Kick-starting the weekend with a round-up of positive news.
Paris: Bees that miraculously survived the devastating 2019 fire of the Notre Dame cathedral are “thriving”. The population, which is thought to number 30,000-45,000 bees across three hives, have been living in the rafters of the cathedral since 2013.
Humpback whale population is booming. And while this is great news for the whales, it's also great news for the climate.
Germany: Border controls with Austria, France and Switzerland eased, and will be lifted on 15 June.
Europe's first 'travel bubble': The three Baltic states - Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia - have become the first countries in Europe to allow free movement again, but only with each other.
European Commission has committed to protecting 30% of the EU’s land and oceans by 2030 as part of the European Green Deal.
End of plastic bottles? Beer and soft drinks could soon be sipped from “all-plant” bottles under new plans to turn sustainably grown crops into plastic.
US: Trump finally plucks up the courage to wear a face mask (on a visit to a Ford factory) but not for very long.
How shops-on-wheels bring nostalgia (and essentials) to isolated rural communities.
Spain: Cinemas, theatres and exhibitions will reopen from 26 May, but only at 30% capacity.
Holland: Bars and restaurants will reopen from 1 June for up to 30 guests inside (unlimited outside), provided people maintain 1.5m distance. Cinemas, theatres and concert halls will also open subject to a 30-guest maximum; face masks become mandatory on public transport the same day for anyone aged 13+.