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Irish paddle boarders survive night adrift clinging to lobster buoy

Fishermen found 17-year-old girl and 23-year-old cousin 17 miles from Galway BayTwo paddle boarders who vanished off the west coast of Ireland survived a night of rain, wind and thunder by clinging to a lobster pot buoy.Two fishermen found the 17-year-old girl and 23-year-old woman on Thursday two miles south of the Aran islands, about 17 miles from Galway Bay, where they were last seen on Wednesday night. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, World news, Ireland, Galway, Galway Bay


'They were smashing me with batons': detained Belarusians tell of jail abuse

Savage attacks by prison guards and riot police follow election protests as Lukashenko holds on to powerPeople detained in Belarus during the past few days of unrest have told the Guardian about systematic mistreatment and abuse, suggesting that guards and riot police loyal to Alexander Lukashenko’s regime have terrorised thousands of Belarusians caught up in the crackdown on recent protests.Those detained in police stations, jails and makeshift prisons spoke of ritual beatings, up to 55 women b...
Tags: Europe, Protest, World news, Journalist safety, Guardian, Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko


Belarus: tens of thousands on streets challenge Lukashenko

Protest over president’s rule grows after police crackdown and arrest of 6,700 since voteTens of thousands of peaceful protesters took to the streets of Minsk on Thursday, throwing down a renewed challenge to the Belarus president, Alexander Lukashenko, who has faced sustained discontent over what appeared a rigged election result on Sunday.Four nights of ruthless police violence against protesters was meant to force Belarusians into acceptance of Lukashenko’s victory, but events on Thursday sug...
Tags: Europe, Protest, European Union, World news, Belarus, Minsk, Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko


Sarajevo’s CineLink Co-Production Market Looks to Boost Talent in Balkans and Beyond

While the coronavirus pandemic prompted the Sarajevo Film Festival to shift to an online edition just days before opening night, the organizers of CineLink Industry Days—Sarajevo’s buzzy industry confab—were prepared to go virtual from the moment that the virus began sweeping across Europe in March. That means plans have long been in place for an […]
Tags: Europe, News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Balkans, Sarajevo, Cinelink, Sarajevo Film Festival, CineLink Co Production Market Looks


In Europe, Millions of Jobless Are Falling Through the Cracks

Government efforts to subsidize wages and prevent layoffs have kept many in jobs, but they aren’t sheltering an army of precarious workers.
Tags: Freelancing, Europe, News, Unemployment, Layoffs and Job Reductions, Politics And Government, Labor and Jobs, Self-Employment and Independent Contracting, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Europe isn't going on vacation. That spells trouble for millions of workers

Europe's summer tourist season may be officially past saving.
Tags: Europe, Cnn


Berlin nightclub Berghain opens to all for lockdown art exhibition

Visitors can view work by likes of Olafur Eliasson and Tacita Dean and take guided tours of venueBerlin’s legendary Berghain nightclub will relax its notoriously strict door policy for art lovers from next month as the venue turns into a gallery while the German capital’s nightlife remains on hold because of the pandemic.Berghain, housed in an old power plant on the border between the Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg districts, will from 9 September show works produced during the Covid-19 lockdown b...
Tags: Art, Europe, Germany, Berlin, World news, Culture, Art and design, Tacita Dean, Kreuzberg, Olafur Eliasson, Wolfgang Tillmans, Berghain, Friedrichshain, Olafur Eliasson Tacita Dean, Shirin Sabahi Christine Sun Kim, Sandra Mujinga


Coronavirus live news: global death toll exceeds 750,000 as Europe struggles with rise in cases

Pandemic has killed three quarters of a million people; workplaces in France are top source of case clusters; Germany case jump shows ‘unsettling trend’‘They’ve jumped the gun’: scientists worry about Russia’s Covid-19 vaccineCovid-19 may have been circulating in New Zealand for weeks, as fresh case emergesFrench and Dutch on alert over rise in casesUK coronavirus live: latest newsSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.27pm BST The Portuguese capital and its surrounds will remain under tougher a...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, France, Germany, Russia, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Netherlands, Portugal, New Zealand, Guardian


Netherlands and Malta set to be added to England's quarantine list

Exclusive: decision on France delayed in latest coronavirus travel measures, Guardian understandsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage The Netherlands and Malta are set to be removed from England’s travel corridor list but ministers are still mulling over a decision on France , the Guardian has learned. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, England, France, Travel & leisure, Society, World news, Netherlands, Health policy, Guardian, Malta, Coronavirus outbreak


