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A doctor who has become the first Italian to contract Ebola arrived in Rome Tuesday from Sierra Leone for specialist treatment in an infectious diseases hospital. The doctor, a 50-year old from Sicily according to Italian media reports, was flown...
A World War II heroine who parachuted behind German lines on "perilous" spy missions, but was so modest she only told her children about it 15 years ago, was Tuesday presented with France's highest honour. British-born Phyllis (Pippa)...
Germany aims to limit coal use in electricity production to meet the country's target in cutting Earth-warming carbon emissions, according to a document seen by AFP Monday. Sigmar Gabriel, minister for the economy and energy, will propose that...
Denmark has overtaken South Korea as the world's top country for cellphone and Internet use, a study released Monday said. In third place was Sweden, followed by Iceland and Britain, emphasising European dominance in the connectivity stakes,...
Affordable access to the Internet should be a human right, as it represents hope for political freedom and economic prosperity to many around the world, according to a survey Monday. Most people also do not want any one nation or organization to...
Climate change could undermine efforts to defeat extreme poverty around the globe, the World Bank warned Sunday. In a new report on the impact of global warming, the bank said sharp temperature rises would cut deeply into crop yields and water...
Morocco has arrested six suspects after an online video showed masked men pledging allegiance to the head of the jihadist Islamic State group, officials and media said on Sunday. Media reports said the video that went online last week was filmed in...
A Swiss museum is to announce Monday whether it will accept a German recluse's bequest of a spectacular trove of more than 1,000 artworks hoarded during the Nazi era. The decision, to be revealed at a press conference in Berlin, could determine...
Russia is set to lose around $40 billion per year due to Western sanctions over Ukraine, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said Monday. "We are losing around $40 billion per year due to geopolitical sanctions and we are losing some $90 to $100...
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi left for Rome Monday on his first European trip since ousting his Islamist predecessor and overseeing a crackdown that has killed hundreds. Sisi is to meet Pope Francis at 1330 GMT on the first Vatican visit...