Deaths in Finland train and army lorry crash

Deaths in Finland train and army lorry crash

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Crash scene: A remote woodland level crossing blanketed in snow Four people were killed when a train and an army lorry collided in woodland near Raasepori in southern Finland. Three of the dead were army conscripts and one was a passenger on the train, officials said. The crash happened at […]

Activists go on trial in Turkey on terror charges

Activists go on trial in Turkey on terror charges

Media captionActivist Nejat Tastan: “Turkey is targeting human rights defenders” Eleven human rights activists, including two senior Amnesty International officials, have gone on trial in Istanbul on terror charges. They each face up to 15 years in jail on charges that include membership of and giving aid to an armed terror group. They deny the […]

Crimean Tatar activists freed by Russia, flown to Turkey

Crimean Tatar activists freed by Russia, flown to Turkey

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Ilmi Umerov was given a two-year jail term by a Russian court for separatism Two Crimean Tatars who were imprisoned for opposing Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine have been freed and flown to Turkey, their families and lawyers say. Ahmet Chiygoz and Ilmi Umerov were released after Turkish […]

EU Parliament members demand action on sexual harassment

EU Parliament members demand action on sexual harassment

Media captionAn MEP’s assistant catalogued three years of harassment in the parliament Jeanne Ponté had only been in her job as an assistant to a French member of the European parliament for two weeks when it happened for the first time. “During a conference he was watching me with a lot of insistence,” she says, […]

Anne Frank’s diary to be read at Italian league matches

Anne Frank’s diary to be read at Italian league matches

Lazio president Claudio Lotito visited a synagogue in Rome following the incident A passage of Anne Frank’s diary will be read before all Italian matches this week after an anti-Semitic incident at Rome’s Olympic Stadium on Sunday. Lazio fans posted stickers of the Holocaust victim wearing a Roma jersey alongside anti-Semitic slogans. Lazio, who share […]

Syria: Russia vetoes extension of chemical weapons inquiry

Syria: Russia vetoes extension of chemical weapons inquiry

Media captionAbo Rabeea says he is still suffering from the suspected chemical weapons strike in Khan Sheikhoun Russia has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution extending the mandate of the only official mission investigating the use of chemical weapons in Syria. The Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) was set up in 2015 to identify perpetrators of […]

Football: Lazio fans probed over anti-Semitic Anne Frank stickers

Football: Lazio fans probed over anti-Semitic Anne Frank stickers

Image copyright EPA Image caption Lazio president Claudio Lotito visited a synagogue in Rome Italian police have opened an investigation after Lazio football fans 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 Lazio […]

Iran ‘sentences Sweden resident to death’ for spying

Iran ‘sentences Sweden resident to death’ for spying

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Ahmadreza Djalali says the accusations were fabricated by Iran’s intelligence ministry A court in Iran is believed to have sentenced to death an Iranian doctor who is a resident of Sweden after convicting him of spying for Israel. Tehran’s prosecutor said a person had been found guilty of passing to […]

Austria: Sebastian Kurz opens talks with Freedom Party

Austria: Sebastian Kurz opens talks with Freedom Party

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Kurz said his goal was to form a government with a solid majority Austria’s conservative leader says he has invited the far right for talks to form a coalition government. Sebastian Kurz said his People’s Party and the Freedom Party (FPÖ) had similar positions on tax cuts and immigration […]

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, […]