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The European Union says vaccine makers must honor their delivery commitments to the bloc. Anger has grown over the EU's slow vaccination rollout and it has threatened to impose strict export controls on vaccine shots.

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has resigned after a key coalition ally pulled his party’s support over Conte’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, setting the stage for consultations this week to determine if he can form a third government.

UK ponders making some travelers from abroad quarantine in hotels at their own expense to stop importing virus variants. Some Asian nations have embraced the idea but it's relatively new for Europe.

The Vatican has cleared retired U.S. Bishop Joseph Hart of multiple allegations of sexual abuse, rejecting a half-dozen claims and instead slapping him on the wrist for what it called “flagrant" imprudent behavior.

“They won't get away with it." The Dutch justice minister says that people arrested amid three nights of rioting sparked by the coronavirus curfew in the Netherlands will face swift prosecution.

“Sick of Zoom!” University students and schoolteachers marched together in protests or went on strike across France to demand more government support amid the pandemic.

VIDEO: The failure by Balkan nations to properly handle their plastic waste is on full display at a dam in Serbia, where bulldozers are dragging out tons of garbage swept downstream by swollen rivers. Full story:

A senior Russian diplomat says that Moscow and Washington are making quick progress to negotiate an extension of their last remaining nuclear arms control treaty.

For nine months, Gordon Bonner has been in the “hinterlands of despair and desolation” after losing his wife of 63 years to the coronavirus pandemic that has now taken the lives of more than 100,000 people in the United Kingdom.


A WHALE OF A CATCH: A metro train blasts through its stop near the Dutch city of Rotterdam but is saved by the fluke of a giant whale sculpture.

Five alleged Russian hackers have been arrested in Europe in American-led operations over the past nine months

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Pope Francis and the Vatican have strongly backed the protests against racism and police brutality, a move that reminds Catholic American voters there are other issues besides abortion ahead of the U.S. presidential election.

On D-Day, Tom Rice parachuted into a hail of gunfire. For the 75th anniversary, the now 97-year-old jumped into Normandy again, and loved it. #DDay75  @johnleicester  reports.

Paris hit by worst riot in a decade during protest over rising taxes. Stores looted, cars burned, Arc de Triomphe sprayed with graffiti.

A heat wave is hitting Greenland, accelerating the melting of its massive ice sheet. More than 10 billion tons of ice lost to the oceans by surface melt in just one day.

Thousands of people in France protested a proposed law that would restrict the filming of police officers. Officers used teargas to disperse small groups of rowdy protesters who set fire to France's central bank and threw paving stones.

BREAKING: The opposition candidate in Belarus' presidential election has fled to Lithuania as she disputes the results of the vote and authorities crack down on protesters.