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The German flag on top of the Reichstag building is seen at half-staff on the occasion of the central memorial for those who died in the coronavirus pandemic in Germany on Sunday, April 18, 2021.
<br>Christoph Soeder, dpa/AP

Germany remembers nearly 80,000 dead in COVID pandemic

Germany's confirmed death toll from COVID-19 stood at 79,914 on Sunday, an increase of 67 over the previous day. That is the fifth-highest total in Europe, after the U.K., Italy, Russia and France.


French president predicts some summer tourists will return to Paris

French President Emmanuel Macron says he foresees at least some tourists returning to Paris this summer if they have gotten vaccinated or have proof of testing negative for the coronavirus as France moves to progressively lift infection-control restrictions.


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Russia racing to catch up with China in use of surveillance technology

China leads the world in rolling out a vast network of facial recognition technology, including a system to track and repress its Uyghur minority. But Russia is racing to catch up.


US can build military facilities in Norway under new defense cooperation pact

The U.S. and Norway signed a revised defense cooperation agreement Friday that will allow the Americans to build facilities at three airfields and one naval base in the country.

The queen says goodbye to Philip, continues her reign alone

Philip, who died April 9 at the age of 99, was laid to rest in the Royal Vault at Windsor Castle after a funeral service steeped in military and royal tradition — but also pared down and infused with his own personality.


Navalny's team calls for protests amid reports of failing health

Associates of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny called Sunday for massive protests in the heart of Moscow and St. Petersburg on Wednesday, saying Navalny's health is deteriorating severely during a hunger strike.


Lightweight vehicle is put to the test by 173rd Airborne Brigade ahead of multinational exercises

The 173rd Airborne Brigade trained its drivers over the past week on one of the Army’s latest infantry vehicles, ahead of participation in the large-scale Defender-Europe 21 and African Lion exercises later this year.


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