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Saturday, November 27, 2021



World takes action as new variant emerges in southern Africa

November 26, 2021 7:16 pm

Within a few days of the discovery of the new variant, it has already impacted on a jittery world that is sensitive to bad Covid-19 news, with deaths around the globe standing at well over 5 million.

Italy targets unvaccinated with restrictions as cases rise

November 25, 2021 8:16 am

A new government decree also made vaccinations mandatory for law enforcement, military and all school employees.

Europe's Covid death toll could cross 2 million by next spring, says the WHO

November 25, 2021 7:17 am

Covid-19 in Europe: Almost 4,200 deaths were being reported daily across the region last week, double of the 2,100 daily deaths on average at the end of September.

US issues 'Do Not Travel' Covid-19 warning for Germany, Denmark

November 23, 2021 11:07 am

The CDC currently lists about 75 destinations worldwide at Level Four, with many European countries on the list including Austria, Britain, Belgium, Greece, Norway, Switzerland, Romania, Ireland and the Czech Republic.

Covid-19 in Europe: A look at trends, and the reasons for the resurgence

November 24, 2021 4:52 pm

Despite high vaccination rates, new cases are rising across Europe. Austria has imposed a lockdown, while Germany has stressed the need for tougher restrictions. A look at trends, and the reasons for the resurgence.

Explained: What is the 'Matosinhos Manifesto', meant to accelerate the use of space in Europe?

November 24, 2021 12:21 pm

The European Space Agency (ESA) council has approved a manifesto to accelerate the use of space in Europe. It lays down a vision for the continent in terms of maintaining and expanding its activities in space.

Angry and divided, Austrians argue over a lockdown and vaccine mandates

November 22, 2021 1:14 pm

The opposition to the lockdown and vaccine mandates is being fueled in part by the far-right Freedom Party, which has used its platform in the Austrian Parliament to spread doubt about the effectiveness of the vaccines and to promote ivermectin.

Europe's COVID crisis pits vaccinated against unvaccinated

November 20, 2021 3:53 pm

With infections spiking again despite nearly two years of restrictions, the health crisis increasingly is pitting citizen against citizen — the vaccinated against the unvaccinated.

Two wounded as Dutch police fire shots at protest over new Covid-19 restrictions

November 20, 2021 9:07 am

Several hundred people had gathered to voice opposition to government plans to restrict access to indoor venues to people who have a "corona pass", showing they have been vaccinated or have already recovered from an infection.

Monkey-brain study with link to China's military roils top European university

November 18, 2021 10:36 pm

Concerns about China's fusion of military and civilian technology, and about universities transferring sensitive technology to China that could help its military, have grown in the United States in recent years.


Europe floods bring chaos and destruction—in pictures

July 17, 2021 5:35 pm

The devastation caused by the floods in Germany, Belgium, and other areas has left hundreds dead and thousands missing.

Virus cases surge across shaken Europe

October 22, 2020 6:45 pm

European nations are imposing curfews, closing schools, and enlisting student medics as overwhelmed authorities face the nightmare scenario of a COVID resurgence at the onset of winter.

Back to class: Despite coronavirus surge, Europe reopens schools

August 30, 2020 3:47 pm

While the U.S. back-to-school saga has been politicized and chaotic, with a hodgepodge of fast-changing rules and a backlash against President Donald Trump’s insistence on reopening, European governments have faced less of an uproar.

Europe, US melt under heat wave as Greenland sees massive ice melt

August 05, 2019 7:53 am

Temperature records that had stood for decades or even just hours fell minute by minute in July and Europeans and tourists alike jumped into fountains, lakes, rivers or the sea to escape a suffocating heat wave rising up from the Sahara.


How Europe outsources migrant suffering at sea

June 22, 2020 6:07 pm

European countries are outsourcing their humanitarian responsibilities to a dubious partner. An NYT investigation shows the deadly results.

The extent of damage done by faulty implants: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:10 pm

An Indian Express investigation with ICIJ reveals that global pharma majors are operating with no oversight for medical devices for quality, clinical testing, pricing or performance. This is leading to dangerous surgeries and faulty implants risking