Young people are driving a second, less-deadly surge of Covid-19 cases in Europe

Europe is giving the world a glimpse at what happens when the coronavirus epidemic is brought under control and the economy reopens: the virus bounces back.
Tags: Europe, Cnn


Plagues of field mice decimating crops, say German farmers

Estimated 300,000 acres stripped bare by rodents and now browning in heatwaveLarge swathes of Germany’s farmland are being decimated by plagues of field mice leading to significant crop loss, according to the country’s national farming association.In some parts of the country, a quarter of the arable land is afflicted, leading to calls for compensation as well as a relaxation on rules governing the use of pesticides. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Environment, World news, Agriculture


Venice activists plan party after two cruise operators pull out

Lagoon ‘liberated’ as firms announce switch to Trieste and Genoa, at least until end of yearCruise ship opponents are planning a party in Venice after two Italian cruise operators announced they were dropping the city from their 2020 itineraries.Activists with No Grandi Navi (No Big Ships) said the lagoon had been “liberated” after MSC Crociere and Costa Crociere decided their vessels would instead set sail from Trieste or Genoa when services resume on 16 August and 6 September respectively. Con...
Tags: Europe, World news, Italy, Venice, Genoa, Trieste, Costa Crociere


Belarus protests: 25-year-old man dies in police custody

Alexander Vikhor was left in van for hours after being detained in Gomel, mother tells local newsBelarus has confirmed that a young man has died in police custody, the second death since mass protests began on Sunday against the country’s leader, Alexander Lukashenko.Alexander Vikhor, 25, died after being detained on Sunday in the city of Gomel in south-east Belarus during countrywide protests over accusations of mass vote-rigging in presidential elections. Protests continued for a fourth night ...
Tags: Europe, World news, Belarus, Gomel, Alexander Vikhor, Alexander Lukashenko Alexander Vikhor


What we know -- and don't know -- about Russia's 'Sputnik V' vaccine

Russia raised eyebrows on Tuesday when it announced the world's first approved coronavirus vaccine for public use.
Tags: Europe, News, Russia


Looted landmarks: how Notre-Dame, Big Ben and St Mark's were stolen from the east

They are beacons of western civilisation. But, says an explosive new book, the designs of Europe’s greatest buildings were plundered from the Islamic world – twin towers, rose windows, vaulted ceilings and allAs Notre-Dame cathedral was engulfed by flames last year, thousands bewailed the loss of . The ultimate symbol of French cultural identity, the very heart of the nation, was going up in smoke. But Middle East expert Diana Darke was having different thoughts. She knew that the origins of th...
Tags: Europe, Books, Design, Religion, World news, Syria, Culture, Architecture, Middle East and North Africa, Art and design, Heritage, Paris, Middle East, Christianity, Islam, Notre Dame


Belarus Nobel-prize winner tells Lukashenko: 'Leave before it's too late'

Svetlana Alexievich warns of ‘civil war’ after unrest that followed Sunday’s disputed election resultBelarusian Nobel prize-winning writer Svetlana Alexievich has condemned police violence against protesters in her country and urged Alexander Lukashenko to go peacefully.The 72-year-old author won the 2015 Nobel literature prize for her work chronicling the horrors of war and life under the repressive Soviet regime including the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, World news, Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko, Svetlana Alexievich


British holiday home owners in France tell of quarantine worries

Expats say UK government’s lack of clarity on coronavirus travel restrictions puts livelihoods at risk Coronavirus - latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritish tourists cancelling trips to France because they may have to quarantine for 14 days on their return might be upset, but the owners – often British too – of the places they had booked to stay are losing more than just a holiday.“For every potential visitor, there’s an owner who depends on that rental for their livelihood,” said ...
Tags: Europe, UK, France, Travel & leisure, UK News, World news, Bordeaux, Creon, Gavin Quinney, Coronavirus outbreak


Police find Netherlands' biggest-ever cocaine lab

Police in the Netherlands have arrested 17 people following a raid on a massive cocaine lab, which they say is the biggest ever found in the country.
Tags: Europe, News, Netherlands


What Europe's cities are doing to handle heatwaves

As London swelters, we look at how urban areas can adapt to deal with higher temperatures.
Tags: Europe, London, News


Trump falsely says U.S. is doing better than Europe on coronavirus (this is a lie)

Donald Trump began a news conference on Wednesday by falsely claiming that the United States is doing better than Europe with coronavirus pandemic response. We are not. This is an obvious lie. Though more than 160,000 Americans have died of COVID-19, Trump kept his eyes on the prize. Behind the impeached president, a chart of the stock market [image via CSPAN] Trump begins his news conference by falsely claiming that the US is doing better than Europe as it relates to the coronavirus pandemic....
Tags: Europe, Post, News, US, United States, Donald Trump, Daniel dale, Trump, Steve Herman


