No sexual consent means rape, Spain told by legal panel

No sexual consent means rape, Spain told by legal panel

Image copyright Reuters Image caption This year Spain has seen mass protests against gender-based violence Spanish law will be toughened to define any non-consensual sexual act as “assault” or “rape” instead of “sexual abuse”, experts have decided. A panel of legal experts was set up by the government after protests when five men were cleared […]

No renegotiation on Brexit, EU tells May

No renegotiation on Brexit, EU tells May

Image copyright AFP European Union leaders have said the Brexit withdrawal agreement is “not open for renegotiation”, despite appeals from Theresa May. She wanted legal assurances on the Irish backstop to help her deal get through Parliament, after she delayed a Commons vote in anticipation of defeat. The PM said the deal was “at risk” […]

Strasbourg Christmas market attacker Chekatt shot dead

Strasbourg Christmas market attacker Chekatt shot dead

Image copyright Reuters Image caption French special forces secure the area where Chekatt was shot French police have shot dead the man who attacked Strasbourg’s Christmas market on Tuesday, the interior minister has said. A police unit came across Cherif Chekatt in a Strasbourg street and shot him after he opened fire. Three people have […]

Strasbourg Christmas market attacker shot dead

Strasbourg Christmas market attacker shot dead

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A police operation was launched in the Meinau area of Strasbourg on Thursday evening French police have shot dead the man said to have attacked Strasbourg’s Christmas market on Tuesday, the interior minister has said. Cherif Chekatt had been on the run since the attack. Three people have died following […]

Strasbourg shootings: Armed police mount operation in Neudorf district

Strasbourg shootings: Armed police mount operation in Neudorf district

Image copyright EPA Image caption Parts of the southern Strasbourg suburb of Neudorf were closed off by police on Thursday afternoon Police in the French city of Strasbourg have carried out a security operation in the district of Neudorf as they continue their hunt for the gunman who killed three people on Tuesday. Cherif Chekatt, […]

Hungary ‘slave labour’ law sparks protest on parliament steps

Hungary ‘slave labour’ law sparks protest on parliament steps

Image copyright EPA Image caption There were some clashes between police and protesters on the steps of parliament Protests have broken out in Hungary after the country’s parliament passed new labour laws, which have been labelled “slave labour” by opponents. New rules mean companies can demand up to 400 hours of overtime a year and […]

Turkey train crash: At least nine dead in Ankara

Turkey train crash: At least nine dead in Ankara

Media captionEmergency workers pulled survivors from the wreckage A crash involving a high-speed train at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara has killed at least nine people and injured 47, Turkey’s transport minister has said. Images from the scene showed emergency services working to rescue people from badly damaged carriages. Reports quoting local officials […]

Strasbourg: Police make public appeal in Chérif Chekatt manhunt

Strasbourg: Police make public appeal in Chérif Chekatt manhunt

Image copyright Police Nationale (France) French police have appealed for help in finding a man suspected of a Christmas market gun attack in Strasbourg that killed three people, and left a fourth brain dead and 12 others wounded. Hundreds of security personnel are searching for Chérif Chekatt, 29, on both sides of the Franco-German border. […]

UK PM to join EU summit after surviving vote

UK PM to join EU summit after surviving vote

Media captionTheresa May: ‘We now need to get on with the job of delivering Brexit’ Theresa May is heading to Brussels for an EU summit, less than 24 hours after surviving a vote of confidence. The prime minister is seeking legally binding pledges from EU leaders on the Irish backstop – a key obstacle for […]

Deadly high-speed train crash in Ankara Turkey

Deadly high-speed train crash in Ankara Turkey

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The crash happened early in the morning A crash involving a high-speed train at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara has killed at least four people and injured more than 40, local media say. Images from the scene showed emergency services working to rescue people from badly damaged […]