• The looming crisis in Brussels that no one is talking about
    on May 7, 2021 at 12:00 am

    She’s been a fixture of life in Germany for almost 16 years. But now the political stability that the country has enjoyed for so long under Angela Merkel is coming to an end as she prepares to stand down as Chancellor.

  • France kept classrooms open ‘at all costs.’ Some say the price was too high
    on May 7, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Grace was full of hope as she entered the final stretch of high school. The 16-year-old was two years away from graduating, and she wanted to make her parents proud — especially her father.

  • The Trump administration was a ‘difficult time’ for Ukraine, says foreign minister
    on May 7, 2021 at 12:00 am

    The years of the Trump administration were “a difficult time” for Ukraine, the country’s foreign minister told CNN Wednesday, ahead of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s trip to Kiev.

  • The Siege of Sarajevo lasted for years — now the city’s battle with Covid-19 is dragging on with no end in sight
    on May 7, 2021 at 12:00 am

    In the hills above Sarajevo, thousands of uniform white headstones line the slopes, marking the graves of just some of the victims of the Bosnian War.

  • Alexey Navalny Fast Facts
    on May 7, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Read CNN’s Fast Facts for some background information about Russian opposition leader, Kremlin critic and activist Alexey Navalny.

  • More than 350 arrested at May Day protests in Berlin
    on May 7, 2021 at 12:00 am

    At least 93 police officers were injured and 354 people arrested in Berlin during Labor Day protests on Saturday.

  • How Neanderthal DNA from cave dirt is revealing details about early humans
    on May 7, 2021 at 12:00 am

    DNA extracted from cave dirt is reshaping our understanding of prehistory and could help answer some of human evolution’s biggest mysteries.

  • German police bust child sex abuse imagery network with 400,000 users
    on May 7, 2021 at 12:00 am

    German police have arrested three people in connection with one of the world’s largest platforms containing child sex abuse materials, prosecutors said Monday.

  • No grounds to pursue claims of French role in Rwanda genocide, prosecutor says
    on May 7, 2021 at 12:00 am

    The French prosecutor’s department has said that there were no grounds to pursue legal claims that France bore responsibility for enabling the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

  • German police arrest couple suspected of trading newborn babies
    on May 7, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Two people have been arrested in Germany on suspicion of trading newborn babies, police said Monday.

  • Duchess Meghan Fast Facts
    on May 7, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Read CNN’s Fast Facts about Meghan Markle, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex, wife of Great Britain’s Prince Harry.

  • On board a small Ukrainian patrol boat challenging Russian naval might
    on May 7, 2021 at 12:00 am

    The message from the Russians to the Ukrainian patrol was clear: Go no further. As Russian ships deploy to the Sea of Azov for what Moscow says are exercises, the Ukrainians ready their defenses.

  • Germany ponders new freedoms for the fully vaccinated
    on May 7, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Germany is considering new plans to give extra rights and freedoms to people who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

  • J K Rowling Fast Facts
    on May 7, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Read Fast Facts on CNN on the life of J.K. Rowling, and learn more about the author of the Harry Potter book series.

  • American students convicted of murdering Italian police officer
    on May 7, 2021 at 12:00 am
  • Tracking Covid-19 cases in the US
    on May 7, 2021 at 12:00 am
  • UK and France send patrol ships to British island amid row over fishing rights
    on May 7, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Britain and France have both sent naval vessels to the Channel island of Jersey amid an escalating row over fishing rights.

  • Pre-market movers
    on May 7, 2021 at 12:00 am
  • Tracking Covid-19 vaccines in the US
    on May 7, 2021 at 12:00 am
  • UK elections 2021: parties in last-minute drive to secure votes
    by Heather Stewart and Kevin Rawlinson on May 6, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    Boris Johnson urges public to polls as Keir Starmer acknowledges key electoral test for LabourBoris Johnson cast his vote in Westminster on Thursday with his partner, Carrie Symonds, as politicians prepared for their toughest electoral test since the 2019 general election.The prime minister urged the public to “get out and vote, folks!” after attending a polling station at Methodist Central Hall, close to the Houses of Parliament in London. Continue reading…

  • Elections 2021: voters head to polls across Scotland, Wales and England for devolved and local elections – live news
    by Kevin Rawlinson (now) and Damien Gayle (earlier) on May 6, 2021 at 3:36 pm

