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Tears in the relationship between Trump and Europe are becoming a chasm

Earlier this week, the European Union declined to add the United States to its “safe country” list, which means that American travelers will not be welcome in the block for the foreseeable future due to the dizzying US coronavirus infection numbers. It is controversial that China – the country from which the virus comes – is on the list subject …

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The effects of COVID-19 are documented by satellite imagery in a new initiative from NASA, Japan and Europe

COVID-19 is not only a public health crisis, it also has a dramatic impact on the environment and the economy. Three space agencies – NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) – are using a new dashboard to show how the novel corona virus has changed the world ecologically and economically Thursday. The COVID-19 …

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Subterranean ocean on Jupiter’s moon Europe classified as potentially “habitable”

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists have discovered how the subterranean ocean formed on Jupiter’s moon Europe and found that this vast expanse of water may have supported microbial life in the past. Europe, with an ocean hidden under a thick ice sheet, has long been considered a potential habitat for extraterrestrial life in our solar system alongside other …

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Europe said the U.S.’s influence had waned under Trump. Then protests against Black Lives Matter shook the continent.

Nowhere outside of the United States has the Black Lives Matter movement enforced a stronger settlement than in Europe, where ever more diverse societies have often done little to deal with their colonial legacy and today’s discrimination. Demonstrators have taken to the streets in Rome, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Madrid, Lisbon and cities across the UK to show solidarity with …

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Europe is launching contact tracking apps with hope and concern

ROME – When three people in the northern Italian region of Liguria tested positive for the coronavirus last week, they gave their doctors permission to enter anonymous codes into a national server that were generated by a new contact tracking app on their phones. Moments later, the phones of people who had also voluntarily downloaded and contacted the app buzzed …

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Vacationers and cigarette runs: Europe is starting to open its borders again

BRUSSELS / MADRID (Reuters) – European countries eased border controls on Monday as coronavirus cases declined after a three-month ban. The Germans fled to holiday destinations and the French flocked to Belgium to buy cheap cigarettes. A passenger with a face mask walks past thermal cameras at Zaventem International Airport while Belgium relaxes restrictions on curbing the spread of the …

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AstraZeneca agrees to deliver 400 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Europe

ROME (Reuters) – AstraZeneca Plc signed a contract with European governments on Saturday to supply the region with the potential coronavirus vaccine. This is the UK pharmaceutical manufacturer’s latest deal to commit to fighting the pandemic. FILE PHOTO: This illustration from April 10, 2020 shows small bottles with the label “Vaccine COVID-19” and a medical syringe. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic …

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Protests by George Floyd also inspire new policing controls in Europe

PARIS – The murder of George Floyd has resonated in Europe and has drawn thousands of demonstrators onto the streets of cities like Paris, London and Berlin. Statues of colonizers and slave traders were torn down or made unrecognizable. The message was solidarity with protesters in the United States – but also a call to deal with racism at home. …

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Cases are increasing in Eastern Europe; Gottlieb warns of a “low spread” in summer

Health officials warn that mass gatherings across the country could further spread the coronavirus, as much of the economy gets going again. The protests sparked by the police after the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed black man in Minneapolis, lasted a seventh night with night clashes between law enforcement and demonstrators. The World Health Organization, which has been criticized …

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