Slobodan Praljak suicide: Dutch police find lethal chemical in vial

Slobodan Praljak suicide: Dutch police find lethal chemical in vial

Media captionSlobodan Praljak drank a small vial of liquid after his prison sentence was upheld A vial drained by Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak in front of the Hague tribunal contained a lethal chemical, Dutch prosecutors have confirmed. The authorities are investigating how he smuggled poison into the high-security courtroom. Praljak, 72, died in […]

Ikea in Italy row over sacked Milan single mum

Ikea in Italy row over sacked Milan single mum

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ikea has been in Italy for 29 years Italian unions are in dispute with Swedish retail giant Ikea over a single mother sacked because she struggled with early morning shifts. Marica Ricutti said she could not start work at 7am because she had to take her two young children – […]

Ukraine ‘father of deceased’ sets off courtroom grenades

Ukraine ‘father of deceased’ sets off courtroom grenades

Image copyright AFP Image caption The bereaved father is said to have detonated two hand grenades in court A man has set off two hand grenades in a courtroom in eastern Ukraine, killing himself and injuring at least seven others, local media report. The explosions occurred during a murder hearing in Nikopol, in the Dnipropetrovsk […]

Poland asked to explain naked Nazi gas chamber video

Poland asked to explain naked Nazi gas chamber video

Image copyright Artur Żmijewski Image caption Jewish groups want senior Polish officials to condemn the video Holocaust survivor groups have asked the Polish president to explain how artists were able to film a naked game of tag inside a Nazi camp gas chamber. The film shows men and women running around laughing at the former […]

Praljak: Police investigate Hague trial suicide

Praljak: Police investigate Hague trial suicide

Media captionSlobodan Praljak drank a small vial of liquid after his prison sentence was upheld The Dutch authorities have opened an investigation into how a Bosnian Croat war criminal managed to smuggle poison into a Hague courtroom to kill himself during a televised appeal hearing. Slobodan Praljak, 72, died in hospital on Wednesday shortly after […]

Praljak: Bosnian Croat war criminal dies after taking poison in court

Praljak: Bosnian Croat war criminal dies after taking poison in court

Media captionSlobodan Praljak drank a small vial of liquid after his prison sentence was upheld. A Bosnian Croat war criminal has died after drinking poison during an appeal hearing in The Hague. Slobodan Praljak, 72, died in hospital, with the UN court announcing that the courtroom was now “a crime scene”. On hearing that his […]

Praljak trial: Bosnian Croat war criminal ‘takes poison’ in court

Praljak trial: Bosnian Croat war criminal ‘takes poison’ in court

Media captionSlobodan Praljak drank a small vial of liquid after his prison sentence was upheld. A war crimes appeal hearing in The Hague was cut short dramatically when one defendant drank what he said was poison upon hearing the verdict. Slobodan Praljak, 72, was one of six former Bosnian Croat political and military leaders up […]

Ireland’s deputy PM Frances Fitzgerald resigns amid crisis

Ireland’s deputy PM Frances Fitzgerald resigns amid crisis

Image copyright PA Image caption Frances Fitzgerald had been at the centre of a controversy which could have resulted in a snap election Ireland’s deputy prime minister Frances Fitzgerald has said she is resigning for the sake of the country, averting a snap general election. She had been under pressure over a police whistleblower scandal […]

German pro-refugee mayor Andreas Hollstein stabbed

German pro-refugee mayor Andreas Hollstein stabbed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mayor Hollstein’s neck wound was reported to be serious A mayor in western Germany has survived a knife attack amid suspicions of a link to his liberal immigration policy. Andreas Hollstein, conservative mayor of Altena, was stabbed in the neck in a kebab shop and had hospital treatment. The […]

Pamplona ‘wolf pack’ gang rape trial angers Spain

Pamplona ‘wolf pack’ gang rape trial angers Spain

Image copyright EPA Image caption Banners saying “trial against defendants, not against the victim” are held at a rally in Pamplona Feminists and legal observers in Spain have expressed outrage at what they see as “patriarchal justice” during the trial of five men accused of gang raping an 18-year-old woman during Pamplona’s San Fermín bull-running […]