    Latest updates: ballots cast in largest test of political opinion outside of a general election 2021 elections: results for the May local, Scottish and Welsh pollsPolling stations focus on Covid safety as millions vote across UKWhat to expect in England, Scotland and WalesUK patrol vessels to remain off Jersey as French fishers end protestWhat is behind the dispute over fishing rights around Jersey? 4.36pm BSTOnce results start rolling in, which may go on for some time, you’ll be able to follow them here: Related: 2021 elections: results for the May local, Scottish and Welsh polls 4.06pm BSTThe London mayor Sadiq Khan has tweeted:LONDON: reports show that voter turnout is low across our city.If you love London & what we stand for, please come out and vote for it. We had a Tory mayor just five years ago – if you don’t vote, they could win again.Already voted? Please RT and ask friends to #VoteLabour. Continue reading…

  • Second Time Lucky? Eurovision Hopefuls Try Again.
    by Alex Marshall on May 6, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    Eurovision acts are known for being one-hit wonders. Can this year’s contestants, most returnees from the canceled 2020 event, break the stereotype?

  • British academic sues UAE officials over torture claims while in detention
    by Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent on May 6, 2021 at 3:19 pm

    Matthew Hedges, jailed for life and pardoned on spying charges, says there has been ‘total lack of redress’ Matthew Hedges, the British academic convicted on spying charges by the United Arab Emirates after travelling to Dubai to conduct research, is suing four senior officials from the Gulf state he alleges were complicit in falsely imprisoning and torturing him.Hedges was detained in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from for seven months in 2018 before being pardoned from a life sentence for spying. Continue reading…

  • Killer whales spotted near Cornwall coast in rare UK sighting
    by PA Media on May 6, 2021 at 3:17 pm

    Sighting of two of UK’s resident orcas is ‘proof of the value of our coastal seas’, says expertTwo killer whales have been spotted off the Cornish coast.Experts believe this is the first sighting of the UK’s only resident population of killer whales travelling this far south. Continue reading…

  • V-shaped recession forecast is good news but not the start of a golden period for UK
    by Larry Elliott Economics editor on May 6, 2021 at 3:12 pm

    Analysis: after catching up lost ground, growth will be relatively swift next year but then slow in 2023If the Bank of England is right, Britain is on course for its strongest annual growth since 1941 – the year of Pearl Harbor and Hitler’s invasion of Russia.The latest forecasts from Threadneedle Street are stronger in every respect than those it came up with three months ago: the hit to growth during the first-quarter lockdown has been less severe; the bounce back will be more rapid; the peak in unemployment will be significantly lower. Continue reading…

  • Home Office unlawfully stopped family joining Windrush woman, court rules
    by Amelia Gentleman on May 6, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    Family of Lynda Mahabir will be able to join her in UK without paying large immigration feesThe Home Office unlawfully prevented the children and husband of a Windrush generation woman from joining her in the UK, separating the family for almost three years in a manner the high court ruled represented “a colossal interference” in her right to family life.In a significant judgment that could help many others from the Windrush cohort to bring close relatives to the UK, the family of Lynda Mahabir, who was barred entry from the UK for almost 40 years, will now be able to join her in Britain without paying thousands of pounds in immigration fees. Continue reading…

  • 2021 elections: results for the May local, Scottish and Welsh polls
    by Antonio Voce, Anna Leach, Seán Clarke and Niko Kommenda on May 6, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    Voters across the country are casting their ballots in local, Scottish and Welsh elections Continue reading…

  • Vaccines Bring Rich Nations Back to Life as Covid Ravages Poorer Countries
    by Benjamin Mueller on May 6, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Despite early vows, the developed world has done little to promote global vaccination, in what analysts call both a moral and epidemiological failure.

  • Nick Kamen: a life in pictures
    on May 6, 2021 at 1:25 pm

    A look back at the career of the model and singer Nick Kamen, who appeared in seminal 1985 Levi’s 501 ad and had a brief pop career in the late 80s and early 90sLevi’s launderette model and singer Nick Kamen dies aged 59Continue reading…

  • UK navy vessels to remain off Jersey as French fishers end protest
    by Lisa O’Carroll, Jon Henley and Daniel Boffey on May 6, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    PM says boats will stay after six-hour demonstration in St Helier harbour over post-Brexit fishing rulesBoris Johnson said two Royal Navy patrol vessels would remain in place around Jersey as French fishers ended a six-hour protest at St Helier’s harbour in an escalating dispute over post-Brexit fishing rules.The French flotilla of about 60 boats departed after a delegation met Jersey authorities. “It’s rubbish, I’m sorry,” said Cyril Piraud, one fisher who was part of the delegation, according to a reporter from the Ouest-France newspaper who was with the Normandy boats. “I’m not sure why we even went to see them. They are putting all the blame on the French government, who they say did not provide them with the right information. If we do nothing, we’re going to end up being squeezed out, little by little. This can only be sorted out on dry land now. The [French] minister has to carry out her threats.” Continue reading…

