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Finnish Prime Minister and newly elected Chair of The Social Democratic Party (SDP) of Finland, Sanna Marin speaks at the 46th Social Democratic convention in Tampere, Finland, on Sunday Aug. 23, 2020. (Roni Rekomaa/Lehtikuva via AP)
Finnish PM to stand-in for Swedish colleague at EU SummitSweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven won’t be at Thursday's European Union summit meeting as he will be attending his mother’s funeral, so he will be represented by his counterpart from neighboring Finland
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a debate about her policy as part of Germany's budget 2021 debate at the parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Germany welcomes China climate goal, sees need for EU actionGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has welcomed China’s plan to be carbon-neutral by 2060, contrasting it with the U.S. failure to abide by the goals of the Paris climate accord
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
People wear face masks as they walk away from a subway station in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
German jobless rate falls in September, fewer on furloughOfficial data show that Germany’s unemployment rate declined in September despite the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins, right, and French President Emmanuel Macron pose for a photo prioe to their meeting at the National Museum of Arts in Riga, Latvia, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov)
Macron: Europe should talk with Russia to enhance securityFrench President Emmanuel Macron is urging Europe to seek a dialogue with Russia to enhance the continent’s security rather than relying primarily on the NATO military alliance
The Associated Press46 minutes ago
Trial in France over artwork seized in anti-colonial protestA Congolese activist and four others are on trial in Paris on Wednesday on theft charges for trying to remove a 19th century African funeral pole from a Paris museum
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Terrorism charges filed in stabbings near French newspaperA Pakistani man accused in a double stabbing outside the former Paris offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo has been given preliminary terrorism charges
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A blue sky over Britain's financial district in London, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. Lawmakers and scientists have criticized Johnson's Conservative government for problems with the national test-and-trace program that was supposed to help control the spread of the disease and reduce the need for limits on social interactions. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
UK economy slump not as bad as feared but still a recordThe British economy did not contract as much as originally thought during the second quarter of the year when coronavirus lockdown measures were at their most intense
The Associated Press1 hour ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a debate about her policy as part of Germany's budget 2021 debate at the parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Germany's Merkel defends government record during pandemicGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended her government’s record during the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Cardinal Angelo Becciu talks to journalists during press conference in Rome, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The powerful head of the Vatican's saint-making office, Cardinal Angelo Becciu, has resigned from the post and renounced his rights as a cardinal amid a financial scandal that has reportedly implicated him indirectly. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
European evaluators visit Vatican mired in financial scandalEuropean anti-money laundering evaluators are beginning a periodic visit to the Vatican amid a mounting financial scandal that has cost a half-dozen people their jobs, including one of the Holy See’s most powerful cardinals
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Gray parrots separated at zoo after swearing a blue streakA British zoo has had to separate five foul-mouthed parrots who keepers say were encouraging each other to swear
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Shell plans to cut up to 9,000 jobs as oil demand slumpsRoyal Dutch Shell says it is planning to cut between 7,000 and 9,000 jobs worldwide by the end of 2022 following a collapse in demand for oil and a subsequent slide in oil prices during the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Karel Gerolt poses for a photo by his Tatra car and historic former East German camper, during a meeting of campers in Leipzig, Germany, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2020. It’s been three decades since the reunification Germany, but twice a year camping enthusiasts from the former east allow themselves to forget about how much has changed and relive times past. (AP Photo/Kerstin Sopke)
Blast from the past: Campers revel in East German nostalgiaIt’s been three decades since the reunification of Germany, but camping enthusiasts from the former East Germany allow themselves twice a year to relive the past and forget about how much has changed
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Rev. Mario Carminati talks with a woman before celebrating Mass inside the Santissima Redentore church in Seriate, near Bergamo, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. If there is anything the Rev. Carminati and the traumatized residents of Italy’s Bergamo province remember about the worst days of the coronavirus outbreak, it’s the wail of ambulance sirens piercing the silence of lockdown.(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
At virus milestone, Italian priest reflects on loss, lessonsAs the world counts more than 1 million COVID-19 victims, the quiet of everyday life and hum of industry has returned to Italy's Bergamo province, which along with the surrounding Lombardy region was the onetime epicenter of the outbreak in Europe
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Belgian Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes speaks during a press conference following the National Security Council meeting on the COVID-19 outbreak, in Brussels, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Belgium's prime minister announced Wednesday a relaxation of social-distancing rules as part of a less stringent long-term coronavirus strategy, despite the steady rise of COVID-19 cases in a country already hard-hit by the virus. (Olivier Hoslet, Pool via AP)
7 parties agree on Belgian coalition governmentAlmost 500 days after Belgian parliamentary elections, seven parties from both sides of the linguistic aisle have agreed on forming a fully functioning majority government that will center on dealing with the pandemic and its devastating economic impact
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Belarus pulls popular news site's credentials amid protestsBelarusian authorities say an independent media outlet that has extensively covered over seven weeks of protests against the country’s authoritarian president will have its media credentials suspended for three months
The Associated Press13 hours ago
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