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Poland to seek $1.5 billion from Russia's Gazprom Poland's state gas company says it will seek $1.5 billion from Russia's Gazprom after an international arbitration court in Stockholm said Gazprom was overcharging Poland
The Associated Press4 hours ago
A herd of goats walk the quiet streets in Llandudno, north Wales, Tuesday March 31, 2020. A group of goats have been spotted walking around the deserted streets of the seaside town during the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus. (Pete Byrne/PA via AP)
Un-baaaaa-lievable: Goats invade locked-down Welsh townThey, at least, are enjoying lockdown
The Associated Press4 hours ago
A sparsely occupied Fifth Avenue, usually bustling with traffic, appears at midday on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Virus slump expected to rival big recessions in historyThe coronavirus-related recessions around the world are going to be bad
The Associated Press4 hours ago
EU chief: Fighting virus should not erode democratic rightsThe European Union's top official is urging member countries to respect the bloc’s core values amid fears that restrictions imposed by some national governments to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic could erode democracy and restrict human rights across the continent
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Explosion in Turkey damages natural gas pipeline from IranAn explosion in eastern Turkey has damaged a natural gas pipeline and halted gas flows from Iran
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, July 10, 2018 file photo Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, and Meghan the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry watch a flypast of Royal Air Force aircraft pass over Buckingham Palace in London. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are ending their lives as senior members of Britain’s royal family and starting an uncertain new chapter as international celebrities and charity patrons. In January the couple shocked Britain by announcing that they would step down from official duties, give up public funding, seek financial independence and swap the U.K. for North America. The split becomes official on March 31. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
Royal no more: Harry and Meghan start uncertain new chapterPrince Harry and his wife Meghan are ending their lives as senior members of Britain’s royal family and starting an uncertain new chapter as international celebrities and charity patrons
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Athens roads shut after machine part mistaken for WWII shellRoads near Greece's parliament building in central Athens have been reopened to vehicles and pedestrians after a bomb scare turned out to be a false alarm
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Assailant with ax, machete wounds man in southern GermanyGerman police say an assailant armed with an ax and a machete has threatened a woman and wounded a man who came to her help in southern Germany
The Associated Press8 hours ago
European High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell, holds a virtual news conference on the approval of Operation Irini, at the European Commission in Brussels, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The European Union announced has the launch of a new naval mission in the Mediterranean Sea aimed at enforcing the U.N arms embargo on Libya, after Italy blocked a previous operation claiming that the warships attracted migrants. (Francois Lenoir, Pool Photo via AP)
EU launches new naval mission to police Libya arms embargoThe European Union is launching a new naval mission to help enforce the U.N. arms embargo on Libya
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE-In this Aug. 22, 2018 file photo people walk with their parasols under the intense sun in Tokyo. Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, on Tuesday chided Japan over its new plan to reduce greenhouse gas emission. Environmental campaigners say Tokyo's new proposal shows no real ambition to increase existing efforts. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Could do better: Japan gently chided by UN climate chiefThe top United Nations climate official has chided Japan over its new plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Europe's trade system with Iran finally makes first dealEuropean countries trying to keep Iran's nuclear deal with world powers alive said Tuesday that a system they set up to enable trade with Tehran has finally concluded its first transaction, facilitating the export of medical goods
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy wearing a face mask to protect against coronavirus looks on during an extraordinary parliamentary session in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, March 30, 2020. Ukraine has been under quarantine since March 12. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo)
Ukraine approves legislation in a bid for IMF aidUkraine's parliament has voted to lift the ban on the sale of farmland in a move that will allow the country to get $8 billion worth of aid from the International Monetary Fund
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Spanish Royal guard soldiers disinfect a hospital to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, March 29, 2020. Spain and Italy demanded more European help as they fight still-surging coronavirus infections amid the continent's worst crisis since World War II. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Europe's hospitals among the best but can't handle pandemicIncreasing numbers of European hospitals are buckling under the strain of treating tens of thousands of coronavirus patient
The Associated Press12 hours ago
In this March 26, 2020, photo, Serbian army soldiers patrol in Belgrade's main pedestrian street, in Serbia. Since declaring nationwide state of emergency Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has suspended parliament, giving him widespread powers such as closing borders and introducing a 12-hour curfew. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Dismantling democracy? Virus used as excuse to quell dissentIn ex-communist Eastern Europe and elsewhere, rulers are assuming more power while they introduce harsh measures they say are necessary to halt coronavirus spread
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Orthodox believers gather for Sunday's prayer in the Kazansky Cathedral in St.Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, March 29, 2020. The leader of the Russian Orthodox Church is calling on believers to stay away from churches during the coronavirus pandemic and to pray at home instead. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
Moscow goes into lockdown, rest of Russia braces for sameThe Russian capital has woken up to a lockdown obliging most people in the city of 13 million to stay home
The Associated Press1 day ago
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