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Britain starts vaccine campaign as Europe cases top 20 million
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Britain starts vaccine campaign as Europe cases top 20 million

Phil HAZLEWOOD with AFP bureaus - December 8, 2020

Britain became the first Western country to start a mass coronavirus vaccine campaign on Tuesday with a 90-year-old receiving the initial jab, as the number of cases…

Lufthansa expanding service between Germany and Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Lufthansa expanding service between Germany and Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 3, 2020

Lufthansa will add a third weekly flight between Frankfurt and Juan Santamaría International Airport near San José, the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) announced. The new offering…

Air Europa planning flights between Costa Rica and Spain, report says
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Air Europa planning flights between Costa Rica and Spain, report says

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 26, 2019

Spanish airline Air Europa will soon add Costa Rica to its list of international destinations, according to news service Agencia EFE. Citing Diego García, a director at…

Cocaine-stuffed pineapples shipped from Costa Rica to Europe
Drug trafficking
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Drug trafficking
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Cocaine-stuffed pineapples shipped from Costa Rica to Europe

AFP - August 28, 2018

Spanish police said Monday they have seized 67 kilograms of cocaine found inside dozens of hollowed-out pineapples at Madrid's main wholesale fruit and vegetable market. The drug-stuffed…

Germany reinstates border controls over refugee surge
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Germany reinstates border controls over refugee surge

Ralf Isermann, Pauline Curtet and Katerina Nikolopoulou | AFP - September 13, 2015

MUNICH, Germany – Germany said it was reinstating border controls on Sunday as Europe's top economy admitted it was stretched to the limit trying to cope with a…

For refugees, it’s destination Germany
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Global
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For refugees, it’s destination Germany

Anthony Faiola | The Washington Post - September 6, 2015

MUNICH, Germany — A stout Bavarian music teacher brought homemade blueberry crumble because she thought "the refugees must be hungry." A young German mother coaxed smiles out…

Calls for action on Europe’s migrant crisis after Austrian tragedy
Crime
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Crime
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Calls for action on Europe’s migrant crisis after Austrian tragedy

Csaba Segesvari and Serene Assir | AFP - August 30, 2015

ROSZKE, Hungary – Calls multiplied Sunday for Europe to finally get to grips with its ever-deadlier migrant crisis after Austria's horrific truck tragedy, as people continued to pour…

Gunman opens fire on Amsterdam-Paris train injuring 2 before being subdued by passengers
Crime
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Crime
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Gunman opens fire on Amsterdam-Paris train injuring 2 before being subdued by passengers

Benjamin Massot | AFP - August 21, 2015

ARRAS, France – A heavily armed man opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, injuring two people before being overpowered by two U.S. passengers. The…

Gay rights in Eastern Europe: A new battleground for Russia and the West
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Global
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Gay rights in Eastern Europe: A new battleground for Russia and the West

Michael Birnbaum | The Washington Post - July 26, 2015

RIGA, Latvia — The first time this tiny Baltic nation held a gay pride march, the miniscule crowd was pelted with rotten eggs and bottles under the…

Europe’s pointless exercise in Greek austerity
Business
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Business
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Europe’s pointless exercise in Greek austerity

Matt O'Brien | The Washington Post - June 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce, and finally as trolling. That, at least, is the case in Greece, where its lenders…