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Factbox: EU recovery fund – the battle lines

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission will issue on Wednesday a new proposal for a long-term European Union budget and a coronavirus recovery fund to help economies in ...

Italy recruits volunteers to control crowds as lockdown eases

FILE PHOTO: People sit at a reopened restaurant on the waterfront, as Italy eases some of the lockdown measures put in place during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, ...

Israel’s Netanyahu says he won’t miss West Bank annexation opportunity

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement before entering the district court room where he is facing a trial for alleged corruption crimes, in Jerusalem May ...

German government, regions tussle over reopening from lockdowns

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s central and regional governments sparred on Monday over when and how far to ease social-distancing rules, with allies of Chancellor Angela ...

Jobless benefit requests by Portugal’s young spike 52% during pandemic

FILE PHOTO: A man cleans the window of a shop, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in downtown Lisbon, Portugal, May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante/File Photo LISBON ...

Bars, gyms reopen as Iceland exits emergency coronavirus alert

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Iceland eased its national alert against the coronavirus on Monday, allowing for public gatherings of up to 200 people and night clubs and gyms to reopen ...

Ukrainian workers start returning to Poland as lockdown eases

Vadym Diachenko, a 26-year-old Ukrainian worker, poses for a picture before his departure for Poland at the Boryspil International Airport outside Kiev, Ukraine May 24, 2020. Diachenko ...

Putin back in Kremlin, Russia looks to ease lockdown in some regions

MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin made a rare lockdown appearance in the Kremlin on Monday after officials said improvements in the coronavirus situation may allow Russia ...

Palestinians easing coronavirus restrictions in West Bank

FILE PHOTO: Gamal Abdel Nasser mosque is seen closed during Friday prayers over concerns of the spread of the coronavirus disease, in Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank ...

Denmark to let cross-border couples meet – if they show photos, love letters

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Denmark eased its border controls with other Nordic countries and Germany on Monday, allowing cross-border couples separated by the coronavirus lockdown ...