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EU leaders extend summit as they haggle over budget and coronavirus

European Union leaders have extended their summit by an extra day in the hope they are finally closing in on a deal for an...

Angela Merkel wears mask at appearance before German politicians

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has started making official appearances wearing a mask. She had been criticised for never having been pictured wearing one despite it...

Merkel says Germany can afford more debt to fund EU recovery

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her country can afford to take on more debt to help fund an unprecedented economic recovery programme for the...

Bundesliga given government approval to resume later this month

The German Bundesliga looks set to be the first of Europe’s ‘Big Five’ leagues to resume amid the coronavirus pandemic after the federal government...

Merkel calls for global effort on coronavirus vaccine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for international cooperation on the development of a coronavirus vaccine, saying the pandemic transcends borders and can only...

Germany set to ease some lockdown measures

Germany plans to let small shops reopen as early as next week after a four-week coronavirus shutdown. But Europe’s biggest economy is keeping strict social...

Coronavirus infections top 600,000 worldwide

The number of confirmed coronavirus infections worldwide has topped 600,000 as new cases stacked up quickly in Europe and the United States. The latest landmark...

Angela Merkel handshake rejected as coronavirus cases reach 150 in Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was rejected for a handshake by her interior minister on Monday amid coronavirus fears. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer waved Ms Merkel’s...

German leader Angela Merkel’s party in crisis as successor quits

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s designated successor has unexpectedly thrown in the towel, plunging her conservative party into deeper crisis as it struggles to agree...

Greenpeace activists spell out climate message on Angela Merkel’s office

Environmental activists have removed a giant letter “C” from the entrance to German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union party headquarters to protest against...

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US imposes sanctions on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

The US has imposed sanctions on Hong Kong officials, including the pro-China leader of the government, Carrie Lam, accusing them of roles in squashing...

Mercedes dragged into Racing Point copycat controversy

Lewis Hamilton’s all-conquering Mercedes team have been dragged into Formula One’s latest ‘cheat’ storm on the eve of the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at...

Saudi crown prince accused of trying to trap and kill ex-intelligence official

A former Saudi counter-terrorism official has filed a court document in the US against Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, alleging the royal tried to...

Union says BA has ‘forced out’ 4,000 workers

Four thousand British Airways workers are “being forced out of the jobs that they love today by naked, company greed”, the UK trade union...

Donald Trump’s request for early debate with Joe Biden rejected

The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates has rejected a request from the Trump campaign to either add an additional general election debate or move...
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