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Municipal workers remove their protective gear after collecting presidential election ballots from an elderly care home in Montijo, south of Lisbon, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. For 48 hours from Tuesday, local council crews are collecting the votes from people in home quarantine and from residents of elderly care homes ahead of Sunday's presidential election. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
Polling booths go to voters in Portugal's pandemic electionLocal councils in Portugal are sending out teams to gather votes from people in home quarantine and from residents of elderly care homes ahead of a presidential election being held amid the COVID-19 pandemic
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File---File picture taken Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and United States' Vice President Joe Biden briefing the media prior to a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany.  Building in the background is the Reichstag, that hosts the German parliament. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber,file)
Survey: Major European allies optimistic about Biden adminA new survey suggests that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will assume office amid a surge in optimism among major European allies, and at home, about the future of trans-Atlantic relations and American foreign policy in general
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Teeter-totters at U.S.-Mexico border win UK design prizeA collection of teeter-totters that briefly allowed children on both sides of the US-Mexico border wall to play together has won a prize from London’s Design Museum
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Polish clinic wants to care for man in life-support disputeA specialist clinic in Poland says it is ready to admit and treat a Pole who is at the center of a life-support dispute in Britain
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Swiss gov't urges rejection of ban on full-face coveringsSwitzerland’s executive branch is urging voters to reject in an upcoming referendum a proposal that would ban full-face coverings like Muslim niqabs and burqas and ski masks worn by some protesters
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European Commissioner in charge of Health Stella Kyriakides arrives to he main chamber during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (John Thys, Pool Photo via AP)
EU commission urges member states to speed up vaccinationThe European Union is urging member states to speed up the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations to ensure that at least 80% of the people most vulnerable to the virus, those over age 80, are vaccinated by March this year
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Tugboats get into position on the Russian pipe-laying vessel "Fortuna" in the port of Wismar, Germany, Thursday, Jan 14, 2021. The special vessel is being used for construction work on the German-Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea. ( Jens Buettner/dpa via AP)
Russia: Gas pipeline to Germany at risk after US sanctionsRussian state gas company Gazprom has acknowledged there is a risk that its undersea pipeline to Germany could be suspended or canceled after the U.S. on Tuesday imposing sanctions on a Russian ship involved in its construction
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UK lawmakers debate 'genocide' clause to China trade dealsLawmakers in Britain are set to vote on a proposal aimed at preventing the U.K. from making trade deals with any country deemed by the British High Court to be committing genocide
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Dutch govt to beef up lockdown amid fears about new variantsThe Dutch government says it needs to beef up lockdown measures “as soon as possible” to rein in the spread of the coronavirus amid fears about more transmissible variants
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12 Kosovo officials acquitted of paying phony war veteransA court in Kosovo has acquitted a dozen former government officials of misusing public money in benefits payments to people who had not fought during the 1998-1999 war
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German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, left, and German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, right, talk as they arrive for a meeting of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. One topic of the meeting are the current developments of the new coronavirus pandemic in Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Germany's 2020 borrowing comes in well short of forecastGermany's Finance Ministry says the country borrowed 130.5 billion euros ($157.5 billion) last year as it loosened budget rules to help finance pandemic-related rescue and stimulus packages
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Migrants scale border fences to enter Spanish enclave More than 80 migrants have managed to scale the double frontier fence to enter Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco
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Striking workers gather outside the French pharmaceutical company Sanofi headquarters in Marcy l'Etoile, central France, Tuesday, Jan.19, 2021. Employees of pharmaceutical company Sanofi stage a protest against planned redundancies that they say could slow the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic . Sanofi had been developing Covid vaccines but will not be ready to roll out until late 2021. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
Unions strike over job cuts at French vaccine maker SanofiUnions at French drug maker Sanofi held a one-day strike at the lab where it is developing a COVID-19 vaccine
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Russian police officers guard an entrance of Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. A judge has ordered that opposition leader Alexei Navalny be held in custody for 30 days, his spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh said on Twitter. The ruling Monday concluded an hours-long court hearing set up at a police precinct where the politician has been held since his arrest at a Moscow airport Sunday. The St. Basil's Cathedral, left, and Vladimir Lenin Mausoleum are seen on the background. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Kremlin brushes aside Western calls to release NavalnyThe Kremlin has brushed aside calls from the West to release opposition leader Alexei Navalny
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Migrants warm their hands above a fire at the Lipa camp, outside Bihac, Bosnia, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Aid workers say migrants staying at a camp in northwestern Bosnia have complained or respiratory and skin diseases after spending days in make-shift tents and containers amid freezing weather and snow blizzards. Most of the hundreds of migrants at the Lipa facility near Bosnia's border with Croatia on Monday have been accommodated in heated military tents following days of uncertainty after a fire gutted most of the camp on Dec. 23. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)
EU lashes Bosnia for failing to properly care for migrantsThe European Union’s top migration official is criticizing Bosnian authorities for failing to properly care for hundreds of migrants living in sub-zero temperatures on its territory
The Associated Press6 hours ago
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