Category: <span>Europe</span>

EU army plot to fuel ‘antagonistic’ fury from global enemies and spark conflict threat
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EU army plot to fuel ‘antagonistic’ fury from global enemies and spark conflict threat

The European Union has been urging member states to agree to a more harmonised approach to security and defence through increased cooperation between sovereign armies. The increased push towards collaboration fuelled concerns the bloc may step away from NATO to pursue the creation of a fully-fledged EU Army in the coming years. But Baroness Goldie warned the “inadvertently antagonistic”...

Austria set to bow to pressure on Covid risk with ski holiday ban
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Austria set to bow to pressure on Covid risk with ski holiday ban

Austria’s government appears to have bowed to pressure from Germany, France and Italy and will ban skiing holidays over the Christmas break in an attempt to control the coronavirus pandemic, Austrian media is reporting. The decision, expected to be officially announced on Wednesday, follows heated disagreements between Berlin and Vienna. On Tuesday morning, Austria’s tourist minister...

Belgian police arrest 25 men including MEP as sex party breaks curfew
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Belgian police arrest 25 men including MEP as sex party breaks curfew

A group of 25 men, said to include an MEP who injured himself as he attempted to flee through a window, have been arrested by Belgian police for breaching the coronavirus lockdown after being discovered at a sex party above a bar in Brussels. The illegal gathering, staged on Rue des Pierres just a few...

Bodies of man and slave unearthed from ashes at Pompeii
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Bodies of man and slave unearthed from ashes at Pompeii

Skeletal remains of what are believed to have been a rich man and his male slave attempting to escape death from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago have been discovered in Pompeii officials at the archaeological park in Italy said Saturday. Parts of the skulls and bones of the two men were found during excavation of the ruins...

Italy and Spain report highest daily Covid deaths of second wave
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Italy and Spain report highest daily Covid deaths of second wave

Italy and Spain have both recorded their highest daily coronavirus death tolls of the second wave, reporting 731 and 435 deaths respectively over the past 24 hours. Italy, the first western country hit by the virus, has logged 46,464 Covid deaths while Spain has logged 41,688. Such high Italian daily death figures have not been seen since...

Bars and borders stay closed as Europe battles second wave of coronavirus
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Bars and borders stay closed as Europe battles second wave of coronavirus

France The country announced a second lockdown from 30 October after daily Covid-related deaths reached their highest levels since April. Due to last at least a month, it is having a limited effect: new infections and hospital admissions dropped sharply at first only to increase sharply at the end of last week. , health ministry...

Russia threat: NATO ‘to confront Moscow’ amid Arctic cable fears in ‘Cold War return’
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Russia threat: NATO ‘to confront Moscow’ amid Arctic cable fears in ‘Cold War return’

All land, internal waters, territorial seas and Exclusive Economic Zones in the Arctic are under the jurisdiction of the eight Arctic coastal states of Canada, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Finland and Russia. As climate change melts away more ice, Professor of geopolitics and security at Royal Holloway, Klaus Dodds, has warned the area is becoming of more...

Salud! Barcelona’s tiny local bodegas saved for posterity
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Salud! Barcelona’s tiny local bodegas saved for posterity

Barcelona council has come to the rescue of some of the city’s most emblematic and best-loved bars by adding them to the list of protected sites and buildings. However, thanks to Covid-19 restrictions, you won’t be able to get a drink in any of them for at least the next few weeks. The city has added...