Brexit: EU’s Juncker urges Belgian citizenship for UK staff

Brexit: EU’s Juncker urges Belgian citizenship for UK staff

Image copyright AFP Image caption British expats in Brussels don’t want to lose the rights they currently enjoy The EU Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, has urged Belgium to grant citizenship to British EU staff worried about their post-Brexit status. About 1,100 UK citizens work for the EU in Brussels and Luxembourg. Mr Juncker called Belgium […]

German Red Cross nurse kidnapped in Somalia

German Red Cross nurse kidnapped in Somalia

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Kidnappers snatched the nurse from inside this ICRC compound in Mogadishu A German nurse working for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was kidnapped in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, the aid group said. She was seized by unknown armed men from inside the ICRC compound at 20:00 local time […]

Armenia crisis: Opposition leader suspends nationwide protests

Armenia crisis: Opposition leader suspends nationwide protests

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Nikol Pashinyan has called on his supporters to practise civil disobedience Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan has suspended nationwide protests after the governing Republican Party indicated it would support his bid to be interim prime minister. The demonstrations brought much of Armenia to a standstill on Wednesday. Mr Pashinyan told […]

Eta: Basque group disbands but leaves deep wounds for Spain

Eta: Basque group disbands but leaves deep wounds for Spain

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than half Eta’s 800 victims were members of Spain’s Civil Guard For Spain this is the end of an era. Separatist group Eta has formally announced it is disbanding, almost exactly 50 years after claiming its first victim. A ceremony is set to take place later this week […]

Armenia crisis: Protesters bring cities to standstill after vote

Armenia crisis: Protesters bring cities to standstill after vote

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters of all ages returned to Republic Square in the capital as Armenians responded to a call for a general strike Tens of thousands of supporters of Armenia’s protest leader, Nikol Pashinyan, have responded to his call for civil disobedience, blocking key roads and government buildings. He has led weeks […]

Armenia crisis: Opposition leader urges strike after losing PM vote

Armenia crisis: Opposition leader urges strike after losing PM vote

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Nikol Pashinyan said the Republican Party had “declared war” on the Armenian people Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan has called for a general strike on Wednesday after the governing Republican Party voted against his election as interim prime minister. Addressing tens of thousands of supporters massed in the capital Yerevan, […]

Armenia crisis: Opposition leader Pashinyan fails in bid to be PM

Armenia crisis: Opposition leader Pashinyan fails in bid to be PM

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Nikol Pashinyan has said he will rid Armenia of corruption Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan has failed in his bid to become interim prime minister. MPs narrowly voted against the move, even though Mr Pashinyan is the only candidate for the post. Addressing parliament moments before the vote, he told […]

Armenia crisis: Opposition leader Pashinyan faces PM vote

Armenia crisis: Opposition leader Pashinyan faces PM vote

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Nikol Pashinyan has said he will rid Armenia of corruption Armenia’s parliament is set to decide whether to back opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan as prime minister as his supporters rally in the capital. Mr Pashinyan, who has led weeks of anti-government protests that forced former Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan to […]

Caruana Galizia: Malta journalist murder suspects ‘tipped off’

Caruana Galizia: Malta journalist murder suspects ‘tipped off’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Daphne Caruana Galizia published scathing reports alleging official corruption A Maltese MP has accused a police sergeant of tipping off suspects in the murder of a prominent investigative journalist of their impending arrest. Jason Azzopardi, also a lawyer for Daphne Caruana Galizia’s family in the case against the three men, […]

Alps deaths: Skiers, climbers and guide perish in bad weather

Alps deaths: Skiers, climbers and guide perish in bad weather

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police said the biggest group became stuck outside overnight in the Pigne d’Arolla area Seven skiers, two climbers and a guide have died in five separate incidents after bad weather swept through the Alps region on Sunday. Five skiing victims, from France, Italy and Germany, were among a group of […]