Lovers kept apart by coronavirus reunited as border fence comes down
Friday, 15 May 2020 He happens to live in Switzerland. She happens to live in Germany. Before the coronavirus, that didn't mean much for Lukas and Leonie, a cross-border couple. Then suddenly, a fence was built between them and they were ordered to stay apart.
Trail running is not just a sport for elite athletes, but an activity for anyone who wants to step out of the gym, off the pavement and discover new and amazing places. And in the Swiss alpine town of Verbier they've made it even easier to hit the trails.View on euronews
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Conservation efforts have led to a global rebound in wolf populations. But it's also sparked debates over protecting species and protecting farmers in countries including the United States, Germany, France, and now Switzerland. Francis Maguire reports.
A protest was organised against China outside the United Nations office in Geneva, Switzerland. The 3-day long demonstration, consisting of a photo exhibition, was organised by a group called the World Uyghur Congress. It was titled 'Made In China = Uyghur Forced Labour'. The protestors accused the Chinese government of forcing the Uyghurs, a Muslim minority group in the country's northwest Xinjiang province, into forced labour and even attempting a genocide. Beijing has allegedly been trying to stamp out the community's religious and cultural identity in order to assimilate it more fully into the majority Han Chinese community. Dolkun Isa, president of the World Uyghur Congress, sought international pressure on China to stop the Uyghurs' persecution and boycott by international companies to prevent forced labour. Watch the full video for more.
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Germany announced plans to shut down large swathes of public life for a month on Wednesday while France prepared to tighten controls further as COVID surged across Europe and financial markets tumbled at the likely cost of a second lockdown. Gavino Garay reports.
Germany will impose an emergency month-long lockdown that includes the closure of restaurants, gyms and theaters to reverse a spike in coronavirus cases that risks overwhelming hospitals, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday. Olivia Chan reports.
Around two-thirds of respondents in France (64%), Germany (67%) and Italy (68%) agreed not sufficient action was being taken in Europe. UK respondents agreed but in lower numbers (57%).View on euronews
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In the Harz region in the middle of Germany, dead spruce trees stand like white ghosts on the hilltops. They are victims of the bark beetle – a small insect that is causing major destruction across Germany.
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