Tory MPs warn Johnson over lockdown damage to economy

Prime minister's own party reminds him of election promise to ‘level up’ the UK

Erodgan backs boycott after Macron refuses to condemn Muhammad cartoons

Protests spread among some Muslim states after Macron defends free speech following knife attack outside a French school

US-backed truce breaks down in Nagorno-Karabakh hours after starting

Azerbaijan and Armenia accuse each other of breaking a truce agreed to in Washington

Vaccine hopes rise as jab shows promising immune response

Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine candidate produces an immune response in old and young adults, and may be ready soon

Hungarian firm makes solar pavements from recycled plastic

Platio’s co-founder says the product is simple and can provide renewable energy for households

Belarus heeds call by opposition for strike to force Alexander Lukashenko to resign

Lukashenko’s refusal to quit after 26 years in power will test if the opposition has the mass support it needs to bring enterprise to a halt

Even with a EU trade deal, UK companies will face a maze of red tape

After Brexit Britain’s exporters will have to complete a raft of paperwork and navigate multiple IT systems to gain entry to Europe

Spain announces new state of emergency as Covid-19 infections soar

New measures are immediate and will require all regions except the Canary Islands to impose an overnight curfew

Venezuela’s opposition figure Leopoldo Lopez flees to exile in Spain

The departure of Lopez, a political prisoner since 2014, will be a blow to an already weakened opposition under Juan Guaido

Putin defends Joe Biden’s son from Trump allegations

Trump, who is trailing in opinion polls, has accused Democratic rival Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, of unethical practices in Ukraine

Italy imposes new Covid-19 restrictions as infections surge

Rome  takes action as infection rates rebound, putting pressure on health services and the economy

IMF urges bank regulators to extend curbs on dividends and buybacks

Global body advises steps to protect financial systems in case of slow global economic recovery

Protests in Poland as court bans abortion on almost all grounds

In the largely Catholic country, the ruling bans abortions even due to foetal defects, the most common of the few legal grounds for abortion

France may concede ground on UK’s Brexit fishing waters offer

The French government has suggested to the fishing industry that compromises be made, according to an MP in Paris

UK and EU back in slippery Brexit talks over a deal on fish

A deal is edging ever closer, but fishing — an emotive subject rather than a financial one for the UK — remains a sticking point

Britain’s fishermen not pinning hopes on Brexit deal

UK has made regaining control of its fishing grounds a central demand in a post-Brexit trade deal with the EU

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