France bans captive breeding of dolphins and killer whales

France bans captive breeding of dolphins and killer whales

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pools for animals such as bottlenose dolphins must also be made significantly bigger under the rules France has banned the breeding in captivity of dolphins and killer whales, in a move hailed by campaigners as a major victory. The government also banned the keeping of all whales, dolphins and […]

Seamus Ruddy’s family have ‘mixed emotions’ after human remains find

Seamus Ruddy’s family have ‘mixed emotions’ after human remains find

Image caption A forensic tent has been placed at the site where human remains were found in Foret Domaniale, Rouen The family of the Disappeared victim, Seamus Ruddy, have expressed mixed emotions after human remains were found during a new search for him in France. Mr Ruddy, 33, was murdered and secretly buried in 1985 […]

French election: Hollande vows ‘response’ to Macron hack attack

French election: Hollande vows ‘response’ to Macron hack attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption Strict election rules are now in place ahead of Sunday’s vote French President Fran├žois Hollande has promised to “respond” after a hacking attack targeted presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron. He gave no further details but said he knew of the risks of such attacks because they had “happened elsewhere”. The French […]

Remains found in search for N Ireland Disappeared

Remains found in search for N Ireland Disappeared

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption Seamus Ruddy was working as a teacher in Paris when he was abducted and murdered Human remains have been found at the site in northern France where a search has been taking place for the body of Seamus Ruddy, one of the Disappeared. News that human remains had been uncovered […]

Poland march: Thousands protest against ‘curbs on democracy’

Poland march: Thousands protest against ‘curbs on democracy’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Demonstrators called it a “freedom march” and sang the national anthem Thousands of Polish opposition supporters have been marching in Warsaw to protest against what they see as curbs on democracy imposed by the governing party. The opposition Civic Platform (PO) has accused the Law and Justice Party (PiS) of […]

Stephen Fry faces blasphemy probe after God comments

Stephen Fry faces blasphemy probe after God comments

Image copyright PA Police in the Republic of Ireland have launched an investigation after a viewer claimed comments made by Stephen Fry on a TV show were blasphemous. Officers are understood to be examining whether the British comedian committed a criminal offence under the Defamation Act when he appeared on RTE in 2015. Fry had […]

50,000 face evacuation in Hannover over World War Two bombs

50,000 face evacuation in Hannover over World War Two bombs

Image copyright AFP Image caption Bombs from World War Two are still being found in Hannover 70 years on Around 50,000 people in Hannover will be evacuated from their homes on Sunday while experts defuse five World War Two bombs. The operation is the second largest of its kind carried out in Germany, and will […]

French election: Emmanuel Macron condemns ‘massive’ hack attack

French election: Emmanuel Macron condemns ‘massive’ hack attack

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Campaigning has ended ahead of Sunday’s vote The campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron says it has been the target of a “massive hacking attack” after a trove of documents was released online. The campaign said that genuine files were mixed up with fake ones in order to confuse […]

Macron condemns ‘massive’ hacking attack as documents leaked

Macron condemns ‘massive’ hacking attack as documents leaked

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Campaigning has ended ahead of Sunday’s vote The campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron says it has been the target of a “massive hacking attack” after a trove of documents was released online. The campaign said that genuine files were mixed up with fake ones in order to confuse […]

French election: Security alerts as campaigning ends

French election: Security alerts as campaigning ends

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Greenpeace stunt caught police off guard Separate security alerts in and around Paris have marred the final day of campaigning ahead of Sunday’s French presidential election. A suspected radical Islamist possessing weapons and a pledge of allegiance to IS was arrested north of the capital. And Greenpeace activists scaled […]