presence at Queen Elizabeth II’s side for decades, died Friday aged 99, Buckingham …

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More than half of Canadians want to wave goodbye to the British monarchy: Poll

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — The British Monarchy is out of date and no longer has a place in the 21st century according to a public opinion poll released Tuesday. The Leger poll was done …

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Canada’s vaccine advisory committee says AstraZeneca vaccine is okay for Canadians over 65

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Canada’s committee that makes recommendations on vaccines has changed its mind about the AstraZeneca Covid-19 inoculant. After recommending the product not be used on seniors, the National Advisory Committee on …

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Prince William denies British royal family is ‘racist’

  (AFP) — Prince William on Thursday defended the British royal family after his younger brother Harry and wife Meghan accused them of racism in a bombshell interview watched around the world. “We’re very much not a racist family,” William …

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