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Volkswagen reports huge pre-tax profit despite Covid-19 disruption

German car maker Volkswagen has said it made a better than expected post-tax profit of €8.8 billion in 2020 despite the disruption from the...

Italy presses UN for answers over envoy’s killing in DR Congo

Italy has pressed the United Nations for answers about the attack on a UN food aid convoy in the Democratic Republic of Congo that...

Suspect in car bomb killing of Maltese journalist changes plea to guilty

One of three men accused of killing Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in a car bombing has changed his plea to guilty and...

Czech freediver sets record distance swimming under ice

A Czech freediver has set a world record for men swimming under ice. David Vencl swam 80.9 metres (265ft) holding his breath on Tuesday. In...

Hard-hit French region home to Cannes and Nice faces weekend lockdowns

A region in south-east France is adding daytime weekend lockdowns to a 12-hour nightly curfew already in place seven days a week to slow...

Protests over rapper’s arrest turn violent again in Barcelona

Protests in support of a jailed rapper have turned violent for a sixth consecutive night in Barcelona with clashes between police and groups of...

Clashes break out on fifth night of protests over rapper imprisonment

A fifth night of protests to denounce the imprisonment of a Spanish rap artist has once more devolved into clashes between police and members...

Protesters oppose move to disband French anti-migrant group

Dozens of people have rallied in Paris to support the anti-migrant group Generation Identity, which is fighting for survival following a government order to...

France scrum-half Antoine Dupont tests positive for coronavirus

France’s star scrum-half Antoine Dupont has joined head coach Fabien Galthie in testing positive for coronavirus. The Guinness Six Nations favourites face renewed disruption to...

Spain arrests 80 in three nights of riots over rapper’s jailing

Protests over the imprisonment of a rapper convicted of insulting the Spanish monarchy and praising terrorist violence were marred by rioting for a third...

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