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UK vaccine gambles paid off, while EU caution slowed it down

SAINT-HERBLAIN, France (AP) — French pharmaceutical startup Valneva had big news in September: a government contract for 60 million doses of its coronavirus vaccine candidate. The bu...

In virus-struck Europe, jabs trigger intense political fight

BRUSSELS (AP) — There was little effort to mask the gloating, just one month after Britain's full — and, at times, tempestuous — divorce from the European Union. In big bold type, th...

Delay in Pfizer vaccine shipments frustrate Europe, Canada

BRUSSELS (AP) — Frustration is mounting from Europe to North America over reduced shipments of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine while the U.S. pharmaceutical company increases production capacity at its Belg...

France's go-slow coronavirus vaccination strategy backfires

PARIS (AP) — France’s cautious approach to rolling out a coronavirus vaccination program appears to have backfired, leaving barely 500 people inoculated in the first week and rekindling anger over the...

Portugal, Hungary hunker down against Europe's virus surge

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal and Hungary on Monday became the latest European countries to impose curfews against the resurgent tide of coronavirus infections and deaths lashing the continent and ...

Books? Hairdressers? Europeans split on lockdown essentials

HALLE, Belgium (AP) — In times when a pandemic unleashes death and poverty, the concept of what is essential to keep society functioning in a lockdown is gripping Europe. Beyond the...

Dutch gymnastics federation halts training over abuse probe

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch gymnastics federation suspended its women’s top training program Wednesday with immediate effect while it carries out an investigation into allegations of intim...

Ryanair gets ready to fly more often in July

LONDON (AP) — Budget airline Ryanair says it will begin operating nearly 1,000 daily flights starting in July, assuming government restrictions on flights within Europe are lifted after the shutdown d...

French Open postponed until September because of COVID-19

The French Open tennis tournament was postponed for about four months because of the coronavirus pandemic, shifting from May to September. The French tennis federation announced the ...

No health emergency but virus hits politics in EU's heart

BRUSSELS (AP) — A European Union summit via computer. The EU parliament a virtual ghost village in a shortened session. The assembly’s president working from home, self-isolating due to coronavirus. ...

Lille beats Nantes to boost bid for 3rd spot; Lyon goes 5th

PARIS (AP) — Benjamin André headed home the winner as Lille won 1-0 at Nantes on Sunday to boost its bid for third place in the French league and a Champions League qualifying berth next season. ...

Europe: Officials try to stem virus panic, keep borders open

BRUSSELS (AP) — At first glance, the response to the new virus outbreak in Europe appears to be all over the place. A thousand tourists kept at their hotel on a Spanish island after ...

UK, EU reach tentative Brexit deal; still needs ratification

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain and the European Union finally reached a new tentative Brexit deal on Thursday, hoping to escape the acrimony, divisions and frustration of their three-year divorce battl...

What's in a name? You say French Open; I say Roland Garros

PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams and Roger Federer would love to win the French Open again, of course. They'd also be thrilled to win Roland Garros. And they might not know it, but they are doing their be...

What to watch in the leading soccer countries in Europe

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend: ITALY Juventus will clinch a record-extending eighth straight Serie A title if it beats AC Milan...