Moderna coronavirus vaccine shows strong immune response in older adults


Greece plans nautical boundary shift as Turkey tensions increase

Athens plans to extend its territorial waters to the west. A similar move to its east would cause huge ructions with Ankara.

Key moments from the second night of the Republican National Convention

Insights and takeaways from Night 2 of the Republican National Convention.

Germany’s government agrees to limit size of Bundestag

Parliament currently has 709 MPs, considerably more than the 598 MPs that it is supposed to house.

Italian Catholic lobby takes annual ‘selfie’ in Rimini

Communion and Liberation, which has shaped Italian politics since the ’70s, won’t stop for the coronavirus.

Trump administration weighs accusing China of ‘genocide’ over Uighurs

The move could dramatically escalate tensions with Beijing, which denies copious reporting on the maltreatment of its Muslim minority.

US supports EU call for probe into Alexei Navalny poisoning

‘Navalny’s family and the Russian people deserve to see a full and transparent investigation carried out,’ Mike Pompeo says in a statement.

Why Phil Hogan has to go

Letting Europe’s trade chief off the hook will undermine Ursula von der Leyen’s Commission.

Kremlin dismisses claims Putin was behind Navalny poisoning

‘We do not understand why our German colleagues are in such a hurry in using the word poisoning,’ says Russia spokesperson.

Belarus opposition leader tells MEPs her country has ‘woken up’

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya tells European Parliament: ‘We are not the opposition anymore. We are the majority now.’

Boris Johnson: UK ‘might have done things differently’ on exams

British prime minister stressed schools are safe as pressure builds to get children back into classrooms.

Key moments from the first night of the Republican National Convention

6 takeaways from the opening night of the Trump Show.

A new threat to press freedom: Lawsuits

Journalism is a precarious profession at the best of times. A large fine can cost your livelihood and possibly your home.

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German doctors say Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned

‘The poisoning of Navalny is no longer a hypothesis, but a fact,’ says spokesperson for anti-Putin activist.

Why Phil Hogan will survive ‘golfgate’

The double standard for commissioners and national politicians is what makes the European Commission work.

The enduring mystery: What would Trump do in a second term?

Top aides spent the last several weeks reviewing proposals attempting to answer that very question — and Trump will talk about them this week.

Connecting Croatia on a bridge built by China

Built with EU funds, the Pelješac Bridge will link the medieval city of Dubrovnik to the mainland.

Belarus protests continue after Lukashenko digs in

President tells defense ministry to take ‘stringent’ action to protect borders.

Finnish PM takes helm of her party

Sanna Marin elected leader of Social Democratic Party.

The 8 most sensational quotes from secret recordings of Trump’s sister

The candid rebukes of the president by Maryanne Trump Barry were published by the Washington Post on Saturday.

Joe Biden says he’d lock down US if needed for coronavirus

It’s the strongest action the Democratic presidential nominee has suggested to stop the virus.

Russian opposition leader Navalny lands in Berlin for medical treatment

Authorities accused of trying to prevent his evacuation to Germany.

World’s cartoonists on this week’s events

Drawing the top stories around the globe.

Slovakia urges inquiry into Belgian police custody death

Recent CCTV footage shows police restraining man, who later died in custody.

Who tried to kill Alexei Navalny?

The Russian anti-corruption crusader was organizing a challenge to the Kremlin when he was allegedly poisoned.

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Navalny camp sees chance of transfer to Germany

An air ambulance landed in Siberia to take Alexei Navalny to Berlin for treatment.

At Hungarian lakeside, coronavirus and politics are distant clouds

Country has avoided the worst of COVID-19 but economy is suffering and politicians are already gearing up for 2022 election.

Wild poop, bad toilets and crab walkers

Ghent has no toilets and the US has rubbish ones!

Russians ask: Is Putin’s coronavirus vaccine the real deal?

Sputnik V is a sophisticated shot of biotechnology. But will it work?

US moves to reimpose full UN sanctions on Iran

Pompeo says the US will issue the sanctions to essentially extend an arms embargo on Iran.

Macron, Merkel ready to offer Navalny asylum, medical help

Russian opposition activist was rushed to hospital with suspected poisioning.

German dog-walking law meets with howls of protest

‘Pets are not cuddly toys,’ says minister.

European leaders’ summer retreats, reviewed

A glimpse into the guestbooks at some of Europe’s most important retreats.

5 things to know about Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny

The Putin critic was rushed to hospital on Thursday after a suspected poisoning.

How Fort de Brégançon can ruin a French president’s summer

The medieval fortress isn’t always a perfect getaway for the president.

Charles Michel postpones wedding to avoid quarantine

European Council president delays nuptials in France.

Ex-Trump aide Steve Bannon charged with fraud

Prosecutors allege that Bannon spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of donor funds on his personal expenses.

All Belgian schools to reopen on September 1

PM also loosens some coronavirus restrictions.

Joe Biden: An old man trying to lead a young country

A member of the ‘Silent Generation,’ sandwiched between World War II veterans and Boomers, finally stakes a claim to the presidency.

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Fresh exam chaos in England as GCSE grades soar

The number of students awarded the highest grades jumped after marks were awarded based on teachers’ predictions.

Obama torches Trump like American democracy depends on it

The former US president went farther than he ever has before in taking on his successor.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in coma after suspected poisoning

It’s not the first time the outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin has allegedly been poisoned.

Trump takes Europe hostage on Iran

US push for sanctions on Tehran has left Europe in an awkward position.

Why the Mali coup matters to Europe and the world

What happens to France’s role in the Sahel is far from clear.

Lukashenko hangs tough in Belarus

The opposition faces a ‘long road to a free society.’

Merkel says Lukashenko should be part of Belarus dialogue

Longtime leader refused to speak with German chancellor.

Why the EU’s targeted sanctions on Belarus won’t work

President Alexander Lukashenko knows he just has to wait until the mood changes once again.

EU top diplomat Borrell willing to go to Belarus but says time not right

Foreign policy chief says sanctions will be strictly targeted.

Tikhanovskaya urges EU leaders to reject Belarus election result

The opposition leader asked the bloc to ‘support the awakening of Belarus.’

How a Swedish pop star took on China’s censors

Let’s support celebrities like Zara Larsson who refuse to bow to Chinese pressure.

The emotional cost of the coronavirus

We Italians are the people of hugs, kisses, big family parties — but we keep following the rules because the numbers tell us it’s working.

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