Europe

The Latest: Cases at 6-month high in Tokyo before Olympics

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TOKYO — Coronavirus cases in Tokyo have surged above 1,300 for a six-month high, just one week before the Olympics. ...

On Lithuania’s plea, Iraq to probe human smuggling to Europe

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BAGHDAD — Iraq's foreign minister pledged Thursday that his country will investigate human trafficking networks responsible for smuggling hundreds of Iraqis into Europe, specifically...

EU court: Poland’s disciplining of judges breaches EU law

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BRUSSELS — The European Union’s top court ruled Thursday that Poland’s way of disciplining judges is contrary to EU law, further straining relations between...

COVID-19 takes toll on Catholic clergy in hard-hit countries

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The coronavirus has taken a heavy toll among Roman Catholic priests and nuns around the world, killing hundreds of them in a handful of...

Dutch media: Crime reporter De Vries dies after shooting

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Peter R. de Vries, the renowned Dutch crime reporter shot last week in a brazen attack in Amsterdam, has died,...

What pairs with beetle? Startups seek to make bugs tasty

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LONDON — Tiziana Di Costanzo makes pizza dough from scratch, mixing together flour, yeast, a pinch of salt, a dash of olive oil and...

EU court rules employers can limit religious symbols

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BERLIN — The European Union’s top court ruled Thursday that employers may forbid the wearing of visible symbols of religious or political belief, such...

Anarchy in UK court? Ex-Sex Pistols sue singer Johnny Rotten

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LONDON — Two former members of the Sex Pistols are suing singer Johnny Rotten for the right to use the band’s songs in an...

EU likely to decide on Moderna COVID shot for kids next week

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AMSTERDAM — A top official at the European Medicines Agency said a decision on whether to recommend that Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine be authorized for...

Over 30 dead, dozens missing in heavy floods in Europe

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BERLIN — More than 30 people have died and dozens were missing Thursday in Germany and Belgium as heavy flooding turned streams and streets...