Coronavirus live news: UK wakes up to lockdown as Trump insists US will ‘reopen’ in weeks | World news

8.16am GMT08:16 UK mobile firms asked to alert Britons to heed coronavirus lockdown The UK government has taken the unprecedented step of asking mobile companies to send an alert to everyone in the UK telling them to heed the new nationwide lockdown rules. It is the first time ministers have called upon all the UK’s […]

Thai court dissolves opposition party Future Forward | World news

One of Thailand’s most popular opposition parties has been disbanded after it was found to have violated electoral rules by receiving an illegal loan, a decision analysts say is likely to heighten political tensions. The constitutional court dissolved Future Forward on Friday and banned 16 of its leaders from politics for 10 years. Future Forward, […]

Austria’s Greens vote to enter government with People’s party | World news

Members of Austria’s Green party voted on Saturday to join a new government led by the conservative former chancellor Sebastian Kurz, clearing the final hurdle for an untested national left-right alliance. The coalition pact approved by their party leadership and Kurz’s People’s party earlier this week was backed by 93% of Green delegates . Out […]

Five men who drugged and gang-raped Brit mum, 50, are jailed for total of 36 years – World News

Five men who drugged and gang raped a British mother and shared a video of the attack on WhatsApp have been jailed for a total of 36 years by an Italian court. The 50-year-old victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was targeted with a date rape drug on the last day of her […]

Brexit: EU leaders hopeful of softer exit after Johnson landslide | Politics

EU leaders have expressed cautious confidence that Boris Johnson will pivot to back a close economic relationship with the bloc and called for swift ratification of the withdrawal agreement after the prime minister’s election triumph. The size of Johnson’s majority was welcomed in Brussels, where the 27 heads of state and government have gathered for […]

EU’s soaring climate rhetoric not always matched by action | World news

The European Union considers itself as a leader on the environment and not without cause: policymaking in Brussels moved ahead of the international consensus in the 2000s. But the soaring rhetoric has not always been matched by structural changes in the way European economies work and citizens live their lives. Progress has been made in […]

Saudi Aramco float: oil giant becomes world’s biggest listed company – business live | Business

A screen advertising Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company Aramco with Arabic reads, “promising future” in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, this week Photograph: Amr Nabil/AP Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business. It’s a massive day on the Saudi stock market as oil giant Aramco […]

New Zealand volcano: one dead and ‘likely to be more’ after eruption on White Island – live | World news

5.45am GMT05:45 In that press conference, deputy commissioner Tims said that some of the tourists on the island were from cruise ship Ovation of the Seas. “From my understanding, some of the tourists are from a cruise ship so we should have a list of people that left the cruise ship and potentially are on […]

German group with far-right ‘prepper’ links trains civilians for combat | World news

A network of elite German combatants with links to far-right “prepper” circles secretly trained civilians in “commando-like structures”, raising fears the group planned to build up a paramilitary fighting unit. Drone footage filmed in June 2018 at a former barracks of the German armed forces in the southern town of Mosbach shows a group of […]

Naked protesters cover themselves in fake blood in centre of Barcelona to show how many dead animals make a fur coat – The Sun

NAKED protesters were seen covering themselves in fake blood in Barcelona’s city centre to show how many dead animals it takes to make a fur coat. Around 50 animal rights activists took to Catalunya Square while Black Friday shoppers snagged bargains around them. 6 One of the protesters held up a sign that asked: ‘How […]