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Coronavirus live updates: Italy-wide lockdown comes into force

UK and US had worst days trading since 2008 GFC; Global cases near 110,000; Grand Princess passengers disembark. Follow the latest news. Cruise ship carrying at least 21 with coronavirus docks in California US pledges more testing as Trump hints at aid for workers Quarantined US congressman flew with Trump on Air Force One Global […]

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Why isn’t Europe better prepared for the Coronavirus outbreak?

More than two months since first known cases were reported in China, the number of confirmed infections reached more than 5,500 in EU member states on Friday. Yet observers say the aggressive measures needed to curtail an epidemic has yet to materialize. Czech Republic’s Health Minister Adam Vojtěch said ahead of the meeting in Brussels […]

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IRS, Facebook Square Off In Court Over $9 Billion In Unpaid Taxes

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc is slated to begin a tax trial in a San Francisco court on Tuesday, as the Internal Revenue Service tries to convince a judge the world’s largest social media company owes more than $9 billion linked to its decision to shift profits to Ireland. The trial, which Facebook expects […]

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Johnson shuffles UK cabinet | New Europe

UK prime minister Boris Johnson started carrying out the first major reshuffle of his cabinet since being elected in December. Sajid Javid resigned as Chancellor after Johnson reportedly ordered him to dismiss all his aides. Johnson had already fired four Cabinet ministers and two others as he began a shake-up of his top team. Northern […]

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Change is happening now in Europe – VoxEurop (English)

Key climate hazards are already affecting Europe and will increasingly do so, a series of maps published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) reveals. Impacts, calculated through different greenhouse gas emissions scenarios and climate models, can only be reduced by keeping the global temperature increase well below 2°C as the Paris Agreement requires. “Climate change […]

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10 of the best rural rail lines in Europe: readers’ travel tips | Travel

Winning tip: S-bahn around Freiburg, Germany You’d usually only find an S-bahn network (commuter train) in a big metropolis in Germany, but just outside Freiburg im Breisgau in the Black Forest, a small S-bahn network connects the medieval towns of the Kaiserstuhl hills. The S-bahn grid across the Kaiserstuhl runs in a circle, with stops […]

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Rod Stewart, son face charges over New Year’s Eve fracas in Florida

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Europa League – Group Stage – Group B – Celtic v Rosenborg – Celtic Park, Glasgow, Britain – September 20, 2018 Rod Stewart reacts in the stands during the match Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith (Reuters) – The British rock singer Rod Stewart and his eldest son, Sean, are facing […]

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Peace, goodwill and mafia murders mark Christmas in Italy | World news

In the run-up to Christmas, police in Italy arrested dozens of suspected members of the Neapolitan mafia, the Camorra. The arrests confirmed what many in Italy already knew: the mafia’s criminal activities don’t take a festive break. According to prosecutors, the suspects, arrested between 10 and 13 December in Naples and Caserta, had started to […]

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WWII allies, ex-enemy Germany mark 75th Battle of the Bulge

Allies and former enemy Germany together marked the 75th anniversary of one of the most important battles in World War II By RAF CASERT and MARK CARLSON Associated Press December 16, 2019, 11:36 AM 4 min read BASTOGNE, Belgium — Side by side, the Allies and former enemy Germany together marked the 75th anniversary of […]

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Trump impeachment looms as U.S. House committee approves charges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday took Republican President Donald Trump to the brink of impeachment by approving two charges against him over his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden. A divided House Judiciary Committee voted 23-17 along party lines to approve articles of […]

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