Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigns in the hope of forming a new government after weeks of turmoil in his ruling coalition, leaving the European country rudderless amid surging coronavirus.
A French-Vietnamese journalist filed the lawsuit in 2014 against 14 firms that made or sold the highly toxic chemical for causing grievous harm to her and others.
The discovery of the new variant has prompted EU countries to stiffen their lockdown measures.
Police have arrested at least 70 people after rioting broke out around the Netherlands, after weekend protests that were initially linked to dissent over a government decision to implement a nighttime curfew.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will hand in his resignation to the head of state after convening the cabinet to inform ministers of his decision.
EU diplomats discussed slapping sanctions on the Kremlin after pressure from several capitals over the arrest of opposition figure Alexey Navalny, but decided it was "premature" to impose the punitive measures.
Ankara and Athens held 60 rounds of talks between 2002 and 2016 that they broke off without making progress in a dispute that has lingered for much of the past century.
A number of vehicles and businesses were burned and a Covid-19 testing facility in the city of Urk had been destroyed.
Centre-right incumbent Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa had been widely expected to win another term with projections putting Socialist challenger Ana Gomes in second followed by far-right candidate Andre Ventura.
Authorities say they're investigating violence on the part of both protesters and police during nationwide rallies in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny.
The head of state in Portugal has no legislative powers, which lie with parliament and the government, but is an influential voice in the running of the country.
EU's Health Commissioner said the British pharmaceutical firm's announcement led to "deep dissatisfaction" from EU member states, which "insisted on a precise delivery schedule."
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