Monday, August 10, 2020

Belarus election: Lukashenko set to announce landslide victory amid fixing claims

Belarus was braced for protests on Sunday evening as the incumbent president, Alexander Lukashenko, appeared poised to claim victory in an election marred...

Battered travel industry urges UK to rethink Covid-19 quarantine policy

The travel industry has urged the government to rethink its 14-day quarantine policy for holidaymakers as rising coronavirus cases on the continent –...

The Guardian view on Brexit bureaucracy: tied up in red tape | Editorial

The government did not quite achieve the Brexit breakthrough it was seeking on Friday, when there was hope that a fast-tracked trade agreement...

John Hume believed in the EU and building bridges | Letters

Among the many words written about John Hume recently, relatively little has been said about the European dimension of his beliefs. Reading Martin...

Opus Dei’s openness is plain for all to see | Letter

I read with interest your article (6 August) on the women Pope Francis appointed to the Vatican’s finance council: definitely a good move....

UK to plunge into deepest slump on record with worst fall in GDP among...

Britain’s economy will be officially declared in recession this week for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis, as the coronavirus outbreak...

Italy’s new liberal newspaper Domani promises ‘facts not chatter’

Carlo De Benedetti, the former owner of La Repubblica, one of Italy’s biggest daily newspapers, is no stranger to a challenge. Now, at...

A city’s fortunes are not set in stone. Look at modern Madrid | Torsten...

Cities rise, cities fall. In times past, quite literally. But even without regular warfare, we still see cities rise up and down the...

Belarus presidential election: opposition candidate goes into hiding on eve of vote

Belarus’s opposition candidate for president went into hiding the night before challenging longtime leader Alexander Lukashenko on Sunday in the country’s most unpredictable...

The Observer view on anti-Kremlin protests in Siberia | Observer editorial

After Vladimir Putin pushed through constitutional changes enabling him to remain as Russia’s president until 2036, most people assumed that, like it or...

A city out of time: what do we dream of when we dream of...

My desire to live in Rome germinated on a European holiday almost 20 years ago. I exited Trastevere train station, bleary eyed after...

French tourist chiefs on knife-edge as country may be next on UK quarantine list

In a normal August, the much-loved miniature tourist train in the French port city of Sète would be full of tourists from Britain...

Brexit backers Tate & Lyle set to gain £73m from end of EU trade...

A company that backed Brexit and has donated to the Conservatives is in line to save £73m as the only direct beneficiary of...

Alarm at fingerprinting and custody proposal for Channel migrants

UK proposals to introduce hardline measures to discourage refugees and illegal migrants from seeking sanctuary have been met with alarm.The immigration minister, Chris...

UK plan to use navy to stop migrant crossings is unlawful, lawyers warn

Priti Patel’s plans to use the navy to tackle the growing number of migrants crossing the Channel from northern France would be unlawful...

Ukraine’s prisons go up for sale

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You swine! German nudist chases wild boar that stole laptop

A nudist bather who chased a wild boar near a Berlin lake after it stole his laptop was applauded by onlookers after a...

Protest arrests as landlord calls time on bar beloved by Berlin's leftwing

Dozens of people have been arrested in Berlin during demonstrations against the closure of a small bar with a strong leftwing following. Syndikat, described...

Belarus goes to the polls with longtime leader Lukashenko feeling the heat

Belarusians will go to the polls on Sunday in one of the most unpredictable elections in a generation, as longtime leader Alexander Lukashenko...

Travelling to France from the UK: your rights on refunds and insurance

The UK government has said that travellers from Belgium, Andorra and the Bahamas will face quarantine when they arrive in the UK –...

'You have to find the balance': Salzburg opens to live music in time of...

At the performances of Richard Strauss’s opera Elektra in Salzburg this week, the scene in the auditorium was almost as alarming as the...

Belarus police arrest Deutsche Welle correspondent before vote

Issued on: 07/08/2020...