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Thousands protest against anti-Semitism in France

Image copyright AFP Image caption Around 70 protests took part around France, including in Paris’ Place de la République Thousands of people have joined protests across France against a spate of anti-Semitic attacks. The demonstrators marched under the slogan “That’s Enough” at the Place de la République in the capital Paris and other cities. Figures […]

Karl Lagerfeld, iconic Chanel fashion designer, dies

Media captionKarl Lagerfeld often appeared at shows alongside his models Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died in Paris following a short illness. The German designer, who was the creative director for Chanel and Fendi, was one of the industry’s most prolific figures and worked up until his death. His signature ponytail and dark glasses […]

France anti-Semitism: Jewish graves desecrated near Strasbourg

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The graves were desecrated at the Jewish cemetery in Quatzenheim, near Strasbourg Some 80 graves at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France have been desecrated with swastikas, local officials say. The damage was discovered on Tuesday, ahead of nationwide marches against a rise in anti-Semitic attacks. French President Emmanuel Macron […]

Crans-Montana: Rescuers hunt for skiers in Swiss avalanche

Image copyright Laure Lugon Zugravu/Le Temps Image caption Videos on social media showed a number of skiers affected Rescuers are searching for a number of people following an avalanche in a popular ski resort in the Swiss Alps, police have said. Officials have confirmed that the avalanche was reported at Crans-Montana at about 14:15 local […]

EU blasts Hungary ‘fake news’ on migrants

Image copyright kormanyzat/facebook Image caption Hungarian government poster: “You too have a right to know what Brussels is preparing!” A Hungarian government campaign accusing the European Commission of supporting illegal immigration is “fake news”, a Commission spokesman has said. Margaritis Schinas said the campaign, launched on the government’s Facebook site, “beggars belief”. Campaign posters feature […]

Estonia orders Danske Bank branch to shut

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Tallinn branch must close by 19 October Estonia has told Danske Bank to close its branch in Tallinn before the end of 2019 after a money-laundering scandal. Chief executive Thomas Borgen resigned last year after an investigation into payments of about €200bn (£174bn) which were made through the branch. […]

Fashion designer Lagerfeld dead at 85

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Karl Lagerfeld once called himself “the Joan of Arc of design” Superstar fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died, aged 85, in Paris. The German designer, who was the creative director for Chanel and Fendi, was one of the industry’s most prolific figures, and worked up until his death. Lagerfeld […]

Channel storm damaged Russian S-400 missiles bound for China

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Since annexing Crimea in 2014 Russia has deployed S-400 missiles there A storm in the English Channel damaged S-400 anti-aircraft missiles that Russia was shipping to China, but now they are being replaced, Russia says. The ship with its damaged cargo returned to Russia last March, but two other […]

Jewish graves desecrated near Strasbourg in eastern France

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The graves were desecrated at the Jewish cemetery in Quatzenheim, near Strasbourg Some 80 graves have been desecrated at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France, local officials say. The damage was discovered on Tuesday, ahead of nationwide marches against a rise in anti-Semitic attacks. It occurred at a cemetery in […]

UK and French tourists missing in Australia beach search

Image copyright NSW POLICE Image caption Hugo Palmer (left) and Erwan Ferrieux are missing, Australian police say A British man and a French man have gone missing while backpacking in Australia, sparking a police search. The alarm was raised when passersby found items belonging to Hugo Palmer and Erwan Ferrieux, both 20, on a beach […]

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