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Detained Kremlin foe Navalny rushed to court as Moscow tells West to butt out

Detained Kremlin foe Navalny rushed to court as Moscow tells West to butt out

Alexei Navalny was rushed to a court hearing inside a police station on Monday, a day after he was detained at a Moscow airport when flying home for the first time since he was poisoned last summer.

  • by Anton Zverev and Andrew Osborn

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German states plan to lock up quarantine breakers

German states plan to lock up quarantine breakers

Under tough new rules permitted by emergency powers, Germans who repeatedly refuse to quarantine after being exposed to the coronavirus will be locked up in detention centres.

  • by Joerg Luyken
Kremlin critic Navalny detained after returning to Russia

Kremlin critic Navalny detained after returning to Russia

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny has been detained after returning to Russia for the first time since he was poisoned.

  • by Polina Ivanova and Andrew Osborn
Sicilian town offers fresh chance to snap up house for €1

Sicilian town offers fresh chance to snap up house for €1

The town was overwhelmed with international interest when the first phase of the project was announced.

  • by Nick Squires
Changing of the guard: Armin Laschet elected leader of Angela Merkel's party

Changing of the guard: Armin Laschet elected leader of Angela Merkel's party

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right party has elected Armin Laschet, the pragmatic governor of Germany’s most populous state, as its new leader

  • by Geir Moulson
'The buck stops here': Dutch PM, cabinet resign over welfare debt scandal

'The buck stops here': Dutch PM, cabinet resign over welfare debt scandal

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte cycled to the King's palace to resign after a report exposed a welfare debt collection scandal: "We all must take responsibility".

  • by Mike Corder
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'Devastation doesn't begin to describe it': Emirates suspends vital Australian routes after cap cut

'Devastation doesn't begin to describe it': Emirates suspends vital Australian routes after cap cut

The national cabinet's decision to slash international arrival caps has forced Emirates to axe all flights to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

  • by Bevan Shields
The messy race to replace Germany's 'remarkable' Angela Merkel

The messy race to replace Germany's 'remarkable' Angela Merkel

After nearly 16 years in office, the most powerful woman in the world is about to bow out of politics.

  • by Bevan Shields
France declares national curfew from 6pm to 6am to curb COVID spread

France declares national curfew from 6pm to 6am to curb COVID spread

The measure is the toughest anywhere in the European Union's 27 nations.

Italian PM refuses to resign, looks for outside backing

Italian PM refuses to resign, looks for outside backing

Giuseppe Conte signalled he wants to take his fight for survival to parliament, after Matteo Renzi withdrew from the ruling coalition plunging the country into political chaos.

  • by Crispian Balmer and Angelo Amante
Record daily German COVID-19 death toll sparks Merkel 'mega-lockdown plan'

Record daily German COVID-19 death toll sparks Merkel 'mega-lockdown plan'

The German Chancellor wants a "mega-lockdown", mass-selling newspaper Bild reported, shutting down the country almost completely for fear of a fast-spreading variant of the virus first detected in Britain.

  • by Andreas Rinke and Caroline Copley