Europe eases COVID-19 restrictions, embraces freedom

Britain's quarantine rule splits opinion French economy to contract over 10 pct in 2020: central bank WHO urges health precautions at mass gatherings France pledges 15 bln euros to 'save' aerospace industry UK PM urges anti-racism protesters to work 'peacefully, lawfully' UK 'winning battle' against the virus, says govt UK experts worry 'no strategy' for round two Oil producers agree on extension of cut in output Portuguese president accepts dismissal of finance minister Lockdowns offer Europe's wildlife welcome breathing space Protesters tear down statue of slave trader Europe eases COVID-19 restrictions, embraces freedom Drive-through art exhibition held at German airport Pandemic hurting poorest UK families UK protesters pull down statue of 17th-century slave trader in Bristol Climate activists urge govts to seize opportunity created by lockdowns Moscow grateful for Washington's offer to help with oil spill Second spike warning for UK EU warns UK over Brexit backtracking