Europe’s second wave of COVID-19 continue to worsen

(STL.News) Europe second wave of COVID-19 cases continue to worsen.  In Spain, for instance, mass testing is underway in Southern region of Andalusia.

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U.S.-Europe Relationship Responding to Global Humanitarian Needs

Building on the Strong U.S.-Europe Relationship Responding to Global Humanitarian Needs

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement:

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Carol Thompson O’Connell and U.S. Agency for International Development Assistant to the Administrator for the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance Trey Hicks represented the United States Government in the virtual annual U.S. – EU Strategic Dialogue on Humanitarian Affairs from November 9-10.  The dialogue was hosted by the Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG-ECHO), represented by Director General Paraskevi Michou and Deputy Director General Michael Koehler.  The United States and the European Union are the two top donors to humanitarian crisis response globally, and our close cooperatio

How is Europe reacting to the US presidential elections 2020?

(STL.News) European stocks hit two-week highs on strong earnings results and after the BofE increased its already huge bond-buying stimulus by 150 billion pounds ($195 billion), or about 50 billion pounds more than expected.

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Europe battle rising COVID-19 surge

(STL.News) European leaders are struggling to figure out how to bring down soaring infection numbers.

In Germany, more than 10,000 people have died and Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned Germans that their actions will determine the direction the pandemic takes.

As cases surge, the French health minister is warning hospitals cannot cope while in Poland the president himself is in quarantine after testing positive.

Al Jazeera’s Nadim Baba reports on restrictions across Europe.

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A Refugee’s Tale – Al Jazeera Correspondent

(STL.News) Al Jazeera journalist Eki Rrahmani, a former refugee from Kosovo, reflects on his years as an asylum seeker.

He looks back at his escape from his country 30 years ago and compares his experience with the plight of the thousands of refugees and migrants seeking sanctuary in Europe today.

He travels to the Greek island of Lesbos which hosts the largest refugee camp in Europe.  Many there live in makeshift tents in unsanitary, overcrowded conditions, with access to substandard food.

Physical ailments and psychological problems are rife among them.  The refugees and migrants in Lesbos who have crossed through the Turkey-Greece border have complained about human rights abuses and say masked men in uniform robbed and beat them as they traveled through.

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US Department of State: Under Secretary Keith Krach’s Travel to Europe

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department Of State released the following statement:

Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach will travel to Luxembourg, Estonia, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, and Albania from September 21-October 4, 2020.  During the trip, Under Secretary Krach will meet with senior government officials from each country, as well as from the European Union and NATO, and private sector CEOs to discuss The Clean Network, 5G security, and our common economic and national security objectives, including protecting data privacy and intellectual property from malign actors, and promoting human rights.

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Parts of Europe ease coronavirus curbs as new infections drop

(STL.News) Parts of Europe are beginning to reopen after coronavirus movement curbs are slowly lifted.  Greece has reopened more than 500 of its beaches to domestic tourists.  But the continent’s worst-hit country – the UK – is still considering how and when to reopen schools, and infections in Russia are still rising at an alarming rate.

Al Jazeera’s Sonia Gallego reports.

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Coronavirus: 5 ways the world is cornering China

(STL.News) From the United States, to Europe and Africa – leading countries are now building pressure on China.

WION’s Executive Editor Palki Sharma Upadhyay tells you how a global alliance to take on China is shaping up.

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Europe marks 75 years since end of World War II

(STL.News) Leaders across Europe and beyond have been marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the second world war in Europe.

The coronavirus pandemic put an end to the usual parades and celebrations.

But people were still able to mark the day from their homes.

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