UK, Europe News Brief (Nov. 12)

The UK says it summoned China’s ambassador after Beijing disqualified four opposition lawmakers in Hong Kong. The UK foreign secretary declared it a clear breach of the Sino-British joint declaration.

Noticing their patients were becoming depressed, a northern Italian care home has set up a hug room.

Along with your passport and flight ticket, Lufthansa is requiring a negative pre-flight COVID test on select flights.

UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s director of communications unexpectedly resigns. Lee Cain has been working for Johnson since 2017 when the prime minister was foreign minister.

A team of Dutch students have made a fully functioning electric car made almost entirely out of recycled material.

An 81-year-old Spanish mountaineer is training to tackle one of the world’s highest peaks. Carlos Soria wants to dedicate climbing Dhaulagiri to the elderly victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.