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Region comprising the westerly countries of Europe

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Western Europe: Region comprising the westerly countries of Europe
Western Europe is the region comprising the western part of Europe. Though the term Western Europe is commonly used, there is no consensus on which countries comprise it.

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Spain first in Western Europe to pass 1 mln cases [Video]

Spain first in Western Europe to pass 1 mln cases

Spain is now the first Western European country to exceed 1 million reported COVID-19 infections, doubling its tally in just six weeks despite a series of increasingly stringent measures to control the..

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Billionaire Richard Branson To Raise $400 Million [Video]

Billionaire Richard Branson To Raise $400 Million

Business Insider reports that billionaire Richard Branson is looking to raise $400 million. A filing showed that Branson is looking to raise the money in a special purpose acquisition company. VG..

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Less Than 60% Of Americans Think Vaccines Are Safe [Video]

Less Than 60% Of Americans Think Vaccines Are Safe

Fewer than 60% of Americans believe vaccines are safe and effective. That figure is on par with much of Western Europe and is far higher than those in eastern European and Asian nations. According to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

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New cases of COVID-19 reported daily are steadily declining in Western Europe, but not in hotspots in Russia and Eastern Europe, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.
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Romanian minister calls for migrant labour rethink after slaughterhouse COVID cases

The coronavirus crisis must prompt a rethink of the conditions in which some people from Eastern Europe work in the farms and food industry of Western Europe, Romania's labour minister said after..
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U.S. and Europe: How Do the Outbreak Patterns Compare?

Bleak figures from Western Europe may offer a preview of what coronavirus death tallies will look like in the United States.
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Coronavirus pandemic battering global economy - surveys

Business activity collapsed from Australia, Japan and Western Europe to the United States at a record pace in March as measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic hammer the world economy, cementing..
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Factbox:Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world

Britain joined the ranks of countries in lockdown to try to hold back the coronavirus pandemic, and data showed business activity collapsing from Australia and Japan to Western Europe at a record pace..
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Britain strikes out on its own, resists nationwide coronavirus lockdown

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LONDON — No one is sugarcoating the coronavirus in the United Kingdom. Experts in the government have revealed that as many as 10,000 might already be infected in the country, with Prime Minister..
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France closes the Louvre as virus spreads to new fronts

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PARIS — Coronavirus cases surged in Italy, and France closed the world-famous Louvre Museum as the epidemic that began in China sent fear rising across Western Europe, threatening its tourism..
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Migrants in Serbia protest for passage to Hungary and EU

Dozens of migrants, trapped in Serbia, set out in freezing and windy weather on Thursday to walk about ten kilometers to the Hungarian border, demanding free and secure passage toward Western Europe,..
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East-West row upsets EU's grand climate plan

Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic clashed with Western European nations on Thursday over the EU's bold new push for climate neutrality by 2050, demanding funds for their energy transition to lower..
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Kremlin calls for Europe to be part of any new missile treaty

The Kremlin said on Wednesday that Western European countries should be involved in talks about a new nuclear arms control treaty between Russia and the United States following the demise of the..
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After Brexit, let's formalize the 'E3' European security trio: German minister

The "E3" group of major West European countries that cooperated on Iran policy should be formalized after Britain's planned departure from the European Union, German Defense Minister Annegret..
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Kids of immigrants show greater economic gains than U.S.-born

Mobility for recent immigrants is just as high as those who moved from Western Europe a century ago, researchers found
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Carlsberg sees strong sales in Asia and Western Europe

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish brewer Carlsberg says its net revenue rose 5.3% to 18.5 billion kroner ($2.8 billion) in the...
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Scientists link Europe heat wave to man-made global warming

The heat wave that smashed temperature records in Western Europe last month was made more likely and intensified by man-made climate change, according to a study published Friday.
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Europe heatwave: From pool parties to heatwave horrors

Several countries have seen record temperatures with Western Europe in the grip of its second heatwave in a month.
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Man seen climbing exterior of London's Shard skyscraper

A man was seen climbing the Shard skyscraper in London on Monday, scaling the glass exterior of Western Europe's tallest building at sunrise.
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Last month ‘hottest June on record’ as heatwave swept Europe

Last month was the hottest June ever recorded with soaring temperatures worldwide capped off by a record-breaking heatwave across Western Europe, satellite data showed Tuesday.
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Western Europe is expecting a potentially devastating heat wave that could reach temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. In France, this heat wave is being compared to one it experienced almost 16..
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Heat wave scorches Europe

Forecasters say Europeans will feel sizzling heat this week with temperatures soaring as high as 104 degrees Fahrenheit in an "unprecedented" June heatwave hitting much of Western Europe.
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Western Europe will face potentially "deadly" heat wave this week

"Hell is coming," said one meteorologist in Spain, where it will be first to feel the impact of extreme temperatures in the coming days
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Huawei smartphone sales in Western Europe have risen "in the past few days" as customers grow more confident the Chinese company will weather U.S. sanctions imposed last month, an executive for the..
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World leaders and WWII veterans gather at memorial landmarks across Normandy on Thursday to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings that paved the way for the liberation of Western Europe from..
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