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Gunman opens fire on bus in Kosovo, killing 3, wounding 1

An unidentified gunman opened fire on a bus carrying teenagers in western Kosovo Friday, killing three people and injuring another, police and media reports...

Two people killed by falling trees as Storm Arwen batters UK

Two men were killed by falling trees as Storm Arwen lashes the northern parts of the UK, bringing gusts of wind reaching up to...

Germany reports first suspected case of Omicron COVID-19 variant

A first suspected case of the new Omicron variant has been detected in Germany in a person recently returned from South Africa.Kai Klose, social...

COVID in Europe: Netherlands closes all non-essential businesses at 5pm

COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in various parts of Europe as the cold weather has affected the spread of the virus.Countries on...

Omicron: New COVID variant pushes EU countries to restrict air travel from southern Africa

Concerns over the new COVID-19 variant Omicron that was detected in South Africa have prompted fresh travel restrictions.The European Commission has recommended suspending air...

EU to support targeted patent waiver on COVID vaccines, say sources

A deal to allow developing countries to produce COVID-19 vaccines -- without an agreement from the holder of the patent -- could be reached...

Hungary silently rejoins the EU’s joint vaccine pool

Hungary has opted back into the EU's third vaccine purchase agreement with Pfizer/BioNTech, the European Commission has told Euronews.The move comes as a surprise,...

Europe’s week: Fresh COVID wave and possible vaccine patent waiver

Across the continent, infections have once again broken records as a fresh wave of COVID hits Europe.Governments have imposed tough new measures that remind...

French fishermen block three ports and Channel Tunnel over post-Brexit licences row

French fishermen started blocking access to ports on Friday amid a row over post-Brexit fishing licences.The blockade began at the port of Saint-Malo in...

COVID vaccines saved nearly half a million lives in Europe, WHO and ECDC say

At least 470,000 people aged 60 and over have been directly saved by the vaccines since the start of their rollout, data from 33...

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