Germany’s Far Right, ‘Hotel Rwanda,’ Spain: Your Tuesday Briefing

Posted on Tue, 01 Sep 2020 05:04:18 +0000 - europe

Here’s what you need to know.

Far Right Germans Try to Storm Reichstag as Coronavirus Protests Grow

Posted on Mon, 31 Aug 2020 21:15:33 +0000 - europe

Germany has handled the pandemic well and its government enjoys high public trust. But the minority opposing coronavirus rules includes a far-right faction that worries officials.

French Economist Thomas Piketty Rejects Chinese Censorship Demands

Posted on Mon, 31 Aug 2020 20:47:36 +0000 - europe

Thomas Piketty, the renowned economist, refused Chinese demands that he cut parts of his book if he wanted it published on the mainland.

A Coronavirus Second Wave Grips Spain

Posted on Mon, 31 Aug 2020 22:29:44 +0000 - europe

The coronavirus is spreading much faster in Spain than anywhere else in Europe. After a relative lull during the summer, experts fear it signals a new surge across the continent.

As Coronavirus Reappears in Italy, Migrants Become a Target for Politicians

Posted on Tue, 01 Sep 2020 13:19:40 +0000 - europe

Right-wing politicians say migrants threaten Italy by bringing Covid-19 with them, even as official data shows “minimal” effect from new arrivals.

Belarus, Portland Protests, U.K. Schools: Your Monday Briefing

Posted on Mon, 31 Aug 2020 05:03:42 +0000 - europe

Here’s what you need to know.

French Magazine Sparks Outrage Over Depiction of Black Lawmaker as Slave

Posted on Sun, 30 Aug 2020 21:53:09 +0000 - europe

Danièle Obono, a French-Gabonese lawmaker, was portrayed as an enslaved African in a fictional narrative that she described as a “political and racist attack.”

Belarus President Hunkers Down as Protests Call for Him to Leave

Posted on Sun, 30 Aug 2020 22:00:10 +0000 - europe

Aleksandr G. Lukashenko, the autocratic president of Belarus since 1994, is no longer brutally suppressing demonstrations that have gone on for weeks, but he shows no signs of going away.

Banksy-Funded Rescue Vessel Evacuated After Distress Call

Posted on Mon, 31 Aug 2020 01:51:20 +0000 - europe

About 400 migrants remain stranded aboard several rescue vessels in the central Mediterranean as international aid groups urge European officials to let them come ashore.

‘Something Broke Inside Belarusians.’ Why an Apolitical People Rose Up

Posted on Sat, 29 Aug 2020 22:00:10 +0000 - europe

Comfortable urban elites long tolerated the eccentricities of the country’s ruler, Aleksandr G. Lukashenko. Then came the coronavirus and a blatantly falsified presidential election.

Berlin Police Halt March Against Coronavirus Restrictions, Saying Protesters Risked Spreading Disease

Posted on Sat, 29 Aug 2020 21:16:10 +0000 - europe

Thousands had gathered in the German capital. But the march was shut down after an hour for failing to obey social distancing rules.

U.K. Braces for School Return Amid Fears of Virus Spike

Posted on Sat, 29 Aug 2020 16:00:08 +0000 - europe

Can Britain reopen its schools safely? The Tory government is confident it can, but after an exam grading fiasco, trust in the government is running low.