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Coronavirus live news: Russia has record daily Covid deaths; UK to get vaccine from next week

Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine approved in UK; Russia suffers worst day of record daily Covid deaths; US reported over 100,000 cases every day in NovemberJohnson suffers biggest Commons revolt as MPs back tougher Covid tiers US hospitals fill with 100,000 Covid-19 cases CDC panel recommends giving vaccines to healthcare workers firstSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.48am GMT International tourist arrivals to Spain fell 87% year-on-year in October, official data show, after authorities imposed new ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Cdc, Russia, US, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Poland, Pfizer


Global stocks edge lower despite the UK's approval of Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine

Reuters / Brendan McDermid Global stocks edged lower on Wednesday despite the British government being the first to approve Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for use.London's FTSE 100 was about flat in early trade, but was still outperforming most other regional indices, even though chief EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said a deal "hangs in the balance."Approval of a highly effective vaccine may mark the beginning of a new bull market for equities, a global market strategist said...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, UK, London, China, Germany, Global, US, Trends, Eu, Joe Biden, Cnn, New York Times, Hsbc


UK approves Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine for rollout next week

‘Historic moment’ allows mass immunisation, with 800,000 doses expected to be available next weekHow does the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine work and who will get it?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK has become the first western country to license a vaccine against Covid, opening the way for mass immunisation with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to begin next week for those most at risk.The vaccine has been authorised for emergency use by the Medicines and Healthcare produc...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, Biology, US, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, MHRA, Medicines and Healthcare


Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine approved for use in UK to be rolled out next week

‘Historic moment’ opens way for mass immunisation with first doses to arrive in coming daysHow does the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine work and who will get it?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK has become the first western country to license a vaccine against Covid, opening the way for mass immunisation with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to begin in those most at risk next week.The vaccine has been authorised for emergency use by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regu...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, Biology, US, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, MHRA, Coronavirus


Dubai's audacious Heart of Europe megaproject nears first stage completion

A genius travel solution in the midst of a pandemic or a surreal gamble on luxury appetites? Either way, Dubai's attempt to recreate Europe in the Gulf of Arabia is an audacious addition to its extravagant array of architectural superlatives.
Tags: Europe, Cnn, Dubai, Gulf of Arabia


Coronavirus live news: UK to get vaccine from next week; England enters tier system after lockdown

Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine approved in UK; New tier system replaces lockdown; US reported over 100,000 cases every day in NovemberJohnson suffers biggest Commons revolt as MPs back tougher Covid tiers US hospitals fill with 100,000 Covid-19 cases CDC panel recommends giving vaccines to healthcare workers firstSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.19am GMT No actual virus is needed to create an mRNA vaccine. This means the rate at which it can be produced is dramatically accelerated. As a result, m...
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Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine wins licence for use in the UK

‘Historic moment’ opens way for mass immunisation with vaccine to target those most at riskHow does the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine work and who will get it?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK has become the first western country to license a vaccine against Covid, opening the way for mass immunisation with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to begin in those most at risk.The vaccine has been authorised for emergency use by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Aut...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, Biology, US, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, MHRA, Coronavirus


Hotels fit for a KGB officer: Soviet cities in the twilight - in pictures

Many modernist buildings from the Soviet period are being destroyed, but Russian photographer Arseniy Kotov hopes to preserve their memory with these shots of sloping cinemas and rooms under surveillance Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, Books, Photography, Russia, World news, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Communism, KGB, Arseniy Kotov


Nine-month-old baby among 5 dead in Germany after car hits pedestrians, police say

At least five people were killed, including a nine-month-old baby, and several others injured when a man ploughed his car into a group of people in a pedestrian zone in the southwest German city of Trier on Tuesday, the chief public prosecutor said during a press conference.
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Hungarian lawmaker resigns after caught fleeing a 'sex party' by climbing down a drainpipe

A senior member of the European Parliament from Hungary's ruling Fidesz party has resigned after he admitted to breaching Belgium's coronavirus lockdown to attend a private gathering described by national media as a "sex party."
Tags: Europe, News, Hungary, Belgium, European Parliament, Fidesz


Man suspected of murdering dozens of elderly women detained in Russia

Russian authorities have detained a man suspected of killing dozens of elderly women in several regions across Central Russia nearly a decade ago.
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Coronavirus live news: England enters tier system after lockdown as US hospitalisations surge

New tier system replaces lockdown; US reported over 100,000 cases every day in November; India reports under 50,000 cases for 25th straight dayJohnson suffers biggest Commons revolt as MPs back tougher Covid tiers US hospitals fill with 100,000 Covid-19 cases CDC panel recommends giving vaccines to healthcare workers firstSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.06am GMT The efforts of eight people who have continued working on heritage, community and arts projects during the Covid crisis have bee...
Tags: Asia, Europe, England, Science, Cdc, India, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Reuters, Coronavirus


