Covid: Paris lockdown as France fears 'third wave'

Some 1,200 people are said to be in intensive care in hospitals across Paris | EPA The French capital Paris is set to go into a month-long Covid lockdown as the country fears a third wave. Another 15 departments in

Turkey moves to ban pro-Kurdish HDP opposition party

The Peoples' Democratic Party is the third largest group in Turkey's parliament | GETTY IMAGES A Turkish prosecutor has asked the country's top court to ban the main pro-Kurdish opposition party, in a move

Covid-19: Dutch police break up anti-lockdown protest

Protesters used umbrellas to shield themselves from water cannon Police in the Netherlands have used water cannon to clear anti-government demonstrators from a park in The Hague. Some 2,000 demonstrators rallied in th

Etna: Life beneath the volcanic dust of repeated eruptions

GETTY IMAGES Irene Corsaro will never forget her first driving lesson under a rain of black ash from Mount Etna. Like many Sicilians from Catania, the 18-year-old has learnt quickly how to make her way home on a road c

Russia slows down Twitter over 'banned content'

Russia's media watchdog said all mobile devices would be affected by the slowdown (file pic) | GETTY IMAGES Russia's media watchdog has said it is slowing down the speed of Twitter, accusing the US social media

Bialowieza: Poland to resume logging in primeval forest

Bialowieza is home to Europe's largest herd of bison | GETTY IMAGES Poland is to resume logging in the primeval Bialowieza forest. The forest, a Unesco World Heritage Site shared with Belarus, was the centre of di

Bialowieza: Poland to resume logging in primeval forest

Bialowieza is home to Europe's largest herd of bison | GETTY IMAGES Poland is to resume logging in the primeval Bialowieza forest. The forest, a Unesco World Heritage Site shared with Belarus, was the centre of di