Lockdowns, business rollbacks threatened amid surging virus

An alarming surge in coronavirus cases in Europe and the U.S. is wiping out months of progress against the scourge on two continents, prompting new business restrictions, raising the threat of another...

Germany, France gear up for new lockdowns as virus surges

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and France were bracing for new lockdowns Wednesday, as governments sought to stop the fast-rising tide of coronavirus cases that are beginning to fill European hospitals. ...

The Latest: UN: Over 2 million virus cases in just 1 week

LONDON — The World Health Organization said countries globally reported more than 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases last week — the shortest time ever for such an exponential increase since the pa...

Merkel seeks limited lockdown as German virus cases surge

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pressing for a partial lockdown as the number of newly recorded infections in the country hit another record high Wednesday. The Robe...

France Muhammad cartoon row: What you need to know

French President Emmanuel Macron has invoked the ire of Muslims worldwide after he pledged to fight "Islamist separatism" and defended the right to publish religious caricatures. The row ha...

Europe, U.S. watch case totals grow, debate new restrictions

CHICAGO (AP) — Confirmed coronavirus infections continued to soar Saturday in many parts of the U.S. and Europe. In some cases, so did anger over the restrictions governments put in place to try to st...

EU slaps sanctions on 2 Russians over Germany cyberattack

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday imposed sanctions on two Russian officials and part of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency over a cyberattack against the German parliament in 2015...

Putin says he allowed Alexei Navalny to be treated in Germany

Russian authorities could have legally prevented opposition leader Alexei Navalny from leaving the country while in a coma, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. However, Putin said he p...

Germany under pressure to take sides in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Germany has rejected calls by both Armenia and Azerbaijan to takes sides in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. "The German Government again calls on Armenia and Azerbaijan to respect the agreements r...

EU sanctions Russian officials over cyberattack on Germany's Bundestag

The European Union imposed sanctions on the head of Russia's military intelligence, Igor Kostyukov, and one other official on Thursday over a cyberattack that saw data stolen from Germany's pa...

Final debate could thrust foreign policy back into campaign

As Joe Biden hopscotched through Iowa and New Hampshire in late 2019, he also name-dropped his way across the globe. China's Xi Jinping. German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Vladimir Pu...

German health minister Jens Spahn tests positive for coronavirus

German Health Minister Jens Spahn has tested positive for the coronavirus, the health ministry said on Wednesday. The ministry said that Spahn had immediately gone into isolation and that so far he h...

European nations mixed in their response to virus spikes

Countries across Europe are battling coronavirus infection spikes with new lockdowns, curfews, face mask orders and virus tracking smart phone apps. In a small sign of success, Spai...

Virus cases increase in Bundesliga after international break

BERLIN (AP) — Players are returning to the Bundesliga from international duty, and they are bringing the coronavirus with them. Hoffenheim played Borussia Dortmund on Saturday withou...

Brexit: EU and UK urge compromise to save talks

Top EU and UK negotiators signaled Monday that the door was still open to a Brexit trade deal but urged for compromise during a day of meetings, days after talks broke down. Read more: 'Little ch...