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Sites worth exploring in the 11 cities hosting the Euro 2021 tournament

The EURO is considered the second-best international tournament after the World Cup.  The 2020 UEFA EURO tournament was postponed over the outbreak of Covid-19. New dates for the tournament are 11 Ju...
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Countries push for vaccine passports and what the UN recommends of them

Recommendations for the vaccine passport.  The United Nations’ World Tourism Organisation has issued a new set of recommendations outlining the top features of vaccine passports. The new suggestions...
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Deal reached on EU-wide COVID travel pass

EU countries have agreed on a deal to introduce EU-wide digital travel passes during the summer season. The certificate is intended to facilitate the free movement of people for work and tourism acr...
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Farmer accidentally extends the Belgian border

Belgium gets bigger after a farmer accidentally shifts border marking snipping into the French territory that has remained unchallenged for centuries. A Belgian farmer has stirred up attention to h...
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India variant in Europe: Should we be concerned?

Several countries across Europe have begun reporting cases of the India coronavirus strain, with others restricting travel to and from India altogether.  A “double mutant” of the coronavirus, first...
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Ursula von der Leyen describes Turkey chair snub as sexism

In what is now described as ‘sofagate’ EU’s von der Leyen expressed feeling “hurt and alone” over the three presidents and two chairs incident on April 6.  The European Commission’s first female pr...
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EU: Johnson & Johnson vaccine rollout resumes with labeled warning

On Tuesday US drugmaker Johnson & Johnson confirmed it will resume rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine across Europe after medical regulators across the region confirmed that the benefits of taking th...
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Greta Thunberg describes vaccine inequality among the high-income and poor countries as “unethical”

Renowned climate activist Greta Thunberg has called for equity in the distribution of the coronavirus vaccine. Greta Thunberg has called on vaccine developers and governments to “step up their game...
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Off-duty Italian Carabinieri discover statue stolen from Rome in Brussels

During an off-duty walk in Brussels, two Italian carabinieri noticed a suspicious statue in a store. The two officers work for the Carabinieri's archaeological division and came across the statue in...
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Belgium Police seize 28 tons of cocaine after accessing encrypted communications

Police in Belgium has seized 28 tons of cocaine worth 1.4 billion euros in street value after encrypting a phone network used by criminals. This is barely after six weeks after police made a recor...
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Coronavirus: Hungary’s rise in cases despite aggressive vaccine rollout

In the past 24 hours, 211 Covid-19 patients have lost their lives in Hungary. Meanwhile, 6,566 new cases were recorded as per the number tally on the official website. Active infections rose to 247,...
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WHO and EMA urge continued use of AstraZeneca shot despite concerns

The World Health Organization has reaffirmed the absence of any link between the COVID-19 vaccine and blood clotting in patients.  In a statement, the WHO pointed out no evidence of incidents caused b...
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EU debates Covid-19 vaccination certificates for travel

Debate ensues over the adoption of an EU-wide digital certificate and whether or not it might come out as discriminatory. Some European leaders are contemplating the development of digital vaccine...
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EU authorities make record cocaine bust in Germany and Belgium

  Over 23 metric tons of cocaine, with a street sale value in the billions of euros, has been seized by German and Belgium authorities. An international operation uncovered the find now dubbed as ‘...
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More women to make 'astronauts of the future' in ESA recruitment

Only two of the women astronauts have been European. The European Space Agency launched a recruitment drive focussed on improving diversity among its astronauts. Thus far, 495 of the 560 people who h...
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Heavy snowfall in Athens

Heavy snowfall in Athens, Greece means covid vaccinations suspended The unusual image of a whitewashed Acropolis of Athens delighted Athenians upon awakening.  Snow began to fall yesterday, during a...
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New variants of the coronavirus determine new travel restrictions in Europe

The Covid-19 epidemic is not slowing down in Europe, with new travel restrictions approved by a growing number of national governments, in order to stem the spread of new variants of the coronavirus....
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The European Union invests in airbag jeans

  The idea comes from the founder of Airbag Inside Sweden AB.  Brussels invested 150,000 euros in the hopes that it can save lives. The lower body suffers the most injuries in a motorcycle acciden...
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EU approves mealworms for human consumption

The European Food and Safety watchdog has approved the consumption of mealworms by humans. What was once mistaken for a fringe food should now find its way into the mainstream. Yellow mealworms make a...
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Rare Tintin painting stored in a drawer for 40 years sells for €3.2m

  Belgian cartoonist and Tintin creator Herge went on sale for a record €3.2m (£2.8m). The sale made a new international record as the highest-selling comic book art sold at an auction. Three bid...
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