Turkish central bank holds rates steady

It’s the bank’s first decision since the hawkish former governor was fired, which sparked a market sell-off

Germany’s highest court overturns Berlin rent freeze

Federal Constitutional Court decision to topple the clampdown on rents exposes thousands of tenants to higher living expenses

EMA reviewing GSK’s monoclonal antibodies to treat Covid-19

Early data shows an 85% reduction in risk of hospitalisaton and death, with similar treatment types already used against some cancers

Hungarian capsule survives WW2 bomb to divulge documents about cathedral

The time capsule was placed in Esztergom Cathedral’s cross in 1845 by Archbishop Jozsef Kopacsy and chief architect Jozsef Hild

EU opens probe after leak of 533-million Facebook users’ personal data

Social media platform, which blames ‘malicious actors’ accessing users' contacts, faces an inquiry into a possible breach of General Data Protection Regulations

More delays are likely for Europe’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Europe's medicines agency will issue guidance on J&J after US health agencies recommended pausing use of the vaccine for at least a few days

German succession race gets nasty as snark and insults get personal

Reading out e-mails from some threatening to leave a party; sarcasm; accusations of flip-flopping — German politics is not holding back

Chief economist Andy Haldane to leave after more than 30 years at Bank of England

Prominent economist  to  step down from rate-setting monetary policy committee  after the panel meets in June

Time is of the essence in probe into Greensill scandal, Boris Johnson says

Johnson is trying to draw a line under a crisis that has seen ministers criticised for their interactions with former UK prime minister David Cameron

UK says lockdown, not vaccine, led to drop in Covid-19 deaths

That said, Britain is on track to offer all adults a vaccine by the end of July, but still expects a rise in cases as the economy opens up

Putin plans spending spree to speed up recovery

Russian government looks to boost infrastructure development, investment and welfare benefits

Plug-in hybrid vehicles not as good for the world as thought, say some experts

‘From the perspective of environment and climate, today's plug-in hybrid technology is worse than what it is replacing’

England reopens after three-month lockdown

People queued outside retailers, while others enjoyed a midnight pint or early haircut as shops, pubs, gyms and hairdressers reopened

Turkish citizens take their lead from government in lax response to pandemic

Head of medics association calls easing restrictions biggest misstep of Tayyip Erdogan’s government

Bavarian leader throws his name in hat to succeed Angela Merkel

Markus Soeder and CDU party chair Armin Laschet both declare their bid for Germany's chancellorship

David Cameron breaks silence on Greensill lobbying

Britain's former prime minister distances himself from Greensill Capital, saying he lobbied for the troubled finance group at a time of crisis

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