Monday, June 29, 2020

Poland should get less from Covid-19 fund due to rights record, claim EU member...

The EU’s pandemic recovery fund risks being derailed after an outcry within the bloc that Poland is set to be one of the...

'They are the new poor': Covid-19 fuels rising poverty in Italy

The queue at a soup kitchen in the Trastevere district of Rome moves at a much slower pace than it did before Italy’s...

Russian mining giant admits pumping wastewater into Arctic tundra

A Russian mining giant said on Sunday it had suspended workers at a metals plant who were responsible for pumping wastewater into nearby...

Poland election: Duda forced to second round, exit poll suggests

The incumbent Andrzej Duda won the most votes in Sunday’s Polish presidential election, but fell short of the 50% he would need to...

Voters stay away from second round of French local elections

French voters stayed away from polling stations on Sunday in the second round of local elections, which had been postponed since March because...

Foreign travel boost as UK gives green light to overseas trips

Travel operators have reported a big rise in bookings and inquiries about international holidays as UK holidaymakers rush to book Mediterranean breaks after...

Why the UK is the sick man of Europe again | Letters

Martin Kettle is absolutely right in his comparison between Germany’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and that of the UK (On different planets:...

The Guardian view on Germany taking the EU presidency: good timing | Editorial

As Europe emerges from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, it faces challenges on an epic scale. In Italy and Spain, the spectre of...

Hundreds of pride flags fill Spanish town after town hall one removed

The eight-metre long rainbow flag flew from the town hall for less than 48 hours. But after a trio of complaints forced its...

Trump denies knowledge of 'Russian bounties on US troops' as criticism mounts

Donald Trump claimed on Sunday that no one had told him about a Russian plot to offer bounties to Taliban militants in exchange...

Voting begins in Poland presidential election as race tightens

Voting is under way in Poland’s presidential election, with the incumbent, Andrzej Duda, up against a field of challengers including the liberal mayor...

German far right infiltrates green groups with call to protect the land

The poster advertising the evening of debate and organic canapés in Halle’s university district looked familiar to environmentally conscious Germans: a rugged pair...

France's oldest nuclear reactor to finally shut down

France’s oldest nuclear power plant will shut down on Tuesday after four decades in operation, to the delight of environmental activists who have...

Over 30 protesters arrested in Moscow for supporting LGBT activist – rights group

Russian police on Saturday detained more than 30 people, most of them women, who were staging separate one-person protests in central Moscow against...

Wanted: a cleaner, greener Paris after the coronavirus gloom

Sitting on a newly painted bench at Place de la République in central Paris under the gaze of the statue of Marianne –...

Micheál Martin becomes Irish taoiseach in historic coalition

The Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has been elected as the Republic of Ireland’s taoiseach – prime minister – after the formation of...

Ireland elects Micheal Martin as its new prime minister

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L'Oréal to remove words like 'whitening' from skincare products

L’Oréal al has announced it will remove words like “whitening” from its products, as global anti-racism protests continue. “The L’Oréal Group has decided to...

Poles set to vote in postponed presidential election

Poles will vote on Sunday in a postponed presidential election that will determine whether the ruling rightwing populist party continues to have full...