Pawel Adamowicz: Poland mourns stabbed Gdansk mayor

Pawel Adamowicz: Poland mourns stabbed Gdansk mayor

Media captionThousands of mourners gather 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

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

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 […]

‘Don’t mess with Mac’: International face-off over moose statues

‘Don’t mess with Mac’: International face-off over moose statues

Image copyright David S Troyer/Instagram Image caption Mac the Moose stares down Norway’s Storelgen Since 1984, residents of Moose Jaw have had one big thing about which they could boast: Mac the Moose. The Canadian city was long the proud owner of the world’s tallest moose statue, a 9.75m (32-foot) steel-framed creature, covered with metal […]

Nastya Rybka: Russia seizes model who made Trump collusion claim

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

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

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

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 […]

Ryanair issues profit warning as fares fall

Ryanair issues profit warning as fares fall

Image copyright Getty Images Ryanair has cut its profit forecast blaming lower-than-expected air fares. The airline’s chief executive, Michael O’Leary, said Ryanair could not rule out having to cut fares further. Fares are expected to fall 7% this winter. He said the low fares were already causing problems for rivals, including Flybe which was rescued […]

Germany ‘considers ban on Huawei’ amid global backlash

Germany ‘considers ban on Huawei’ amid global backlash

Image copyright Getty Images Germany is considering ways to block Huawei from its next generation mobile phone network, according to reports. Berlin is exploring stricter security requirements which may prevent Huawei products being used in its 5G network. Many countries have pushed against the involvement of the Chinese technology firm in their 5G networks over […]

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