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Berlin halts 'anti-corona' rally as European cities protest mask mandates

Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Germany, with daily new infection numbers reaching highs not seen since April

30 Aug 2020 3:40 PM

France’s horses killed in mysterious ritual-like mutilations

Theories abound as to whether mutilations are a morbid rite of an unknown cult or a chilling 'challenge' relayed by social media

30 Aug 2020 9:45 AM

Belarus revokes accreditations of journalists covering protests for foreign media

Lukashenko had earlier threatened to expel foreign journalists, accusing them of inciting protests against him before the election

30 Aug 2020 9:13 AM

Riot in Sweden after Danish leader banned from Quran-burning rally

About 300 people were on the streets of Malmo with violence escalating as the evening wore on, according to police and local media

29 Aug 2020 3:53 PM

'Putin, have some tea': Russian city holds eighth anti-Kremlin protest

Some also expressed solidarity with opponents of Belarusian leader Lukashenko who have been staging public protests for weeks now

29 Aug 2020 12:27 PM

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Warsaw zoo tests effect of hemp oil on elephants' stress

Zoo veterinarian says hemp oil, also known as CBD, or cannabidiol oil, has been shown to reduce anxiety and stress in other animals

29 Aug 2020 10:20 AM

Young blogger mobilises protest against Belarus dictator

Stepan Svetlov's NEXTA Live, a Telegram channel with 2.1 mm subscribers helps mobilise protesters and shares information from the ground

29 Aug 2020 9:41 AM

EU to blacklist up to 20 Belarus officials to press Lukashenko

Belarus' opposition says the poll was rigged and the EU, among others, disputes the results

28 Aug 2020 3:37 PM

Fearing persecution, Belarus activists flee to Lithuania

Since the crackdown in Belarus, Lithuania and Poland have eased coronavirus restrictions to allow in people on 'humanitarian grounds'

28 Aug 2020 9:30 AM

Russian police launch 'pre-investigation check' into Navalny poisoning

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov had rejected international calls for a transparent investigation into the incident

27 Aug 2020 4:24 PM

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Europe is going back to school despite recent virus surge

While the US’ back-to-school saga has been politicized and chaotic, European governments have faced less of an uproar

27 Aug 2020 2:52 PM

Cambridge University kicks off vaccine race to fight all coronaviruses

A vaccine that clears all trials can be delivered pain-free without a needle into the skin through a spring-powered jet injection

26 Aug 2020 7:08 PM

French government defends freedom of topless sunbathing

After cops asked bare-breasted bathers to cover up on a Mediterranean beach, uproar ensued and reached the ears of French interior minister

26 Aug 2020 3:50 PM

Kremlin dismisses Navalny poison claims as calls mount for probe

Russia has not opened investigation into the poisoning yet and Peskov said there was 'no pretext' for this until the toxin is identified

26 Aug 2020 1:48 PM

Former mansion of Maharaja Duleep Singh's son goes on sale in London

Duleep Singh was the last Maharaja of the Sikh Empire including Lahore in the 19th century until he was exiled to England during British Raj

24 Aug 2020 2:17 PM

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Scores arrested as Paris Saint-Germain fans riot after defeat to Bayern Munich

The trouble lasted several hours, as groups of fans threw bottles and fireworks at police, who responded with tear gas and rubber bullets

24 Aug 2020 1:29 PM

Alexei Navalny’s wife, aide visit him in Germany

The comatose Russian dissident was flown to Germany after doctors determined he was stable enough to be transported for treatment

24 Aug 2020 10:50 AM

World COVID-19 deaths top 800,000 as nations ramp up measures

More than half the global fatalities have been reported in the hardest-hit United States, Brazil, Mexico and India

23 Aug 2020 12:40 PM

Belarus braces for mass protests as Lukashenko orders army to defend borders

The president denounced mass protests, which he said were receiving support from Western countries, and ordered army to defend the borders

23 Aug 2020 12:15 PM

WHO hopes COVID will be over within two years, quicker than world got rid of Spanish flu

Western Europe has been enduring the kind of infection levels not seen in many months, particularly in Germany, France, Spain and Italy

22 Aug 2020 3:27 PM

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