Several EU members want to punish the Saudi kingdom over Khashoggi and the Yemen war, but the US, UK and France are reluctant.
WHO regional director for Europe Hans Kluge says a surge seen this month "should serve as a wake-up call" after the continent recorded 54,000 infections in a single day last week – a new record.
Ireland's Data Protection Commission has started an inquiry into how Facebook shifts data from the European Union to the United States.
In an unexpected move last week, Trump said that Serbia and Kosovo had agreed to normalise economic ties as part of US-brokered talks that include Belgrade moving its embassy to Jerusalem, and mutual recognition between Israel and Kosovo.
As European criticism of China mounts over human rights, will there be an increasing political price to pay for economic engagement?
The initiative is called COVAX and aims to purchase two billion doses by the end of 2021.
EU foreign ministers held urgent talks on high military tensions over offshore drilling rights in the eastern Mediterranean.
The EU move came as France President Macron said that France will organise a conference in the next few days to raise money for food, medicine, housing and other urgent aid.
The decline compares with a 9.5 percent quarter-on-quarter drop in the US, which, unlike Europe, has not yet been able to get its contagion numbers firmly down and whose economic recovery is in doubt.
EU says it has agreed to pay $74 million to US drugmaker Gilead to address "just immediate needs," and is working to secure new doses from October.
Europe, with more than 15 million coronavirus infections, is struggling to balance restrictions to halt Covid-19 against the need to revive economies as people there emerge from some of the world's toughest lockdowns.
Liverpool finally got their hands on the trophy as supporters crowded around Anfield stadium as fireworks lit the sky.
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