Last call: Paris bars forced to close early amid new rules to stem Covid-19 second wave

With the coronavirus’s second wave crashing down on France, nightlife in the capital is set to ebb: Starting Monday night, bars in Paris will be forced to close at 10pm. Some have vowed to fight the measure while others are resigned, saying the government compensation on offer is not enough to ensure businesses can hold on long enough to reopen for good once the coast is clear.

Iraqi Kurdistan: Kurdish locals divided over Turkey’s anti-PKK air strikes

In northern Iraq, Turkish bombings regularly target positions of the PKK, a Kurdish separatist movement deemed a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the US and the EU. The Turkish intervention, known as “Operation Tiger Claw”, began last June and Ankara says it’s justified by “repeated attacks” from the PKK. But the military campaign has angered Baghdad and deepened the rifts between the various Kurdish movements in the region. Our correspondents Jack Hewson and Lucile Wassermann visited Iraqi Kurdistan to report on the divisions within the Kurdish cause.