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Some of Europe's leaders stand accused of taking advantage of a health crisis.

Coronavirus: Germany slowly eases lockdown measures

Chancellor Angela Merkel says some shops could reopen next week but recommends face masks in public.

Coronavirus: When home gets violent under lockdown in Europe

Worrying cases of domestic abuse have emerged across Europe after weeks of confinement.

Coronavirus: Austria and Italy reopen some shops as lockdown eased

Small shops are allowed to open up in Austria, but the worst-hit areas of Italy are holding back.

Coronavirus: Italy orders rescued migrants onto quarantine ship

About 156 people on a German rescue ship off Sicily must undergo health checks on another vessel.

Coronavirus: Pope calls for global solidarity in Easter message

Pope Francis reads a virtual Easter message instead of addressing crowds amid the virus lockdown.

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson 'owes his life to NHS staff'

Boris Johnson has said he owes his life to the NHS staff treating him for coronavirus.


Coronavirus: Pope Francis urges people not to 'yield to fear'

Pope Francis has urged people not to "yield to fear" over coronavirus, calling on them to be "messengers of life in a time of death".


Coronavirus: German region eases Baltic coast travel ban

Locals in the north-east can now travel after the court said the ban was "disproportionate".

Coronavirus pandemic: EU agrees €500bn rescue package

EU ministers reached the deal after long talks, pledging support for countries hit hard by coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Christians face lockdown for Easter

Europe's Easter celebrations are extraordinarily constrained by the pandemic.

Coronavirus: EU top scientist forced out in political row

Mauro Ferrari says he lost faith in the system, but EU science officials say he was asked to leave.

Coronavirus: Marathon talks over EU virus rescue package stall

EU finance ministers suspend talks on a recovery fund after 16 hours, amid deep divisions.

Coronavirus: North-South divide ahead of key EU meeting

Italy and Spain accuse northern European countries of not doing enough to help in economic crisis.

Vietnam greets 3.7 million foreign visitors in Q1

Vietnam welcomed nearly 3.7 million international tourists in the first three months of 2020, down 18.1 percent from the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

Coronavirus: Fears over rapid spread in Italy's south

As the worst-hit northern region sees improvements, concerns are growing over poorer southern areas.

VN agro-forestry-fishery exports to US, EU hit by COVID-19

With Vietnam’s main agro-forestry-fishery export markets after China such as the US and Europe being hit by the new coronavirus-caused acute respiratory disease (COVID-19), Vietnamese exporters are suffering.

Vietnam Airlines keeps carrying Vietnamese back from Europe

Vietnam Airlines said on March 16 that it has created the most favourable conditions for Vietnamese citizens in Europe who want to return home amid the complicated developments of the COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Countries enforce mass closures to stem spread

Schools close, museums shut, sports events are off and lockdowns widen as the coronavirus spreads.

Coronavirus: Trump suspends travel from Europe to US

Flights from European countries other than the UK will be suspended for 30 days, the president says.