Global report: Germany reports most cases since May as Brussels mandates face masks

German outbreaks sparked by holidaymakers returning home; Paris cancels marathon Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid-19 infections hit a three-month high in Germany and face masks were made compulsory in public throughout the Brussels region as the accelerating spread of the virus continued to ring alarm bells across Europe.As schools in the Germany’s most populous state reopened on Wednesday, the health minister, Jens Spahn, said outbreaks had occurred across the c...
Tags: Europe, France, Germany, Spain, World news, Paris, Italy, Belgium, Brussels, Jens Spahn, Coronavirus outbreak


Belarus opposition leader a victim of tactics from the Lukashenko playbook

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya becomes the latest to crumble under government pressure It looked like a hostage video. Reading from a piece of paper, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the opposition leader, told supporters in a subdued voice not to join mass protests in Belarus or “put their lives at risk”.Hours later, she was in Lithuania, implying she had faced an ultimatum: “God forbid you ever have to face the choice that I faced.” Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, World news, Belarus, Lithuania, Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya


Coronavirus in Europe: Infections surge in France, Germany and Spain

From travel restrictions to rules on mask-wearing, here is a look at how Europe is handling the pandemic.
Tags: Europe, News, Spain, France Germany


Norse code: project aims to decipher sound of old languages

Composer Edmund Hunt leads effort to examine sonic footprints of Vikings and CeltsVikings are well known for helmets, swords and longboats, and they must have made a racket when raiding settlements, but history does not quite record what they sounded like. The centuries cast a hush over their conversations, poems, songs and music.That may soon change because a pioneering research project aims to breathe life into the sounds of early medieval languages, including extinct Old Norse and Early Irish...
Tags: Europe, Music, UK News, Culture, Ireland, Heritage, Language, Archaeology, Edmund Hunt


Namibia rejects German compensation offer over colonial violence

Closely watched talks appear to be stalling as reported €10m offer is dismissedNamibia has rejected an German offer of compensation for the mass murder of tens of thousands of indigenous people more than a century ago.German occupiers in Namibia almost destroyed the Herero and Nama peoples between 1904 and 1908 as they consolidated their rule in the new colony in south-west Africa. Some historians have described the bloodshed as the first genocide of the 20th century. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Africa, World news, Colonialism, Namibia, South West Africa


Liz Truss’s post-Brexit stilton deal with Japan will not ‘make Britain grate again’ | Rick Burin

There’s nothing wrong with being proud of our national dishes, but focusing on cheese makes us look ridiculousThere are differing visions of Britain. You hear it in the way we talk about the second world war: the nation split into those who think we were fighting Nazis and those who think we were fighting Germans. Patriots have long looked at their country and cherrypicked the parts that appeal. To some, being British is about the armed forces and the royal family. To others, it is the BBC and t...
Tags: Food, Europe, Japan, Politics, Cheese, European Union, UK News, Bbc, Britain, Asia Pacific, NHS, Brexit, Liz Truss, Burns, Trade Policy, Rick Burin


Economic clout makes China tougher challenge for U.S. than Soviet Union was - Pompeo

China's global economic power makes the communist country in some ways a more difficult foe to counter than the Soviet Union during the Cold War, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on a visit to the Czech Republic on Wednesday. Pompeo called on countries around Europe to rally against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which he said leverages its economic might to exert its influence around the world. "What's happening now isn't Cold War 2.0," Pompeo said in a speech to the Czech Senate.
Tags: Europe, News, China, Czech Republic, State, Soviet Union, Chinese Communist Party CCP, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


School exams and Covid: what could the UK have learned from EU?

Amid the coronavirus crisis, most countries avoided the rows and recriminations experienced in Britain Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage School leaving exams were cancelled, postponed or adapted because of the coronavirus crisis in countries across Europe, but most have avoided the rows, recriminations and abrupt about-turns experienced in the UK.In a few countries, school-leaver exams were maintained or only slightly delayed. Germany’s 16 states, which decide educatio...
Tags: Europe, UK, Education, Germany, Eu, UK News, World news, Britain, Exams, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus in Europe: Infections surge in Germany and Spain

From travel restrictions to rules on mask-wearing, here's a look at how Europe is handling the pandemic.
Tags: Europe, News, Germany, Spain


Coronavirus: Russia calls international concern over vaccine 'groundless'

Scientists from around Europe and the US have expressed scepticism over its newly-announced vaccine.
Tags: Europe, News, Russia, US



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