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Who's paying for Europe's COVID-related debts?

Germany's Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, has presented a supplementary budget for 2021 which will push new borrowing this year to a record high of €240 billion ($287 billion). This...

Italy moves toward slow reopening with outdoor dining

MILAN (AP) — Italy plans to start emerging from rolling partial lockdowns that were imposed during a fall virus surge, announcing Friday the reopening of outdoor dining and schools at all grade levels...

UNHCR appeals to Italy not to impede migrants rescue boats

MILAN (AP) — The head of the U.N. refugee agency on Friday said he has urged Italy not to unnecessarily impede NGOs that operate migrant rescue ships in the central Mediterranean, as warmer weather is...

Turkey's Erdogan blasts Draghi for calling him a 'dictator'

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday accused Italian Premier Mario Draghi of “tactlessness” and “rudeness,” for referring to him as a “dictator.” ...

Italy: Matteo Salvini should not face trial over migrant case, prosecutor says

Italian Prosecutor Andrea Bonomo said Saturday that former Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini should not face trial on kidnapping charges after he blocked more than 100 migrants from entering the co...

Turkey demands apology after Draghi calls Erdogan a dictator

ROME (AP) — Turkey demanded an apology from Italy's premier Friday for having called President Tayyip Erdogan a “dictator,” a comment that added fuel to a dispute over a perceived seating snub involvi...

In his first travel abroad, new Italian PM visits Libya

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Italy's prime minister on a visit Tuesday to the Libyan capital of Tripoli — his first trip abroad since taking office — lauded the North African country's efforts to curb the f...

Singing hymns through masks, Christians mark pandemic Easter

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Christianity’s most joyous feast day was celebrated worldwide with faithful sitting far apart in pews and singing choruses of “Hallelujah” through face coverings on a second Easter...

Young professionals cut ahead of older Italians for vaccine

ROME (AP) — Octogenarians in Tuscany watched in disbelief and indignation as lawyers, magistrates, professors and other younger professionals got vaccinated against COVID-19 before them, despite gover...

The Latest: Leaders call for pandemic preparedness treaty

LONDON — More than 20 heads of government and global agencies are calling for an international treaty for pandemic preparedness that they say will protect future generations — but there are few detail...

World leaders call for international pandemic treaty

LONDON (AP) — More than 20 heads of government and global agencies on Tuesday called for an international treaty for pandemic preparedness that they say will protect future generations. ...

EU vaccine politics reach fever pitch; Britain a target

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union vaccine politics reached a fever pitch Friday with charges of British blackmail and unfair practices among EU members flying about as the bloc frantically sought to ramp...

Italy's PM decries 'neglecting' of elderly in vaccine access

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Mario Draghi on Wednesday decried that various interest groups are getting their members COVID-19 vaccines before people older than 80 receive the shots. ...

The Latest: India reports biggest surge in cases in 4 months

NEW DELHI — India has reported its highest number of coronavirus cases in four months amid a worrying surge that has prompted multiple states to return to some form of restrictions on public gathering...

The Latest: EU threatens AstraZeneca with export ban

BERLIN — The European Union’s executive arm is increasing its pressure on pharmaceutical companies to speed up their vaccine delivery to the continent as virus numbers are rising again in many member ...