Poland’s President Duda vetoes judicial reforms after protests

Poland’s President Duda vetoes judicial reforms after protests

Media captionCrowds chanted “constitution, constitution” during a candlelit protest in Warsaw on Sunday Polish President Andrzej Duda has announced he is vetoing a controversial law to replace Supreme Court judges with government nominees. Three key judicial reforms have been passed by Poland’s parliament, prompting days of demonstrations across the country. Before they become law, they […]

Turkey’s Cumhuriyet journalists in terrorism trial

Turkey’s Cumhuriyet journalists in terrorism trial

Image caption Supporters of the 17 Cumhuriyet employees chanted “freedom to journalists” outside court Seventeen journalists and managers at Turkish opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet went on trial on Monday on charges of aiding a terrorist organisation. If found guilty this week, they could face sentences of up to 43 years in jail. Ten have already been […]

French philosopher Dufourmantelle drowns rescuing children

French philosopher Dufourmantelle drowns rescuing children

Image copyright Librairie Mollat Image caption French philosopher Anne Dufourmantelle, 53, said that “life begins with risk” A leading French philosopher who advocated risk-taking has drowned after attempting to save two children at a beach on the French Riviera. Anne Dufourmantelle entered the water after the children got into difficulty in strong winds at Pampelonne […]

Ryanair warns of airline fares war this summer

Ryanair warns of airline fares war this summer

Ryanair says it could cut fares by as much as 9% on some routes as competition in the airline industry intensifies in the next few months. The warning from Europe’s largest carrier by passenger numbers follows similar comments about price pressures from Ryanair’s rivals in recent weeks. Competition was growing as airlines switched capacity from […]

Switzerland chainsaw attack: Five hurt in Schaffhausen

Switzerland chainsaw attack: Five hurt in Schaffhausen

Image copyright EPA Image caption Central parts of Schaffhausen have been sealed off by police Five people have been injured, two seriously, in an attack by a man armed with a chainsaw in the Swiss town of Schaffhausen, police say. Central parts of the town on the German border have been sealed off, as police […]

Poland court reforms: Hungary vows ‘solidarity’ as bill approved

Poland court reforms: Hungary vows ‘solidarity’ as bill approved

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters have called on Poland’s president to veto reforms to the Supreme Court Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban has vowed to defend Poland from criticism from the EU after it approved controversial court reforms. Hungary will use “all possible legal means in the European Union to show solidarity with the […]

Tour de France 2017: Chris Froome set to clinch fourth yellow jersey

Tour de France 2017: Chris Froome set to clinch fourth yellow jersey

Media playback is not supported on this device ‘Conservative but efficient’ – Froome on Tour de France success Chris Froome effectively clinched his fourth Tour de France title after finishing third on the penultimate stage of the race in Marseille. Briton Froome finished six seconds behind stage winner Maciej Bodnar. The 32-year-old took time out […]

Erdogan says Germany cannot scare Turkey with threats

Erdogan says Germany cannot scare Turkey with threats

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Germany should not “smear” Turkey Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told Germany it cannot scare Ankara with threats, in a growing row over the arrest of six human rights activists. Germany had said it is reviewing all arms deals with Turkey, saying it […]

Dali’s moustache ‘intact at 10 past 10’, exhumation finds

Dali’s moustache ‘intact at 10 past 10’, exhumation finds

Image copyright AFP/EPA Image caption Ms Martínez (right) says she was born in 1956 as a result of an affair between Dalí and her mother Salvador Dalí’s moustache is intact in the “10 past 10” position, the surrealist painter’s foundation has said, a day after his body was exhumed. “It was like a miracle,” said […]

China in Baltic navy drill with Russia

China in Baltic navy drill with Russia

Image copyright AFP Image caption Chinese Type 052D destroyers carry cruise missiles, anti-aircraft missiles and torpedoes Three Chinese warships are in the Baltic to start China’s first naval exercises with Russia in the region. The Chinese destroyer, frigate and supply ship will spend a week training with the Russian navy off Kaliningrad, a highly militarised […]