‘No address’ gift delivered in Ireland

‘No address’ gift delivered in Ireland

Image copyright Shane Crumlish Image caption The parcel contained a gift for Shane Crumlish’s wife A parcel with a barely legible address and unreadable name has been successfully delivered to its intended recipient in Ireland. Shane Crumlish, who lives in Carndonagh, said he was shocked that the parcel – a gift for his wife – […]

Catholic Church ‘an empire of misogyny’ – Mary McAleese

Catholic Church ‘an empire of misogyny’ – Mary McAleese

Image copyright RTÉ Image caption ‘The Catholic Church is one of the last great bastions of misogyny,’ says Mrs McAleese A former president of Ireland has criticised the Catholic Church as “an empire of misogyny”. Mary McAleese was speaking in Rome ahead of the Voices of Faith conference, which features prominent Catholic women from around […]

Kim Wall death: Inventor Peter Madsen goes on trial

Kim Wall death: Inventor Peter Madsen goes on trial

Image copyright AFP Image caption Peter Madsen is the only suspect in a case that has horrified Denmark Danish inventor Peter Madsen is due to go on trial over the death of Swedish journalist Kim Wall aboard his homemade submarine last August. He faces charges including murder, dismemberment and “sexual relations other than intercourse of […]

International Women’s Day: Trains cancelled as women strike

International Women’s Day: Trains cancelled as women strike

Image caption More than 100 high-speed AVE trains have been cancelled across Spain Many trains in Spain have been cancelled as workers prepare to strike to highlight gender inequalities on International Women’s Day. Three-hundred trains will not be operating on Thursday, the country’s transport ministry announced. A 24-hour strike, called by 10 unions, has been […]

France labour: Firms to be fined over gender pay gap

France labour: Firms to be fined over gender pay gap

Image copyright AFP Image caption Prime Minister Edouard Philippe hopes to push through a package of social reforms French companies caught discriminating against women over pay will be given three years to close the gap or face fines under new labour proposals. The government revealed the planned crackdown to unions and employers on Wednesday, giving […]

German far-right terror group members jailed for attacks

German far-right terror group members jailed for attacks

Image copyright EPA Image caption Some defendants hid their faces with clothing during the trial A German court has jailed eight members of the far-right group called Freital, for a number of crimes including attempted murder and terror offences. Prosecutors said the group’s members attempted to create a “climate of fear” with a series of […]

Kosovo-Serbia row makes Europe clocks go slow

Kosovo-Serbia row makes Europe clocks go slow

Image caption Electric clocks have been running slow due to an energy dispute Are you running late for work and blaming your electric alarm clock? The real reason may lie in a dispute between Kosovo and Serbia, which has affected Europe’s power grid. Entsoe, the body representing electricity transmission operators across 25 European countries, said […]

Russian spy: ‘More known’ about substance involved

Russian spy: ‘More known’ about substance involved

Image copyright EPA/ Yulia Skripal/Facebook Image caption Mr Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, are in a critical condition in hospital More is known about the substance used in the suspected poisoning of a former Russian double agent and his daughter, the home secretary has said. Speaking after chairing a meeting of the government’s […]

Mario Balotelli condemns Italy’s first black senator

Mario Balotelli condemns Italy’s first black senator

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Mario Balotelli made the criticisms on Instagram Italian footballer Mario Balotelli has attacked the country’s first black senator in an online post. Toni Iwobi was elected on Sunday for the anti-immigration Lega party. “Maybe I’m blind or perhaps they have not told him yet that he is black. But shame!!!” […]

Belgium sexism law: Man who insulted officer first to be convicted

Belgium sexism law: Man who insulted officer first to be convicted

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The female officer had stopped the man for suspected traffic violations (file photo) A man who insulted a female police officer because of her gender has become the first person to be convicted of sexism in a public space in Belgium. The man, who has not been named, was […]