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Austrian government proposes law to legalize assisted suicide

Austria's federal government has submitted a draft law to make assisted suicide for seriously ill adults legal, the federal chancellery said in a statement on Saturday.
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Actor Richard Gere summoned to testify against right-wing leader Matteo Salvini in Sicily migrant case

The leader of the Italy's right-leaning Lega party, Matteo Salvini, lashed out at the start of his trial for the alleged kidnapping of 147 migrants while he was interior minister.
Tags: Europe, News, Italy, Richard Gere, Sicily, Matteo Salvini


How the West made the most dangerous version of Putin

Over the past decade, Vladimir Putin's resurgent Russia has been a perpetual concern for many in the West.
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UK ‘will not cave in over role of European court in NI protocol’

Government sources say talks with EU ‘constructive’ but ‘we are still far apart on big issues’ The UK government has described talks with the EU over the Northern Ireland Brexit protocol as “constructive” but insisted it was not about to cave in on its demands that the role of the European court of justice be scrapped.Government sources dampened hopes of a breakthrough, saying the two sides were still “far apart on the big issues”. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Northern Ireland, Brexit, Trade Policy, Northern Ireland Brexit


Matteo Salvini objects to Richard Gere as witness in kidnap trial

Italy’s far-right former interior minister goes on trial for refusing to let Spanish rescue ship dock in SicilyThe Italian far-right leader, Matteo Salvini, has criticised the approval of a Hollywood star as a witness in his trial on kidnapping charges for blocking the arrival of a migrant rescue ship.As the trial began on Saturday, the Palermo judge Roberto Murgia said all witnesses submitted by the parties would be allowed to testify, including the actor Richard Gere, who went on board the NGO...
Tags: Europe, Hollywood, World news, Migration, Italy, Refugees, Richard Gere, Palermo, Matteo Salvini, Roberto Murgia


Record Covid fatalities as Russia prepares for nationwide curbs

Putin blames low vaccination rates, with 1,075 deaths recorded in a dayRussia reported a record 1,075 Covid deaths in 24 hours on Saturday as Europe’s hardest-hit country with dramatically low vaccination rates prepares for nationwide curbs from next week.Despite multiple pleas from President Vladimir Putin and the availability of the homegrown Sputnik V vaccine, only 36% of Russians are fully vaccinated. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Matteo Salvini goes on trial for kidnap over blocked migrant ship

Rightwing former interior minister of Italy on trial for refusing to let Spanish rescue ship dock in SicilyMatteo Salvini, Italy’s rightwing former interior minister, has gone on trial charged with kidnapping for refusing in 2019 to allow a Spanish migrant rescue ship to dock in Sicily.It is the first trial to go ahead against Salvini for his actions preventing migrant landings while he served as interior minister from 2018 to 2019 in an uneasy coalition between the populist 5-Star Movement and...
Tags: Europe, World news, Migration, Italy, Refugees, Sicily, Star Movement, Matteo Salvini, Salvini, SicilyMatteo Salvini Italy


A new Icelandic airline plans to launch flights to the US next spring - here's why the CEO thinks now is the right time

PLAY A321 PLAY Icelandic startup PLAY has received initial permission from the DOT to operate nonstop flights to the US. PLAY CEO Birgir Jónsson explained investor expectations in the long-term plan have pushed it to enter the US market. The airline plans to target New York, Boston, and Washington DC with a single-class, no-frills product. Iceland startup PLAY has gotten initial approval from the US Department of Transportation to operate flights to the US, and it hopes to welcome leisure...
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Austria: unvaccinated may face restrictions if Covid cases keep rising

Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg says those who have not had jab could be barred from hotels and restaurantsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUnvaccinated people in Austria could face new lockdown restrictions if coronavirus case numbers continue to rise, Austria’s chancellor has said.The news came after a Friday evening meeting between Alexander Schallenberg, the chancellor, and state-level leaders to discuss their response to rapidly increasing case numbers. Continue...
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Austrian chancellor says unvaccinated may face restrictions if Covid cases rise

Alexander Schallenberg warns entry to hotels and restaurants could be barred for those who haven’t received jabUnvaccinated people in Austria could face new lockdown restrictions if coronavirus case numbers continue to rise, Austria’s chancellor has said.The news came after a Friday evening meeting between Alexander Schallenberg, the chancellor, and state-level leaders to discuss their response to rapidly increasing case numbers. Continue reading...
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Explosion at Russian gunpowder workshop kills 17 -- report

A deadly explosion at an ammunition disposal plant in Russia's western Ryazan province on Friday killed at least 17 people, Russia's official news agency TASS reported.
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Luxembourg to become first country in Europe to legalize cannabis

Luxembourg is set to become the first European nation to legalize the growing and use of cannabis, the government announced in a statement on Friday.
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Violence over Italy's strict Covid pass has ignited a national debate about fascism

Down a narrow, winding street in central Rome, golden cobblestones shine out from the footpath in front of homes, etched with the words: "Deportata Auschwitz" ("deported to Auschwitz").
Tags: Europe, News, Rome, Italy, Deportata Auschwitz


Swedish rapper Einar shot dead at 19, stoking outrage over gang violence

One of Sweden's most popular rappers was shot dead in Stockholm late on Thursday, heightening outrage over gang-related violence that has afflicted the Nordic country in recent years.
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This might just look like grass, but it has the power to absorb a load of our carbon emissions

