Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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Italy: Lockdowns Fail to Stop Surge in Coronavirus Cases

Italy: Lockdowns Fail to Stop Surge in Coronavirus Cases

ROME (AP) - Italy's number of cases of the new coronavirus leapt upward, with dozens of new confirmed cases reported in Lombardy, the northern region which includes the country's financial capital, Milan.

Poland and U.S. Strike $4.6 Billion Fighter Jet Deal

Poland and U.S. Strike $4.6 Billion Fighter Jet Deal

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Poland is signing a $4.6 billion deal with the United States on Friday for the purchase of 32 fighter jets as the European country looks to enhance its air defence on NATO's eastern flank at a time of increased Russian military activity.

Macron Sends Defence Chief to U.S. to Beg Trump to Keep Troops in Africa

Macron Sends Defence Chief to U.S. to Beg Trump to Keep Troops in Africa

(AFP) -- France's defence minister departs for Washington on Sunday hoping to convince officials to keep U.S. soldiers in West Africa, where French authorities are under pressure after years of trying to bolster local forces against Islamic extremists.

Queen Elizabeth All Smiles After Harry and Meghan Announcement

Queen Elizabeth All Smiles After Harry and Meghan Announcement

Queen Elizabeth II was all smiles as she made her way to church Sunday after a momentous announcement that Prince Harry and wife Meghan would cut almost all of their ties to the royal family in favour of a more private life.

EU Border Chief Says Migrant Entries from Turkey on the Rise

EU Border Chief Says Migrant Entries from Turkey on the Rise

BRUSSELS (AP) — The number of migrants entering Europe from Turkey rose significantly last year as people fleeing strife in Syria and Afghanistan flooded into the country and then set out for Greece, the head of the European Union’s border agency said Friday.

Iran Threatens 'The American Soldier' Today, 'The European Soldier' Tomorrow

Iran Threatens 'The American Soldier' Today, 'The European Soldier' Tomorrow

NEW DELHI (AP) - Iran's top diplomat acknowledged Wednesday that Iranians "were lied to" for days following the Islamic Republic accidentally shooting down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing 176 people, as the country's president warned that European soldiers in the Mideast "could be in danger" after three nations challenged Tehran over breaking limits of its nuclear deal.

Queen, Senior Royals Holding Summit with Harry and Meghan to Resolve Rift

Queen, Senior Royals Holding Summit with Harry and Meghan to Resolve Rift

LONDON (AP) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is set to hold talks Monday with Prince Harry for the first time since he and his wife, Meghan, unveiled their controversial plan to walk away from royal roles - a dramatic family summit meant to chart a future course for the couple.

EU Doubles Down on Support for Iran Nuclear Deal

EU Doubles Down on Support for Iran Nuclear Deal

The EU reiterated its support for the nuclear deal brokered with Iran, also expressing concerns Friday that the escalating tensions in the region could lead to a resurgence of the Islamic State’s activities.

Notre Dame Renovation Boss Warns Cathedral May Still Collapse

Notre Dame Renovation Boss Warns Cathedral May Still Collapse

PARIS (AP) - The French general overseeing the reconstruction of fire-devastated Notre Dame Cathedral says the Paris landmark is not saved yet because there's still a risk its vaulted ceilings might collapse.

Italy: Car Mows Down 11 Tourists, 6 Dead

Italy: Car Mows Down 11 Tourists, 6 Dead

ROME (AP) - A car ploughed into a group of young German tourists in northern Italy early Sunday, killing 6 people and injuring 11, Italian fire officials said.

Notre Dame Rector: '50% Chance' Fragile Cathedral Might Not Be Saved

Notre Dame Rector: '50% Chance' Fragile Cathedral Might Not Be Saved

PARIS (AP) — The rector of Notre Dame Cathedral says the Paris landmark is still so fragile that there’s a “50% chance” the structure might not be saved, because scaffolding installed before this year’s fire is threatening the vaults of the Gothic monument.

50,000 Legal Firearms Confiscated in New Zealand 'Buyback'

50,000 Legal Firearms Confiscated in New Zealand 'Buyback'

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - New Zealand authorities said Saturday their country will be a safer place after owners handed in more than 50,000 guns during a buyback program following a ban on assault weapons.

MPs Vote for Boris Johnson's EU Withdrawal Agreement

MPs Vote for Boris Johnson's EU Withdrawal Agreement

LONDON (AP) - Britain took a big step towards the European Union exit door on Friday when lawmakers gave preliminary approval to Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson´s EU divorce bill in a decisive vote that broke years of political deadlock over Brexit.

France: Strikes Against Emmanuel Macron Enter Third Week

France: Strikes Against Emmanuel Macron Enter Third Week

PARIS (AP) - Traffic improved slightly on French trains Thursday as nationwide strikes over the government's retirement reform entered a 15th day and small signs of progress emerged in negotiations with unions.

Second World War Veterans Remember the Battle of the Bulge 75 Years On

Second World War Veterans Remember the Battle of the Bulge 75 Years On

THIMISTER-CLERMONT, Belgium (AP) - As a schoolboy three-quarters of a century ago, Marcel Schmetz would regularly see open trucks rumble past to a makeshift American cemetery - filled with bodies, some headless, some limbless, blood seeping from the vehicles onto the roads that the U.S.

Illegal Migrant Boat Capsizes En Route to Spain, 58 Drowned

Illegal Migrant Boat Capsizes En Route to Spain, 58 Drowned

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) - Scores of migrants who swam through rough Atlantic Ocean waters to safety from a capsized boat while 58 others drowned were receiving care Thursday in Mauritania after one of the deadliest disasters this year among people making the perilous journey to Europe.

Second London Bridge Victim Named, Both Were Prisoner Rehab Workers

Second London Bridge Victim Named, Both Were Prisoner Rehab Workers

LONDON (AP) - Three of the five people who were killed or wounded in the London stabbing attack were former Cambridge University students or staff members who had gathered for an event designed to connect graduate students with prisoners to study criminology, police and the university said Sunday.

Greeks Ask NATO for Support in Face of Turkish Aggression

Greeks Ask NATO for Support in Face of Turkish Aggression

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece´s prime minister says he will ask other NATO members at the alliance´s London summit to support Greece in the face of fellow member Turkey´s attempts to encroach on Greek sovereignty, notably last week´s agreement with Libya delimiting maritime borders in the Mediterranean.