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Coronavirus live news: Mexico City reshuts schools as it shifts up a tier; US has given more than 317,100,000 jabs

Mexico City had reduced restrictions only two weeks ago; US says 317,117,797 Covid vaccines have been administeredThird wave of Covid ‘definitely under way’ in UK, says expertHow Europe’s Covid vaccine rollout is catching up with UKCovid jabs for billions of humans will earn makers billions of dollarsNHS app gains 2.7m users as people rush to show Covid vaccine statusIndian athletics star Milkha Singh dies after catching Covid, aged 91See all our coronavirus coverage 8.59pm BST 8.42pm BS...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, US, Society, World news, Mexico City, Vaccines and immunisation, Namibia, Uae, United Arab Emirates UAE, Liberia Sierra Leone, Milkha Singh, Coronavirus, June Reuters


France Televisions Unveils Animated Slate at Annecy

France’s public broadcaster France Televisions confirmed its status as one of Europe’s biggest financiers of animation during the Annecy festival where it unveiled its wide-ranging slate during a press conference. In 2020, which was marked by the pandemic and two lockdowns, the broadcaster invested 32 million euros in productions of French animated content, 2.3 million […]
Tags: Europe, News, France, Global, Annecy, France Télévisions, Annecy Film Festival


EU founding father Robert Schuman moves a step closer to sainthood

Pope Francis gives ‘venerable’ status to post-war French statesman and supporter of European unityRobert Schuman, a French statesman who was an early advocate for the bloc that evolved into the European Union, has moved ahead on the Catholic church’s path toward possible sainthood.The Vatican said Pope Francis on Saturday approved a decree declaring the “heroic virtues″ of Schuman, a former prime minister and finance minister after the second world war. In 1950, as foreign minister, he developed...
Tags: Europe, France, Religion, Eu, European Union, World news, Second world war, Catholicism, Pope Francis, Christianity, Vatican, The papacy, Nazism, Schuman, Robert Schuman


Coronavirus live news: queues for jabs at English football grounds; Brazil expected to pass 500,000 deaths

Long queues develop at football grounds including West Ham’s London Stadium as UK government urges everyone over 18 to get vaccinatedThird wave of Covid ‘definitely under way’ in UK, says expertHow Europe’s Covid vaccine rollout is catching up with UKCovid jabs for billions of humans will earn makers billions of dollarsNHS app gains 2.7m users as people rush to show Covid vaccine statusIndian athletics star Milkha Singh dies after catching Covid, aged 91See all our coronavirus coverage 5.31pm ...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, India, Society, World news, Afghanistan, United Nations, Brazil, Astrazeneca, West Ham, Associated Press, Vaccines and immunisation, Malawi, African Union, Milkha Singh


Poland: thousands turn out for Warsaw Pride march

Sea of rainbow flags in the capital as campaigners warn against rising tide of homophobia Thousands marched through central Warsaw on Saturday in an “equality parade”, amid what campaigners say has been a rising tide of homophobia in Poland in recent years.LGBT rights have become a central part of a wider struggle in the country between liberals, who stress the need for a more tolerant and inclusive society, and religious conservatives, who denounce what they say is an attempt to subvert traditi...
Tags: Europe, World news, LGBT rights, Poland, Pride, Warsaw


Coronavirus live news: queues for jabs at England football grounds; Brazil expected to pass 500,000 deaths

Surge testing to begin in Lambeth and Cumbria following rise in cases of Delta variant as Russia reports a record 9,120 cases in MoscowThird wave of Covid ‘definitely under way’ in UK, says expertHow Europe’s Covid vaccine rollout is catching up with UKCovid jabs for billions of humans will earn makers billions of dollarsNHS app gains 2.7m users as people rush to show Covid vaccine statusIndian athletics star Milkha Singh dies after catching Covid, aged 91UK holiday costs more than Europe as dem...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, England, London, Washington, China, Russia, US, Society, World news, Joe Biden, Taiwan, Beijing, Delta, Brazil


Robert Schuman: Pope puts father of modern Europe on sainthood path

The Pope recognises the "heroic virtues" of Robert Schuman, who founded key European institutions.
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Coronavirus live news: surge testing rolled out in Lambeth and Cumbria; Japan turns Olympic viewing sites into vaccine centres

