Euro 2016 Russian hooligan arrested over England fan attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Violence erupted in Marseilles ahead of the England Russia match in June 2016 A Russian football fan wanted for attacking an England fan during the Euro 2016 riots in Marseilles has been arrested in Munich. German police said they apprehended the 31-year-old suspect upon his arrival from Moscow. The […]

Sacked pregnant worker loses European court case

Image copyright PA Image caption The EU has clarified the rights of pregnant workers The EU’s top court has ruled that firms can dismiss pregnant workers as part of general staff cuts, despite legal protections for pregnant women. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) defended the position of Spain’s Bankia – a bank that was […]

Winter Olympics: Russia curler Alexander Krushelnitsky stripped of bronze for doping

Alexander Krushelnitsky won bronze in the mixed doubles with wife Anastasia Bryzgalova Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has been stripped of his Winter Olympics bronze medal after being found guilty of doping. The 25-year-old was one of 168 Russians allowed to compete as neutrals at the Games despite the country being banned for previous doping offences. […]

Explosion at US embassy in Montenegro

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police guard the embassy after the incident There has been an explosion at the US Embassy in Montenegro, the government says. An unidentified attacker threw an explosive device into the embassy compound in the capital Podgorica, before killing himself, it tweeted. It said the device thrown was likely a hand […]

Jailed Catalan leader: We must unite to retake control

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Oriol Junqueras has been in jail since November over his involvement in the referendum Catalonia’s jailed former vice-president has called for an end to the deadlock in parliament over the region’s next president. Oriol Junqueras said there is life in the pro-independence movement beyond ex-Catalan President Carles Puigdemont. Mr […]

Russia admits dozens of Russian casualties in Syria battle

Image copyright AFP Image caption Russia gave no details about Russian volunteers fighting in Syria Russia’s foreign ministry has confirmed that “several dozen” Russian citizens – not regular soldiers – were killed or wounded in a recent battle in Syria. The statement did not give the date. Previously the Russian government said “probably five” Russians […]

WHO warns of soaring rates of measles in Europe

Image copyright SPL Image caption Unvaccinated young children are at highest risk of contracting measles Europe has seen a big surge in measles cases in 2017, which the World Health Organization says is a tragedy after a record low of 5,273 cases in 2016. Cases increased four-fold, with more than 20,000 people affected and 35 […]

Catalan politician Anna Gabriel defies court summons

Image copyright AFP Image caption Anna Gabriel is a member of the left-wing Popular Unity (CUP) party Catalan pro-independence politician Anna Gabriel has said she will not go before a court in Madrid this week. Speaking from Switzerland, she said she was wanted for political reasons and did not think her trial would be fair. […]

Pro-Syria forces ‘enter Kurd-held enclave’

Pro-Syria forces ‘enter Kurd-held enclave’

Syrian pro-government forces have entered the Kurdish-held border enclave of Afrin, reports say, raising the risk of clashes with Turkey. It comes a day after Syria’s state news agency said “Popular Forces” would be sent to support Afrin “against the Turkish regime’s attack”. Turkey and allied rebels have been fighting Kurdish militia in Afrin for […]

Mexico investigates disappearance of three Italians

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mexican authorities say they are collaborating in their investigation with Italian diplomats Mexican authorities are investigating the disappearance of three Italian men in the western state of Jalisco. Vicenzo Cimmino, Raffaele Russo and Antonio Russo – all from Naples – were last seen on New Year’s Eve in the […]