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  • Baltic Sea Ferry Runs Aground in Finnish Waters, No Injuries

    HELSINKI—A Baltic Sea passenger ferry with nearly 300 people aboard ran aground in the Aland Islands archipelago between Finland and Sweden without injuries Sunday, and rescuers evacuated the vessel’s passengers to shore, Finnish authorities said. The Finnish coast guard tweeted that the M/S Amorella operated…
  • New Lockdowns Could Lead Europe to Economic Depression

    Commentary The rise in COVID-19 cases in countries such as France and Spain has increased the risk of new lockdowns. Governments should understand by now that shutting down the economy is highly inefficient and devastating for jobs and business solvency. However, as we’ve seen in…
  • March of 100,000 Marks Week 7 of Belarus Protests

    KYIV, Ukraine—Tens of thousands of Belarusians calling for the authoritarian president to resign marched through the capital Sunday as the country’s wave of protests entered its seventh week. Hundreds of soldiers blocked off the center of Minsk, deploying water cannons and armored personnel carriers, and…
  • Madrid Residents Protest Localized Lockdowns

    BARCELONA—Protesters in some poorer areas of Madrid that are facing lockdown to stem a soaring COVID-19 infection rate took to the street on Sunday, to call for better health provisions and complained of discrimination by the authorities. Madrid’s regional government announced on Friday that movement…
  • The Immigrants Who Created New Possibilities

    Of the many questions at stake in this fall’s election, one of the less obvious is this: Will the United States remain a country where someone like Barack Obama or Kamala Harris—a person of color with immigrant parents—is likely to be born? The answer depends,…
  • Romanian Families Protest Mandatory Use of Masks in School

    BUCHAREST, Romania—Several hundred Romanians, including many families with young children, protested Saturday in the country’s capital against measures to curb the spread of coronavirus, especially social distancing and the mandatory use of masks in schools. Like other countries in Europe, the number of new virus…
  • Two Dead As Destructive Storm Ianos Hits Central Greece

    ATHENS—Two people have died as a hurricane-like storm pounded central Greece, flooding streets and homes, the authorities said on Saturday. Cyclone Ianos, known as a medicane (Mediterranean hurricane), uprooted trees and caused power cuts on the Ionian islands and the western Peloponnese. It swept through…
  • Germany Plans Reform to Avoid Bankruptcy Wave Due to CCP Virus

    BERLIN—Germany would relax insolvency rules under proposals set out on Saturday to help avert a wave of bankruptcies in Europe’s biggest economy, provided companies hit by the coronavirus crisis have a robust business model. Keen to avoid bankruptcies and mass layoffs, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government…
  • Kremlin Critic Navalny Posts Photo of Himself Walking

    MOSCOW—Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was seen walking down the stairs in a photo posted on his Instagram feed on Saturday, 5 days after a Berlin hospital said he had been taken off a ventilator and could breathe independently. Navalny, the leading opponent of Russian…
  • France: EU Sanctions on Turkey an Option Over Gas Standoff

    NICOSIA, Cyprus—France on Friday backed Cyprus’ calls for the European Union to consider imposing tougher sanctions on Turkey if the Turkish government won’t suspend its search for energy reserves in eastern Mediterranean waters where Cyprus and Greece claim exclusive economic rights. French Minister for European…
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