Surge testing to begin in Lambeth and Cumbria following rise in cases of Delta variant as Russia reports a record 9,120 cases in MoscowNHS app gains 2.7m users as people rush to show Covid vaccine statusIndian athletics star Milkha Singh dies after catching Covid, aged 91UK holiday costs more than Europe as demand growsSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.30pm BST Several English football grounds are being used as vaccination centres, including the London Stadium, where long queues have formed...
Tags: Health, Europe, Japan, UK, Russia, Society, World news, Delta, Lambeth, Vaccines and immunisation, East London, Cumbria, Milkha Singh, London Stadium, Coronavirus, Miranda Bryant


Coronavirus live news: s Covid restrictions to remain in German schools

Surge testing to begin in Lambeth and Cumbria following rise in cases of Delta variant as Russia reports a record 9,120 cases in MoscowNHS app gains 2.7m users as people rush to show Covid vaccine statusIndian athletics star Milkha Singh dies after catching Covid, aged 91UK holiday costs more than Europe as demand growsSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.22pm BST On Friday morning, Leyla Çelik woke up with butterflies in her stomach. For weeks, the 22-year-old student at Berlin’s Freie Univer...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Russia, Berlin, Society, World news, Delta, Lambeth, Vaccines and immunisation, UNHCR, Cate Blanchett, Cumbria, UN Refugee Agency, Berliner, Milkha Singh


‘It’s such a relief’: how Europe’s Covid vaccine rollout is catching up with UK

More supplies and vaccination centres have put France, Italy and Germany back on track in battle against coronavirusOn Friday morning, Leyla Çelik woke up with butterflies in her stomach. For weeks, the 22-year-old student at Berlin’s Freie Universität had tried in vain to get an appointment for her first Covid-19 vaccine shot so she could volunteer as a polling station administrator at federal elections in September. “I’d basically given up hope.”But last week her university had suddenly got in...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, France, Germany, Berlin, European Union, Society, World news, Italy, Vaccines and immunisation, Berliner, France Italy, Freie Universitat, Coronavirus, Leyla Çelik


How the UK's travel regulations fell behind the rest of Europe

The UK "traffic light system" of green, amber and red list countries was meant to open up travel. Instead, it has created "chaos," say industry insiders.
Tags: Europe, UK, Cnn


Analysis: Joe Biden wooed many on his tour of Europe. It'll take much more to fix the damage wrought by Trump

Joe Biden's first overseas trip as US President -- a whistle-stop diplomatic tour of Europe -- achieved its primary goal of signaling to America's closest friends that it was ready once more to lead the Western alliance.
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Joe Biden wooed many on his tour of Europe. It'll take much more to fix the damage wrought by Trump

Joe Biden's first overseas trip as US President -- a whistle-stop diplomatic tour of Europe -- achieved its primary goal of signaling to America's closest friends that it was ready once more to lead the Western alliance.
Tags: Europe, US, America, Joe Biden, Cnn, Trump


Analysis: Biden wooed many on his tour of Europe. It'll take much more to fix the damage wrought by Trump

Joe Biden's first overseas trip as US President -- a whistle-stop diplomatic tour of Europe -- achieved its primary goal of signaling to America's closest friends that it was ready once more to lead the Western alliance.
Tags: Europe, News, US, America, Joe Biden, Stories, Biden, Trump


German police appeal for information after 17th century paintings found in skip

An art expert believes the paintings are by Dutch artist Samuel van Hoogstraten and Italian Pietro BellottiGerman police have appealed for information from the public after two 17th century paintings were discovered in a skip at a highway rest stop.Police said a 64-year-old man found the oil paintings at the rest stop near Ohrenbach in central Germany last month. He later handed them in to police in the western city of Cologne. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, Germany, Painting, World news, Culture, Art and design, Cologne Continue, Samuel van Hoogstraten, Pietro BellottiGerman, Ohrenbach


Shareholder Votes And Lawsuits Add Pressure, But It’s The Market That Will Drive Oil Giants To Change

