Europe

Belarus targets rights activists, journalists with raids

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KYIV, Ukraine — Authorities in Belarus on Wednesday raided offices and homes of dozens of human rights activists and journalists in a crackdown that...

Pope Francis returns to Vatican 10 days after surgery

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ROME — Pope Francis was discharged from a Rome hospital and returned home to the Vatican on Wednesday, 10 days after undergoing surgery to...

UK to ban online racists from games after Euro 2020 uproar

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LONDON — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the government plans to ban anyone guilty of online racist abuse from soccer matches as authorities...

Spain’s top court rules pandemic lockdown unconstitutional

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MADRID — Spain’s Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday that last year’s strict stay-at-home lockdown order by the government under a state of emergency was unconstitutional. ...

Merkel brings message of stability to US on farewell visit

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BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel left Wednesday for Washington on what is likely to be her last official visit , carrying a bag...

Pope Francis returns to Vatican 10 days after surgery

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ROME — Pope Francis was discharged from a Rome hospital and returned home to the Vatican on Wednesday, 10 days after undergoing surgery to...

The Latest: Britain cases above 40,000, 1st time in 6 months

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LONDON — Daily coronavirus cases in Britain have risen above 40,000 for the first time in nearly six months. ...

Europe takes another step toward introducing digital euro

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The European Central Bank said Wednesday it is launching a two-year investigation on whether to introduce a digital version of the euro that would...

Lithuania struggles with migrant flood opened by Belarus

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VEREBIEJAI, Lithuania — Mustafa Hussein Hamad kicked a dirty ball between two old tires in the schoolyard where he spends most of his time....

Road to future: Dutch province unveils solar bicycle path

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MAARTENSDIJK, Netherlands — Authorities in a central Dutch province opened what they are billing as the world's longest solar bicycle path Wednesday, mixing sustainable...