Kursk sub disaster: Russia fined over free speech violation

Kursk sub disaster: Russia fined over free speech violation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Kursk disaster in 2000 was an international embarrassment for the Russian military The European Court of Human Rights says Russia must compensate journalists who were sued for articles about the Kursk nuclear submarine disaster in 2000. The case was won by Novaya Gazeta, an investigative newspaper often critical […]

Catalan referendum: Vote illegal – Spain’s King Felipe

Catalan referendum: Vote illegal – Spain’s King Felipe

Media captionKing Felipe VI: “Catalan society is fractured” In a TV address, Spain’s King Felipe VI has condemned organisers of Catalonia’s independence referendum for having put themselves “outside the law”. He said the situation in Spain was “extremely serious”, calling for unity. Hundreds of thousands in Catalonia have been protesting over Spanish police violence during […]

Catalan referendum: Anti-police strike hits public services

Catalan referendum: Anti-police strike hits public services

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A roadblock on Gran Via in central Barcelona: The banner says “Occupation forces get out!” Protesters are blocking major roads in Catalonia and there is little public transport because of a general strike. Catalan trade unions called the strike to show public anger at Spanish police violence that marred the […]

Einstein’s waves win Nobel Prize

Einstein’s waves win Nobel Prize

Image copyright AFP/CALTECH/EPA Image caption Weiss (L) takes half the prize; Barish (C) and Thorne (R) share the other half The 2017 Nobel prize in physics has been awarded to three US scientists for the detection of gravitational waves. Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne and Barry Barish will share the nine million kronor (£831,000) prize. The […]

Monarch chief Andrew Swaffield ‘devastated’ at closure

Monarch chief Andrew Swaffield ‘devastated’ at closure

Media captionThe chief executive of failed airline Monarch tells Today projected losses were too great to stay operating Monarch chief executive Andrew Swaffield has said he is “absolutely devastated” at the airline’s collapse. Mr Swaffield said the decision not to continue trading was made on Saturday night after estimating that losses for 2018 would be […]

Russian opposition leader Navalny jailed again

Russian opposition leader Navalny jailed again

Image copyright EPA Image caption Alexei Navalny (above in court on Monday) argues that cases against him are politically motivated Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been given a 20-day prison sentence for repeatedly violating a ban on organising public meetings. His supporters say he was detained to stop him taking part in presidential elections […]

Catalan referendum: Regional strike threatened after vote

Catalan referendum: Regional strike threatened after vote

Media captionMany Catalans have expressed shock at the use of violent tactics by Spanish police A general strike threatens to bring large areas of Catalonia to a standstill, following the Spanish region’s disputed referendum. The strikes was called by Catalan trade unions and associations due to “the grave violation of rights and freedoms” seen during […]

Uber boss to hold talks with TfL on London licence

Uber boss to hold talks with TfL on London licence

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Khosrowshahi became Uber’s boss just over a month ago Uber’s new chief executive will meet London’s transport commissioner later to discuss the firm losing its licence. Dara Khosrowshahi is meeting Mike Brown, who runs Transport for London, which has criticised the firm’s record over reporting criminal offences and […]

Monarch rescue flights ‘to cost £60m’

Monarch rescue flights ‘to cost £60m’

Media captionNatasha Slessor had worked as cabin crew for Monarch for nearly four years Flights returning 110,000 passengers from overseas after Monarch’s collapse will cost about £60m, according to the UK airline regulator. More than 11,000 were scheduled to have been flown home by Monday night, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said. The government called […]

Toulouse jihadist killings: Merah ‘accomplices’ on trial

Toulouse jihadist killings: Merah ‘accomplices’ on trial

Image copyright AFP Image caption A court sketch of Abdelkader Merah, accused of helping his jihadist younger brother Two alleged accomplices of the Toulouse jihadist Mohamed Merah, who killed seven people in 2012, have gone on trial in Paris. One of them is Abdelkader Merah, 35, a brother of Mohamed, who attacked French soldiers and […]