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UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

Italy sees virus cases rise 45%; 11 dead

Italy reported a 45% one-day increase in people infected with the coronavirus as other countries in Europe recorded their first cases Tuesday, producing evidence that travelers are carrying the virus …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 24, 2020

Virus pushes beyond Asia, taking aim at Europe, Mideast

The new virus took aim at a broadening swath of the globe Monday, with officials in Europe and the Middle East scrambling to limit the spread of an outbreak that …


Zuckerberg meets EU officials as bloc’s new tech rules loom

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met top European Union officials on a visit to Brussels on Monday, days before the bloc is expected to release new proposals on regulating artificial intelligence.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 1, 2020

Brexit: Day 1 brings talk of EU unity, with trade talks ahead

Britain’s first day outside the European Union passed without any obvious change but tough trade talks lie ahead.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020

Trump lauds U.S. economy in Davos, says little on climate woes

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he’s led a “spectacular” turnaround of the U.S. economy and urged the world to invest in America, but had less to say about climate …


Congress takes aim at Syrian war crimes, Russian aggression

Congress has ratcheted up pressure on Syria, Russia and China while making it more difficult for the Trump administration to reduce commitments to allies from Europe to Asia.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

UN Libya migrant center plagued with crowding, TB, food cuts

The United Nations center in Libya was opened as an “alternative to detention,” a last, safe stop for migrants before they were resettled in other countries. Now, just a year …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

Greta Thunberg says voyage ‘energized’ her climate fight

Climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in Portugal on Tuesday after a three-week voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, telling cheering supporters that the journey had “energized” her for the fight against …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 2, 2019

Impeachment shadows Trump on trip to NATO leaders meeting

Crying foul over timing, President Donald Trump on Monday accused Democrats of scheduling this week’s impeachment hearing to undercut him during his trip abroad for a NATO summit playing out …


Facebook tests tool to move photos to Google, other rivals

Facebook started testing a tool on Monday that lets users move their images more easily to other online services, as it faces pressure from regulators to loosen its grip on …


Greta Thunberg hitches low-carbon ride across Atlantic

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg hitched a renewable-energy ride back to Europe on Wednesday, sailing into the Atlantic on a trip she hopes will get her to Madrid in …


Burger King brings a plant-based Whopper to Europe

Burger King is introducing a plant-based burger in Europe. But it’s not the Impossible Whopper that’s been a hit with U.S. customers.


Europeans look to China as global partner, shun Trump’s US

When France’s president wants to carry European concerns to the world stage to find solutions for climate change, trade tensions or Iran’s nuclear ambitions, he no longer calls Washington. He …


Despair in Burgundy and beyond, as U.S. tariffs hit EU goods

French vintners are begging for government aid. Italian farmers are scrambling for new export markets. And American shoppers are about to face supermarket sticker shock on European products.


Why fall is the best time of year to travel to Europe

Fall is a season for rejoicing, because while the weather cools off in the Northern Hemisphere and birds begin their long slog south, travel to Europe is at its best. …


U.S. consumers snap up Italian Parmesan before tariffs hit

The Italian agricultural lobby Coldiretti said Friday that sales of both Parmigiano Reggiano and Grana Padano, aged cheeses with a distinctive granular quality that are defined by their territory of …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019

Passengers protest aboard Norwegian Spirit cruise ship

The disappointment started mounting the first day of a two-week Norwegian Cruise Line voyage in Europe. So by the time the Norwegian Spirit had diverted to several alternative ports – …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019

20,000 US troops to go to Europe for 2020 training exercise

The U.S. military says it’s preparing a massive exercise early next year in Europe involving 20,000 soldiers from the U.S., the largest deployment across the Atlantic for training in more …


EU court: Facebook can be forced to remove content worldwide

The European Union’s top court has ruled that member states can force Facebook to remove or block unlawful material worldwide.


Europe praises Ukraine deal, but opposition sees a betrayal

Russia and European powers, eager to end a protracted military conflict in eastern Ukraine, on Wednesday welcomed the new accord between Ukraine and Russia-backed separatists but many in Ukraine dismissed …


Storm in central Europe kills 2, disrupts travel and power

High winds swept across parts of central Europe on Monday, leaving two people dead, disrupting transport and causing power outages for thousands of households.


Google to invest $3.3 billion in European data centers

Google is planning to invest 3 billion euros to expand its data centers across Europe in the next two years.


Kosovo PM cancels trip to Czech summit after strong comments

Kosovo’s prime minister has cancelled his participation at a summit of Central European countries following denigrating words from the Czech president against his country.


Al-Qaida chief in 9/11 speech calls for attacks on West

Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri called Wednesday on Muslims to attack U.S., European, Israeli and Russian targets in a speech on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019

Gonzaga women’s basketball returns from European trip, with plenty of memories on, off the court

This was never about basketball, though that was fun too. The Gonzaga women are back from Europe, jet-lagged but joyful after 12 days.


UN says 40 migrants feared drowned in capsizing off Libya

A boat carrying dozens of migrants bound for Europe capsized Tuesday in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, with at least 40 people missing and presumed drowned, U.N. officials said, as …


Eco-activist Greta Thunberg sets sail for New York

Eco-activist Greta Thunberg has set sail from the English coastline for New York as part of her campaign to pressure politicians to put climate change at the top of their …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019

Biographer: Statue poem embraces migrants from ‘all places’

A biographer of the poet who wrote the words inscribed on the Statue of Liberty challenged a Trump administration official who said the famous poen welcomed only people from Europe.


Ciao, Zags: Gonzaga women’s basketball set to embark on 12-day European tour

Katie Campbell can’t wait to taste the gelato. Kayleigh Truong is looking forward to some team bonding. Jill Townsend just wants to soak in the history.


Scientists link Europe heat wave to man-made global warming

The heat wave that smashed temperature records in Western Europe last month was made more intense by man-made climate change, according to a study published Friday.