Russian LGBT activist Yelena Grigoryeva murdered in St Petersburg

Russian LGBT activist Yelena Grigoryeva murdered in St Petersburg

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Grigoryeva, a well-known activist, was arrested in April for participating in a banned protest A prominent LGBT rights campaigner has been found dead with multiple stab wounds and signs of strangulation in the Russian city of St Petersburg. The body of a 41-year-old woman was found in bushes near […]

Ex-oil executive found dead in Madrid

Ex-oil executive found dead in Madrid

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Juan Carlos Márquez was an executive at Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA Police in the Spanish capital, Madrid, are investigating the death on Sunday of Juan Carlos Márquez, a former executive at Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA. Mr Márquez, 48, had appeared in court on Friday over his alleged involvement […]

Eight EU nations agree migrants deal, France says

Eight EU nations agree migrants deal, France says

Image copyright KARPOV/SOS MEDITERRANEE Image caption Migrants making the journey often travel in poorly maintained and overcrowded vessels France says eight EU countries have agreed to share the resettlement of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean – but Italy is not one of them. President Emmanuel Macron says another six nations backed in principle a Franco-German […]

Ukraine election: President Zelensky’s party set for big win

Ukraine election: President Zelensky’s party set for big win

Media captionPresident Zelensky: Snap poll “more important” than presidential vote President Volodymyr Zelensky looks set to be the first Ukrainian leader since the fall of communism to command an overall majority in parliament. Servant of the People, the party named after the TV sitcom that made him famous, has won 42.7% of the vote with […]

Ukraine election: President Zelensky’s party set to win

Ukraine election: President Zelensky’s party set to win

Media captionPresident Zelensky: Snap poll “more important” than presidential vote The party of Ukrainian president – and ex-comedian – Volodymyr Zelensky looks set to win an overall majority in the country’s snap parliamentary election. With more than 60% of votes counted, official results show his Servant of the People party with a share of 42.5%. […]

French Minerve submarine is found after disappearing in 1968

French Minerve submarine is found after disappearing in 1968

Image copyright Keystone-France via Getty Image caption A photograph of the Minerve, taken four years before its disappearance A French submarine that has been missing for more than 50 years has been located by a search team. French Defence Minister Florence Parly tweeted the announcement on Monday, describing the discovery as a “relief and technical […]

Ukraine election: President Zelensky’s party triumphs – exit polls

Ukraine election: President Zelensky’s party triumphs – exit polls

Media captionZelensky: Snap poll ‘more important’ than presidential vote Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s party is set to convincingly win a snap parliamentary election, consolidating his political power. Exit polls suggest the Servant of the People party will have a majority in parliament – but will need a coalition partner to form a government. Mr Zelensky […]

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky seeks power boost with snap election

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky seeks power boost with snap election

Media captionSteve Rosenberg visits a polling station as Mr Zelensky seeks to consolidate power Polling is taking place in Ukraine, with voters electing a new parliament. Volodymyr Zelensky became president in a landslide victory in April but says he has so far been unable to appoint the ministers he wants. The ex-TV star hopes this […]

Emanuela Orlandi case: Vatican attempts new search to solve mystery

Emanuela Orlandi case: Vatican attempts new search to solve mystery

Image copyright AFP Image caption The search is continuing at the Teutonic Cemetery The Vatican is set to make its latest attempt to unravel the mystery of the disappearance of a teenage Italian girl 36 years ago. The first attempt on 11 July exhumed two tombs a tip-off had said might contain Emanuela Orlandi’s remains. […]

Greek earthquake: Buildings collapse as powerful tremor shakes Athens

Greek earthquake: Buildings collapse as powerful tremor shakes Athens

Media captionFurniture shook as the earthquake hit A strong earthquake has shaken the Greek capital of Athens, knocking out phone networks and power in parts of the city. The 5.1 magnitude earthquake had an epicentre about 22km (14 miles) north-west of Athens. Athenians ran out into the streets as the city shook for 15 seconds. […]

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