• 5 April 2020 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police said the man objected to the group talking loudly under his windowsA man in Russia has shot dead five people for talking loudly outside his house late in the evening. Police said the shooting happened in the village of Yelatma, in the Ryazan region about 200km (124 miles) south-east of Moscow. The area is currently under lockdown due...

  • 5 April 2020 Related Topics Europe migrant crisis Image copyright AFP Image caption Poor conditions in the camps mean the virus could spread quicklyA second migrant facility in Greece has entered quarantine after a resident tested positive for coronavirus. It comes three days after a similar facility, where 23 asylum seekers were found to be infected, was put under quarantine. In the latest...

  • By Anna Holligan BBC News, The Hague 5 April 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic Image copyright Anna Holligan Image caption Trams are all but empty, but under the Dutch lockdown not everything is shutThe Netherlands has tried to adopt an "intelligent lockdown", but the infection is spreading rapidly and it has one of the world's highest mortality rates from the pandemic. The Dutch have...

  • 4 April 2020 Image copyright AFP Image caption Police have not yet suggested a motive for the attack in Romans-sur-IsèreTwo people have been killed and at least four others wounded in a knife attack in south-east France, officials have said. Witnesses said the attacker entered a tobacconist in the town of Romans-sur-Isère, near Grenoble, and stabbed the owners and a customer. He...

  • 4 April 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionInside the ICU in one of Spain's biggest hospitalsSpanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez says the country is "close to passing the peak of infections" as the number of coronavirus deaths fell for the second day in a row. Mr Sánchez also extended lockdown measures until 25 April,...

  • 4 April 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Brighton seafront is one place that traditionally sees large crowds on a sunny weekendPolice face "one of their biggest challenges" of the lockdown this weekend as sunny weather risks drawing crowds to parks and beauty spots. Katie Bourne, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, told the BBC officers were...

  • 4 April 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Trump has invoked a Korean War-era law to demand that US firms provide more masksThe US has been accused of redirecting 200,000 Germany-bound masks for its own use, in a move condemned as "modern piracy". The local government in Berlin said the shipment of US-made masks was "confiscated" in...

  • 3 April 2020 Image copyright Columbia Cruise Services Image caption The RCGS Resolute, currently in Curaçao, sustained minor damage to its bowA Venezuelan navy coastal patrol boat sank in the Caribbean after allegedly ramming a cruise ship that it had ordered to change direction. The owners of the Portuguese-flagged RCGS Resolute said the naval vessel Naiguata also fired shots in an "act...

  • 3 April 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic Image copyright Getty Image caption Roma communities in Slovakia face high levels of deprivationSlovakia is to begin testing members of the Roma community for coronavirus on Friday. The government announced the measures on Monday, saying that around 1,500 Roma had returned to the sites from abroad. The testing will be carried out by military...

  • 3 April 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic Image copyright Gallo Images Image caption So far, Africa has been the continent least affected by the virus, but cases are increasingTwo French doctors have been accused of racism after calling for coronavirus vaccines to be trialled in Africa. Jean-Paul Mira, head of intensive care at Cochin hospital in Paris, and Camille Locht, head of research...

  • 3 April 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic Image copyright Getty Images Image caption This Naples nursing home was evacuated on Thursday in an attempt to stop the virus spreadingAs nursing and care homes across Europe battle to stop the spread of Covid-19 among the elderly, France has revealed 884 residents have succumbed to the virus since the epidemic began. Alarming cases have emerged...

  • By BBC News Russian Moscow 3 April 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Russian medical supplies being unloaded from a military plane in New YorkRussia's latest gesture in the coronavirus crisis came in the form of medical supplies arriving in New York - part of an operation dubbed "from Russia with love" by the Kremlin. In late March a similar...

  • 2 April 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hungary was not singled out but there has been widespread condemnation of the sweeping powers handed to the prime ministerA group of 13 EU member states have said they are “deeply concerned” about the use of emergency measures to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. It was legitimate to use...

  • Will coronavirus reverse globalisation? By Jonty Bloom Business reporter 2 April 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Coronavirus has halted may global deliveriesGlobalisation has been one of the buzzwords of the past 25 years. It may seem a rather strange concept, since any economic historian will tell you that people have been trading across vast...

  • 2 April 2020 Image copyright AFP Image caption Lesbos is one of the Greek islands struggling to accommodate migrants and refugeesThe EU's top court has ruled that Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic broke EU law by refusing to take in refugees under an agreement to ease the burden faced by Italy and Greece. EU leaders agreed to relocate 160,000 refugees EU-wide in 2015, from overcrowded camps...

  • 2 April 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic Image copyright EPA Image caption Spain's restrictions on movement are expected to have a huge impact on the economySpain has lost almost 900,000 jobs since it imposed strict measures to fight the coronavirus, another sign of the economic impact of the outbreak in Europe's second worst-hit country. March's figure is the highest monthly rise in...

  • 1 April 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic Image copyright AFP Image caption Spain has the second-highest number of deaths related to coronavirusSpain has recorded another 864 deaths related to coronavirus, the highest in one day, as the total number of deaths across Europe has gone beyond 30,000. More than 9,000 people have died in Spain, which is second only to Italy in fatalities caused...

  • 31 March 2020 Image copyright RSF Image caption Sajid Hussain (family photo)A Pakistani journalist who fled the country to escape death threats has gone missing in Sweden where he was granted political asylum. Sajid Hussain was last seen boarding a train in Stockholm on his way to Uppsala on 2 March, according to the group Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The group said it was possible he had...

  • 31 March 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Eric Xu said the current crisis would “certainly” delay 5G rolloutsThe rollout of 5G mobile networks in Europe will “certainly be delayed” by the coronavirus outbreak, Huawei says. The Chinese company is one of the major manufacturers of essential equipment for 5G networks. Huawei...

  • By Sarah Rainsford BBC News, Moscow 31 March 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic Image caption Strict lockdowns in Moscow have been followed up by regions across the countryThe Russian parliament has approved an “anti-virus” package of laws including up to seven years in prison for serious violations of quarantine rules. The tough laws and amendments were rushed through in...