MH17 crash: Dutch ask Russia to submit new claims

MH17 crash: Dutch ask Russia to submit new claims

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was brought down over eastern Ukraine as conflict raged on the ground Dutch prosecutors investigating the downing of flight MH17 have said they will study any information that Russia provides, after its officials said they had proof the missile that hit the plane was in […]

Russian communist hunger strike over ‘rigged’ far east vote

Image copyright Reuters Image caption “Give victory back to Andrei Ishchenko!” – a protest in Vladivostok An opposition candidate has gone on hunger strike in the far east of Russia after suddenly losing a key regional election that he was poised to win. With more than 95% of votes counted in the Primorye region, the […]

Hélène Pastor murder: Ten on trial in Monaco heiress case

Image copyright AFP Image caption The gunman attacked Hélène Pastor’s black minivan outside the Nice hospital where her son was being treated Four years after billionaire Hélène Pastor and her chauffeur were fatally shot outside a hospital in the south of France, her son-in-law and nine others have gone on trial over the murders. The […]

Post-Brexit UK PM ‘could change strategy’

Image caption Michael Gove: Theresa May’s plan is the right one “for now” A future prime minister could choose to alter the relationship between the UK and the EU, Michael Gove has said. But the environment secretary told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show that Theresa May’s strategy, agreed at Chequers in July, was the right […]

German treehouse protest dismantled by police

Image copyright AFP Image caption Activists have been occupying the site for six years Police have been continuing to remove anti-coal activists from treehouses up to 25m (80ft) from the ground in a forest in north-western Germany. For six years, the activists have been occupying land, which was bought by an energy firm long ago. […]

Germany migrants: Police investigate attacks on migrants

Image copyright Gina Wetzler/Getty Image caption Police are investigating but have not yet made any arrests German police are investigating two separate attacks on migrants which have left several injured in the state of Saxony-Anhalt this weekend. Two Afghan teenagers were assaulted by two men on Saturday afternoon in Hasselfelde, reports said. On Friday night, […]

Macron tells young jobseeker: ‘I can find you a job by crossing the road’

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Macron is trying to reform France’s labour codes French President Emmanuel Macron has told a young unemployed gardener that there are lots of employers seeking staff. “I can find you a job just by crossing the road,” said Mr Macron, after the man brought up his concerns during a […]

Pussy Riot’s Pyotr Verzilov flown to Germany for treatment

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pyotr Verzilov was one of those jailed for invading the World Cup final pitch Pyotr Verzilov, an activist with Russian protest group Pussy Riot, has been flown to Berlin for specialist medical treatment following a suspected poisoning in Moscow. He reportedly fell ill after a court hearing on Tuesday and […]

UK ex-soldier who fought IS sentenced

Image copyright Depo Photos Image caption Joe Robinson was on holiday in Turkey when he was arrested by police A former soldier with the British army who fought for Kurdish forces against so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria has been given a prison sentence in Turkey, his mother says. Joe Robinson, 25, from Leeds, was […]