Pamplona rape case: Protests over sentence go in to third day

Image copyright AFP Thousands of people turned out on the streets of the Spanish city Pamplona on Saturday for the third day of protests after five men were cleared of rape. The men, who called themselves the Wolf Pack, were found guilty of sexual abuse, which many consider too lenient. The case has caused a […]

Armenia crisis: Ruling party quits PM race

Media captionSupporters mob Armenian protest leader Nikol Pashinyan after PM resigns Armenia’s ruling party has said it will not put up a candidate in Tuesday’s parliamentary vote for a new prime minister in a bid to ease tensions. It means the new prime minister will not come from the dominant Republican Party, for the first […]

EU member states support near-total neonicotinoids ban

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Concerns over the health of honeybees and other pollinators have led the EU to push for a total ban Member states have voted in favour of an almost complete ban on the use of neonicotinoid insecticides across the EU. Scientific studies have long linked their use to the decline […]

IS web media targeted in EU-led attack

Image copyright Screen grab Image caption IS has broadcast slick propaganda videos globally The EU police agency Europol says an international operation has struck a major blow against the internet propaganda of the Islamic State group. Cyber specialists in various European countries, Canada and the US targeted online sites including the Amaq News Agency, seen […]

Spain rape case ‘highlights machismo’

Media captionThe verdict was met with anger by some as protests erupted outside court There has been widespread anger in Spain at a court’s decision to convict five men accused of rape on a lesser charge of sexual abuse. The case – over an attack against an 18-year-old woman during the Pamplona bull-running festival two […]

Abba announce first new music since 1982

Abba announce first new music since 1982

Image copyright Anders Hanser Publishing Pop group Abba have returned to the studio to record their first new music since the 1980s. The Swedish quartet said the new material was an “unexpected consequence” of their recent decision to put together a “virtual reality” tour. “We all four felt that, after some 35 years, it could […]

French-Tunisian baker on the secrets behind Paris’ best baguettes

Image copyright AFP Image caption A jury of around 15 people taste dozens of baguettes before choosing a winner A French-Tunisian baker, who has won the right to supply the French presidential palace with baguettes for a year, says kneading is the secret behind his prize-winning loaves. “A lot of people go too quickly with […]

EU member states to vote on near-total neonicotinoids ban

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Concerns over the health of honeybees and other pollinators have led the EU to push for a total ban Member states will vote on Friday on an almost complete ban on the use of neonicotinoid insecticides across the EU. Scientific studies have linked their use to the decline of […]

Spain ‘wolf pack’ case: Thousands protest over rape ruling

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The protesters see the justice system as being distant from society Thousands of people have been protesting across Spain, after a court acquitted five men of rape charges for an attack on a young woman during a bull-running festival. Angry demonstrators packed central Madrid and other cities shouting “Shame! […]

Spain ‘wolf pack’ gang jailed for San Fermin sex attack

Media captionThe verdict was met with anger by some as protests erupted outside court A Spanish court has jailed five men for sexually abusing a young woman during the famous San Fermin bull-running festival but acquitted them of rape. All five were sentenced to nine years in prison for their part in the attack, which […]