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News from @AP's team of journalists in Europe. Header photo by Antonio Calanni of an Italian nurse working in the COVID-19 ward of a Milan hospital.


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Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to remain patient with restrictions meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus, saying that with promising vaccines on the way, “there is light at the end of the tunnel.”

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A Turkish court sentenced several military and civilian personnel at an air base to life in prison, proclaiming them guilty of involvement in a failed coup attempt in 2016.

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Thousands of people in Russia's Far East remained without heating or electricity, as local authorities and emergency services wrestled with the consequences of a severe ice storm that hit the region last week.

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VIDEO: A migrant who made his dreams come true. Mbaye Babacar Diouf survived a risky boat journey and the humiliation of repaying human traffickers. He is now a nurse treating COVID-19 patients in Spain and started a youth charity in Senegal.

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Replying to @AP: Denmark’s biggest news agency says it will stay offline for at least another day following a hacking attack this week, and has reje…

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More than two years after a last-minute, cross-border operation that thwarted a planned bomb attack in France against an exiled Iranian opposition group, four suspects including a diplomat believed to be the plot’s mastermind go on trial in Belgium.

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Denmark’s biggest news agency says it will stay offline for at least another day following a hacking attack this week, and has rejected a ransom demand by hackers to release locked data.

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At least eight migrants died after a boat carrying more than 30 people hit rocks close to a small port on Lanzarote in Spain's Canary Islands.

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LGBTQ groups praised a decision by a regional court in Hungary calling on the country's constitutional court to review a law barring transgender individuals from changing their names and genders in official documents.

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With domestic violence on the rise amid the coronavirus pandemic, activists are holding protests from France to Turkey as world dignitaries try to find ways to protect millions of women killed or abused every year by their partners.

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The U.K. and countries across Europe are moving quickly to organize the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to inoculate millions of citizens. British officials are cautiously optimistic that life may start returning to normal by early April.

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A migrant who braved a near-death trip across the Mediterranean has transformed his life. Mbaye Babacar Diouf broke away from the exploitation of human traffickers to become a nurse on a COVID-19 ward in Spain. He also set up a youth charity in Senegal.

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A car crashed into the front gate of the building housing German Chancellor Angela Merkel's offices, but appeared to have caused little damage. Slogans were painted on the car, including one that said “stop the globalization policies.”

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Replying to @AP: Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex and wife of Prince Harry, reveals that she had a miscarriage in July.

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Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex and wife of Prince Harry, reveals that she had a miscarriage in July.

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The parents of a British teen who was killed in a crash lost a court battle with the U.K. government over whether an American woman involved in the collision had diplomatic immunity.

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As coronavirus testing becomes even more critical, a lab in Berlin is hoping to speed up the process by using drones to avoid traffic and fly samples to the lab.

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"You don’t last long in this job" if you dwell on the dead. Spain's mortuary workers are busy again as the country has experienced a resurgence in COVID-19 deaths. By @EmilioMorenatti

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France’s interior minister ordered an internal police investigation after officers were filmed tossing migrants out of tents while evacuating a protest camp in Paris.

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England is cutting the two-week quarantine facing people arriving from countries not on Britain's coronavirus safe list, if they test negative for COVID-19 after five days of self-isolation. But they will have to pay for the tests.

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"We should have learned something": Spain's mortuary workers are in high demand again, carefully picking up the infectious bodies of COVID-19 victims as the virus resurges.

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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirms that the coronavirus lockdown in England will end next week, replaced by regional restrictions that will put haircuts, shopping trips and weddings back on the agenda for some.

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