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Weather tracker: Europe’s heatwave sends temperature records tumbling

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A hot topic over the past couple of weeks has been the heatwave that has been scorching large parts of Europe. This week has been no different with more than 200 monthly temperature records broken across France, and c...

Weather tracker: Europe’s heatwave sends temperature records tumbling

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A hot topic over the past couple of weeks has been the heatwave that has been scorching large parts of Europe. This week has been no different with more than 200 monthly temperature records broken across France, and c...

‘Germany was 10 years behind’: how Brexit helped Europe’s galleries

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One of the things Stephanie Rosenthal acquired during her 10-year stint in London’s gallery world is an appreciation of the British art of queueing with a smile on your face. After the German art historian quit her jo...

‘This is Europe’s war’: the foreign volunteer medics on Ukraine frontline

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It was the photo of a young girl, dying in a Mariupol hospital after Russian shelling, that made up Martin Wyness’ mind. He had to go and help in Ukraine. Less than three months later, he was in an ambulance racing to...

Europe’s first psychedelic drug trial firm to open in London

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Europe’s first commercial facility for psychedelic drug trials is to open in London, with the goal of making the UK a global leader in psychedelics research and innovation. The British startup Clerkenwell Health aims ...

After Europe’s latest Covid surge, will the US follow suit?

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As the BA.2 wave reaches its peak in the UK and begins subsiding in some European countries, US health officials are looking to an uncertain future even as American lawmakers have delayed renewing funds to address the...

History is brutally back, and what happens in Ukraine will test Europe’s appetite for it

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History is like “a riderless horse, galloping through the night”. That was the image the then Spanish prime minister, Félipe González, used to depict the night the Berlin Wall fell. Since 24 February, when history sto...

Europe’s biggest banks provide £24bn to oil and gas firms despite net zero pledges

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Europe’s biggest banks led by HSBC, Barclays and BNP Paribas have provided £24bn to oil and gas companies that are expanding production less than a year since pledging to target net zero carbon emissions, data shows. ...

Energy crisis: where could Europe’s gas come from if Russia cuts exports?

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Rising tensions on the Russia-Ukraine border have raised fears that Europe’s gas supply crisis could become far more serious. Gas market prices have already surpassed record highs and threaten to saddle European house...

Once Europe’s liberal hope, Macron is now prey to France’s toxic populism

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France is both beautiful and brutally bleak. It is a country studded with towns and rural vistas that take your breath away, but pockmarked with districts of soulless, desolate concrete, especially in the suburbs of i...

Why Europe’s Muslims are braced for France’s stint running the EU presidency

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France has taken over the rotating EU presidency for the next six months, an opportunity the president, Emmanuel Macron, will no doubt use to nudge Europe towards his goal of greater “strategic autonomy” in the world....

Faced with Covid, Europe’s citizens demanded an EU response – and got it

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March 2020: an insidious virus seeds itself across the globe pitching tens of thousands in the European continent into a life-and-death battle. Most European countries secure their borders; millions of households lock...

‘The fight goes on’: the struggle to save Europe’s songbirds

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“Chasse à la glu has ended, but the fight to save other birds is not over,” says campaigner Yves Verilhac. “We are now battling to stop other cruel hunting methods that lead to the killing of skylarks, lapwings, golde...

Pope Francis criticises Europe’s divided response to migration crisis

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Pope Francis has used a trip to Greece to hit out at Europe for the divisions it has exhibited over migration while also warning against the perils of populism. In Athens, on the second leg of a Mediterranean tour tha...

What is driving Europe’s surge in Covid cases? – video explainer

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The continent is now the centre of the global coronavirus pandemic – again. As countries from the Baltic to the Med brace for harsher winter measures, the Guardian's Jon Henley looks at the reasons behind the fourth w...

The Guardian view on Europe’s Covid protests: treat with care

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As a fourth wave of Covid-19 infections threatens to overwhelm intensive care units in hospitals from Brussels to Berlin, European governments have begun to sound exasperated as well as anxious. On Monday, the German ...

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