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Pawel Adamowicz: Poland mourns stabbed Gdansk mayor

Media captionThousands of mourners gathered in Gdansk to remember Pawel Adamowicz Thousands of Poles have been attending the funeral of Pawel Adamowicz, the mayor of Gdansk who was fatally stabbed last Sunday. Large screens around St Mary’s Basilica in the city and across the country broadcast Saturday’s service live. Mr Adamowicz, a liberal critic of […]

Pawel Adamowicz: Poland mourns death of stabbed Gdansk mayor

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Large crowds followed Mr Adamowicz’s coffin through the streets on Friday A day of mourning is under way in Poland ahead of the funeral of Pawel Adamowicz, the mayor of Gdansk fatally stabbed at a charity event last Sunday. Large screens have been set up around St Mary’s Church in […]

Spain domestic violence: Trail of death shocks society

Image copyright EPA Image caption ‘They are killing us’: The murder last month of schoolteacher Laura Luelmo sparked protests at violence against women A man convicted of killing his wife is now believed to have murdered his defence lawyer, with whom he had been having an affair, before taking his own life on Friday. Jose […]

Nastya Rybka: Russia seizes model who made Trump collusion claim

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rybka pleaded guilty to soliciting in Thailand A Belarusian model who said she had evidence of Russian collusion with Donald Trump’s election campaign is now in Russian police custody. Nastya Rybka (real name Anastasia Vashukevich) was detained at Moscow’s main airport after being deported from Thailand for soliciting. Her lawyer […]

Gilets Jaunes: French ‘flash-ball’ row over riot-gun injuries

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police have issued guidance this week to aim the LBD40 riot gun away from the head Appalling injuries caused by French police riot guns during the yellow-vest protests have triggered anger and calls for the weapon to be banned. The LBD launchers known by protesters as “flash-balls” have left 40 […]

Abortion: Woman ‘refused termination’ at Dublin hospital

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Republic of Ireland voted to overturn its abortion ban in a referendum in May A woman in the Irish Republic was refused an abortion despite her unborn baby being diagnosed with a fatal foetal abnormality, the Dáil (parliament) has heard. It is alleged that the termination was denied […]

Gay Austrian policeman wins long fight for justice

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The policeman’s case is a reminder that anti-gay prejudice was rife in the 1970s Austria must compensate an ex-policeman who was sacked in 1976 for sexual indecency with minors and who lost 25% of his police pension, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled. He committed the offence […]

Brexit: France activates no-deal plan

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption France will spend millions of euros preparing ports and airports for a no-deal Brexit French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has said a no-deal Brexit looks “less and less unlikely” and has launched a contingency plan to prepare for it. After the UK Parliament rejected the withdrawal agreement, Mr Philippe […]

Alexandre Benalla: Sacked Macron aide held over diplomatic passports

Image copyright AFP Image caption Alexandre Benalla worked for Mr Macron during his presidential campaign A sacked aide to French President Emmanuel Macron has been detained over the use of diplomatic passports. The Paris prosecutor’s office said a preliminary inquiry had been opened into Alexandre Benalla’s alleged possession of two passports. He is alleged to […]

Putin warns West on Balkans as Serbia provides lavish welcome

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Russian leader was given full military honours as he arrived in the Serbian capital Russia’s Vladimir Putin has arrived in Serbia at the head of powerful delegation, aiming to cement ties with a country seeking to join the EU. As well as a red-carpet welcome, President Aleksandar Vucic gave […]