How new German chancellor will take power

Three parties that form the new ruling coalition will share cabinet posts

Covid-19 surge threatens Germany’s festive cheer

Consumer sentiment in Europe’s biggest economy falls to the lowest level since June as GDP slows to 1.7% in the third quarter

New Swedish prime minister resigns on first day in job

Magdalena Andersson resigned after her coalition partner quit the government and her budget failed to pass

At least 30 feared drowned trying to cross Channel to UK

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ‘shocked and saddened’ by the deaths of migrants

Jamie Dimon ‘regrets’ remark JPMorgan will outlast China Communist Party

Academic says Dimon’s apology shows degree of deference foreign businesses must show to stay in China's good graces

Scholz says new coalition government brings curtain down on Merkel era

‘Traffic-light’ alliance of Social Democrats, Free Democrats and Greens ends 16 years of Christian Democratic Union rule

Plunging lira puts iPhones out of Turks’ reach

Apple’s Turkish website stops sales of most products after currency loses 15% in a day

Russia and Ukraine military drills raise fears of war

Ukraine says Russia may be planning to invade, while Moscow claims its exercises are in response to Nato activit

Russia wields a big stick over satirist’s carrot skit

Director of YouTube video faces up to eight years in jail for mocking officials

Sweden’s first female prime minister gets poisoned chalice

Magdalena Andersson faces a fragmented legislature and her spending proposals look set to be dismissed

Germany mulls further Covid-19 curbs as cases soar

Incidence rate posts record level for 16th straight day and more politicians are calling for compulsory vaccination

Johnson faces rebellion over social care funding

British prime minister provokes more unrest in his Conservative Party as he pushes through controversial changes

Dutch leader Mark Rutte condemns three nights of riots by ‘idiots’

Rutte says frustrations over Covid-19 and restrictions no excuse for ‘pure violence

Portugal shuts down its last remaining coal plant

Portugal closed its last remaining coal plant at the weekend and became the fourth country in the EU to do so after Belgium, Austria and Sweden

Austrians in Covid-19 lockdown again as mandatory vaccination looms

Once the vaccine mandate is implemented, fines for Austrians unwilling to take a shot could reach €3,600 and €1,500 in the case of booster shots

China downgrades diplomatic relations with Lithuania over Taiwan

EU and Washington back Lithuania  as Taiwan opens representative office in Vilnius

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