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. From news reports, it might sound like the fossil fuel industry is on the defensive after a landmark court ruling and two votes challenging the industry’s resistance to curbing its greenhouse gas emissions. But how much power do decisions like these really carry when it comes to pressuring the industry to change? As an academic who studies climate finance and is familiar with climate litigation, I think there’s...
Tags: Europe, News, Supreme Court, San Francisco, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Paris, Royal Dutch Shell, Shell, Chevron, Cafe, Exxon, Blackrock, Afp, University of California Davis, State Street


Ukrainian couple break up after being handcuffed together for 123 days – video report

The couple, from the eastern city of Kharkiv, decided to handcuff themselves together on Valentine’s Day in a last-ditch attempt to break the cycle of breaking up and making up.After 123 days handcuffed together to save their on-again, off-again relationship, Ukrainians Alexandr Kudlay and Viktoria Pustovitova shed their bonds on national TV, saying the experiment had brought home uncomfortable truthsUkraine’s inseparable couple ditch handcuffs and go separate ways Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Relationships, World news, Ukraine, Kharkiv, Alexandr Kudlay, Viktoria Pustovitova


The Guardian view on the Liberal Democrats: seeing and shaping politics | Editorial

Clearly the death of Liberal England has been prematurely foretold, but more will be needed to turn a stunning byelection win into a successful revivalIt is often hard to try to derive a national message from a single byelection. The effect on party morale usually dwarfs that felt on government policy. The election of Liberal Democrat Sarah Green as the MP for Chesham and Amersham, a commuter-belt seat north-west of London, stuns on both counts. The result will make Conservative MPs in relativel...
Tags: Europe, Politics, England, London, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Green, Liberal Democrats, Ed Davey, Local Politics, Byelections, Boris Johnson, Hs2, Buckinghamshire, Chesham


EU fails in court action to secure urgent 120m doses of Oxford Covid vaccine

But Brussels court says AstraZeneca should earlier have used UK plants to fulfil EU deliveriesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe EU has failed in a legal attempt to secure an urgent 120m vaccine doses from AstraZeneca by the end of this month, while securing a judgment that sites in Oxford and Staffordshire should have been used in the past to make good on deliveries.The court of first instance in Brussels ordered the Anglo-Swedish company to deliver just 10m more th...
Tags: Europe, Business, UK, Eu, European Union, World news, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Brussels, Staffordshire, Coronavirus, Anglo Swedish company


With declining prices in Europe, the GPU shortage could be coming to an end

A new report shows up to a 50% drop in European graphics card prices, which could indicate that an end to the GPU shortage may be coming.
Tags: Europe, News, Trends, Computing, Nvidia, Amd, Gpu, Pc Gaming, GPU shortage


Fashion returns to catwalks as Dior takes over Athens ancient stadium

Cruise collection at Panathenaic stadium includes pieces inspired by contemporary GreeceThe 2,000-year-old Panathenaic stadium in Athens could hold 70,000 on marble seats for the first modern Olympics in 1896. So there was plenty of room in the front row at Dior’s catwalk show at the venue this week, where the guest list was capped at 400.Despite most international buyers, editors and clients watching from home on their laptops, Dior’s Cruise collection was a blockbuster live event. The brand wa...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Greece, America, Life and style, World news, Paris, Athens, Venice, Dior, Jeff Bezos, Max Mara, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Lululemon, Hudson River


Swiss court convicts Liberian rebel of rape, killings and cannibalism

Alieu Kosiah gets maximum 20-year sentence in Switzerland’s first war crimes trial in a civilian courtA Liberian rebel commander has been sentenced in Switzerland to 20 years in jail for rape, killings and an act of cannibalism, in one of the first convictions over the west African country’s civil war.The case was also Switzerland’s first war crimes trial in a civilian court. It involved 46-year-old Alieu Kosiah, who went by the nom de guerre “bluff boy” in the rebel faction Ulimo that fought fo...
Tags: Europe, Law, Africa, World news, Liberia, War Crimes, Switzerland, Charles Taylor, Alieu Kosiah, Ulimo


Lack of citizens at EU’s citizens’ debate raises eyebrows

Analysis: Legitimacy of Future of Europe talks called into question as only a quarter of citizens likely to take partThe socially distanced places are set, the guests will soon arrive. Everything is ready for the EU’s most ambitious attempt to debate with citizens. Everything, except most of the citizens who are meant to be involved.The Conference on the Future of Europe, an 11-month consultation whose centrepiece will be citizens’ assemblies across the EU, holds its first working session at the...
Tags: Europe, Eu, European Union, World news, European Commission, Strasbourg, Rhine, Ursula von der Leyen


