Russia protests: Opposition leader Navalny arrested

Russia protests: Opposition leader Navalny arrested

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Alexei Navalny was taken by police officers during a rally in central Moscow Russia’s main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, has been arrested at an anti-corruption protest he organised in the capital, Moscow. Thousands of people have joined rallies nationwide, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev over corruption […]

Egypt convicts 56 over migrant boat sinking that killed 200

Egypt convicts 56 over migrant boat sinking that killed 200

Image copyright AFP Image caption Survivors of the wreck described overcrowding on board An Egyptian court has sentenced 56 people to prison over the capsizing of a migrant boat that killed more than 200 people in September. They were given sentences of up to 14 years, and the convictions included murder, manslaughter and negligence. The […]

Belarus protests: Government defends mass arrests

Belarus protests: Government defends mass arrests

Image copyright AP Image caption Dozens were detained on Sunday, including human rights activist Tatyana Revyaka Belarus has defended the mass arrests on Saturday during protests against a tax on those seen as under-employed. Hundreds were arrested and some beaten up as thousands took to the streets of the capital, Minsk, and other cities. The […]

Germany’s Saarland state in bellwether vote for Merkel

Germany’s Saarland state in bellwether vote for Merkel

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chancellor Angela Merkel – hoping for a fourth term An election in the German state of Saarland is being closely watched for signs of how Chancellor Angela Merkel might do in September’s national poll. It is governed by a coalition of her Christian Democrats and the Social Democrats as […]

EU summit: Leaders stress unity on Rome anniversary

EU summit: Leaders stress unity on Rome anniversary

Image copyright EPA Image caption Angela Merkel was among the 27 EU leaders to sign the declaration European Union leaders have stressed the need for unity at a celebration in the Italian capital marking 60 years since the Treaty of Rome was signed. Twenty-seven European Union countries, not including the UK, signed a new declaration […]

Trump’s ex-national security adviser ‘discussed Gulen removal’

Trump’s ex-national security adviser ‘discussed Gulen removal’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Flynn denies discussing anything illegal President Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, discussed removing from the US a Muslim cleric wanted by Turkey, according to ex-CIA director James Woolsey. Turkey accuses the cleric, Fethullah Gulen, of orchestrating last July’s failed coup. In a video interview, Mr Woolsey told […]

Belarus protests: Hundreds arrested after defying ban

Belarus protests: Hundreds arrested after defying ban

Image copyright EPA Police in Belarus have arrested hundreds of people during protests against a so-called “social parasites” tax on the under-employed. Thousands defied a ban to protest, taking to the streets of Minsk and other cities. Demonstrators shouted “Fascists!” at riot police. There have been weeks of sporadic protests against a $230 (£185) levy […]

Italy sex case dropped because woman ‘did not scream’

Italy sex case dropped because woman ‘did not scream’

Image copyright kieferpix/getty Image caption The alleged victim said she had “blocked out” what was happening (file photo) Italy’s justice minister has said he will investigate after a court acquitted a man of sexually assaulting a woman because she did not scream. The court in Turin ruled last month that the woman saying “enough” to […]

EU summit: Leaders meet for Rome anniversary

EU summit: Leaders meet for Rome anniversary

Image copyright AFP / Getty Images Image caption EU leaders with Pope Francis (centre) on the eve of the anniversary summit Leaders of 27 European Union countries, not including the UK, are meeting in the Italian capital to celebrate 60 years since the Treaty of Rome was signed. The countries will sign a new declaration […]

Russia denies it is supplying the Taliban after Nato general claim

Russia denies it is supplying the Taliban after Nato general claim

Image copyright AP Image caption Russia may be supplying the Taliban in Afghanistan, a US general has said Russia has denied a top Nato general’s allegation it may be secretly sending supplies to the Taliban in Afghanistan. Gen Curtis Scaparrotti told lawmakers in Washington on Thursday that Moscow was “perhaps” supplying the extremist group. On […]