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News from @AP's team of journalists in Europe. Header photo by Antonio Calanni of an Italian nurse working in the COVID-19 ward of a Milan hospital.

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For nine months, Gordon Bonner has been in the “hinterlands of despair and desolation” after losing his wife of 63 years to the coronavirus pandemic that has now taken the lives of more than 100,000 people in the United Kingdom.

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Turkmenistan's autocratic leader has established a national holiday to honor the local dog breed, the Central Asian shepherd dog, or Alabai. In 2019, then Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was given an Alabai puppy as a gift.

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A senior Russian diplomat says that Moscow and Washington are making quick progress to negotiate an extension of their last remaining nuclear arms control treaty.

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Replying to @AP: More than 100,000 people have died in the United Kingdom after contracting the coronavirus, government figures show. Britain is the…

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More than 100,000 people have died in the United Kingdom after contracting the coronavirus, government figures show. Britain is the fifth country in the world to pass that mark, after the United States, Brazil, India and Mexico, and by far the smallest.

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VIDEO: The failure by Balkan nations to properly handle their plastic waste is on full display at a dam in Serbia, where bulldozers are dragging out tons of garbage swept downstream by swollen rivers.

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“Sick of Zoom!” University students and schoolteachers marched together in protests or went on strike across France to demand more government support amid the pandemic.

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“They won't get away with it." The Dutch justice minister says that people arrested amid three nights of rioting sparked by the coronavirus curfew in the Netherlands will face swift prosecution.

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The Vatican has cleared retired U.S. Bishop Joseph Hart of multiple allegations of sexual abuse, rejecting a half-dozen claims and instead slapping him on the wrist for what it called “flagrant" imprudent behavior.

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UK ponders making some travelers from abroad quarantine in hotels at their own expense to stop importing virus variants. Some Asian nations have embraced the idea but it's relatively new for Europe.

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Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has resigned after a key coalition ally pulled his party’s support over Conte’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, setting the stage for consultations this week to determine if he can form a third government.

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The European Union says vaccine makers must honor their delivery commitments to the bloc. Anger has grown over the EU's slow vaccination rollout and it has threatened to impose strict export controls on vaccine shots.

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"There is a new game": COVID-19 variants are upending European plans to fight the pandemic. Portugal eased restrictions for four days over Christmas and now has one of the world's worst outbreaks.

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An environmental disaster: The failure by Balkan nations to properly handle their garbage is on full display at a dam in Serbia, where bulldozers are dragging out tons of waste swept downstream by swollen rivers.

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Replying to @AP: BREAKING: Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte's office says he intends to resign as the head of a government that was weakened last week…

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BREAKING: Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte's office says he intends to resign as the head of a government that was weakened last week by a key ally's defection. Conte has led a long-bickering center-left coalition for 16 months.

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Pompeii now has a permanent museum that shows off frescos, ancient graffiti and daily artifacts of life in a bustling city that was annihilated by a volcanic eruption in 79 A.D.

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"We don’t ask for special treatment." The European Union called on the U.K. to grant the bloc's first-ever ambassador to the country full diplomatic status after London declined to do so. But the EU gave no clear signal it would take retaliatory action.

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Vaccine frustration: Thousands of elderly Germans faced online error messages and jammed up hotlines as technical problems marred the start of the coronavirus vaccine campaign for over-80s in the country's most populous state.

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The European Union recommended that the bloc's 27 nations impose more travel restrictions to counter the worrying spread of new coronavirus variants, but to make sure that goods and workers keep moving across EU borders.

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Hidden in socks and ice cream tubs: Authorities at Vienna airport discover 74 chameleons smuggled from Tanzania.

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