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EUROPE • Today
Covid: Over-40s next in line for vaccine, NHS Wales' head says
February 26, 2021
Teachers and police officers lobbied to be prioritised but will get it in line with their age-group.
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Boeing 777 flight makes unscheduled landing in Moscow after engine issue reported
February 26, 2021
Russian media say that a Boeing 777 plane made an emergency landing in Moscow in the early hours of Friday after the pilot reported a problem with the engine.
Belgium's government warns against using its own facemasks over chemical traces
February 26, 2021
Belgian authorities said their freely distributed masks contain small traces of silver and a chemical compound and are undertaking further studies.
Turkey slams Dutch bid to recognise massacre of Armenians as genocide
February 26, 2021
Turkey has strongly denounced a motion by the Dutch parliament to formally recognise the 1915 massacre of Armenians as genocide.
Victory for Dutch government over legal challenge to COVID curfew
February 26, 2021
Court found government was entitled to use an emergency law to introduce the measures forcing residents indoors from 9 pm to 4:30 am
Russian diplomat uses hand-pushed rail trolley to travel home from North Korea with family
February 26, 2021
A group of Russian diplomats and their families have returned from North Korea on a hand-pushed rail trolley due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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Germany News
BioNTech founders receive one of Germany's highest honors
February 26, 2021
Germany's President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will award COVID vaccine developers Özlem Türeci and Ugur Sahin with the Order of Merit for contributing to the "containment of the coronavirus pandemic."
France News
Understanding 'laïcité', France's special brand of state secularism
February 26, 2021
France's particular brand of secularism, known as "laïcité", is considered a backbone of the French Republic. And yet this separation of church and state is a touchy subject and often misunderstood. Its backers say it's the glue that lets the French live together in harmony despite their differences, but critics say it's anti-religious and increasingly used to stigmatise Muslims. So what exactly is "laïcité" and is it compatible with a modern multicultural society? Florence Villeminot and Genie Godula take a closer look in this episode of French Connections Plus.
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EUROPE • Business
Britain should overhaul listings to boost its $15 billion fintech sector post-Brexit, review says
February 26, 2021
Britain is one of the leading players in fintech globally, attracting $4.1 billion in venture capital investment last year.
European leaders double down on need to speed up vaccination program
February 26, 2021
The European Union needs to be faster in its efforts to vaccinate people against the coronavirus, the 27 heads of state said on Thursday.
Business News

Lombard draws takeover interest from Kingswood SPAC
February 26, 2021
A so-called "blank cheque" company set up by a group of financiers is weighing a merger with Lombard International, one of the largest UK-based wealth management groups.
David Beckham-backed cannabis venture scores dizzy high on market debut
February 26, 2021
A cannabis venture, which counts David Beckham among its investors, has seen its share price rise more than four-fold during its London stock market debut.
Eurozone Business
Further profit taking stumps the Pound - Euro currency news daily
February 26, 2021
Yesterday saw another day of profit taking from investors as they reaped the benefits of the surge we have seen in the pound.
Business Report
Cancer drug is first to begin fast-track UK approval process
February 26, 2021
Approach seeks to cut years off traditional licensing process for treatments
Design cities around people, not dustbins
February 26, 2021
British planning prioritises ease of rubbish collection over convivial communal spaces
Special audit into German group Grenke uncovers string of failings
February 26, 2021
Findings of BaFin-commissioned probe comes as accounting industry remains under scrutiny
The art insider’s guide to Italy
February 26, 2021
The brainchild of the director of Gagosian Rome, Italics is a trove of unique experiences and undiscovered places to delight and inspire
‘Digital big bang’ needed if UK fintech to compete, says review
February 26, 2021
Kalifa calls for sweeping changes to listing regime, new visa rules to draw talent, and a growth fund
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EUROPE • Markets
Britain should overhaul listings to boost its $15 billion fintech sector post-Brexit, review says
February 26, 2021
Britain is one of the leading players in fintech globally, attracting $4.1 billion in venture capital investment last year.
European Shares Subdued On Inflation Worries
February 26, 2021
European stocks fell on Friday, though the downside remained capped as global bond markets attempted to recover from an aggressive selloff that drove steep losses in Treasuries.
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Market Pulse
European stocks slip lower, following global market dip on bond yield jitters
February 26, 2021
European stocks retreated on Friday, as markets are roiled by a spike in bond yields, which sent investors fleeing highly valued segments of the market.
Bank of England official warns inflationary 'tiger' has awoken, sending bond yields higher
February 26, 2021
Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane warned that inflation may become difficult to tame, prompting more assertive policy action.
Britain should overhaul listings to boost its $15 billion fintech sector post-Brexit, review says
February 26, 2021
Britain is one of the leading players in fintech globally, attracting $4.1 billion in venture capital investment last year.
BlackRock bond expert explains where not to put your money right now
February 26, 2021
In light of the pace of Covid-19 vaccine rollouts and potentially hefty fiscal stimulus in the U.S., the BlackRock Investment Institute is opting for a more risk-on approach in 2021.
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EUROPE • Economy
EU leaders debate merits of vaccine passports
February 26, 2021
Member states argue for vaccine certification to restore freedom of movement and tourism
EU leaders vent fears over delays to vaccination drive
February 25, 2021
Von der Leyen confident bloc will hit goal of offering shots to 70% of adult population by end of summer
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EUROPE • Insights
Europe’s underground abortion network
February 27, 2021
When terminations are banned in Poland, Polish women buy train tickets
Skiing without lifts in France
February 27, 2021
Winter sports in a time of pandemic
How brave German hairdressers won a battle for human dignity
February 27, 2021
Hair salons will reopen before most other places
Why Brexit has left British pig-farmers mired
February 27, 2021
Britain and Europe are Jack Sprat and his wife
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EUROPE • Calendar

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