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Huge increase in Irish unemployment due to pandemic - 04/02/2020

Dublin - There has been a huge surge in Ireland's jobless numbers, with a record increase of 330,550 claimants as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak. There are now over 513,000 people, a fifth of the...

A Top EU court: Polish, Hungarian, Czech refugee rebuff illegal - 04/02/2020

Luxembourg (dpa) - Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic breached EU law when they refused to take in refugees under a 2015 relocation scheme, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on Thursday....

Egypt religious authorities close mosques, churches over coronavirus - 03/21/2020

Cairo (dpa) - Egypt’s Islamic and Christian religious authorities decided on Saturday to close down the country's mosques and churches for two weeks as a precautionary measure to contain the spread...

Britain closes pubs, promises help for coronavirus-hit businesses - 03/20/2020

London - By Bill Smith, - Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday ordered all British pubs, cafes, restaurants and entertainment venues to close, promising "an exceptional package of support" for...

Nice closes famed seaside promenade as France mulls longer lockdown - 03/20/2020

Paris (dpa) - The Mediterranean seafront promenade of the French city of Nice will be put out of bounds to enforce compliance with a coronavirus lockdown, said the city's mayor, Christian Estrosi, on...

Armed attackers kill at least 10, injure five in Congolese villages - 03/16/2020

Goma (dpa) - Armed attackers have killed at least 10 people and injured five in a territory in the north-eastern Ituri province of Congo, officials said on Monday. The administrator of the Djugu...

German upper house remembers Hanau victims - 03/13/2020

Berlin (dpa) - The upper house of the German parliament paid tribute in Berlin on Friday to the victims of last month's racially motivated attack in the western town of Hanau. "Hatred has once again,...

Firebombs, tears gas and migrants at the Greek-Turkish border fence - 03/13/2020

Kastanies, Greece (dpa) - Tear gas and firebombs again flew across the Greek-Turkish border as groups of migrants tried to break through the fence during the night. In addition to tear gas, Greek...

German prosecutors charge 5 with drugging and raping 14-year-old - 03/04/2020

Stuttgart (dpa) - Prosecutors in the south-western German city of Ulm charged five men and boys on Wednesday with the gang rape of a 14-year-old girl over two days. The accused, aged between 14 and...

Turkey closes border with Iran, bans flights amid virus outbreak - 02/23/2020

Istanbul (dpa) - Turkey has closed its border gates with Iran against the spread of the new coronavirus, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca says. All incoming flights from Iran are "temporarily" banned...
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