Poles rally against controversial reform of judiciary

Poles rally against controversial reform of judiciary

Media captionPoles protest outside parliament in Warsaw Thousands of Poles have gathered outside parliament in the capital Warsaw to condemn a controversial reform of the judiciary. Protesters say the bill, passed by the Senate on Saturday, will erode judges’ independence and undermine democracy. It gives MPs and the justice minister the power to appoint judges […]

Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic to win record eighth title

Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic to win record eighth title

Media playback is not supported on this device Watch Federer’s winning moment Roger Federer became the first man to win Wimbledon eight times and extended his record to 19 Grand Slam titles with victory over Croatia’s Marin Cilic. The Swiss third seed won 6-3 6-1 6-4 as seventh seed Cilic struggled with a blister on […]

Spanish theme park accident: Trains collide on Madrid rollercoaster

Spanish theme park accident: Trains collide on Madrid rollercoaster

Image copyright PARQUE DE ATRACCIONES Image caption The ride incorporates the use of virtual reality glasses Two trains have collided on a ride at a theme park in the Spanish capital, Madrid. Some 33 people were hurt, with a number taken to hospital for evaluation, although emergency services said the injuries were only light. Two […]

Europe-wide police operation busts horsemeat racket

Europe-wide police operation busts horsemeat racket

Image copyright Europol Image caption Europol released photos of police visiting horses A Spanish-led police operation has cracked a racket in horsemeat unfit for human consumption, the EU’s police agency Europol says. Police in Spain made 65 arrests for crimes including animal abuse, forgery, money laundering and racketeering. Horses in Portugal and Spain deemed unfit […]

Turkey coup anniversary: Erdogan hails ‘defenders of nation’

Turkey coup anniversary: Erdogan hails ‘defenders of nation’

Media captionPresident Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed a huge Istanbul crowd Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has given emotional speeches to tens of thousands of people a year after a coup attempt was faced down in the streets. Mr Erdogan praised those people, including MPs, who had defended democracy and his government. He backed the death […]

UK acid attack sentences to be reviewed

UK acid attack sentences to be reviewed

Media caption“My helmet saved me,” says London acid attack victim Jabed Hussain Sentences for people who carry out acid attacks in England and Wales could be increased as part of a “wide-ranging” review, following a rise in incidents. Ministers have faced calls to tighten laws, including for the sale and possession of acid, after five […]

Turkey coup anniversary: Emotional Erdogan hails ‘defenders of nation’

Turkey coup anniversary: Emotional Erdogan hails ‘defenders of nation’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Tens of thousands went to the bridge in Istanbul that has become a landmark of the failed coup Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has delivered an emotional address to tens of thousands of people in Istanbul on the anniversary of a failed coup. Mr Erdogan said: “People that night did […]

Turkey marks anniversary of failed coup

Turkey marks anniversary of failed coup

Image copyright EPA Image caption Turks gather on the bridge in Istanbul that has become a landmark of resistance to the coup Turkey is holding a series of events to mark the first anniversary of a failed coup in which at least 260 people died and 2,196 were wounded. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will unveil […]

Poland MPs back controversial judiciary bill

Poland MPs back controversial judiciary bill

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Opponents fear the reform will erode the independence of Poland’s judiciary Poland’s parliament has approved a bill to give MPs and the justice minister the power to appoint judges without consulting judicial circles. Opposition parties and human rights groups say this would erode the independence of the judiciary. The governing […]