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Global report: Germany's Covid death toll exceeds 50,000
Germany hits grim milestone, France may need third lockdown and Belgium and Ireland say it is too early to ease restrictions

Jon Henley, Kate Connolly in Berlin, and Helena Smith in Athens

22, Jan, 2021 @3:14 PM

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UK to ban travellers from South America and Portugal from Friday
Travellers from Portugal also barred but government criticised over testing regime

Heather Stewart andMatthew Weaver

14, Jan, 2021 @7:56 PM

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Germany and Netherlands likely to extend Covid lockdowns
German chancellor says infections may rise 10-fold by Easter if virus’s spread is not halted

Jon Henley in Paris, Kate Connolly in Berlin, and Daniel Boffey in Brussels

12, Jan, 2021 @6:23 PM

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‘I’m fascinated by power, force and bravery’: the woman who surfed the biggest recorded wave of 2020
Seven years ago, she was nearly killed in pursuit of the sport she loves, but she defied experts’ predictions and made a stunning comeback

Paula Cocozza

31, Dec, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Covid: Austrians who pass antigen test to be exempt from lockdown
Italy prepares for national lockdown over Christmas; Spanish minister warns of third wave

Sam Jones in Madrid, Philip Oltermann in Berlin, Angela Giuffrida in Rome and Kim Willsher in Paris

18, Dec, 2020 @6:31 PM

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Portuguese minister faces calls to quit over death of detainee
Ukrainian man was allegedly beaten and asphyxiated by officers at detention centre in March

Mia Alberti in Lisbon

15, Dec, 2020 @5:00 AM

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The curse of 'white oil': electric vehicles' dirty secret
The long read: The race is on to find a steady source of lithium, a key component in rechargeable electric car batteries. But while the EU focuses on emissions, the lithium gold rush threatens environmental damage on an industrial scale

Oliver Balch

08, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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'Covid created an opportunity': Lisbon to turn tourist flats into homes
Initiative offers landlords the option of renting their properties to the city for a minimum of five years

Ashifa Kassam

01, Dec, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Bars and shops closed as Europe battles second wave of coronavirus
Strict measures – including curfews and states of emergencies – are in force once more across the continent as Covid cases surge

Emma Graham-Harrison

15, Nov, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Global report: Germany may extend lockdown as Covid cases in Italy soar
Record daily infections in Germany; Naples hospitals at risk of being overwhelmed; France reports slowdown in rate of new cases

Jon Henley, Kate Connolly in Berlin and Angela Giuffrida in Rome

13, Nov, 2020 @5:14 PM

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Portuguese police raid Benfica and Sporting offices in corruption inquiry
Police in Portugal have raided the offices of Primeira Liga clubs Benfica, Sporting and Santa Clara as part of a corruption and money laundering investigation linked to player transfers

Ed Aarons

10, Nov, 2020 @5:44 PM

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Global report: new Covid lockdown in Hungary as Belgium passes second peak
Portugal imposes state of emergency; global cases pass 50m; infections in Germany ‘levelling off’

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

09, Nov, 2020 @4:07 PM

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