Wednesday, June 3, 2020

EU pledges coronavirus recovery plan will not harm climate goals

Senior officials have pledged that the European Union’s recovery plan will “do no harm” to the bloc’s landmark goals to tackle the climate...

Nissan's Sunderland factory safe but plant in Barcelona will close

Nissan has confirmed it will not close its Sunderland manufacturing plant, instead shutting a factory in Barcelona as the Japanese carmaker seeks to...

‘They made crosses on our heads’: refugees report abuse by Croatian police

Details have emerged of more than 30 migrants allegedly robbed, beaten and spray-painted with red crosses on their heads by Croatian police officers who said...

French power couple given jail terms for money laundering

A rightwing power couple who have run a rich Paris suburb for almost 40 years and who are close friends of the former...

A postcard from the future: life in Denmark after the lockdown | Helen Russell

Under the shade of umbrellas, pensioners eat cake at a cafe, children slosh cups of juice, and students clink beer bottles, smoking, laughing...

Israel seeks quarantine-free travel with Australia by December as gateway to Europe

Israel wants to introduce direct flights to Australia and waive quarantine requirements for travellers by December, as countries that have so far successfully...

Lack of international cooperation will hinder economic recovery | Howard Davies

The years after the 2007-09 global financial crisis were characterised by an orgy of rule-making by financial regulators around the world to address...

Cummings not going? UK PM stands by embattled adviser

No apology, no regrets from Dominic Cummings as Boris Johnson’s top adviser refuses to resign over that 264-mile trip home to the north...

McDonald's to reopen all UK and Ireland stores in June

McDonald’s will reopen all of its 1,000 restaurants in the UK and Ireland for drive-through or delivery by 4 June, as it returns...

French tests show even mild coronavirus illness leads to antibodies

A medical study in France suggests even mild cases of coronavirus infection, not requiring hospital treatment, produce antibodies in almost all patients, with...

Spanish dig closes in on burial site of Irish lord Red Hugh O'Donnell

Somewhere beneath a street in north-west Spain – probably between a bank branch and a budget clothes shop – lies the ruined chapel...

‘Defining moment’ as EU executive pushes for €500bn in grants

The European Union executive has called for a €750bn (£671bn) recovery plan to help the hardest hit countries find a way out of...

Twenty-six arrested in France and Belgium over Vietnam migrant lorry deaths

The French prosecutor's office said on Wednesday that 26 people had been arrested in France and Belgium in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese...

Ancient Roman mosaic floor discovered under vines in Italy

A perfectly preserved ancient Roman mosaic floor has been discovered near the northern Italian city of Verona. Archaeologists were astonished by the find as...

Coronavirus live news: Spain begins 10 days of mourning as global deaths near 350,000

1.20am BST01:20 Iconic sites reopen as world eyes life after lockdown The Church of the Nativity and the ruins of ancient Pompeii reopened to pilgrims...

Serial rapist breaks back in Corfu cliff fall on run from police

A serial rapist plunged from a cliff and broke his back after police flushed him out of his hideout following a two-week manhunt...

Hungarian government to end Orbán's rule-by-decree legislation

The Hungarian government plans to bring to an end controversial emergency legislation, which some critics described as creating the EU’s first dictatorship. Hungary’s justice...

Asterix artist’s cartoons raise €390,000 for Paris hospitals

Four original drawings by the creator of Asterix the Gaul have sold for nearly €400,000 to benefit Paris hospitals.Albert Uderzo, who invented the...

Global report: Germany to relax travel curbs as Spain mourns Covid-19 victims

Denmark has made it easier for cross-border couples separated from their partners by lockdown to meet again, while Germany is expected to allow...

Russia to hold Victory Day parade on 24 June, says Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin has said Russia will hold its postponed Victory Day military parade on 24 June and declared that the country’s coronavirus outbreak...

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...