Europe migrant crisis: Ten days of Atlantic peril in search of Spain

More than 19,000 African migrants have crossed to the Canary Islands this year alone but hundreds died.
Tags: Europe, News, Spain, Atlantic, Canary Islands


Coronavirus live news: CDC suggests first vaccines to US healthcare workers; England enters tier system

US hospitalisations surge; New tier system replaces lockdown; BioNTech/Pfizer and Moderna file for EU approval of Covid-19 vaccineJohnson suffers biggest Commons revolt as MPs back tougher Covid tiers US hospitals fill with 100,000 Covid-19 cases CDC panel recommends giving vaccines to healthcare workers firstSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.08am GMT In England, the government has announced details of the new three tier system that will come into effect in when the four-week national lock...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, Cdc, US, Eu, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Moderna, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus


Police looking at 'options beyond accident' in search for Esther Dingley

Partner of British hiker missing in Pyrenees says ‘prevailing opinion’ is that she is not in mountainsAuthorities searching for a British woman who went missing while hiking in the Pyrenees are looking at “other options beyond a mountain accident”, her partner has said.Esther Dingley and Dan Colegate, from Durham, had been travelling throughout Europe since 2014 and she had been expected to return from a solo trek on Wednesday. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, France, Spain, UK News, Durham, Pyrenees, Dan Colegate, Esther Dingley


Coronavirus live news: Turkey's Covid death toll hits record for ninth day; Pfizer and Moderna file for EU approval of vaccines

Latest updates: Turks brace for new restrictions to combat spread of disease; two companies submit applications to European Medicines AgencyUS may begin vaccinations before ChristmasVietnam reports first community virus in almost three monthsModerna Covid vaccine has 94% efficacy, final results confirmScott Atlas resigns as Trump’s pandemic adviser after controversial tenureSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.06pm GMT Prime minister Boris Johnson suffers biggest Commons revolt since election ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Eu, World news, Turkey, US news, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Pfizer, Johnson, Trump, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID, European Medicines AgencyUS


Trier mayor says he is 'speechless' after car drives into pedestrians in German city – video

A car drove at high speed into a pedestrian zone in the south-western German city of Trier on Tuesday, killing four people, including a baby, and seriously injuring 15, officials said. The driver, identified as a 51-year-old German man from the area, was arrested at the scene. 'We see these pictures again and again on television, and we always think that this cannot happen in Trier,' the mayor, Wolfram Leibe, said after visiting the site. 'I'm speechless'Trier: child one of two dead after car pl...
Tags: Europe, Germany, World news, Trier, Wolfram Leibe


Swedish-Iranian scientist faces 'imminent risk of execution' in Iran

Ahmadreza Djalali had been sentenced to death on espionage chargesA Swedish-Iranian scientist sentenced to death in Iran on espionage charges may face execution as early as Wednesday, human rights groups and his wife have warned.Ahmadreza Djalali was due to be taken from Evin prison to Rajai Shahr prison on Tuesday, a normal preliminary to an execution. Death sentences in Iran are often carried out on Wednesdays. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Sweden, World news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, Amnesty International, Evin, Rajai Shahr, Ahmadreza Djalali


Ahmadreza Djalali faces 'imminent risk of execution' in Iran

The Swedish-Iranian scientist had been sentenced to death on espionage chargesA Swedish-Iranian scientist sentenced to death in Iran on espionage charges may face execution as early as Wednesday, human rights groups and his wife have warned.Ahmadreza Djalali was due to be taken from Evin prison to Rajai Shahr prison on Tuesday, a normal preliminary to an execution. Death sentences in Iran are often carried out on Wednesdays. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Sweden, World news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, Amnesty International, Evin, Rajai Shahr, Ahmadreza Djalali


UK likely to be first western country to license a Covid vaccine

Regulator expected to authorise Pfizer/BioNTech jab for emergency use within daysCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritain is expected to become the first western country to authorise a coronavirus vaccine, raising the prospect of immunisations beginning weeks ahead of the rest of Europe.The UK medicines regulator is set to license the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for emergency use within days, and possibly as soon as Wednesday. Britain has ordered 40m doses, of which 10m ar...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Society, UK News, Britain, NHS, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Coronavirus


Trier: child one of two dead after car ploughs into crowd in Germany

Driver arrested after incident in Trier shopping area that left another 15 people injuredAt least two people including a small child have been killed and 15 injured after a driver ploughed his car into a crowd of people in the historic centre of the city of Trier, in south-west Germany.Shortly before 2pm a 51-year-old man turned his silver-grey SUV on to the pedestrianised Brotstrasse shopping area, police said, where he “hit and ran over people at random”. Continue reading...
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Von der Leyen: Hungary and Poland should take EU budget row to court

