Saleh Muslim: Syrian Kurdish leader arrested in Prague

Saleh Muslim: Syrian Kurdish leader arrested in Prague

Image caption Mr Muslim is a former co-chair of the Syrian-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) A prominent Syrian-Kurdish leader has been arrested in the Czech capital Prague on a warrant issued by Turkey. Saleh Muslim, a former co-chair of the main Syrian-Kurdish movement, the Democratic Union Party (PYD), was arrested early on Sunday. The Turkish […]

UK’s Labour confirms shift on customs union

UK’s Labour confirms shift on customs union

Media captionSir Keir Starmer: “We’ve long championed being in a customs union with the EU” Jeremy Corbyn is to confirm a shift in the Labour Party’s position on remaining in the customs union after Brexit, Sir Keir Starmer has indicated. The shadow Brexit secretary said Labour’s front bench was “unanimous” in its backing for striking […]

Boy, 12, dies after falling from cliff in French ski resort of Avoriaz

Boy, 12, dies after falling from cliff in French ski resort of Avoriaz

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Avoriaz, in Haute Savoie, is one of France’s top ski destinations A 12-year-old boy has died after falling off a cliff near the ski resort of Avoriaz in the French Alps. The boy and his 10-year-old brother, who were on a skiing holiday, went down a mountain and strayed […]

Italy election: Rival protests spark tensions ahead of vote

Italy election: Rival protests spark tensions ahead of vote

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police clash with demonstrators at a march against the far-right party The League in Milan Rival demonstrations by far-right and anti-fascist groups a week before Italy’s general election have led to scuffles with police. Police in Milan used batons as left-wing demonstrators tried to break through a cordon. Elsewhere, […]

Red Cross reveals 21 staff paid for sexual services

Red Cross reveals 21 staff paid for sexual services

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The ICRC launched an internal review after reports of misconduct at aid agencies The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says 21 members of staff have left their jobs for sexual misconduct in the last three years. The ICRC’s director-general, Yves Daccord, said the individuals had paid for […]

Russian ceremony hopes hit by second ban

Russian ceremony hopes hit by second ban

Nadezhda Sergeeva (right) had returned a clean result in a doping test on 13 February, the Russian Bobsleigh Federation said Russian bobsleigh pilot Nadezhda Sergeeva has been banned from the Winter Olympics for doping – just a day before Olympic chiefs meet to discuss lifting sanctions on her country. The International Olympic Committee banned Russia […]

Czech Ledecka wins historic second gold

Czech Ledecka wins historic second gold

Media playback is not supported on this device Ledecka claims double gold with snowboard slalom victory Ester Ledecka became the first woman to claim gold medals in two sports at a Winter Olympics with a win in the snowboarding parallel giant slalom. The 22-year-old Czech, who earned a shock victory in the skiing super G […]

One French woman in eight has been raped, study says

One French woman in eight has been raped, study says

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Weinstein case in the US has inspired many French women to speak out on sexual abuse About four million French women – 12% of the total – have been raped at least once in their lives, a survey suggests. The study for the Fondation Jean Jaur├Ęs, a Paris-based think […]

Neanderthals were capable of making art

Neanderthals were capable of making art

Image caption In Maltravieso Cave, western Spain, Neanderthals stencilled their hands by blowing red paint over them Contrary to the traditional view of them as brutes, it turns out that Neanderthals were artists. A study in Science journal suggests they made cave drawings in Spain that pre-date the arrival of modern humans in Europe by […]

Officer dies in Spain football clashes

Officer dies in Spain football clashes

It has been reported at least five people have been arrested A police officer has died in Spain after violent clashes erupted between rival fans before Athletic Bilbao’s home Europa League match against Spartak Moscow at San Mames. The officer from the Ertzaintza – the Basque Country’s police force – suffered a heart attack. More […]

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