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Press play to listen to this article BERLIN — Germany took a big step towards forming a new government Wednesday, when the three parties participating in the negotiations – the Social Democrats (SPD), the Greens and the Free Democrats (FDP) – reached a tentative agreement on a coalition program.
Press play to listen to this article ATHENS — The women of Afghanistan’s overthrown democracy have found a temporary home in an unexpected place: Athens. In recent months, Greece has welcomed more women from Afghanistan than any other country, making its capital a distant hub for Kabul’s former political
Press play to listen to this article Frances Haugen got the VIP treatment as soon as she landed in Europe. He met with senior officials in Paris, Berlin and London. He testified to MPs in Brussels. He shrugged with celebrities in Lisbon. He didn’t do this alone. As the
Press play to listen to this article Scientists have worked wonders at creating coronavirus vaccines that help protect the world, but they don’t have an easy cure for what’s causing Europe’s fourth wave of pandemics – government mistrust. Researchers and doctors overwhelmingly cite government caution as a reason for
Press play to listen to this article BERLIN – They grew up with Beyoncé, iPods and Instagram. Now they are wandering around in the Riksdag building’s underground tunnels and planning to rock its cultural foundation. The German Parliament’s class 2021 is the largest, youngest and most versatile in history.
Press play to listen to this article Prepare for the next superpower showdown across the Atlantic. The ideological conflict this time is all about how we grow our food. In the race to reduce agriculture’s climate damage, the EU and the US are facing a high-stakes stalemate over how
Press play to listen to this article PARIS – Who remembers Amazon used to be an online bookstore? Well, France does. In a new move at the e-commerce giant, French lawmakers will this week review a bill that would effectively stop Amazon from offering nearly free delivery for book
The European Commission said on Thursday it was concerned about FIFA’s plan to make the World Cup a biennial event. “I fully share the skepticism of national European football federations about the possibility of a biennial World Football Cup,” said Margaritis Schinas, the European Commission’s vice-president responsible for promoting