Forests have long been celebrated as the natural heroes in the fight against the climate crisis. But another answer to locking carbon dioxide safely away lies right beneath our feet.
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Israel labels six Palestinian civil society groups 'terrorist,' setting challenge for international donors

Israel's government has declared six Palestinian civil society groups supported by the international community as terrorist organizations, prompting dismay among human rights campaigners.
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Covid: Romania's health system torn apart by pandemic

Intensive care beds are full, patients wait outside and vaccination rates are among Europe's lowest.
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Trafficked to Europe for sex: A survivor’s escape story

Expecting to become a carer in Copenhagen, Jewel was forced into prostitution. But two chance meetings enabled her to escape.
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Trafficked to Europe for sex: A survivor’s story

Expecting to become a carer in Copenhagen, Jewel was forced into prostitution. But two chance meetings enabled her to escape.
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Analysis: Biden's looming European high-wire act

President Joe Biden heads to Europe next week for a series of high-stakes meetings and summits. Here's a primer on what to know:
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Biden's looming European high-wire act

President Joe Biden heads to Europe next week for a series of high-stakes meetings and summits. Here's a primer on what to know:
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New research reveals mysterious origins of domestic horses

The domestication of horses changed the course of human history, but scientists have tried for years to figure out when and where this crucial event happened. Now, evidence from a new study using DNA analysis suggests horses were first domesticated 4,200 years ago in the steppes of the Black Sea region, part of modern-day Russia, before spreading across Asia and Europe in the centuries that followed.
Tags: Asia, Europe, News, Russia, Stories, Black Sea


The moment domesticated horses changed the course of history is revealed

The domestication of horses changed the course of human history, but scientists have tried for years to figure out when and where this crucial event happened. Now, evidence from a new study using DNA analysis suggests horses were first domesticated 4,200 years ago in the steppes of the Black Sea region, part of modern-day Russia, before spreading across Asia and Europe in the centuries that followed.
Tags: Asia, Europe, News, Russia, Stories, Black Sea


Music Industry Moves: Dillon Francis Inks Deal With UTA; Jhene Aiko Signs With Warner Chappell

DJ-songwriter Dillon Francis has signed with UTA, the company announced Friday (Oct. 22). According to the announcement, UTA will handle his film, television, and alternative media pursuits as well as his international touring business in Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. Recently, Francis has been working on scripts for his animated series, “Gerald’s […]
Tags: Europe, News, Pandora, New Zealand, Francis, Bmg, Dillon Francis, Gerald, United Kingdom Australia, Warner Chappell Music Publishing, Reservoir Media, Jhene Aiko Signs With Warner Chappell


Covid live: AY.4.2 strain of Delta variant under investigation in UK; Pfizer says jab shows 91% efficacy in children

Offshoot of Delta designated a variant under investigation in UK; Pfizer says child-size doses effective at stopping infections in five- to 11-year-oldsAct early on rising UK cases or face harsher measures, experts warnUK vaccines watchdog ‘approves second jabs for 16 and 17-year-olds’CDC endorses boosters for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccinesZimbabwe’s older people: the pandemic’s silent victimsAustralia’s second-most populous city celebrates the end of lockdownSee all our coronavirus cove...
Tags: Europe, UK, Cdc, Russia, UK News, World news, Australia news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Delta, World Health Organization, Pfizer, Melbourne, Johnson Johnson, Moderna, Coronavirus


Ursula von der Leyen says EU will not fund ‘barbed wire and walls’

European Commission president commits to keeping up pressure on Lukashenko regime after migrant deathsThe EU will not fund “barbed wire or walls”, the European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has said, in defiance of calls from some governments to build protective defences against migrants seeking to enter the bloc.A number of EU leaders have voiced concerns in recent weeks over a rise in numbers of people seeking to cross the bloc’s borders, with eight having died at the Polish border...
Tags: Europe, Eu, European Union, World news, Migration, European Commission, Belarus, Lithuania, Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko, Ursula von der Leyen


A tiny country will become Europe's first to legalize cannabis

Luxembourg is set to become the first European nation to legalize the growing and use of cannabis, the government announced in a statement on Friday.
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Luxembourg to become first country in Europe to legalize cannabis

Luxembourg is set to become the first European nation to legalize the growing and use of cannabis, the government announced in a statement on Friday.
Tags: Europe, Cnn, Luxembourg


‘You are a monument’: EU leaders hail Angela Merkel at ‘final’ summit

Chancellor given paperweight as parting gift but she may not be done yet if German coalition talks falterAfter nearly 16 years and 107 EU summits, Angela Merkel, the outgoing chancellor of Germany, might have expected more from her fellow leaders than a glass paperweight and praise for being a “monument”.But at what was expected to be Merkel’s final meeting in Brussels, touching on issues ranging from energy prices to Poland’s laissez faire attitude to EU law, the former US president Barack Obam...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Germany, Angela Merkel, US, Barack Obama, Eu, European Union, World news, Poland, Merkel, Brussels


EU leaders give Merkel an ovation at final summit

Chancellor Merkel bows out from her role at the EU's helm, praised as Europe's "compass".
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