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Armin Laschet elected leader of Merkel’s CDU party

Centrist Armin Laschet has been elected leader of Germany’s Christian Democrats (CDU), the party of Chancellor Angela Merkel. Mr Laschet,…

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Covid: England’s third national lockdown legally comes into force

England’s third national lockdown has legally come into force, with MPs set to vote retrospectively on it later. The measures,…

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Brexit: ‘We welcomed the deal like a Christmas present’

It’s a new year and a new chapter for the UK’s relationship with Europe. How millions of people live, work…

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Coronavirus: Spain to keep registry of those who refuse Covid vaccine

Spain is to set up a registry of people who refuse to be vaccinated against coronavirus and share it with…

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Pope urges coronavirus vaccine access for all

Pope Francis has called on world leaders to ensure unfettered access to coronavirus vaccines for everyone. In a Christmas Day…

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Coronavirus: European nations tighten restrictions ahead of Christmas

A number of European countries have tightened coronavirus restrictions ahead of Christmas following a surge of infections in recent weeks.…

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Coronavirus: Italy bans Christmas travel between regions

Italy is banning travel between its regions from 21 December to 6 January as part of strict coronavirus curbs over…

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Polish police attempt to block protest against abortion ruling

Hundreds of protesters gathered in Warsaw and other Polish cities on Saturday to voice their opposition to further proposed restrictions…

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Coronavirus: French lockdown to ease after ‘second peak passed’

France will begin to ease its strict coronavirus lockdown restrictions this weekend, allowing shops to reopen, President Emmanuel Macron says.…

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Migrant crisis: Hundreds evicted from Gran Canaria port as arrivals surge

Hundreds of migrants have been removed by police from a crowded dock in Spain’s Canary Islands, following a sharp rise…

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