5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT GERMAN CDU CHIEF ARMIN LASCHET

Armin Laschet, the premier of North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany's most populous state, will be the new leader of the country's governing...

ARMIN LASCHET ELECTED LEADER OF GERMAN CDU

BERLIN - Germany's governing Christian Democrats on Saturday chose Armin Laschet, the premier of North Rhine-Westphalia, as their new...

 
 
 
World's cartoonists on this week's events

WORLD'S CARTOONISTS ON THIS WEEK'S EVENTS

First published in The Economist, U.K., January 16, 2021 | By Kal First published on Politico.com, U.S., January 12, 2021 | By Matt...

LIVE BLOG: GERMAN CDU PICKS NEW LEADER

Germany's governing Christian Democratic Union on Saturday elects a new leader, who'll have a big chance of succeeding Angela Merkel...

 
 
 

UK ENDS QUARANTINE-FREE TRAVEL IN FIGHT AGAINST NEW CORONAVIRUS VARIANTS

LONDON - Boris Johnson announced all people arriving in the U.K. from next week will have to self-isolate before traveling, in a bid...

6 EU COUNTRIES BLAST DELAYS TO BIONTECH/PFIZER VACCINE DELIVERIES

Six Baltic and Nordic health ministers are urging Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides to demand that Pfizer explain why its coronavirus...

 
 
 

HACKERS BEHIND EU MEDICINES AGENCY ATTACK SOUGHT TO SOW DISTRUST IN VACCINES

The hackers who stole data from the European Medicines Agency manipulated emails before leaking them online in an effort to sow distrust...

FRANCE SHIELDS CARREFOUR FROM TAKEOVER IN FOOD SECURITY BATTLE

Paris is ready to use its new investment screening powers in the name of food security to make sure that Carrefour will stay French. With...

 
 
 

DUTCH GOVERNMENT RESIGNS OVER CHILDCARE BENEFIT SCANDAL

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's government resigned on Friday over a scandal in which thousands of parents were falsely accused of...

INSURERS MUST PAY CORONAVIRUS-RELATED CLAIMS, RULES UK SUPREME COURT

LONDON - The Financial Conduct Authority prevailed over insurers in a Surpreme Court judgment Friday on pandemic coverage for businesses. The...

 
 
 

COVID-19 CASES IN UK CARE HOMES TRIPLED WITHIN ONE MONTH

Cases of respiratory conditions linked to the coronavirus have tripled in care homes across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland...

EUROPE'S LACK OF ROCKET ‘AUDACITY' LEAVES IT SCRAMBLING IN THE SPACE RACE

Europe knows it needs a booster to keep up with the space race. The European Commission wants to rally governments behind France-based...

 
 
 

UK MINISTER DENIES POST-BREXIT PLAN TO WEAKEN WORKERS' RIGHTS

U.K. Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has denied reports that the British government plans to weaken workers' rights following Brexit. On...

UK ECONOMY BEGAN DOUBLE DIP IN NOVEMBER AS GDP FELL 2.6 PERCENT

Britain may be headed for a double-dip recession after gross domestic product fell 2.6 percent in November, the Office for National...

 
 
 

UK SENIOR DOCTOR: WE'RE ‘DRAINED AND SCARED'

The U.K.'s National Health Service is in a “far worse place” now than it was during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, and...

FRIEDRICH MERZ'S REVENGE

Friedrich Merz, the German conservative vying to become the next chancellor, doesn't take kindly to criticism. Just ask his lawyers. With...

 
 
 

COLLISION COURSE MOSCOW: THE RETURN OF ALEXEI NAVALNY

MOSCOW - The last time a plane carrying Alexei Navalny landed on Russian soil, the Russian opposition leader was unconscious and pilots...

MEET THE NEXT MERKEL

The three candidates vying to lead Germany's main governing party have a lot in common - but they're not as similar as they may seem. Armin...

 
 
 

TURKISH UNIVERSITY PROTESTS CONTINUE OVER ERDOĞAN-APPOINTED RECTOR

ISTANBUL - Students and lecturers at a top Turkish university have entered a second week of protests against their state-appointed...

Brexit sandwiches, space wine and organic prison food

BREXIT SANDWICHES, SPACE WINE AND ORGANIC PRISON FOOD

Welcome to Declassified, a weekly column looking at the lighter side of politics. It went from sunlit uplands to, “Everything will...

 
 
 



Agreement in principle and travel set: Mesut Ozil on the brink of ending...

Agreement in principle and travel set: Mesut Ozil on the brink of ending Arsenal nightmare with free transfer to Fenerbahce

According to David Ornstein for the Athletic , Mesut Ozil has reached an agreement with Arsenal to terminate his £350,000-a-week contract early, paving the way for an exit. The... Read more ...

Joe Root delighted with double century as England edge closer to victory in...

Joe Root delighted with double century as England edge closer to victory in first Sri Lanka Test

Joe Root scored a brilliant double century to put England on top against Sri Lanka Joe Root says it was ‘very pleasing' to lead from the front with a magnificent double... Read more ...

Leeds United vs Brighton, plus West Ham vs Burnley - Premier League: live...

Leeds United vs Brighton, plus West Ham vs Burnley - Premier League: live score and updates

Leeds United welcome Brighton to Elland Road this afternoon while West Ham take on Sean Dyche's Burnley in today's 3pm kick-offs. Follow Sportsmail's DAN DAVIS for all the live... Read more ...

Sponsor Ralph Lauren drops Justin Thomas following homophobic slur in Hawaii

Sponsor Ralph Lauren drops Justin Thomas following homophobic slur in Hawaii

Clothing company Ralph Lauren has terminated its sponsorship of Justin Thomas following the American's homophobic slur during the third round of the Sentry Tournament of... Read more ...

What channel is Leeds v Brighton on? Kick off time, live stream and latest...

What channel is Leeds v Brighton on? Kick off time, live stream and latest team news

Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa will be expecting a response from his players when they face Brighton on Saturday after the Whites' FA Cup humiliation to Crawley last... Read more ...

Heartbroken family pay tribute to two-week-old baby girl as man, 24, arrested

Heartbroken family pay tribute to two-week-old baby girl as man, 24, arrested

Felicity-May Harvey was rushed to hospital on Friday, January 8, after an incident at an address in Heywood, Rochdale Read more ...

Sweary Saturday Kitchen Host Matt Tebbutt Caught Out By Microphone In Live Gaffe

Sweary Saturday Kitchen Host Matt Tebbutt Caught Out By Microphone In Live Gaffe

Saturday Kitchen host Matt Tebbutt was caught out by a microphone he didn't realise was already live as he opened this weekend's show. The TV chef was overheard swearing as he... Read more ...

Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID stimulus plan has $10 billion for cybersecurity...

Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID stimulus plan has $10 billion for cybersecurity and IT hidden at the end - and experts say it's critical for the nation's recovery

Summary List Placement On Thursday night, the Biden-Harris administration released plans for a nearly $2 trillion spending package for pandemic relief and economic recovery... Read more ...

UK coronavirus hospital deaths increase by 904 in highest daily rise since April

UK coronavirus hospital deaths increase by 904 in highest daily rise since April

We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story Read more ...

Coronavirus Scotland: Death toll rises by 78 as 1,753 new cases are confirmed

Coronavirus Scotland: Death toll rises by 78 as 1,753 new cases are confirmed

The latest sets of data have just been published by the Scottish Government. Read more ...