After Germany, where more than 100 people have died, Belgium was the hardest hit by the floods that caused homes to be ripped away and roads to be turned into wild rivers.
Angela Merkel, Germany’s second-longest serving chancellor, was in Washington for a largely friendly farewell visit as she nears the end of a political career that has spanned four American presidencies.
Scores of people were dead and missing Thursday in Germany and neighboring Belgium after heavy flooding swept away cars and caused buildings to collapse.
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas welcomed a deal reached with museums and authorities in Nigeria, calling it a “turning point in dealing with our colonial history.”
There were fresh reports of unusual blood clots in people who recently received the shots.
The agency said it “cannot rule out definitively a link” between rare types of blood clots and the vaccine, however, and experts recommend raising awareness among doctors and recipients of possible risks.
The company and European regulators have said there is no evidence the shot is to blame.
The company said Wednesday that new test results show its vaccine is 95% effective and it will seek emergency use of limited shot supplies.
Gunmen opened fire on people enjoying a last night out at Vienna’s cafes and restaurants before a coronavirus lockdown Monday in what authorities said was a terrorist attack that left at least two dead — including one of the assailants.
France announced a full nationwide lockdown for the second time this year and German officials imposed a partial four-week lockdown.
The discoveries of Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson, both of Stanford University, “have benefitted sellers, buyers and taxpayers around the world,” the Nobel Committee said.
The Rome-based United Nations agency has long specialized in getting assistance to some of the world’s most dangerous and precarious places.
The prize celebrates what the Nobel Committee called “one of the most exotic objects in the universe” and ones that “still pose many questions that beg for answers and motivate future research.”
Americans Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice and British-born scientist Michael Houghton jointly won the Nobel Prize for medicine on Monday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office indicated she might be willing to rethink the fate of a controversial German-Russian gas pipeline project — a sign of Berlin’s growing frustration over Moscow’s stonewalling about the Navalny case.