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Death toll rises to 170 in Germany and Belgium floods

The death toll in devastating flooding in western Germany and Belgium rose to at least 170 on Saturday after burst rivers and flash floods this week collapsed houses and ripped up roads and power lines, Reuters reports. Some 143 people …

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UEFA EURO 2020: Belgium beats Denmark 2-1

Number one ranked team Belgium came back from behind to seal a 2-1 win against Denmark at the European Championships. Yussuf Poulsen gave Denmark a dream start before Kevin De Bruyne came in after half-time and changed the game in …

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Georgian PM leaves for Brussels

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, along with the EU ambassador to Georgia and three ministers have left for Brussels today to attend the sixth meeting of the EU-Georgia Association Council.  The meeting will concern …

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Europe introduces lockdown on Christmas

Italy has ordered a nationwide lockdown over much of the Christmas and New Year period in an effort to combat a rise in coronavirus cases, BBC writes in the article Covid: Italy latest European country to order Christmas lockdown. The country will be under "red-zone" restrictions over the public holidays, with non-essential shops, restaurants and bars closed, and Italians only allowed to travel for work, health and emergency reasons. Limited home visits will be allowed

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Europe on lockdown

Countries across the continent weighing-up strong restrictions to stem rising infections. Analysis by the British government’s advisers found the second wave of Covid-19 may cost more lives than the first, The Week writes in the article  Where in Europe is heading for a second lockdown - and will the UK follow? 

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Pentagon to shift US troops from Germany to Belgium, Italy

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper outlined plans on Wednesday (29 July) to take thousands of US troops out of Germany by shifting some of the forces to Italy and Belgium, ending weeks of uncertainty over US troop withdrawal strategy in Europe, …

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Europe braces for second COVID-19 wave

Europe is bracing for a second wave of coronavirus as continuing outbreaks raise the prospect of reimposed restrictions at a time when millions of people are travelling across the continent for their summer holidays, The Guardian writes. …

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Llama antibodies could help in fight against Covid-19

A group of researchers has identified a potential effective COVID-19 treatment, developed from antibodies found in a llama. The research was conducted by scientists at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin, the National Institutes of Health …

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Turkey condemns Belgium for failing to try PKK suspects

Turkeys' Foreign Ministry has criticized the Belgian Federal Prosecutor's Office's decision to ratify a ruling by the Belgian Chamber of Indictments to prevent an investigation into 36 terrorist PKK-linked suspects for disregarding …

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Belgian ex-King admits fathering child after DNA test

Former Belgian King Albert II has admitted he is the father of a woman born from an affair, after he was forced to give a DNA test which came back positive. He had been fighting the paternity claim by Belgian artist Delphine …

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