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In Greece, unvaccinated people 60 and up face monthly fines

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece imposed a vaccination mandate Monday for people 60 and older as a spike in infections has put sustained pressure on Greek hospitals, where most of the seriously ill patien...

Portugal's election campaign begins under pandemic limits

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The official two-week campaigning period for Portugal’s Jan. 30 general election kicked off Sunday, but there will be none of the large flag-waving rallies usually associated w...

Party over? UK PM Johnson faces crunch day in parliament

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will have to fight on Wednesday to defend his premiership after it was revealed a "bring your own booze" gathering was held at his official residence dur...

Cyprus foreign minister quits amid presidential run tussle

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ foreign minister announced his resignation on Sunday amid swirling speculation over his intention to run for president of the east Mediterranean island nation next year ...

Turkey: Inflation hits Erdogan-era high of 36%

Turkey saw consumer prices jumping 13.6% in a single month, from November to December last year, according to official statistics published on Monday. That means inflation reached 36.08% over the pas...

Taiwan referendums: Eric Chu lost, Hou Yu-ih won

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Saturday the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) eked out narrow “no” victories on all four referendum items, but it wasn’t an impressive victory. I...

Fear of extremes driving voters in Chile presidential runoff

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chileans were electing their next president Sunday following a polarizing campaign between a free-market firebrand likened to Donald Trump and a millennial former student protes...

Chilean women, wary of rightist, may decide president's race

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — When Chileans went to the polls last month, Elizabeth Padilla, like more than half of eligible voters in the South American country, stayed home, not feeling represented by any ...

Discontent with Johnson imperils his future, UK virus rules

LONDON (AP) — Behind a heavy oak door in Parliament, Prime Minister Boris Johnson implored Conservative lawmakers to back him by voting for new restrictions to help slow the fast-spreading omicron var...

UK lawmakers OK virus restrictions but Johnson faces dissent

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers voted Tuesday to approve new restrictions to curb the spread of the omicron variant, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced a major revolt by lawmakers in his own Conse...

Philippines' Duterte quits senate race in new election twist

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday withdrew his bid to become a senator, the same day his preferred successor quit the presidential race, adding to uncertainty about th...

Germany vows solidarity with Poland in Belarus border fight

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Germany's new foreign minister voiced solidarity Friday with Poland while also calling for humanitarian treatment of migrants and refugees stuck near the country's border with Be...

Father's Nazi past haunts Chilean presidential frontrunner

BERLIN (AP) — The German-born father of Chilean presidential frontrunner José Antonio Kast was a member of Adolf Hitler's Nazi party, according to a recently unearthed document obtained by The Associa...

Australia's medicine regulator approves Pfizer vaccine for children 5-11

Australia's medicine regulator provisionally approved on Sunday the Pfizer Inc coronavirus vaccine for children between the ages of 5 and 11, with the health minister saying the rollout could begi...

EXPLAINER: Turkey's currency is crashing. What's the impact?

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s beleaguered currency has been plunging to all-time lows against the U.S. dollar and the euro in recent months as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan presses ahead with a wide...