France and Islam on collision course as Emmanuel Macron says republic’s laws must be supreme | World News

Emmanuel Macron is the focus of intense protests and criticism across the Muslim world. At the heart of the controversy is a clash between secular and religious values, but there … Read More

Australia condemns Qatari authorities over ‘grossly disturbing’ strip-searches | World News

Australia has condemned Qatari authorities over “grossly disturbing” reports that women were subjected to invasive strip-searches before a flight from Doha to Sydney. The women, including 13 Australians, were searched … Read More

Coronavirus: Poland’s president tests positive for COVID-19 as new cases in the country hit a record high | World News

Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for COVID-19. His spokesperson Blazej Spychalski tweeted that the conservative leader received the result after taking a test on Friday. Mr Spychalski says … Read More

Coronavirus: France considers extending COVID state of emergency until mid-February | World News

France’s government is considering extending its state of emergency until 16 February next year. Government spokesperson Gabriel Attal also said several more regions of the country will enter red-alert status, … Read More

Coronavirus: Ireland considers going back into full national lockdown for six weeks | World News

Ireland’s government is considering going back into a full national lockdown for six weeks, Sky News understands. The lockdown, which would put the country on it’s highest coronavirus alert level … Read More

US charges six Russian hackers over global attacks that hit Novichok probe, French elections and Winter Olympics | World News

The US has charged six Russian hackers over a series of global cyber attacks, including trying to undermine UK efforts to hold Moscow accountable for the Salisbury spy poisoning. Mug … Read More

Coronavirus: Intensive care units in Europe could reach capacity in weeks – WHO | World News

Intensive care units in Europe could reach maximum capacity in weeks amid surging numbers of coronavirus cases, the World Health Organisation has warned. To try to curb the disease, France … Read More