Gas explosion rips through Madrid building, killing 4

By ARITZ PARRA and MANU FERNÁNDEZ, MADRID (AP):- A powerful gas explosion tore through a residential building in central Madrid

UK coronavirus strain detected in at least 60 countries: WHO

LONDON:- (AFP):- The UK coronavirus strain has been detected in at least 60 countries, the World Health Organization said Wednesday,

Choked-up Milan takes smoking ban outside

MILAN, (AFP):- "It's about time they passed this law. We're fed up with this smoke!" declared Massimo Gabbiadini, a shopkeeper

UK sees record deaths as virus variants deepen global concern

LONDON, (AFP):- The world received more frightening reminders of the pandemic's worsening danger Tuesday as Britain's daily death toll reached

France, UK boost vaccine campaigns, Britain shuts travel corridors

PARIS, (AFP):- France and Britain on Monday joined a growing list of nations starting mass vaccinations for all elderly citizens

Europe seeks to ease vaccine concerns as virus curbs intensify

PARIS, (AFP):- Officials sought to ease concerns in Europe on Sunday about deliveries of coronavirus vaccines as nations across the

UK mulls enforced hotel quarantine for all travellers

LONDON, (AFP):- Britain's government said on Sunday it is looking at requiring all incoming travellers to isolate in hotels, expanding

Merkel’s party picks her ally as next leader

BERLIN, (AFP):- Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative CDU party picked her ally Armin Laschet as its next leader on Saturday, in

Spain rejects virus confinement as most of Europe stays home

By ARITZ PARRA, MADRID (AP):- While most of Europe kicked off 2021 with earlier curfews or stay-at-home orders, authorities in

Big freeze complicates snow-clearing efforts in Spain

MADRID, (AFP):- Extremely low temperatures, in some areas reaching record-breaking levels, swept central and eastern Spain on Tuesday, with the

‘The most dangerous time’: UK sees toughest virus threat yet

By DANICA KIRKA, LONDON (AP):- The U.K. opened seven mass vaccination centers Monday as it moved into the most perilous

German virus deaths top 40,000 as Merkel warns of ‘hardest…

BERLIN, (AFP):- The total number of Germany's coronavirus deaths crossed 40,000 on Sunday, as Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that the

Pope, Queen Elizabeth join vaccine drive as UK tops 3…

ROME, (AFP):- Pope Francis and Britain's Queen Elizabeth on Saturday became the latest high-profile figures to join the global vaccination

EU doubles BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine order to 600 mn jabs

BRUSSELS, (AFP):- The EU has struck a deal to double its supply of the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19 to a

Covid deaths at record high as EU approves second vaccine

THE HAGUE, (AFP):- The European Union's medicines watchdog on Wednesday approved a second coronavirus vaccine, in a relief to struggling

Pandemic haunts new year as virus growth outpaces vaccines

By DANICA KIRKA and ANGELA CHARLTON, LONDON (AP):- Despite growing vaccine access, January is looking grim around the globe as

UK’s Johnson to outline new restrictions to slow COVID-19

By DANICA KIRKA, LONDON (AP):- Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to outline tougher restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19

UK court rejects Assange’s extradition to US

LONDON, (AFP):- A British judge on Monday blocked WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition to the United States to face espionage

UK’s Johnson warns of more lockdown measures as virus soars

By PAN PYLAS, LONDON (AP):- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Sunday that more onerous lockdown restrictions in England are

France’s giant curfew-busting party is over after two nights

PARIS (AP):- A French prosecutor said police detained seven people Saturday, including two alleged organizers, after a New Year’s Eve