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Poland Divided Over Having Presidential Vote During Pandemic

Poland Divided Over Having Presidential Vote During Pandemic

Poland’s parliament is preparing to vote Friday on legislation that would transform the country’s May presidential election entirely into a...

EU Suspends Taxes, Customs Duties on Medical Equipment

EU Suspends Taxes, Customs Duties on Medical Equipment

The European Commission said Friday that it was temporarily suspending taxes and duties on the import of medical equipment and...

Russia Detains Activists Trying to Help Hospital Amid Virus

Russia Detains Activists Trying to Help Hospital Amid Virus

An activist doctor who had criticized Russia’s response to the coronavirus outbreak was forcibly detained as she and some of...

Prague Officials Remove Statue of Controversial Russian General

Prague Officials Remove Statue of Controversial Russian General

Officials in Prague on Friday removed the statue of a controversial Russian World War II army commander, under protests from...

Europe’s Hospitals Bow Under Weight of Coronavirus Crush

Europe’s Hospitals Bow Under Weight of Coronavirus Crush

Setting up makeshift ICU wards in libraries and conference centers, embattled European medical workers strained Friday to save thousands of...

Prince Charles Opens Fast-Tracked London Hospital

Prince Charles Opens Fast-Tracked London Hospital

Prince Charles on Friday remotely opened the new Nightingale Hospital at London’s main exhibition and conference center, a temporary facility...

Global Coronavirus Cases Hit 1 Million

Global Coronavirus Cases Hit 1 Million

The coronavirus pandemic has hit a grim milestone — 1 million confirmed cases.The count by Johns Hopkins University says almost one-fourth,...

Amid Russia’s Growing Coronavirus Threat, a Shifting Kremlin Response

Amid Russia’s Growing Coronavirus Threat, a Shifting Kremlin Response

Russia says it’s entering a new phase in its fight against the spread of COVID-19. A near countrywide quarantine is...

German FM Warns NATO of ‘Disinformation’ During Coronavirus Crisis

German FM Warns NATO of ‘Disinformation’ During Coronavirus Crisis

 Germany’s foreign minister Thursday warned NATO members against taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to spread “disinformation,” “propaganda” and “fake...

Twitter Deletes Egypt, Saudi Accounts Over ‘Pro-Govt Direction’

Twitter Deletes Egypt, Saudi Accounts Over ‘Pro-Govt Direction’

Twitter said Thursday it has removed thousands of accounts in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Honduras, Indonesia and Serbia that allegedly took...

Spain Records 950 COVID-19 Deaths in One Day 

Spain Records 950 COVID-19 Deaths in One Day 

Spain’s health officials reported 950 deaths from COVID-19 since Wednesday, a new one-day record in fatalities that pushes the nation’s...

Language Barriers Limit Access to Coronavirus News for Some European Migrants

Language Barriers Limit Access to Coronavirus News for Some European Migrants

Keeping up to date about the coronavirus can be a problem for migrants who do not speak the language of...