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Europe introduces lockdown on Christmas

Italy has ordered a nationwide lockdown over much of the Christmas and New Year period in an effort to combat a rise in coronavirus cases, BBC writes in the article Covid: Italy latest European country to order Christmas lockdown. The country will be under "red-zone" restrictions over the public holidays, with non-essential shops, restaurants and bars closed, and Italians only allowed to travel for work, health and emergency reasons. Limited home visits will be allowed

Russia gives answer to UK sanctions

Russia has banned entry to 25 British citizens in retaliation for similar measures by Britain, Russia's foreign ministry said on Saturday, without providing their names, informs. Britain brought sanctions against 25 …

International community welcomes Karabakh cease-fire deal

The international community welcomed a deal recently signed between Azerbaijan and Armenia to end the ongoing conflict over the Armenian-occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region, Daily Sabah writes in the article International community welcomes Karabakh cease-fire deal

Sean Connery dies at 90

Sean Connery, the Scottish actor whose five-decade long movie career was dominated by the role of James Bond, has died at the age of 90, according to the producers of the James Bond series, CNN reports. Connery, who was awarded a …

Influenza increases mortality from Covid-19 by 600%

People infected with both flu and coronavirus have a sixfold increased risk of death compared with the general population, new research has found, The Week informs. And patients battling both viruses at the same time are twice as likely …

Europeans dispute over China

Merkel is under pressure to cut Germany's ties with China as the Hong Kong crisis triggers a European backlash against Beijing

More than 34,000 people die from coronavirus in UK

Britain today recorded another 468 coronavirus deaths on the first Saturday since the draconian lockdown was eased, taking the UK's official fatality toll to 34,466, Daily Mail informs. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson revealed the …

Notting Hill Carnival cancelled due to Covid-19

Notting Hill Carnival has been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, BBC reports. About one million people usually attend the event in west London, which was due to take place on 30 and 31 August. Organisers said …

British trade talks with U.S. begin Tuesday

The U.K. and U.S. will launch talks on a free-trade agreement on Tuesday, Politico reports. International Trade Secretary Liz Truss will hold an initial video call with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, with around 100 …