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British prime minister Boris Johnson visiting a  hospital in Reading, west  London.  He is weighing up whether to scrap his three-tiered local lockdown approach. Photograph:   Jeremy Selwyn/pool/AFP via Getty Images

Downing Street came under pressure on Thursday to introduce a more stringent national lockdown across England, as growing scientific evidence indicate(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday as he delivers an evening televised address to the nation, to announce new measures aimed curbing the spread of Covid-19. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/ AFP via Getty Images

Europe is firmly in the grip of the second wave. Its rate of new infections has tripled in the past month, topping 200,000 a day. And so the Level 5 l(...)

European Council president Charles Michel: ‘Within the space of just a few weeks, the situation has escalated from worrying to alarming.’ Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA/POOL

The email dropped late on Tuesday night: “A word from the president.” This was a missive from Charles Michel, the European Council president who has (...)

 The installation of an  auxiliary hospital unit   for  Covid-19 patients at Verviers, Belgium.  Photograph:  Benoit Doppagne/Belga/AFP via Getty Images

Hospitals are running out of beds across Europe and struggling to tend to patients as a surge of coronavirus infections, including a rise in cases amo(...)

A   CCTV image issued by Essex Police dated 23/10/19 of the trailer being taken off the ship at the Port of Purfleet, which was shown at the Old Bailey, London, during the trial. Photograph: PA

Victims of an alleged people-smuggling gang desperately pleaded for the doors of a lorry container to be opened before all 39 of them suffocated, a co(...)

Dr Mike Ryan said at a WHO briefing on Monday night that not everyone had the knowledge or interest in adhering to regulations.

Europe needs “serious acceleration” in the fight against Covid-19 as it has fallen “well behind this virus”, World Health Organisation (WHO) head of e(...)

Medical staff take a patient infected with Covid-19 for an evacuation by helicopter from the Netherlands to Germany. Photograph: Olaf Kraak/ANP/AFP via Getty

European countries are bracing for a grim winter as surging coronavirus infections strain hospital capacity and force leaders to impose tighter restri(...)

 Sabbath prayer meeting outside a house in Stamford Hill, London,  by ultra-orthodox Hassidic Jews in April 2020. Photograph: Barry Lewis

Europe has lost almost 60 per cent of its Jewish population over the past 50 years, mainly as a result of the collapse of the Soviet Union after which(...)

Chief executive of the HSE Paul Reid tweeted about the marginal reduction on Covid-19 positivity rates. Photograph: Leon Farrell/ Photocall Ireland

HSE chief executive Paul Reid has said a decline in the positivity rate of those infected by Covid-19 gives hope for the future. In the last seven d(...)

Joe Biden as US vice-president in 2016 meeting then taoiseach Enda Kenny at the start of a visit to Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The world awaits the results of the US election in 10 days’ time, which will have repercussions around the globe. A changing of the guard in Washingto(...)

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