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On Sad Anniversary, Few to Mourn the D-Day Dead in Normandy

On Sad Anniversary, Few to Mourn the D-Day Dead in Normandy

All too many have been, for 76 years since that fateful June 6 on France’s Normandy beaches, when allied troops...

McCann Family Seeks Closure as Germany Presumes Girl  Is Dead

McCann Family Seeks Closure as Germany Presumes Girl Is Dead

Madeleine McCann’s family is hoping for closure in the case after a key suspect was identified in Germany and as...

Norway Landslide Takes Homes Into Sea

Norway Landslide Takes Homes Into Sea

Officials in Norway say eight structures were swept into the sea by a landslide near the Norwegian Arctic town of...

Britain Hosts Global COVID-19 Vaccine Summit

Britain Hosts Global COVID-19 Vaccine Summit

British Prime Minister Prime Minister Boris Johnson Thursday opened the Global Vaccine Summit, a virtual gathering of more that 50...

A Million Beers Await Drinkers as Europe’s Bars Reopen

A Million Beers Await Drinkers as Europe’s Bars Reopen

BRUSSELS/COPENHAGEN — As bars across Europe gradually reopen, up to a million free or pre-paid beers are waiting to lure back...

Protests Over George Floyd’s Death Expose Raw Race Relations Worldwide

Protests Over George Floyd’s Death Expose Raw Race Relations Worldwide

Images of a white police officer kneeling on the neck of African-American George Floyd, who then died, have sparked protests...

Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Reach Out to Help Venezuela

Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Reach Out to Help Venezuela

A group of young professionals in California’s Silicon Valley has created a non-profit organization called “Code for Venezuela,” dedicated to...

Top Swedish Scientist Defends Country’s ‘Soft’ COVID Approach

Top Swedish Scientist Defends Country’s ‘Soft’ COVID Approach

Sweden’s chief epidemiologist Wednesday defended his country’s controversial “soft” COVID-19 strategy, in which Sweden never totally shut down, but admitted...

Ethiopian Diaspora Champions Digital Apps in Fight Against COVID 

Ethiopian Diaspora Champions Digital Apps in Fight Against COVID 

In Ethiopia, mobile applications are spreading fast to help health care workers and the public fight against COVID-19, which has...

Scientist Defends Sweden’s Hotly Debated Virus Strategy

Scientist Defends Sweden’s Hotly Debated Virus Strategy

Sweden’s chief epidemiologist on Wednesday defended his country’s controversial coronavirus strategy, which avoided a lockdown but resulted in one of...

Britain Offers Hong Kongers Path to Citizenship

Britain Offers Hong Kongers Path to Citizenship

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday said he would offer millions of Hong Kong residents a path to British...

Scientists Warn Of Dangers As Britain Eases Covid-19 Lockdown

Scientists Warn Of Dangers As Britain Eases Covid-19 Lockdown

Britain this week eased its lockdown rules, with some pupils returning to school and many families allowed to meet for...