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Europe's vaccine rollout 'unacceptably slow,' WHO warns, amid 'worrying' surge
The rollout of vaccines in Europe is "unacceptably slow," the World Health Organization said Wednesday, delivering a damning evaluation on the region's Covid response, amid a "worrying" surge in infections.
Alexey Navalny announces he is going on hunger strike
Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny says he is going on a hunger strike to protest against prison officials' refusal to grant him access to proper medical care, in a post shared by his team on his official Instagram page on Wednesday.
France's Macron announces stricter national Covid-19 measures as hospitalizations soar
French President Emmanuel Macron announced further national coronavirus restrictions Wednesday, saying the country must take a "new direction" in its approach to fighting Covid-19 or risk "losing control" over the virus' spread.
Italy expels two Russian officials over espionage case
Italy is expelling two Russian officials in connection with an espionage case, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said Wednesday on his Facebook page.
Swiss female soldiers can finally stop wearing men's underwear
For the first time ever, the Swiss army is going to give its female recruits women's underwear, as the force looks to increase to increase the number of women in its ranks.
Russia registers world's first Covid-19 vaccine for animals
As governments across the globe scramble to secure Covid-19 vaccine doses for humans, Russia has registered the world's first coronavirus vaccine for animals, state media outlet TASS reported Wednesday.
Suspected mafia fugitive arrested after police saw his YouTube cooking videos
An alleged Mafia fugitive who had been on the run since 2014 was arrested by police in the Dominican Republic thanks to his hobby as a YouTube chef.
London records zero Covid-19 daily deaths for first time in six months as cases soar elsewhere in Europe
There have been no coronavirus deaths recorded in London for the first time in over six months, official data indicates.
These children escaped Xinjiang, but their parents are in China and cut off from the world
At a boarding school in Istanbul, Uyghur kids who escaped China are waiting to hear news of their parents
Doctors warn Paris ICUs could be overwhelmed by Covid-19 surge
Dozens of doctors from the Paris public hospital group (AP-HP) warned on Sunday they were preparing to have to triage patients in the next two weeks, amid fears of surging Covid-19 cases in the French capital.
Russian socialite TV host under fire for interview with serial rapist
A Russian socialite and TV personality is under fire for interviewing a convicted rapist following his release from prison.
Iron Age warriors were buried with luxury feather bedding
Iron age warriors were laid to rest in an ancient burial ground complete with feather-stuffed bedding from an array of birds, new research has shown.
The pandemic is stirring deep resentments in Europe. They may not be quick to heal
Europe's had a torrid time since the start of the pandemic. For a continent whose prosperity relies on political cooperation, seamless supply chains and the uncomplicated crossing of borders, a crisis that pits nation against nation and demands limited movement is a challenge.
Alexey Navalny is suffering 'torture by sleep deprivation' and severe pain, lawyers say
Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny has submitted two applications to Russian prison officials through his lawyers requesting access to a doctor of his choice and to ask authorities to stop alleged "torture by sleep deprivation," his legal team said.
EU proposes vaccine controls as 'raid' in Italy uncovers millions of AstraZeneca doses
The European Union proposed tighter controls on the export of Covid-19 vaccine doses on Wednesday, marking the latest spat between the bloc and the British-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca.
2008 Georgia Russia Conflict Fast Facts
Read Fast Facts from CNN about the 2008 military conflict between Russia and Georgia.
Prince Andrew 'appalled' by Jeffrey Epstein sex abuse allegations
Britain's Prince Andrew has said he is "appalled" by the sex abuse claims against his former associate Jeffrey Epstein. The statement came after footage emerged over the weekend which claimed to show the royal inside Epstein's home in 2010.
Russia's Putin denies increased radiation levels following deadly blast
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that there's no risk of increased radiation levels following a deadly blast at a military site in Northern Russia earlier this month that killed at least five people.
Disgruntled diner kills waiter over sandwich delay
A customer shot a waiter to death at a pizzeria in the Paris suburbs after being made to wait too long for a sandwich, witnesses say.
27 unaccompanied minors will be allowed to get off a migrant ship in Italy after far-right Salvini loosens his ban
The 27 unaccompanied minors on board the Open Arms, a humanitarian ship carrying 147 rescued migrants, will be allowed to disembark in Italy, after a bitter standoff between Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.
What a mysterious explosion tells us about Russia's 'doomsday weapon'
An explosion. An abruptly-canceled evacuation. Five dead nuclear experts. And a few traces of radioactive iodine in Norway. These are the fingerprints of what appears to have been Russia's latest failed bid to test its so-called 'Skyfall' missile.
Welsh town to install anti-sex toilets that spray users with water
A Welsh seaside town plans to install public toilets with measures to prevent people having sex inside, including a squealing alarm, the doors shooting open, and a chilly spray of water.
Norway detects radioactive iodine days after explosion in Russia
The Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority on Thursday said "tiny amounts of radioactive iodine" had been detected at an air-filter station, one week after a mystery-shrouded explosion at a Russian military test range.
Russian riot officer filmed punching woman at Moscow election protest
A widely-condemned video that shows a Russian riot police officer punching a woman in the stomach on the day of a sanctioned protest for free elections will be investigated by authorities, state-run media in the country has reported.
Italian court allows migrant ship to dock. But Salvini says he will 'deny the landing.'
An Italian court ruled Wednesday that a ship carrying 147 rescued migrants should be allowed to dock in Italy -- in defiance of a ban by Italy's far right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.
Russian officials cancel village evacuation after suspected missile accident
Russian authorities have called off the evacuation of a village in northern Russia near the site of a suspected failed missile test, Russian state news agency TASS reported on Tuesday. The incident last week killed at least five nuclear specialists and caused radiation levels to spike.
'Accidents happen,' says Kremlin as it breaks silence on suspected nuclear missile explosion
The Kremlin broke its silence Tuesday on the apparent explosion of a nuclear-powered cruise missile during a test, saying that accidents "happen" but that Russia remained "far ahead" in the development of advanced weaponry.
The nuclear mystery in Russia's Far North
An official state of mourning has been declared in the Russian city of Sarov. Last Thursday, five nuclear specialists employed by Rosatom, Russia's state atomic energy corporation, were killed in a blast at a military test site in northern Russia, not far from the port of Severodvinsk.
Suspected mosque shooter arrives in court with two black eyes
The man accused of opening fire in a Norwegian mosque over the weekend appeared in court on Monday with two black eyes and wounds to his face and neck.
Suspect in Oslo mosque shooting expressed right-wing sympathies, say police
The man suspected of opening fire at a mosque near the Norwegian capital of Oslo on Saturday has expressed right-wing sympathies online, the police said in a news conference Sunday.