EU recommends lifting Europe travel restrictions for all US tourists, vaccinated or not

The European Union is recommending its 27 member states gradually welcome back all U.S. tourists, including those who aren't vaccinated.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Ukraine’s inseparable couple ditch handcuffs and go separate ways

After 123 days, Alexandr Kudlay and Viktoria Pustovitova decide they were not meant to be togetherAfter 123 days handcuffed together to save their on-again off-again relationship, Ukrainians Alexandr Kudlay and Viktoria Pustovitova have split up, shedding their bonds on national TV and saying the experiment had brought home uncomfortable truths.The couple, from the eastern city of Kharkiv, decided to handcuff themselves together on Valentine’s Day in a last-ditch attempt to break the cycle of br...
Tags: Europe, World news, Ukraine, Kharkiv, Alexandr Kudlay, Viktoria Pustovitova


Suma Capital Acquires 40% Stake in Spanish Distributor A Contracorriente

Barcelona-based private investment fund Suma Capital has taken a 40% stake in Adolfo Blanco’s A Contracorriente Films, aimed to boost the Spanish distributor’s movie acquisition capacity, to transform it into one of Europe’s leading indie distribution houses. Estimated at about €15 million ($17.9 million), the investment combines a capital increase with the purchase of shares […]
Tags: Europe, News, Global, Barcelona, Adolfo Blanco, A Contracorriente Films, Suma Capital Acquires, Suma Capital


Joe Biden’s foreign foray is all about shoring up democracy – in the US | Henry Farrell

The president’s visit to Europe isn’t about trade deals but repairing US domestic politicsDuring his first trip abroad as US president last week, Joe Biden kept telling Europe that “the US is back”. Before the G7 meeting, Biden signed a new Atlantic charter with Boris Johnson that agreed to protect democracy and open societies. After Cornwall, he went on to more meetings in Brussels with the European Union, as well as a Nato summit and a head to head with Vladimir Putin in Geneva. Past president...
Tags: Europe, Vladimir Putin, US, Eu, European Union, UK News, Joe Biden, US news, Atlantic, US politics, Nato, Cornwall, Geneva, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Biden


Belgium’s climate failures violate human rights, court rules

Judges say state’s failure to meet climate targets breaches civil law and human rights conventionBelgium’s failure to meet climate targets is a violation of human rights, a Brussels court has ruled, in the latest legal victory against public authorities that have broken promises to tackle the climate emergency.The Brussels court of first instance declared the Belgian state had committed an offence under Belgian’s civil law and breached the European convention on human rights. Continue reading....
Tags: Europe, Climate Change, Environment, World news, Belgium, Brussels


‘We have more in common than what separates us’: refugee stories, told by refugees

In One Thousand Dreams, award-winning photographer Robin Hammond hands the camera to refugees. Often reduced by the media’s toxic or well-meaning narratives, the portraits and interviews capture a different and more complex tale‘Never stop dreaming’: refugees get behind the camera – in picturesRobin Hammond has spent two decades crisscrossing the developing world and telling other people’s stories. From photographing the Rohingya forced out of Myanmar and rape survivors in the Democratic Republi...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Photography, Gender, Sweden, Media, Greece, China, Iraq, Nigeria, Africa, Society, World news, Turkey, Iran, Mental Health


Budapest Pride goes ahead in solidarity against Hungary’s anti-LBGTQ+ laws

As oppressive legislation passed by Viktor Orbán’s government, activists plan procession to ‘show LGBT people they are not alone’For the second year in a row, Covid has succeeded in doing what many had once thought impossible: toning down Pride celebrations. From Berlin to Brighton, Toronto to San Francisco, parades have been cancelled or put online, floats forgotten and parties swapped for quieter, often more reflective events.But in Budapest, where LGBTQ+ activists are engaged in a near-existe...
Tags: Europe, Berlin, San Francisco, Society, World news, Transgender, Budapest, Hungary, LGBT rights, Global development, Pride, Viktor Orban, Budapest Pride, Brighton Toronto



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