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The power plant "Weisweiler" run by brown coal from an open cast mine is pictured on October 2, 2015 in Weisweiler, western Germany. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ (Photo by PATRIK STOLLARZ / AFP)
The power plant "Weisweiler" run by brow […]

Reducing air pollution ‘could prevent 50,000 EU deaths’

Limiting air pollution to levels recommended by the World Health Organization could prevent more than 50,000 deaths in Europe annually, according to a new study that calls for urgent action
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen talks on the inauguration of the new President of the United States and the current political situation during a plenary session at the EU Parliament in Brussels on January 20, 2021. Photo: John Thys / AFP
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EU chiefs express relief as ‘friend’ replaces Trump

The European Union's top officials express relief that they will again have a 'friend' in the White House as Joe Biden replaces Donald Trump as US president
An elderly woman receives an injection of a Covid-19 vaccine at the Haut L'Eveque hospital in Pessac, near Bordeaux, southwestern France, on January 18, 2021, during a Covid-19 vaccination campaign for people over 75. (Photo by Philippe LOPEZ / AFP)
An elderly woman receives an injection o […]

Covid-19 vaccines: 40 million doses worldwide

More than 40 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccines have been given around the world according to an AFP count, with Israel topping the global table. 
Jytte Margrete Frederiksen (83) is being vaccinated as one of the first Danes in Ishoj, Denmark on, December 27, 2020, as Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen follows the innoculation via videolink from her residence Marienborg. - The European Union began a vaccine rollout, even as countries in the bloc were forced back into lockdown by a new strain of the virus, believed to be more infectious, that continues to spread from Britain. The pandemic has claimed more than 1.7 million lives and is still running rampant in much of the world, but the recent launching of innoculation campaigns has boosted hopes that 2021 could bring a respite. (Photo by Mads Claus Rasmussen / AFP)
Jytte Margrete Frederiksen (83) is being […]

Denmark leads EU in Covid vaccinations with smooth roll-out

Denmark leads the EU in vaccinations against the novel coronavirus thanks to a swift and smooth roll-out, and even more people would have got the jab if it had more available doses
Lorries from Scottish seafood companies drive past the Houses of Parliament in London a protest action by fishermen against post-Brexit red tape and coronavirus restrictions, which they say could threaten the future of the industry, on January 18, 2021. Photo: Tolga Akmen / AFP
Lorries from Scottish seafood companies […]

Scottish seafood sector takes Brexit protests to London

Scottish fishermen and seafood exporters rally in central London, parking slogan-bearing lorries near parliament in protest at post-Brexit rules they say are threatening the industry's future
ARCHIV - Ein Fischkutter ist am 28.01.2017 auf der Ostsee vor Warnemünde (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) unterwegs, Möwen begleiten den Kutter bei sonnigem Wetter. Naturschutzbelange gegen Fischfanginteressen: Die jährlichen Verhandlungen zu erlaubten Fischfangmengen in der Nordsee und dem Atlantik sind stets ein knallhartes Ringen. (zu dpa «Von Aalen und Quoten - EU-Minister ringen um Fischfang für 2018» vom 12.12.2017) Foto: Bernd Wüstneck/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++
ARCHIV - Ein Fischkutter ist am 28.01.20 […]

Raab: British fishing industry’s problems will pass

Brexit trade deal stipulates that EU fishing boats must forego some of their fishing rights in British waters.
Scientists at deCODE genetics are seen working in the laboratorium in Reykjavik, Iceland on January 12, 2021. - Scientists in the laboratory of deCODE Genetics in Reykjavik work to sequence every single positive sample from those taking Covid-19 tests to determine both its strain and origin, making Iceland one of the world leaders in sequencing SARS-CoV-2. (Photo by Halldor KOLBEINS / AFP)
Scientists at deCODE genetics are seen w […]

Gene-mapping champion Iceland leads the way in Covid sequencing

Iceland has genetically sequenced all its positive Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, an increasingly vital practice as worrying new strains emerge from Britain and South Africa
A woman wearing a face mask as a precaution against the transmission of the novel coronavirus walks past a store in Dublin on October 21, 2020 as Ireland prepares to enter a second national lockdown to stem the spread of the virus that causes Covid-19. - Millions of people in Ireland were getting set for a second national lockdown on October 21, the first European country to take the drastic step as the continent battles a persistent surge in coronavirus cases. (Photo by Paul Faith / AFP)
A woman wearing a face mask as a precaut […]

How Ireland became ‘most infectious’ coronavirus country

In the midst of a third wave of coronavirus infections, Ireland now holds the unhappy title of the nation with the highest transmission rate in the world.
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