Europe

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...

UK inflation rises to highest level in nearly 3 years

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LONDON — Official figures show inflation in the U.K. rising to its highest level in nearly three years because of increases in the prices...

UK plans to end prosecutions for N Ireland ‘Troubles’ crimes

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LONDON — The U.K. government announced Wednesday that it plans to introduce a statute of limitations for alleged crimes committed during decades of violence...

Top Poland court rejects EU court injunctions as invalid

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WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s constitutional court has ruled that temporary injunctions issued by the European Union’s top court regarding Poland’s judiciary conflict with the...

France cautiously celebrates Bastille Day, clouded by virus

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PARIS — Bastille Day is back, sort of. France is celebrating...

UK to ban online racists from games after Euro 2020 uproar

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LONDON — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced plans to ban anyone guilty of online racist abuse from attending soccer matches after three...

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...

No change here: London to retain masks on public transport

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LONDON — Mask-wearing will be required on London's transport network even after the legal obligation to wear them in England is lifted on July...

German president joins campaign to reinvigorate vaccinations

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BERLIN — Germany’s president appealed Wednesday to hesitant compatriots to get vaccinated against COVID-19, adding to efforts by top politicians to reinvigorate the country's...