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Deadly bird influenza outbreak in Europe is spreading rapidly; At least 3.23 million birds dead or slaughtered

Poland is culling over 900,000 hens due to an avian influenza outbreak discovered on one single farm this week, state news agency PAP reported. The flu outbreak hit a farm in the village of Wroniawy, western part of Poland. “It is a farm of 930,000 laying hens. … A canal runs behind the farm, there […]

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Powerful storm Alex causes severe floods in Italy and France; 2 dead, 24 missing

At least two people died and twenty-four were reported missing after a powerful storm hit southern France and north-western Italy. The tropical storm dubbed, Alex, brought fierce winds and torrential rains causing severe floods. Villages around the southern city of Nice suffered serious damage, it’s mayor called it the worst flooding in living memory. In […]

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Greek to send ships to shelter 13,000 migrants stranded in the island of Lesbos after fire destroyed camps

Greece will be sending ships to help thousands of migrants stranded in the island of Lesbos after fire destroyed their overcrowded camp. Families have been sleeping on roads, and in fields and car parks after fleeing Moria camp, where about 13,000 had been living in squalor. A blaze engulfed Moria on Tuesday night before another […]

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5 dead, dozens stranded after torrential rains hit Greece’s Evia island

At least five people were killed and two missing after storms hit the Greek island of Evia. An 86-year-old man and his wife, 85, as well as an 8-month-old baby died when a flooded river tore through their homes in the village of Politika, north of the city of Halkida, about 100 kilometers from Athens. […]

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Spain welcomes tourists back as emergency ends

Spain lifted its state of emergency, reopening its borders to visitors from most of Europe and allowing British tourists in without having to quarantine. For three months Spain has been under one of Europe’s toughest lockdowns to stop the spread of coronavirus. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez warned that hygiene controls must be observed strictly, despite […]

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European Union wants to buy coronavirus vaccines up front

The European Commission is seeking a mandate from EU countries to buy promising COVID-19 vaccine candidates in advance from pharmaceutical firms, as long as they are not produced solely in the United States, officials said. The EU executive wants to pay for up to six potential vaccines in deals where the makers would commit to […]

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European Union want monthly audits from Facebook, Google and Twitter on coronavirus misinformation

The European Union wants social media platforms to submit monthly reports on how they’re handling misinformation around the coronavirus pandemic. The new guidelines were unveiled by the European Commission on Wednesday and apply to companies including Facebook, Google and Twitter that have signed up to an existing EU code of conduct on disinformation. World health […]

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Belgian Prince tests positive for coronavirus after attending party during lockdown in Spain

A Belgian prince has contracted coronavirus after attending a party during lockdown in Spain, the country’s royal palace says. Prince Joachim, 28, travelled from Belgium to Spain for an internship on 26 May, the palace said. Two days later, he went to a party in the southern city of Córdoba, before testing positive for Covid-19. […]

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Over 40 coronavirus cases traced to church service in Germany

More than 40 churchgoers who attended a service after lockdown was eased in Germany earlier this month have contracted coronavirus, officials say. The service was held on 10 May at a Baptist church in Frankfurt. Church officials say they followed social distancing rules and disinfected the building ahead of the service. Each of Germany’s 16 […]

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European nations ‘regret’ US pull out of Open Skies Treaty

European nations in a statement today “regret” the US pullout from Open Skies treaty even as Russia said it will continue to adhere to the policy which allows spy planes access to other countries. “As long as the treaty is in force, we intend to fully follow all the rights and obligations that apply to […]

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Court orders grandmother to delete pictures of grandchildren posted on Facebook

A Dutch court has ordered a woman to remove photos of her grandchildren from Facebook, after she posted the images without permission from the children’s mother. The woman had been asked by her daughter to take down the pictures from Facebook and Pinterest several times, but she did not respond — so the family dispute […]

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Minks may have infected humans novel coronavirus: Dutch government

Dutch authorities believe a mink may have infected a human with Covid-19, and are instituting mandatory testing at all mink farms in the Netherlands. “On the basis of new research results from the ongoing research into Covid-19 infections at mink farms, it is plausible that an infection took place from mink to human,” the Dutch […]