Humanitarian crises

A brief history of hotels in times of crisis

From famous 'war hotels' in Beirut and Baghdad, Saigon and Sarajevo to those now being transformed into field hospitals.

A brief history of hotels in times of crisis

Europe

COVID-19: EU to fly home more than 250,000 stranded Europeans

The European Union is planning to fly home 600,000 people who are stranded abroad, most of them tourists.

Coronavirus pandemic

5 stories you may have missed this week amid coronavirus coverage

Some key news events that were drowned as the global coronavirus pandemic continues to dominate headlines.

5 stories you may have missed this week amid coronavirus coverage

Coronavirus pandemic

'UK trend likely to get worse before it gets better'

Changing policy, already stretched health service and a lack of testing have deepened the crisis, say experts.

Coronavirus: Why do more people keep dying in the UK?

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Coronavirus cases in US go past 300,000: Live updates

At least 8,100 people have died of coronavirus in the US while global death toll surged past 60,000.

Coronavirus cases in US go past 300,000: Live updates

Coronavirus pandemic

Fury over 'Pokemon' jibe on French TV during China virus homage

French journalist's comment came during live coverage of China's day of mourning for coronavirus victims.

Fury over 'Pokemon' jibe on French TV during China virus homage

Europe

France: Business owners fear they may not survive COVID-19 crisis

French people have lost trade, jobs, income and certainty about their future.

Labour Party

Keir Starmer elected new leader of UK's Labour Party

Britain's main opposition party picks lawyer and Labour's Brexit spokesman to succeed Jeremy Corbyn.

Keir Starmer elected new leader of UK's Labour Party

Coronavirus pandemic

Turkey tightens restrictions to fight coronavirus: Live updates

Turkish president announces curfew for youth, shuts borders of 31 cities to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

Turkey tightens restrictions to fight coronavirus: Live updates

Health

Deaths slow as Spain overtakes Italy in virus cases

Spain is now second in the number of coronavirus infections only to the United States.

Spain overtakes Italy in virus cases, though death rate slows

United Kingdom

Queen Elizabeth to address public as Johnson remains in isolation

The rare address will be broadcast at 19:00 GMT on Sunday.

Queen Elizabeth to address public as Johnson remains in isolation

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Denmark readies to ease coronavirus restrictions

A deep recession may be more dangerous than a second outbreak, Denmark reasons.

Denmark prepares to ease coronavirus restrictions

Health

British Muslim nurse, doctor latest medical staff to die of virus

Friends remember charitable nurse Areema Nasreen, 36, and Mohamed Sami Shousha, a gentle consultant who taught many.

British Muslim nurse, doctor latest medical staff to die of virus

Europe

Online gamblers target amateur Swedish football team

With so many professional leagues shut down around the world, mere practice matches in the region of Skane have attracted the insatiable appetites of the online gambling industry.

Coronavirus pandemic

Noam Chomsky: 'Coronavirus pandemic could have been prevented'

Chomsky slams US's handling of virus as he warns nuclear war, global warming threats will remain after pandemic is over.

Noam Chomsky: 'Coronavirus pandemic could have been prevented'