Head of European commission says millions of citizens should not be made to suffer with funds blockedHungary and Poland should take the EU to court rather than make millions suffer by blocking its €1.8tn (£1.6tn) budget and recovery fund, Ursula von der Leyen has said in an 11th hour effort to resolve a row over attempts to link funds to the rule of law.With Budapest and Warsaw refusing to sign off on the EU’s spending plans as long as respect for democratic norms remains a condition for payment...
Tags: Europe, Eu, European Union, World news, Budapest, Hungary, Court of justice of the European Union, Poland, Warsaw, Ursula von der Leyen, von der Leyen


Coronavirus live news: Turkey's coronavirus death toll hits record for ninth consecutive day; Pfizer and Moderna file for EU approval of vaccines

Latest updates: Turks brace for new restrictions to combat spread of disease; two companies submit applications to European Medicines AgencyUS may begin vaccinations before ChristmasVietnam reports first community virus in almost three monthsModerna Covid vaccine has 94% efficacy, final results confirmScott Atlas resigns as Trump’s pandemic adviser after controversial tenureSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.26pm GMT Pakistan has approved $150m in funding to buy Covid-19 vaccines, initially ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Eu, World news, Turkey, US news, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Imran Khan, Pfizer, Trump, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Moderna, Coronavirus, European Medicines AgencyUS, Faisal Sultan


SoftBank bets on Europe's hottest stock

After selling nearly $100 billion in assets, SoftBank is back in buying mode.
Tags: Europe, Softbank, Cnn


Right-wing Hungarian MEP resigns for attending 'sex party' that broke Belgian lockdown

Politician in Viktor Orbán’s party apologises as Belgian police arrest 25 men over gathering Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA Hungarian MEP in Viktor Orbán’s rightwing party, spotted fleeing along a gutter to escape police raiding a “sex party” above a Brussels bar, has apologised for breaching Belgium’s lockdown rules.József Szájer, a senior member of the Fidesz party who helped write Hungary’s constitution in 2011, was one of about 20 people, mainly men and includi...
Tags: Europe, Eu, European Union, World news, Hungary, Belgium, Brussels, Viktor Orban, Grand Place, Fidesz, Coronavirus, József Szájer, Hungarian MEP


Partner of missing UK hiker to keep searching 'until sun goes down'

Gendarmes said they would scale down search operation for Esther Dingley in PyreneesThe partner of the missing British hiker Esther Dingley has said he will keep searching for her until “the sun goes down” as gendarmes said they would scale down the operation.Dan Colegate said there was still no sign of Dingley, 37, despite extensive searches on both sides of the France-Spain border in the Pyrenees. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, UK, France, Spain, UK News, Mountaineering, France Spain, Dingley, Dan Colegate, Esther Dingley


Swedish police arrest woman suspected of confining son for decades

Woman, whose adult son is being treated in hospital, held on suspicion of illegal detention and grievous bodily harmStockholm police have arrested a woman suspected of keeping her 41-year-old son confined to their flat for almost three decades, police and local media have said.Emma Olsson, a public prosecutor in charge of the preliminary investigation, said the 70-year-old woman, who denies any wrongdoing, was being held on suspicion of illegal detention and causing grievous bodily harm. Continu...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, World news, Emma Olsson


Car ploughs into crowd of pedestrians in German city of Trier

Driver arrested in incident that left at least two dead, but police would not comment on motiveAt least two people have been killed and 15 injured after a car ploughed into a crowd of people in the historic centre of the city of Trier, in south-west Germany.According to the local newspaper Trierischer Volksfreund, the incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon when a grey SUV sped down Fleischstrasse, a straight pedestrianised street with shops and cafes that leads to Hauptmarkt, the city’s medieval...
Tags: Europe, Germany, World news, Trier, south west Germany, Fleischstrasse


UK likely to axe finance bill clauses if Brexit trade deal made

Content of legislation to be tabled next week depends on progress with EU in talks, sources sayThe UK is to table its long awaited finance bill next week but anticipated controversial clauses to override the Brexit withdrawal agreement are expected to be axed if a trade deal is struck beforehand.The EU has warned that trade talks will be pulled immediately if the government goes ahead with a second batch of legislation granting itself unilateral powers to renege on part of the withdrawal agreeme...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Brexit, Trade Policy


Russian man confesses to killing more than 25 women, investigators say

One of country’s most prolific serial killers named as Radik Tagirov, 38, after being identified using DNA evidence and shoe printsRussian investigators claim to have caught one of the country’s most prolific serial killers, potentially solving a string of more than 25 murders attributed to a man known for years only as the “Volga maniac”.Russia’s Investigative Committee said that the suspect, a 38-year-old man named Radik Tagirov, confessed to a string of 26 murders of elderly women that had te...
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