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Police in the Netherlands arrested a man after he hit and kicked a journalist outside a Protestant church that had opened for a full congregation on Sunday despite the country’s strict lockdown. Reporters showed up at the Mieraskerk church in the town of Krimpen aan den Ijssel near the city of Rotterdam. The church made headlines after …

Reports of people catching the novel coronavirus a second time are starting to trickle in, months into the pandemic. A Belgian woman was reported to have a mild second case, three months after her first illness. And an older person in the Netherlands with a weakened immune system caught the coronavirus twice too, a leading …

On June 22, the Dutch government published the extension of the Temporary Emergency Measure effective June 1, 2020 (the “Extended Scheme”). We hereby inform you about the main principles of the Extended Scheme, which are the following: Employers are eligible for the compensation if they expect to lose at least 20% of their turnover over …

ROME (Reuters) – AstraZeneca Plc has signed a contract with European governments to supply the region with its potential vaccine against the coronavirus, the British drugmaker’s latest deal to pledge its drug to help combat the pandemic. FILE PHOTO: Small bottles labeled with a “Vaccine COVID-19” sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this …

The coronavirus is upending Saudi Arabia’s big dreams and easy living. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, had upended his country out of a recognition that the kingdom could not keep living off oil forever. He diversified the Saudi economy by building up tourism and entertainment. Some of the changes were …

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU states should guarantee vouchers for travel cancelled during the coronavirus pandemic and start lifting internal border restrictions in a bid to salvage some of the summer tourism season, the bloc’s executive will say next week. FILE PHOTO: European Union flags fly outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, February 19, …

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Prospects for a European Union deal on a package to support its coronavirus-battered economies brightened on Thursday as Germany put its foot down to end opposition from the Netherlands and to reassure Italy that the EU would show it solidarity. FILE PHOTO: Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte addresses the Senate, the upper …

Italy’s prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, has warned of the break-up of the European Union, as unprecedented pressure was piled on northern states to give way and unlock €500bn (£438bn) of economic support for the countries hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. After 16 hours of talks since Tuesday, EU finance ministers reconvened by videoconference on …

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Dutch government has struggled to cut carbon emissions since 1990 The highest court in the Netherlands has upheld a ruling requiring the government to slash greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25% of 1990 levels by the end of next year. The case was brought six years ago …

Police are looking for the suspect. “Stabbing incident with multiple wounded on the Big Market Street in The Hague. Emergency Services are on the scene. More information to follow from this account,” police tweeted in Dutch. Police have asked eyewitnesses to come forward and said the situation is “complex.” The incident happened at a busy …