Germany to mark 100,000 Covid deaths – BBC News

From BBC News. Germany has recorded 100,000 Covid deaths, a number that other western European countries, including the UK and France, passed several months ago. Europe is at the epicentre of the crisis, according to the World Health Organization. The death toll already exceeds 1.5 million in the 53 countries it terms as its Europe…

LGBT in Poland: I still can’t be myself – BBC News

From BBC News. Large parts of Poland were labelled "LGBT-free zones", where regional governments, as well as smaller councils, declared they were against LGBT ideology or ideologies that “undermine” the family. Now, provinces have started to backtrack after the EU said it would freeze funds. But has anything really changed for LGBT people in those…

How anti-vax Facebook groups fuelled violence in Holland – BBC Newsnight

From BBC News. After three nights of unrest in several Dutch cities, there are concerns Facebook is failing to remove anti-vaccine content from non-English language communities. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog The Netherlands saw violent protests last weekend after the country imposed a partial lockdown in response to a record spike in Covid cases. Dutch anti-vaccine…

Austria back in lockdown despite protests – BBC News

From BBC News. Austria has returned to a full national lockdown as protests against new restrictions aimed at curbing Covid infections spread across Europe. Austrians have been asked to work from home and non-essential shops have closed. Infection rates have risen sharply on the continent, prompting warnings from the World Health Organization. New restrictions brought…