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Panicked Johnson orders new lockdown, second wave on course to kill 85,000

Panicked Johnson orders new lockdown, second wave on course to kill 85,000

"Unless we act, we could see deaths in this country running at several thousand a day," the Prime Minister warns.

  • by Bevan Shields

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Priest shot in Lyon, France; assailant flees
Extremism

Priest shot in Lyon, France; assailant flees

An Orthodox priest was shot and injured on Saturday at a church in the French city of Lyon by an assailant who then fled, a police source said.

  • by Bevan Shields
German efficiency takes a knock as Berlin's airport opens nine years late
Corruption

German efficiency takes a knock as Berlin's airport opens nine years late

Years of delays have made Berlin-Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt a laughing stock as it finally opens $6.6 billion over budget and during a pandemic.

  • by Jörg Luyken
Pope Francis: 'People are taking risks on my behalf' to fight corruption
Pope Francis

Pope Francis: 'People are taking risks on my behalf' to fight corruption

In an interview with Italian media, the Pontiff said corruption had been 'deep-rooted' for centuries and he faced 'a thousand obstacles'.

  • by Alvise Armellini
France told to brace for more 'terrible attacks' as attacker connections arrested
Extremism

France told to brace for more 'terrible attacks' as attacker connections arrested

The last words of Simone Barreto Silva, a victim of the Nice church attack, were "tell my children I love them".

  • by Bevan Shields
Powerful earthquake hits Turkey and Greece, toppling buildings and flooding streets
Earthquake

Powerful earthquake hits Turkey and Greece, toppling buildings and flooding streets

The earthquake set off huge waves that slammed into coastal areas and islands, while up to 20 buildings collapsed in the Turkish city of Izmir.

  • by Mehmet Guzel
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France defiant as recently arrived knifeman brings terror back to Nice
Extremism

France defiant as recently arrived knifeman brings terror back to Nice

A copy of the Koran belonging to the suspect, two telephones and a bag containing two other knives were found in the church where three people were killed.

  • by Henry Samuel and Abdelatif Azdine
'We will win': Macron texts Morrison, as PM vows support after beheading in Nice
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Extremism

'We will win': Macron texts Morrison, as PM vows support after beheading in Nice

A woman has been beheaded and two others stabbed to death in a church during a fresh series of "barbaric" terrorist attacks that have shocked France.

  • by Bevan Shields
'Take Biden and Trump down!': Moscow prefers neither US candidate
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'Take Biden and Trump down!': Moscow prefers neither US candidate

This weekend a staunch ally of President Vladimir Putin says his youth activists will be outside the US embassy in Moscow chanting ahead of Tuesday's election.

  • by Tom Balmforth and Andrew Osborn
'Words have consequences': Turkey's Erdogan cited in wave of deaths in France
Extremism

'Words have consequences': Turkey's Erdogan cited in wave of deaths in France

Erdogan said this week that Muslims were subject to a 'lynch campaign' comparable to the persecution of the Jews in the Second World War."

  • by Henry Samuel
France church attack suspect had been expelled from Italy weeks ago
Extremism

France church attack suspect had been expelled from Italy weeks ago

The revelation that Brahim Aouissaoui, the suspect, landed in late September on the tiny island south of Sicily sparked a major political row in Italy.

  • by Nick Squires