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Macron rebuke to unvaccinated citizens incurs anger in parliament

Emmanuel Macron faced criticism from political opponents and heated scenes in parliament on Wednesday after he gave a deliberately provocative warning to unvaccinated French people,...

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Putin accuses west of ‘coming with its missiles to our doorstep’

Vladimir Putin has accused the west of “coming with its missiles to our doorstep” as he reiterated demands for no further Nato expansion...

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‘Teflon’ Mark Rutte set for fourth Dutch term after record-breaking talks

Dutch political parties have reached a new coalition agreement, paving the way for the country’s caretaker prime minister, Mark Rutte, to form his fourth...

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Omicron Covid variant ‘present in Europe at least 10 days ago’

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 was present in Europe at least 10 days ago and already appears to be spreading in the Netherlands and elsewhere....

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Macron’s referendum nightmare: Furious letter issued as key region plots break away

New Caledonia, a French overseas territory made up of several islands in the Pacific Ocean, is due to hold a third vote on...

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French dictionary accused of ‘wokeism’ over gender-inclusive pronoun

A French reference dictionary has defended its official recognition of a gender-inclusive pronoun, after traditionalists pounced on what they called the latest incursion...

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Austria to put millions of unvaccinated people in Covid lockdown

Austria is set to place millions of people not fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in lockdown in a matter of days while the German...

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Czech PM to step down and signal end to political uncertainty

The Czech Republic’s ailing president has signalled an end to prolonged political uncertainty in the country by saying he will accept the resignation...

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Southern Italy braced for rare Mediterranean hurricane

Southern Italy was braced on Wednesday for the arrival of what forecasters have described as a Medicane – a rare Mediterranean hurricane bringing winds of more than...

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British man held hostage for eight days in Italy is freed by police

Italian police have freed a 25-year-old British man who was found barefooted and handcuffed in the room of an apartment where he had...