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Israel-Gaza war: Netanyahu rejects genocide claims as ‘false and outrageous’; Palestinian Authority welcomes ICJ ruling – as it happened
UN’s top court orders halt to Rafah offensive, saying it is ‘not convinced’ evacuation and other measures are alleviating Palestinians’ suffering

Léonie Chao-Fong (now); Amy Sedghi and Tom Bryant (earlier)

24, May, 2024 @6:45 PM

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EU staff sign letter expressing concerns over its handling of Gaza crisis
Exclusive: More than 200 signatories cite union’s ‘continued apathy’ to plight of Palestinians and seek official call for ceasefire

Ashifa Kassam European Community affairs correspondent

24, May, 2024 @6:00 AM

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Israel-Gaza war: All EU donors have now resumed support for Unrwa, says foreign affairs chief – as it happened
Josep Borrell describes the aid agency as ‘an indispensable lifeline in Gaza and the region’

Amy Sedghi and Hamish Mackay

23, May, 2024 @2:53 PM

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Robert Fico stable after shooting as Slovakia’s president-elect calls for unity
Peter Pellegrini says PM ‘escaped death by a hair’ and urges people to temper their emotions after ‘we crossed a red line’

Pjotr Sauer in Bratislava, Ashifa Kassam and agencies

16, May, 2024 @4:30 PM

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How a doctor, sailor and lecturer changed Europe’s assisted dying debate
Moves to legalise euthanasia are gathering pace and public opinion in many countries is now in favour of reform

Harriet Sherwood, Senay Boztas, Ashifa Kassam and Rory Carroll

16, May, 2024 @3:21 PM

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Eurovision winner Nemo urges Switzerland to recognise third gender
First non-binary person to win song contest calls for home country to allow third-gender entries on official documents

Ashifa Kassam European community affairs correspondent

16, May, 2024 @12:05 PM

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Slovakia PM Robert Fico out of ‘life-threatening situation’ after being shot
Suspect in custody after shooting attack on populist prime minister as deputy prime minister says Fico ‘will survive’ assassination attempt

Ashifa Kassam

16, May, 2024 @12:48 AM

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‘It’s deeper than slavery’: Lisbon street project reclaims Portugal’s unseen black history
Plaques in city now mark the places where its African community has lived, worked and transformed the city

Ashifa Kassam in Lisbon

12, May, 2024 @4:00 AM

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Students across Europe hold Gaza war protests in run-up to UN vote on Palestinian statehood
Police arrested dozens of people in Amsterdam, with university occupations continuing in Netherlands, Belgium and Spain

Ashifa Kassam and Jennifer Rankin

09, May, 2024 @1:57 PM

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‘Double punishment’: the racial discrimination in Europe’s rental housing market
People of colour are disproportionately affected by the crisis, even as far-right parties seek to scapegoat them, campaigners warn

Ashifa Kassam European community affairs correspondent

08, May, 2024 @4:00 AM

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Clashes and arrests as pro-Palestinian protests spread across European campuses
Students set up encampments at universities across continent as they call for ceasefire in Israel-Gaza war

Ashifa Kassam and agencies

08, May, 2024 @1:09 AM

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Menorcan village threatens to close to tourists after explosion in numbers
Binibeca Vell residents say officials have left them to grapple alone with noise and rubbish from stampede of visitors

Ashifa Kassam in Madrid

06, May, 2024 @3:19 PM

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