  • Met spied on partner of Blair Peach for more than two decades, inquiry hears
    by Rob Evans on May 6, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    Police monitored campaign for truth about protester’s 1979 death, almost certainly at hands of officerScotland Yard spied for more than two decades on the partner of an anti-racist protester who police accept was almost certainly killed by one of their officers at a demonstration, a public inquiry has been told.Celia Stubbs campaigned for years to uncover the truth of how her boyfriend, Blair Peach, died at the demonstration. It was one of the most controversial cover-ups in modern policing history. Continue reading…

  • Patent Waiver for Covid Vaccines Will Be Considered, E.U. Says
    by Matina Stevis-Gridneff on May 6, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    The head of the European Commission said the E.U. would consider proposals on waiving intellectual property rights, following the Biden administration’s reversal of U.S. policy.

  • MI5 had raised threat level for Fishmongers’ Hall attacker, inquest hears
    by Matthew Weaver on May 6, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    Probation officer says he had not been told of MI5’s concerns about Usman Khan before 2019 attackMI5 raised the security threat level posed by the convicted terrorist Usman Khan less than a year before his deadly attack on Fishmongers’ Hall, but this assessment was not shared with the probation service, an inquest has heard.Kenneth Skelton, Khan’s probation officer, said that had that been known, MI5’s assessment would have had a “huge” impact on the way Khan was managed after he was released on licence from high-security prison in December 2018, after serving six years for terrorist offences. Continue reading…

  • Ex-environment watchdog chief defends move to Southern Water
    by Sandra Laville on May 6, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    Toby Willison has taken leading role at water firm due in court for sentencing after sewage dumpingA former chief of the environment watchdog has defended his move to take up a senior position at a water company that is under investigation by the regulator.Toby Willison has taken a leading role at Southern Water, which this summer is due in court for sentencing after admitting dumping poisonous, noxious substances including raw sewage. The case followed a criminal investigation by Willison’s former employer, the Environment Agency. Continue reading…

  • U.K. and France Send Naval Ships to Island of Jersey in Fishing Dispute
    by Mark Landler and Stephen Castle on May 6, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    French fishing crews are threatening to blockade a port on the island of Jersey in a standoff over post-Brexit fishing rights in the waters nearby.

  • Dozens of French boats gather at Jersey port in protest – video
    on May 6, 2021 at 11:42 am

    British naval patrol vessels arrived in the waters around Jersey on Thursday as scores of French boats gathered at the port in St Helier to protest about post-Brexit fishing rights. It followed French threats to cut off electricity to Jersey, a self-governing dependency of the UK off the tip of northern France. French fishers are protesting over new licences issued on Friday that restrict for the first time the number of days they can operate in shared watersUK sends patrol vessels as 80 French protest boats gather off JerseyContinue reading…

  • Champions League: Deep Pockets, Deep Benches, English Winners
    by Rory Smith on May 6, 2021 at 11:32 am

    Manchester City and Chelsea seal an all-Premier League final thanks in part to resources and rosters that no club, not even their biggest rivals, can match.

  • Paul McCartney to be honoured with a set of postage stamps
    by Laura Snapes on May 6, 2021 at 11:04 am

    Eight images from post-Beatles albums and four recording studio shots will adorn Royal Mail stamps on sale later this monthRoyal Mail has honoured Sir Paul McCartney with a set of 12 special stamps. The main collection features images of eight career-defining albums – solo and with Wings – McCartney, RAM, Venus and Mars, McCartney II, Tug of War, Flaming Pie, Egypt Station and finally McCartney III, which he recorded alone in 2020 during the pandemic and which topped the UK album chart last December.A mini sheet of four additional stamps shows McCartney in the recording studio, with photos selected from across three decades: recording McCartney in 1970, RAM in 1971, McCartney II in 1980 and Flaming Pie in 1997. Continue reading…

  • Five teenagers arrested after stabbing death of man in Essex
    by Damien Gayle on May 6, 2021 at 10:32 am

    Teenagers held on suspicion of murder after James Gibbons, 34, was stabbed outside his Laindon homeFive teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed to death on the day he celebrated his twin daughters’ birthday.James Gibbons, 34, a father of four, was stabbed outside his home in Laindon, Essex, shortly after 9.30pm on Sunday. He is believed to have gone to help another man then died after a confrontation with a group of young people, according to police. Continue reading…

  • A Farmer Moved a 200-Year-Old Stone, and the French-Belgian Border
    by Anna Schaverien on May 6, 2021 at 10:24 am

    A marker that was moved seven feet into French territory by a farmer in Belgium might have changed the countries’ border forever if not for a sharp-eyed group of friends.

