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Bear nicknamed 'Papillon' on the loose again in Italy

July 28, 2020

A brown bear nicknamed "Papillon" after displaying an impressive talent for escaping is being sought by rangers in Italy after fleeing from his electrified pen.

Germany's new virus cases fell to below 500 a day for weeks. Now they've topped 800

July 28, 2020

Just as it seemed that Europe was getting to grips with Covid-19, the virus appears to be spreading again, with more than 800 new cases reported in a day in Germany.

Turkey's Hagia Sophia holds first Friday prayers since conversion back to mosque

July 24, 2020

Istanbul's historic Hagia Sophia has reopened for Friday prayers for the first time since a decision was made to turn it back into a mosque after more than 80 years as a museum.

Hostage siege ends in Ukraine after President agrees to recommend 2005 Joaquin Phoenix film

July 22, 2020

An hours-long hostage siege ended in the Ukrainian city of Lutsk on Tuesday night after President Volodymyr Zelensky met one of the alleged gunman's unusual demands -- to endorse a 2005 documentary about humanity's abuse of animals.

Alleged middleman in Malta journalist murder in 'critical condition' with knife wounds

July 22, 2020

A taxi driver accused of being a middleman in the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, is in "critical condition" in a hospital in Malta, after suffering knife injuries late Tuesday evening, a press officer for Malta Police told CNN.

The EU struck a big deal on Covid-19. But it might have dealt a blow to democracy

July 22, 2020

The European Union's agreemend on a Covid-19 rescue fund is a massive achievement. But experts say the compromises could create massive headaches later when it comes to "democratic backsliders" like Hungary and Poland.

The mask debate is still raging in the US, but much of the world has moved on

July 21, 2020

Trump has refused to introduce a nationwide mask directive in the US, saying he wants people to have "a certain freedom." But in many other nations, that discussion is long over and mask mandates are becoming the norm.

Police in Italy find shipment of coffee beans stuffed with cocaine

July 20, 2020

Police in Italy discovered cocaine stuffed inside individually hollowed-out coffee beans, after opening a parcel addressed to a fictional Mafia boss from a Hollywood movie.

Denmark is a liberal paradise for many people, but the reality is very different for immigrants

July 20, 2020

Muhammad Aslam loves his home -- an apartment in a low-rise public housing estate at the heart of the diverse and gentrifying Copenhagen neighborhood of Norrebro.

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