Europe

EU to unveil tough climate rules, with tax on foreign firms

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BRUSSELS — The European Union on Wednesday is unveiling sweeping new legislation to help meet its pledge to cut emissions of the gases that...

Lithuania struggles with migrant influx 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....

Lego tells US company to stop making guns look like its toys

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Danish toymaker Lego said Wednesday it had asked a Utah-based gun company to stop producing a product that makes a pistol...

Flooding across Germany after night of heavy rainfall

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BERLIN — Storms caused widespread flooding across central Germany overnight, with authorities warning that more rain is on the way. ...

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...

Afghan man gets life for March stabbing rampage in Sweden

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A 22-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker was convicted Wednesday of attempted murder and sentenced to life imprisonment for a knife attack that injured...

EXPLAINER: Are we going to need COVID-19 booster shots?

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Just because Pfizer wants to offer COVID-19 vaccine boosters doesn’t mean people will be lining up anytime soon -- U.S. and international health authorities...

German police raids against suspected Islamic extremists

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BERLIN — Police said they were searching locations in the central German state of Hesse on Wednesday in connection with suspected Islamic extremists. ...

Spain’s top court rules pandemic lockdown unconstitutional

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

France celebrates Bastille Day amid virus fears, tensions

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PARIS — Bastille Day is back, sort of. France celebrated its...