Fear Spain’s second coronavirus wave could be worse than first as France and Greece break post-lockdown infection record

The UK is also bracing for a second wave of Covid-19, as researchers warn it could be much worse than the first wave that peaked in early April.

Quarantine rules in Europe explained: Latest travel advice and restrictions including Spain, France and Greece

Portugal’s foreign minister said the UK government’s decision to continue the country’s ban was “absurd” – Augusto Santos Silva tweeted that the decision was “not backed by facts.”

Woman with husband’s bones gets close look at Munich Airport

BERLIN (AP) — Police at Munich Airport got a surprise during their search of a wooden box being transported by a 74-year-old passenger that turned out to contain the bones of the woman’s dead husband, authorities said Tuesday.

‘Never give up’: Greek asylum fight is gifted student’s hardest lesson

He crossed the border into Mali and took the route north that would eventually lead him to Turkey. From there, he caught a boat to the Greek island of Lesbos. When the 16-year-old finally reached Athens, two months after leaving Guinea, he was spotted by an aid worker who brought him to a children’s shelter […]

Coronavirus battle will last for YEARS as hot spots jump around world, says ex-WHO doctor who helped eradicate smallpox

Greece, which also had success in the past controlling the bug, recorded 121 new cases two days ago, the highest daily tally since April 22, and the prime minister urged the country to maintain social distancing.

Friday briefing: Vulnerable children left in filthy cells, says custody monitor

Sport England face an uphill struggle to escape from the first Test against Pakistan with anything but a defeat following a stirring new-ball display from the tourists on day two of play at Old Trafford. Tiger Woods started the US PGA Championship with a 68, his lowest first round in a major since 2012, as […]

Minister: Cyprus can help EU fill east Med ‘power void’

Because of its close proximity to the Middle East, Christodoulides said EU-member Cyprus can act as a base of operations for the bloc’s humanitarian and other missions. Cyprus is 180 kilometers (120 miles) away from Lebanon and could serve as the EU’s hub for delivering assistance in the wake of Tuesday’s deadly blast in Beirut.

Cyprus: Turkey’s latest gas drilling proof of ‘expansionism’

A statement posted Sunday on the Turkish Defense Ministry website says that Turkey’s drill ships – the Fatih and the Yavuz – and research vessels Barbaros and Orucreis were continuing their activities in the eastern Mediterranean, with the Turkish navy providing security from both the air and sea.

Cyprus: In fighting virus, politicians listened to experts

To date, Cyprus with a population of 880,000 has reported 13 deaths — about 1.5 per hundred thousand — and 790 infections. That does not include the breakaway northern part of the Mediterranean island republic, which has been divided along ethnic lines since a Turkish invasion in 1974 prompted by a coup that aimed to […]

The Latest: Number of cases on Norwegian ship rises to 62

BEIJING — China’s capital is reporting its first new case of locally transmitted COVID-19 in a week. State media said Friday the case in Beijing is linked to a recent outbreak in the northern port city of Dalian. Beijing has registered only a few scattered new cases since containing a June outbreak linked to a […]