Thursday, May 28, 2020

US says Russia sent warplanes to back Libyan warlord

The US has accused Russia of sending warplanes to Libya to support the warlord Gen Khalifa Haftar. Washington’s Africa Command said Moscow may be...

Brexit talks 'risk stalemate' if no progress on key issues

Brexit talks risk reaching a stalemate if there is no progress in the next round of negotiations between the European Union and the...

Greece fears border standoff with Turkey over migrants' return

Greece fears a fresh standoff on its border with Turkey after the Turkish foreign minister suggested that migrants and refugees would shortly return...

Lufthansa agrees €9bn bailout with German government

Germany has thrown Lufthansa a €9bn (£8bn) lifeline, agreeing a bailout that gives Berlin a veto in the event of a hostile bid...

Irish taoiseach Leo Varadkar denies picnic with friends was Covid-19 rule breach

Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s taoiseach, has defended having a picnic with friends in a Dublin park in defiance of a recommendation from a senior...

Sochi's sanatoriums cautiously open up for summer season

Spring breaks have been scrapped, pop concerts postponed. Police patrol the rocky beaches on the Black Sea coast and their promenades. Tourists are...

Franco-German plan for European recovery will face compromises

When France and Germany announced a plan to raise €500bn (£448bn) on financial markets to fund a European coronavirus recovery plan, leaders sought...

The Guardian view on Europe and Covid-19: time for true solidarity | Editorial

In 1790, following the American war of independence, Alexander Hamilton proposed that federal government should take on the huge debts incurred during the...

Kadyrov is a despot, not a strongman | Brief letters

I encourage the Guardian to drop the description “strongman” for despots like Ramzan Kadyrov, the Chechen leader who rules with fear, torture and...

German court rules against Volkswagen in 'dieselgate' scandal

Volkswagen has lost a landmark legal battle in Germany’s highest civil court over compensation for the buyer of a secondhand minivan fitted with...

Global report: Europe eases out of lockdown as Memorial Day draws big US crowds

Madrid and Barcelona reopened their parks, Copenhagen unlocked its museums, the bars of Reykjavik resumed business and restaurants in Athens took orders again...

Marie Antoinette's travel bag fetches nearly £40,000 at Paris auction

A travel bag belonging to Marie Antoinette has sold for more than five times its estimate in an auction of royal memorabilia near...

German state causes alarm with plans to ease lockdown measures

Negotiations in Germany over a nationwide approach to relaxing lockdown measures were said to be in disarray after the state of Thuringia announced...

Macron criticised for reopening theme park while theatres remain closed

A row has broken out in France over the government’s decision to allow certain theme parks and other outdoor attractions to open while...

On the Covid-19 frontline: Doctor MEPs on their return to medical service

In the second part of Talking Europe, we bring you a special round-table discussion with three doctors-turned-Members of the European Parliament, who returned...

This is why we're proposing a wealth tax in Spain to help us out...

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit Spain hard. A decade of budgetary cuts to the country’s welfare system, in particular to healthcare, has exacerbated...

Coronavirus live news: US bars travel from Brazil as British PM’s adviser reported to...

12.52am BST00:52 White House official likens China's handling of coronavirus to Chernobyl cover-up A top White House official on Sunday likened China’s handling of the...

Spotify podcast deal could make Joe Rogan world's highest paid broadcaster

Joe Rogan, the comedian, MMA commentator and podcaster, may seem an unlikely prospect for becoming the world’s highest paid broadcaster. But after signing...

Outrage at U-turn on promise to reunite child refugees with UK family

The Home Office has drawn up plans to terminate the current system of allowing child refugees to be reunited with family in the...

Global report: Muslims face curfews ahead of Eid amid Covid-19 crisis

Muslims worldwide prepared to celebrate Eid under lockdown, with the strictest governments bringing in 24-hour curfews for the holiday – but across the...

Canary Islands reopen to tourists – offering sun, sea, sand and safety

They’ve picked apart the holiday experience, lingering on moments such as breakfast buffets, poolside lounging and golf tee times. As officials in Spain’s...

Spain to reopen to overseas tourists from July

Spain will reopen to overseas tourists from July, the prime minister has announced, pledging that the government will guarantee the safety of visitors...