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    A Nun and a Doctor, She’s One of Europe’s Longstanding Vaccine Skeptics

    Sister Teresa Forcades, Spain’s most provocative Catholic nun, is at odds with governments, medical experts and even Pope Francis, who endorse the coronavirus vaccines. Pandemic denial groups are spreading her views.

    As Europe’s Lockdowns Drag on, Police and Protesters Clash More

    In Britain and beyond, protesters on the left and right are rebelling against virus restrictions, drawing harsh police responses — and questions about the officers’ legitimacy.

    Europe Wants to Diversify Its Pool of Astronauts

    In its first hiring drive in over a decade, the continent’s space agency is looking to recruit disabled people and more women.

    Europe’s Deadly Second Wave

    Summer vacations led to fall lockdowns. How did the world’s richest club of nations let it happen again?

    Europe’s Deadly Second Wave: How Did It Happen Again?

    After beating back a devastating springtime spread of the coronavirus, Europe is having an even deadlier second wave this fall.
    All countries
    156,681,524
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on May 7, 2021 3:12 am
    Italy
    4,082,198
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on May 7, 2021 3:12 am
    Spain
    3,559,222
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on May 7, 2021 3:12 am
    Iran
    2,610,018
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on May 7, 2021 3:12 am
    Germany
    3,486,462
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on May 7, 2021 3:12 am

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    Scenes of Scotland, as It Weighs Its Future Within Britain

    If the pro-independence vote surges in Thursday’s elections for the Scottish Parliament, momentum for an another referendum on independence may become unstoppable.

    Your Thursday Briefing

    A breakthrough announcement on vaccine patents.

    State Department approves voluntary departure of nonemergency personnel from India.

    The United States is also urging its citizens to leave the country.

    Colombia, Strained by Pandemic and Economic Hardship, Explodes in Protest

    The eruption of anger in Colombia, where at least 24 have died as the government cracks down on the protests, could spread to other...

    Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine is Highly Effective Against Variants, Studies Find

    Two studies showed the vaccine to be more than 95 percent effective at protecting against severe disease or death from the variants first identified...

    Your Wednesday Briefing

    An unequal global recovery.