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Winter Storms Across The Country Bring Snow And Ice To Millions Of Americans

Saturday, February 13, 2021

More than 100 million Americans were under some type of winter weather advisory on Saturday, with more snow and ice expected to hit the southern and eastern United States over the coming days.


As Election Nears, A Look At What Motivates Some Wisconsin Voters

Friday, October 30, 2020

With just days left until Nov. 3, NPR explores what's on the minds of some voters from this swing state. For a dairy farmer, it's his farm. For others in Milwaukee, it's driving Black voter turnout.


Oregon's College Towns Prepare For The Return Of Football

Friday, October 16, 2020

The Pac-12 kicks off its new season in early November. But there won't be any fans in the stadiums. Businesses in two college football towns in Oregon are looking forward to football's return.


Sweden Records Largest GDP Drop Since 1980, But Outperforms Many Other EU Countries

Thursday, August 06, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on Sweden's economy. Despite the country's relaxed response to the virus, its gross domestic product recorded the largest quarterly drop in modern history.


U.S. Airlines Add Flights As Demand Increases, But Recovery Will Take Years

Sunday, June 07, 2020

Ahead of the summer travel season, several U.S. airlines are expanding their flight schedules. But a complete recovery from the economic fallout caused by the coronavirus pandemic could take years.


Stockholm Won't Reach Herd Immunity In May, Sweden's Chief Epidemiologist Says

Monday, May 25, 2020

Sweden's controversial strategy has become a rallying cry of anti-lockdown protesters in the U.S. But not even the official behind the country's coronavirus approach is sure it was the right call.


New Zealand's Prime Minister Touts 4-Day Week To Boost Domestic Tourism

Thursday, May 21, 2020

A shorter work week to encourage travel? Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says it's an idea worth considering as the island nation emerges from its coronavirus lockdown.


Germany, France Propose $543 Billion EU Coronavirus Recovery Fund

Monday, May 18, 2020

The plan is to raise the money through EU-backed bonds and help the hardest-hit industries and regions. The issue of burden sharing remains controversial among several of the bloc's member states.


'Better Than No Football At All': Germany's Bundesliga Restarts Season

Sunday, May 17, 2020

It became the first top international soccer league to resume after suspending play due to the coronavirus pandemic. But the decision to continue the tournament without fans remains controversial.


EU Officials' Opinion Piece In Chinese Newspaper Censored On Coronavirus Origin

Thursday, May 07, 2020

The version published in China Daily omitted a reference to the illness originating in China and spreading to the rest of the world. The piece was published in full on the authors' websites.


U.N. Warns Number Of People Starving To Death Could Double Amid Pandemic

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Some 700 million of the world's most vulnerable people will require food assistance, according to the U.N. humanitarian office, which is asking wealthy nations to commit $90 billion in aid.


NFL Commissioner Gives Up His $40 Million Salary And Will Cut League Employees' Pay

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The news of Roger Goodell's pay cut came as an internal league memo announced executive salary reductions and furloughs of league employees. He said coronavirus-control disruptions are to blame.


Swedish Ambassador Says Stockholm Expected To Reach 'Herd Immunity' In May

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Sweden has employed a controversial coronavirus response strategy of imposing only limited restrictions. The country's ambassador to the U.S. says the approach is having success.


EU Leaders Fail To Agree On Coronavirus Economic Recovery Program

Thursday, April 23, 2020

The group did endorse the recent recommendation of finance ministers for a short-term rescue package worth more than a half-trillion dollars.


A 'Bitter Pill': Oktoberfest Canceled Due To Coronavirus

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

"You can't host a folk festival in a time like this," said Munich's mayor. Officials said it was a tough decision but they saw no other choice. Some 6 million people attend the festival every year.


EU Finance Ministers Reach $590 Billion Coronavirus Rescue Deal

Thursday, April 09, 2020

The key feature a bailout fund that would make about $261 billion available for indebted countries. The funds must be used for health care, cure and prevention costs associated with COVID-19.


Amid Divisions, European Finance Ministers Fail To Reach Coronavirus Support Deal

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

European finance ministers spent the overnight hours arguing over the best way to offer financial support to southern members badly hit by the coronavirus. The row highlights a north-south divide.


Olympic Officials Dismiss 'Speculation' That Coronavirus Could Disrupt Tokyo Games

Thursday, February 27, 2020

The statement comes in response to remarks made earlier this week by a longtime International Olympic Committee member who suggested a late May deadline to decide the fate of the Tokyo Games.


Why European Countries Are Reluctant To Repatriate Citizens Who Are ISIS Fighters

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Hundreds of ISIS fighters from Europe are in prison facilities in Syria. The prospect of repatriating them is deeply unpopular in much of Europe, and some countries have stripped them of citizenship.