  • NHS Covid jab booking site leaks people’s vaccine status
    by Alex Hern Technology editor on May 6, 2021 at 9:37 am

    Exclusive: Health service revising its process in England as ‘shocking failure’ allows access to medical dataCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNHS Digital is revising its process for booking Covid vaccinations in England after the discovery of a “seriously shocking failure” that leaked medical data from the site.The website lets users make appointments using their NHS number or, if they do not have it to hand, some basic identity information. But in the process, users’ vaccination status is disclosed, allowing anyone who possesses basic personal details of a friend, colleague or stranger to find out what should be confidential medical information. Continue reading…

  • Article on Fourth Grader in ’60 Inspires Journalism Class
    by Katie Van Syckle on May 6, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Sixty years ago, a Times article described one girl’s wish to find a pen pal. A journalism class investigated how the story ended.

  • U.K. Elections Likely to Favor Boris Johnson, and Scottish Separatists
    by Mark Landler on May 6, 2021 at 8:59 am

    The prime minister’s Conservative Party stands to gain at the polls on Thursday, despite ethical accusations against him. But growth in support for the Scottish National Party could create turmoil.

  • Macron Condemns Napoleon’s Restoration of Slavery
    by Roger Cohen on May 6, 2021 at 8:55 am

    The French president’s speech on the 200th anniversary of the emperor’s death combined a rebuke for a betrayal of the Enlightenment and recognition of his achievements.

  • Isabel Díaz Ayuso Wins Madrid’s Regional Election
    by Raphael Minder on May 6, 2021 at 8:52 am

    Isabel Díaz Ayuso, a conservative politician dubbed a “Trumpista” by her opponents, won the Madrid regional election by a landslide after she refused to shut down the capital’s bars and shops.

  • U.S. Secretary of State Blinken Visiting Ukraine
    by Michael Crowley and Andrew E. Kramer on May 6, 2021 at 8:48 am

    The secretary of state will reassure Kyiv of backing against Russian hostilities, but call for more determined efforts to clean up the political system.

  • In Video, French Reporter Says He Was Kidnapped in Mali
    by Aurelien Breeden on May 6, 2021 at 8:18 am

    In a short clip that circulated online, the journalist, Olivier Dubois, said he had been seized by a jihadist group linked to Al Qaeda and urged the French government to secure his release.

  • Could the Guardian have resisted the magnetic pull of the metropolis? | Helen Pidd
    by Helen Pidd on May 6, 2021 at 7:00 am

    It happened little by little. ‘Manchester’ was dropped from our name, then the staff in London grew, before a final move in 1964In the week we celebrate the Guardian’s 200th anniversary, it is perhaps time to consider one of the biggest changes to take place over the two centuries of its existence. On 24 August 1959, the Manchester Guardian removed its home town from the masthead.Readers had been warned of the changes two days earlier, in a brisk editorial that insisted “the omission of ‘Manchester’ implies neither a change of policy nor any disrespect to our home”. Instead, it said, the move was a simple reflection of the fact that almost two-thirds of the paper’s readers were not in Manchester. Continue reading…

  • Polls open as Starmer promises to ‘carry the can’ for Labour election results
    by Heather Stewart Political editor on May 6, 2021 at 6:13 am

    Keir Starmer says he will take responsibility if results go badly, as MPs warn of ‘apathy’ among voters‘Super Thursday’ elections: what to expect in England, Scotland and WalesVoters are going to the polls for what has been dubbed Super Thursday, with ballots being cast across England, Scotland and Wales in the largest test of political opinion outside of a general election.In England, as well as local council and mayoral contests, the Hartlepool parliamentary byelection is being watched as a battleground that Labour is desperate to retain. Hartlepool was held by Labour with a majority of 3,595 in 2019 even as other bricks in the so-called “red wall” crumbled – in part due to the Brexit party splitting the Tory vote. Continue reading…

  • Your Thursday Briefing
    by Natasha Frost on May 6, 2021 at 6:10 am

    A breakthrough announcement on vaccine patents.