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China has sharply criticized the US diplomatic boycott of February's Beijing Winter Olympics and has promised unspecified "resolute countermeasures"
The German parliament began debating measures on Tuesday that would impose compulsory vaccination on people working in hospitals and care homes
By the end of the week, one in 10 people across Europe will have had a Covid-19 infection according to the World Health Organization (WHO)
The Polish government has estimated that some 7,000 migrants hoping to reach the EU remain in limbo in neighbouring Belarus
Italy's government on Friday announced a nationwide lockdown for the end-of-year holidays after experts warned the country was still at high risk from the coronavirus epidemic