Sunday, March 22, 2020

French designer gives away homemade masks during Covid-19 crisis

French people confined to their homes during the national lockdown are being encouraged to engage in some not so haute couture during the...

US trade deal ‘could flood Britain with toxic cosmetics’

A UK trade deal with the US will see the relaxation of stringent laws prohibiting the use of dangerous ingredients in imported cosmetics,...

Iran 'frees French researcher under prisoner exchange deal'

Emmanuel Macron says Iran has freed a French researcher imprisoned in the country, after France reportedly released an Iranian threatened with extradition to...

German man held over attempted high-speed train track sabotage

A German man has been arrested on suspicion of having loosened the bolts on a high-speed train track between Cologne and Frankfurt.The man,...

Slovakia president appoints centre-right coalition government

The Slovak president, Zuzana Čaputová, appointed a new centre-right coalition on Saturday after a February election swept anti-corruption parties to power.The newly appointed...

Man runs marathon on 7-metre balcony during French lockdown

In the age of Covid-19 confinement, Elisha Nochomovitz has figured out a way to keep occupied by running a marathon on his balcony. Nochomovitz...

Europe's companies retool production to fight coronavirus fallout

Companies across Europe are making sweeping changes to their business models in a frantic effort to assist with the response to the coronavirus...

Fears of catastrophe as Greece puts migrant camps into lockdown

As the Schengen area closed its external borders last week, in a move designed to replace the closing of member states’ national borders...

Coronavirus live updates: deaths jump in Spain and Italy, millions locked down in US

Spain death pass 1,000, Italy deaths pass 4,000; More US states, including New York, tell people to stay home; Dow Jones falls 900...

Spanish couple hold wedding from their windows to beat coronavirus lockdown

Nearly a year of planning had gone into the day: fresh flowers filled the venue, name cards sat at each of the 190...

Anger grows among Britons on holiday as lockdowns block returns

Thousands of British holidaymakers could find themselves stranded abroad, as flight cancellations, travel restrictions and lockdowns due to the global coronavirus pandemic complicate...

How does the coronavirus compare to the Spanish flu?

Issued on: 20/03/2020...

Traditional French soap-maker Savonnerie de la Licorne – in pictures

As coronavirus continues to spread around the world, the Marseille tradition of soap-making is enjoying a renaissance, as the French public rediscovers this...

Coronavirus: the week the world shut down

It should not have come as a surprise. Life had already been upended in China. Iran and Italy have been reeling for a...

Newcastle man admits inciting terror attacks in Germany

A Newcastle man has admitted inciting people to commit terror attacks in Germany, and buying explosive equipment. Fatah Mohammed Abdullah, 35, bought more than...

Enemies everywhere: photos show absurdity of life under the Stasi

A football kicked over a wall, a lightbulb thrown out of a window, a suspiciously unkempt lawn: for East Germany’s secret police, even...

Coronavirus has taught Italy hard lessons. Other countries must learn from us | Maurizio...

Last week, Italy became the first European country to go into complete lockdown to protect its citizens from a pandemic attack. Previously, such...

'Nature is taking back Venice': wildlife returns to tourist-free city

Look down into the waters of the Venice canals today and there is a surprising sight – not just a clear view of...

Australian man, 36, diagnosed with coronavirus dies in Iceland

A 36-year-old Australian man diagnosed with Covid-19 has died in Iceland, while his wife has been quarantined with the illness. However, doctors said the...

In one Italian town, we showed mass testing could eradicate the coronavirus | Andrea...

It’s now about one month since Covid-19 began to sweep across Italy. With more than total cases topping 40,000 as of 19 March,...

Wine cooler: global heating helps Sweden's vineyards to success

In a corner of his whitewashed 18th-century homestead, Håkan Hansson – the fifth generation of his family to farm this gently undulating stretch...