Sexual harassment: French MPs ‘blacklisted’ by women staff

Sexual harassment: French MPs ‘blacklisted’ by women staff

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ms Tondelier’s Green Party was rocked by a sexual harassment scandal last year Female assistants working in the French parliament kept a verbal blacklist of MPs whom they regarded as sexual predators, an ex-assistant has said. The women warned each other about certain MPs over lunch or during coffee breaks, […]

Jihad: Toulouse boy’s name leads to France dilemma

Jihad: Toulouse boy’s name leads to France dilemma

Image copyright AFP Image caption France used to have an official list of approved names for babies Is it acceptable to name your baby “Jihad” in France, which has suffered Europe’s worst Islamist terror attacks in recent years? France’s chief prosecutor now has to wrestle with that question after a couple’s chosen name for their […]

Italy investigates anti-Semitic Anne Frank stickers in stadium

Italy investigates anti-Semitic Anne Frank stickers in stadium

Image copyright EPA Image caption Lazio president Claudio Lotito visited a synagogue in Rome Italian police say they have opened an investigation after Lazio supporters posted stickers of Holocaust victim Anne Frank wearing the jersey of rivals Roma alongside anti-Semitic slogans. The material was found in an area of Rome’s Olympic Stadium occupied by hard-core […]

Russian radio presenter Felgengauer stabbed in neck

Russian radio presenter Felgengauer stabbed in neck

Image copyright EPA Image caption Tatyana Felgengauer is seen here posing in a team photo of Ekho Moskvy presenters One of Russia’s top radio presenters has had surgery after being stabbed in the neck by a man who broke into her newsroom at broadcaster Ekho Moskvy. Tatyana Felgengauer is in a medically-induced coma in a […]

May positive on Brexit ‘progress’

May positive on Brexit ‘progress’

Media captionTheresa May: We are in touching distance of a deal Theresa May has said “important progress” on Brexit was made at last week’s EU summit – but Jeremy Corbyn said it sounded like “Groundhog Day”. The PM said she had a “degree of confidence” of making enough progress by December to begin trade talks. […]

Catalonia Spain: Officials ‘won’t follow orders from Madrid’

Catalonia Spain: Officials ‘won’t follow orders from Madrid’

Media captionCatalan president’s message to Europe on Sunday Catalan authorities will not follow orders from the Spanish government if Madrid moves to reassert control over the region, a senior official says. Foreign affairs spokesman Raul Romeva told the BBC the central government was acting against the will of Catalans. Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has […]

Russia radio presenter stabbed in neck

Russia radio presenter stabbed in neck

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Blood was spattered on the floor as police tackled the intruder Moscow police have arrested an assailant who stabbed and seriously wounded a top Russian radio journalist. The man burst into the offices of Ekho Moskvy – a respected, independent broadcaster – and stabbed news anchor Tatyana Felgengauer in the […]

German ‘far-right’ gunman jailed for life in Nuremberg

German ‘far-right’ gunman jailed for life in Nuremberg

Image copyright AFP Image caption Wolfgang P (centre) went on trial in August A court in Bavaria has jailed a man with far-right links to life imprisonment for killing a policeman during a raid on his home last year. The man, named only as Wolfgang P, was described as a “Reichsb├╝rger” – part of a […]

UK business leaders unite in Brexit warning

UK business leaders unite in Brexit warning

Image copyright Reuters Image caption David Davis is due to travel to Paris on Monday for more Brexit talks Britain’s five biggest business lobby groups are calling for an urgent Brexit transition deal, or they warn the UK risks losing jobs and investment. In a joint letter being sent to Brexit Secretary David Davis, the […]

Italy referendums: Lombardy and Veneto ‘back greater autonomy’

Italy referendums: Lombardy and Veneto ‘back greater autonomy’

Image copyright AFP Image caption “Yes” posters in the Veneto region Two of Italy’s richest northern regions have voted for more autonomy, according to their leaders. More than 90% of voters in Lombardy, home to Italy’s financial capital Milan, and the Veneto region around Venice, voted yes in the non-binding referendum, their presidents claimed. Both […]