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FILE - This May 4, 2020, file photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, shows the first patient enrolled in Pfizer's COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. The German pharmaceutical company BioNTech and its U.S. partner Pfizer say they have submitted an application for conditional approval of their coronavirus vaccine with the European Medicines Agency. (Courtesy of University of Maryland School of Medicine via AP, File)

EU eyes Dec 29 approval for 1st virus vaccine, later than US

Dec. 1, 2020 12:37 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The EU drug agency said Tuesday it may need another four weeks to decide whether to grant its first approval for a coronavirus vaccine, even as authorities in the United States and Britain continued to aim for a green light before Christmas. The European Medicines Agency plans to convene a...

Workers of the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) are setting up a vaccination centre in the sports hall of a school in Eschwege, Germany, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. The German government is preparing to roll out a nationwide coronavirus vaccination program. (Sven Pfoertner/dpa via AP)

The Latest: Germany’s health minister tours vaccine center

Dec. 1, 2020 12:00 PM EST

BERLIN -- Germany’s health minister toured a new vaccination center in Duesseldorf on Tuesday, preparing for possible mass vaccinations against the coronavirus in the coming weeks. Vaccinations in Germany will be free, voluntary and people will receive letters about when it’s their turn for the...

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Dutch climate activists take Shell to court over emissions

Dec. 1, 2020 7:59 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A group of environmental organizations backed by thousands of Dutch citizens launched a civil case Tuesday against the energy giant Shell, asking a court to order the multinational to commit to reining in its carbon emissions 45% by the year 2030. Lawyer Roger Cox told a panel...

Netherlands' Sherida Spitse, left, and United States Kristie Mewis vie for the ball during the international friendly women's soccer match between The Netherlands and the US at the Rat Verlegh stadium in Breda, southern Netherlands, Friday Nov. 27, 2020. (Piroschka van de Wouw/Pool via AP)

US women beat Netherlands 2-0 in World Cup rematch

Nov. 27, 2020 4:07 PM EST

BREDA, Netherlands (AP) — Rose Lavelle scored against the Netherlands again, Kristie Mewis scored in her first appearance for the United States in six years and the U.S. women won a rematch of last year's World Cup final by the same score, 2-0, on Friday. The older sister of starter Sam Mewis came in as a...

FILE - In this file photo dated  Thursday, May 23, 2019, Thierry Baudet, leader of the populist party Forum for Democracy, casts his ballot for the European elections in Amsterdam, Netherlands,.   The leader of a Dutch right-wing populist party, Thierry Baudet said Monday Nov. 23, 2020, he would not lead it into parliamentary elections in March 2021 amid unrest caused by a report of far-right messages being exchanged by members of the party's youth wing. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, FILE)

Dutch populist Baudet suggests splitting party he created

Nov. 26, 2020 9:58 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Less than four months before the general election, a rising force in Dutch populism is in turmoil and looks to be careering toward an acrimonious breakup amid accusations of extreme right and anti-Semitic sympathies among some members of its youth wing. After winning Dutch...

Train gunman tells French court his target only US soldiers

Nov. 25, 2020 4:00 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The gunman charged over a foiled 2015 train attack told a French court Wednesday that he had targeted only American soldiers, after refusing instructions from an Islamic State ringleader to kill members of the European Commission he was falsely told were in the train car. Ayoub El Khazzani,...

FILE- In this July 17, 2014, file photo, people walk amongst the debris at the crash site of MH17 passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, that left 298 people killed. A Dutch court on Wednesday Nov. 25, 2020, granted several requests for information or further investigations made by defense lawyers for a Russian accused of involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014, a ruling that marked the end of the pretrial phase of the landmark case. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

MH17 court grants some defense requests for investigations

Nov. 25, 2020 10:55 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court on Wednesday granted several requests for information or further investigations made by defense lawyers for a Russian accused of involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014, a ruling that marked the end of the pretrial phase of the landmark...

Israeli animal rights activists wearing protective gear demonstrate against the spread of coronavirus among mink in Denmark's fur industry ahead of international Fur Free Friday, in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

The Latest: Tennessee won't mandate vaccines in its schools

Nov. 24, 2020 7:10 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s governor says that once coronavirus vaccines become available, they will be optional in the state’s K-12 public schools. Gov. Bill Lee said Tuesday that vaccines will be very important for Tennessee to “ultimately really be able to handle” the...

A nurse walks COVID-19 tests back to the tent at the free COVID-19 testing site on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 in Glenwood Springs, Colo. (Chelsea Self/Glenwood Springs Post Independent via AP)

The Latest: China reports results of mass testing

Nov. 23, 2020 10:56 PM EST

BEIJING — China has reported new coronavirus cases in the cities of Shanghai and Tianjin as it seeks to prevent small outbreaks from becoming larger ones. The National Health Commission said Tuesday that there were two new locally spread cases in the previous 24-hour period, one in each city. It also...

Dutch populist Baudet says he won't lead party at elections

Nov. 23, 2020 2:41 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The leader of a Dutch right-wing populist party said Monday he wouldn't lead it into parliamentary elections in March amid unrest caused by a report of far-right messages being exchanged by members of the party's youth wing. The decision of Thierry Baudet, considered a rising...