France election: Teenagers protest at candidates Macron and Le Pen

Image copyright AFP Image caption “I dreamed of a different world” read a placard carried by one protester in Nantes Teenagers in Rennes and other French cities have held rallies or blocked schools in a protest against both presidential candidates. In a campaign tagged “We deserve better”, about 1,000 people came out in the western […]

Demostrators storm Macedonia parliament

Image copyright EPA Image caption Social Democrat leader Zoran Zaev was among those injured after a fight broke out Protesters stormed into Macedonia’s parliament on Thursday after a vote to elect an ethnic Albanian as parliamentary speaker. Demonstrators from the United Macedonia initiative forced entry into the building in Skopje. Social Democrat leader Zoran Zaev […]

Russia opposition leader Alexei Navalny attacked with "brilliant green" dye

Image copyright @navalny Image caption It is the second time Mr Navalany has had dye thrown on him this year Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been taken to hospital after an antiseptic green dye was splashed on his face in Moscow. It is the second time he has been attacked with zelyonka (“brilliant green” […]

German soldier posed as Syrian refugee and ‘planned attack’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The German soldier did not speak Arabic but received refugee aid, reports say A German soldier who pretended to be a Syrian refugee and was allegedly planning a gun attack has been arrested in southern Germany. Prosecutors in Frankfurt said the 28-year-old suspect was motivated by a “xenophobic background”. A […]

France election: Macron heckled by pro-Le Pen workers

Media captionFactory workers boo Mr Macron in Amiens French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has been heckled by factory workers in Amiens after a visit by his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen. Ms Le Pen upstaged her centrist rival earlier by turning up to speak to the workers as he met their union representatives a few […]

Turkey arrests 1,000 in raids targeting Gulen suspects

Image copyright Reuters Image caption More than 3,000 people, mainly police, were being targeted in Wednesday’s raids Police have arrested 1,000 people suspected of being part of a movement blamed for the failed 2016 coup. Another 2,200 were being sought as authorities targeted what they said was a secret structure within Turkey’s police force. Turkey […]

Arrests as Newcastle and West Ham raided in tax probe

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Newcastle United was one of the clubs raided Newcastle United and West Ham United’s grounds have been raided in a fraud investigation, resulting in several arrests. HMRC said it deployed 180 officers across the UK and France, and several men working within professional football had been held. It searched […]

Pope Francis TED talk says powerful leaders must be humble

Image copyright EPA Image caption Pope Francis recorded the talk at Domus Sanctae Marthae, where he lives in the Vatican Pope Francis has recorded an address for the influential TED media group, delivering a warning to the world’s “powerful” leaders. In his TED talk, Francis says that people with power must act humbly. “If you […]

St Petersburg bombing: Group says al-Qaeda chief ordered attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption The blast took place between two metro stations in St Petersburg A little-known group claiming links to al-Qaeda has said it carried out the deadly metro bombing in St Petersburg earlier this month. The Imam Shamil Battalion said the attack in the Russian city was carried out on the orders […]

French mayor fined for ‘too many Muslim children’ comment

Image copyright AFP / PASCAL GUYOT Image caption Robert Menard insists he was stating a fact not encouraging discrimination A far-right French mayor has been fined 2,000 euros for inciting hatred, after declaring that there were too many Muslim children in his local schools. Robert Menard, mayor of the southern town of Beziers, is an […]

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