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Swiss slopes buzz as those of neighbors sit idle in pandemic

GENEVA (AP) — Two weeks after beating COVID-19, Thierry Salamin huffs as his ski boots crunch through Swiss snow near the Matterhorn peak, readying for a downhill run with his mood as bright as his bl...

Pandemic proposal to shut down ski resorts divides EU

The summit of the Matterhorn towers majestically above the Swiss alpine village of Zermatt, located at Europe's highest ski resort, in the Swiss canton of Valais. Winter sports enthusiasts from ac...

Hungary, Poland vow to veto EU COVID recovery fund mechanism

The leaders of Hungary and Poland vowed Thursday to uphold their veto of the European Union's next budget, which includes its massive pandemic relief fund. The countries say a mechanism tying pay...

Austria terror attack: Multiple casualties after shooting near Vienna synagogue

At least one person was killed and 15 people were injured in a terror attack near a Vienna synagogue on Monday evening. Vienna's police department said in a tweet that "several shots"...

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...

Italy toughens coronavirus measures amid second wave surge

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Sunday signed a package of measures in reaction to a surging second wave of COVID-19 cases. The decree means that all bars and restaurants must close by 6 p.m...

Naples police clash with hundreds of coronavirus protesters over lockdown

Naples police used tear gas to disperse hundreds of people protesting the government’s push to introduce tougher measures in response to rising coronavirus infections that saw nearly 20,000 new ...

Trump, stricken by COVID-19, flown to military hospital

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stricken by COVID-19, a feverish and fatigued President Donald Trump was flown to a military hospital Friday night where he was given remdesivir following treatment with an experimen...

Trump, stricken by COVID-19, flown to military hospital

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stricken by COVID-19, a feverish and fatigued President Donald Trump was flown to a military hospital Friday night after being injected with an experimental drug combination in...

Italy: Far-right leader Matteo Salvini in court for migrant abuse hearing

Italy's far-right opposition leader Matteo Salvini arrived in court on Saturday for a hearing that will decide whether he will face trial for leaving 131 migrants stranded for several days on a co...

Trump says he and first lady tested positive for coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said early Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, a stunning announcement that plunges the country deeper into u...

Alexei Navalny: Russia denies 'promising' investigation

A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin denied reports Thursday that the Kremlin will set up an inquiry into the alleged poisoning of opposition politician Alexei Navalny. Italian Prime Mini...

Italy removes 2,500 asylum seekers from crowded Lampedusa camp

Italy completed the evacuation of some 2,500 migrant asylum seekers from the island of Lampedusa on Tuesday. Italy's AGI news agency says 220 of them were infected with COVID-19. The operation s...

Italian, Croatian governments criticize anti-corona protests

The capitals of Italy and Croatia were hit by protests against coronavirus-prevention measures on Saturday. There was a protest of about 2,000 people in Rome organized by various groups. The protes...

Italy’s FM meets with Libya rivals to push for end to war

CAIRO (AP) — Italy’s chief diplomat paid an unannounced visit to Libya on Tuesday to press for an end to the bloody civil war following cease-fire initiatives by the U.N.-supported government and riva...