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French vaccine rollout slowed by focus on elderly, red tape

PARIS (AP) — The few hours it took to give the first coronavirus vaccine shots to 14 residents of the John XXIII nursing home — named after a pope and not far from the birthplace in eastern France of ...

Spain’s King demands model behavior amid father's scandal

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish King Felipe VI used his traditional Christmas Eve speech to make a renewed call for Spain's leaders to demonstrate exemplary behavior, a message he delivered Thursday n...

Tensions in packed migrant shelter on Spain´s Canary Islands

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Overwhelmed authorities on the Canary Islands are asking Spain’s government for help amid rising tensions between migrants and police at a crowded, makeshift tent camp for a st...

With isolation, abuse activists fear an 'explosive cocktail'

“Safer at Home.” It's a slogan of choice for the mandatory confinement measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus. But it's not true for everyone. As the world's familie...

Italy sees virus cases rise 45% in a day; deaths up to 11

ROME (AP) — Italy reported a 45% one-day increase in people infected with the coronavirus as other countries in Europe recorded their first cases Tuesday, producing evidence that travelers are carryin...

Unknowns of the new virus make global quarantines a struggle

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Health authorities are scrambling to halt the spread of a new virus that has killed hundreds in China. But with important details about the illness and how it spreads still u...

Business as usual? How Europe's royals mix work and duties

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — As the British royal family wrestles with the future roles of Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, it could look to Europe for examples of how princes and princesses have t...

Spain: Just two votes may end protracted political stalemate

MADRID (AP) — Spanish lawmakers are due to vote Tuesday on whether to endorse the formation of a Socialist-led coalition government, ending almost a year of political limbo for the eurozone’s fourth...

Spanish court says wanted Venezuelan spy still missing

MADRID (AP) — An official says Spain’s National Court has confirmed that a former Venezuelan spymaster accused of attempting to "flood" the United States with drugs remains missing since an order for ...

Legal opinion: EU lawmakers should decide on Catalan leader

BRUSSELS (AP) — A legal adviser at the EU's highest court said on Tuesday it should be down to the European Parliament, and not to Spain, to decide whether a jailed Catalan leader can serve as a Europ...

Spain goes to the polls with far-right tipped to make gains

MADRID (AP) — Spaniards were voting Sunday in the country*s fourth election in as many years with Catalonia*s secession drive and the predicted rise of a far-right party dominating the campaign. ...

Spanish court convicts Catalan leaders for secession attempt

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Supreme Court on Monday convicted 12 former Catalan politicians and activists for their roles in a secession bid in 2017, a ruling likely to inflame independence supporters in th...

Spain rejects extraditing Venezuela's ex-spymaster to US

MADRID (AP) — Spain's National Court has rejected the extradition to the United States of a former Venezuelan military spy chief accused of drug smuggling and other charges. A court ...

Europe's rise in temporary work contracts puts lives on hold

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Europe's economic recovery is in full swing, and in countries like Portugal the unemployment rate is falling steeply from record highs reached during the recent financial crisi...

Fugitive Catalan chief seeks parliament protection for vote

MADRID (AP) — Catalonia's fugitive ex-president, Carles Puigdemont, asked the region's parliament on Monday to guarantee his right to attend a session this week in which he hopes to be re-elected gove...