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Italy takes action against TikTok following girl's deathItaly’s data protection authority says it is imposing an immediate block on TikTok’s access to data for any user whose age has not been verified
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Ambulances queue at hospitals as virus surge slams PortugalAmbulances waiting to deliver COVID-19 patients are queueing outside hospital emergency departments as Portugal’s COVID-19 surge continues unabated
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Belgium bans leisure travel for a month to combat pandemicBelgium is banning all leisure travel abroad for its citizens as of next week and until March in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 and its virulent variants
The Associated Press6 hours ago
A woman wearing a face mask to curb the spread of coronavirus pushes a child in a buggy past the steps of St. Paul's Cathedral, in the City of London financial district of London, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, during England's third national lockdown since the coronavirus outbreak began. The U.K. is under an indefinite national lockdown to curb the spread of the new variant, with nonessential shops, gyms and hairdressers closed, most people working from home and schools largely offering remote learning. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
UK chief scientist says new virus variant may be more deadlyThe British government's chief scientific adviser says there is some evidence that a new variant of the coronavirus first identified in southeast England carries a higher risk of death than the original strain
The Associated Press6 hours ago
YouTube bans German channel that spread virus misinformationGoogle says it has banned a prominent German user of its YouTube video platform who had repeatedly posted false claims about the coronavirus outbreak
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Youths stand in a queue outside a clothes shop as police patrol on Ermou Street, Athens' main shopping area, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Greece's government has extended nationwide lockdown measures indefinitely but retail stores and malls reopened Monday with strict entrance limits. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Greece to reopen high schools but stay in lockdownAuthorities in Greece say high schools will reopen on Feb. 1 for the first time since mid-November, but that nationwide lockdown measures will remain in effect
The Associated Press7 hours ago
DCI Daniel Stoten gives a statement outside the Old Bailey, where those involved were sentenced for their part in a people-smuggling plot that ended in the deaths of 39 migrants, in London, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Four people-smugglers convicted of killing 39 people from Vietnam who died in the back of a container truck as it was shipped to England have been sentenced to between 13 and 27 years in prison. The victims, aged between 15 and 44, were found in October 2019 inside a refrigerated container that had traveled by ferry from Belgium to the eastern England port of Purfleet. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
People smugglers jailed in UK for deaths of 39 in containerFour people-smugglers convicted of killing 39 people from Vietnam who died in the back of a container truck as it was shipped to England have been sentenced to between 13 and 27 years in prison
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, June 22, 2018, protesters demonstrate while blocking the street outside the Justice Ministry in Madrid, Spain.  The first comprehensive internal inquiry on sex abuse allegations by a religious order in Spain has identified 81 children and 37 adult victims by 96 Jesuits since the late 1920s, in a report released Friday Jan. 22, 2021, but associations of victims say it falls short of identifying perpetrators or those who covered up the abuses. (AP Photo/Paul White, FILE)
In a first for Spain, Jesuits admit to decades of sex abuseThe first comprehensive internal inquiry on sex abuse allegations by a religious order in Spain has identified 81 children and 37 adult victims of 96 Jesuits since the late 1920s
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Lawyers Camille Haab, left, and Marc Bonnant, right, lawyer for Israeli businessman and diamond magnate Beny Steinmetz, at center, leaving the courthouse in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday Jan. 22, 2021.  Mining tycoon Steinmetz has been sentenced to five years in jail and fined dollars 56.5m after being found guilty of bribery, Friday. Steinmetz said he would appeal against the judgment. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
Israeli diamond tycoon convicted in Swiss corruption trialA Geneva court convicted Israeli diamond magnate Beny Steinmetz on charges of corruption of foreign officials and forging documents, in a trial centering on a bid to reap lavish iron ore resources in Guinea
The Associated Press8 hours ago
File---File picture taken Jan.16, 2021 shows the new party leader Armin Laschet sitting on the podium at the digital federal party conference of the CDU.  Laschet was elected last weekend as the new leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right Christian Democratic Union, in an online vote that required formal confirmation by postal ballot.(Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP,file)
Ballot count confirms Laschet as leader of Merkel's party Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right party says that the governor of Germany’s most populous state has been confirmed as its new leader
The Associated Press8 hours ago
A couple wearing face masks against the spread of Coronavirus walk in a market in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Although health authorities believe that the surge of coronavirus infections is waning, the rate of contagion has shot to over three times the extreme risk level, dangerously straining the health system. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Spain's jab rollout dogged by delays, elitist queue-jumpersPublic outrage is growing in Spain as cases of politicians and well-connected opportunists jumping the queue in the national coronavirus vaccination campaign come to light, even as delivery delays have forced some regions to stop new inoculations
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Wind turbines are seen on a dike near Urk, Netherlands, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. A group of scientists, including five Nobel laureates, called Friday for more action to adapt the world to the effects of climate change, drawing comparisons with the faltering response to the coronavirus crisis, ahead of a major online conference on climate adaptation starting Monday and hosted by the Netherlands. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Group urges climate adaptation funding in pandemic recovery An organization that promotes efforts to adapt the environment to cope with the effects of climate change is calling on governments and financers around the globe to include funding for adaptation projects in their COVID-19 recovery spending
The Associated Press10 hours ago
The Yesodey Hatorah Secondary Girls School is seen in Stamford Hill, north London, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Police in London said that they broke up a wedding attended by 400 people despite a nationwide lockdown that bars households from mixing. The venue was a Yesodey Hatorah Senior Girls’ School, a state-funded Orthodox Jewish high school whose principal died from the coronavirus last year. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)
UK police break up lockdown-flouting wedding with 150 guestsPolice in London say they have broken up a wedding attended by 150 people despite a nationwide lockdown that bars households from mixing
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Lyubov Sobol, a lawyer for Navalny's Fund for Fighting Corruption speaks to the media at a police station in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Police on Thursday took into custody two top associates of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny ahead of planned protests against his detention. His spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh was detained by police at her residence several hours after Lyubov Sobol, a lawyer for Navalny's Fund for Fighting Corruption, was detained. (AP Photo/Denis Kaminev)
In Russia, effort underway to curb upcoming Navalny protestsAuthorities in Russia have taken elaborate measures to curb protests against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, planned by his supporters for Saturday
The Associated Press11 hours ago
In this photo provided by Turkey's Health Ministry, a vaccination team member administers a dose of the CoronaVac vaccine, produced by China's Sinovac Biotech Ltd., to Sati Kayiran, 88, in Ayas, in Ankara province, Turkey, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Turkey on Thursday expanded its COVID-19 inoculation campaign to include people aged 85 and older. (Turkish Health Ministry via AP)
Turkey's Erdogan says extra 10M doses of Chinese vaccine dueTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says a further 10 million doses of the Chinese CoronaVac vaccine could arrive in Turkey by this weekend
The Associated Press12 hours ago
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