Italian families fight to recover loved ones’ remains who died during COVID-19 crisis | ABC News

As Italy emerges from its first wave, families are fighting to recover the remains of loved ones who died. During the height of the chaos, with hospitals overrun and the death toll mounting, hundreds were buried in what were effectively mass graves without their relatives knowing. But now, families in the Lombardy region, where more … Read more Italian families fight to recover loved ones’ remains who died during COVID-19 crisis | ABC News

UK offers Hong Kong residents safe haven after China introduces new security law | ABC News

Up to 3 million people from Hong Kong will be allowed to live and work in the UK with the introduction of China’s new security law in the territory. The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, says Beijing’s move was a flagrant breach of its commitments to safeguard the rights of Hong Kongers who could face … Read more UK offers Hong Kong residents safe haven after China introduces new security law | ABC News

Police investigation into Madeleine McCann’s disappearance zeroes in on jailed suspect | ABC News

German police believe missing British 3-year-old Madeleine McCann is dead, after a new suspect was named in the investigation into the girl’s disappearance in Portugal in 2007. Europe correspondent Samantha Hawley reports. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-04/madeleine-mccann-disappearance-new-suspect-why-significant/12319484 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe … Read more Police investigation into Madeleine McCann’s disappearance zeroes in on jailed suspect | ABC News

Train union threatens strike as Londoners pack tube and buses after lockdown eases | ABC News

The British Chancellor says the UK is already in a significant recession after the economy shrank in the first three months of this year. Rail unions have threatened to stop train services after commuters crammed into public transport across London on the first day of eased coronavirus measures. Europe correspondent Samantha Hawley reports. Read more … Read more Train union threatens strike as Londoners pack tube and buses after lockdown eases | ABC News

Russia has second highest number of infections in the world | ABC News

Russia now has the second highest coronavirus toll in the world after the number of cases surged past 230,000. President Vladimir Putin warns the outbreak is far from over. But that hasn’t stopped him ordering Russians back to work. Europe correspondent Samantha Hawley reports. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-13/vladimir-putin-spokesman-tests-positive-for-coronavirus/12241196 For more from ABC News, click here: … Read more Russia has second highest number of infections in the world | ABC News

Boris under fire for confusing guidelines on easing lockdown restrictions | ABC News

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has laid out a plan to get Britain back to work, but is under fire for delivering confusing guidelines. The blueprint includes the introduction of a 14-day quarantine period for people flying into the UK. But there’s no start date for the arrangement and it doesn’t include arrivals from France … Read more Boris under fire for confusing guidelines on easing lockdown restrictions | ABC News

The coronavirus pandemic threatens to dislodge Vladimir Putin’s grip on power | ABC News

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ruled Russia with an iron griop for more than 20 years, but his attempts to consolidate power have been frustrated by COVID-19. The country is recording a soaring infection rate, and critics say the real death toll is likely to be far higher than official figures. The president also faces … Read more The coronavirus pandemic threatens to dislodge Vladimir Putin’s grip on power | ABC News

UK records Europe’s second highest coronavirus death toll after Italy | ABC News

The UK now has Europe’s second highest coronavirus death toll after Italy, with official figures now including people who have died in care homes as well as in hospitals. But there was also some welcome news for the Government as the Prime Minister and his partner announced the birth of their first child. Europe correspondent … Read more UK records Europe’s second highest coronavirus death toll after Italy | ABC News

UK on track to be the European country worst-hit by coronavirus | 7.30

You only have to look overseas to see how easily and quickly the coronavirus can get out of control. Samantha Hawley reports from the UK, which is on track to be the worst-hit country in Europe. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe … Read more UK on track to be the European country worst-hit by coronavirus | 7.30

London struggles with surge in homelessness | ABC News

Welfare groups in London say housing conditions and diseases of the Victorian ages are returning as the British capital struggles with a surge in homelessness. Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, hundreds of rough sleepers in the UK have been moved to hotels. But support groups say the poor are more vulnerable than ever. ABC Europe correspondent … Read more London struggles with surge in homelessness | ABC News

New official figures show UK coronavirus deaths higher than recorded | ABC News

The number of coronavirus deaths in the UK has now passed 12,000, but there are concerns the real toll is much higher. The official figure only takes into account hospital deaths. But there have been outbreaks in more than 2,000 aged care homes across England and Wales. Relatives say the elderly are being left to … Read more New official figures show UK coronavirus deaths higher than recorded | ABC News

Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Friday 3 April | ABC News

A grim global milestone in the unfolding coronavirus pandemic but in Australia there’s some hope – the number of cases is showing signs of stabilising. In this update: 0:00 There are now more than one million confirmed cases of covid-19 worldwide… More than fifty thousand people have died. 0:10 Australia has more than 5000 confirmed … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Friday 3 April | ABC News

Italy overtakes China in COVID-19 death toll, grim statistics in Iran | ABC News

A total of 427 deaths were registered in Italy over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide tally to 3,405. By comparison, 3,245 people have died in China since the virus first emerged in the city of Wuhan late last year. However, Italy has far fewer confirmed cases — 41,035 as of Thursday against 80,907 … Read more Italy overtakes China in COVID-19 death toll, grim statistics in Iran | ABC News

Julian Assange denied permission to sit with his legal team for extradition hearings | ABC News

Julian Assange’s legal team has failed in a bid to have its client removed from a bulletproof glass dock during his extradition hearings. Lawyers for the WikiLeaks founder say they can’t confidentially communicate with him, but the judge ruled against their request. Europe correspondent Samantha Hawley filed this report. Image: AP/Elizabeth Cook/PA For more from … Read more Julian Assange denied permission to sit with his legal team for extradition hearings | ABC News

Julian Assange frustrated over lack of access to his legal team | ABC News

Julian Assange has expressed frustration over a lack of access to his legal team during a dramatic day in his extradition trial. The 48-year-old’s lawyer indicated he could apply for bail so the Wikileaks founder could communicate in confidence. Europe correspondent Samantha Hawley reports. Read more here: https://ab.co/2I1CUFL For more from ABC News, click here: … Read more Julian Assange frustrated over lack of access to his legal team | ABC News