Munich shooting: Officer critically injured with police gun

Munich shooting: Officer critically injured with police gun

Media captionThere was a heavy police presence at Unterföhring S-Bahn station in Munich A 26-year-old policewoman is fighting for her life after being shot in the head when a man grabbed a police gun at a suburban station in Munich. She shot back, wounding the gunman lightly. He is now in custody. Police said it […]

London could lose EU euro clearing role

London could lose EU euro clearing role

Image copyright Getty Images The European Union has revealed a draft law to give it the power to move the lucrative euro clearing business out of London and keep it in the EU after Britain leaves the Union in 2019. London currently processes three-quarters of the trade in this financial sector, providing thousands of jobs. […]

Cristiano Ronaldo accused of tax evasion

Cristiano Ronaldo accused of tax evasion

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cristiano Ronaldo playing for Real Madrid during the Champions League final Spanish prosecutors have accused the Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding the authorities of millions of euros in tax. The prosecutor’s office in Madrid says it has filed a lawsuit against the Portuguese player. He is accused […]

Berlin migrant jailed for fire attack on homeless man

Berlin migrant jailed for fire attack on homeless man

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption All of the men linked to the attack came to Berlin as asylum seekers A young migrant who set fire to a homeless man at a Berlin underground station on Christmas Day last year has been jailed for nearly three years. The 21-year-old was among a group of seven […]

Hungary approves strict regulations on foreign-funded NGOs

Hungary approves strict regulations on foreign-funded NGOs

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Activists have held protests in Hungary against the law Hungary’s parliament has approved a law imposing strict regulations on foreign-funded non-government organisations. The new rules increase reporting requirements for the groups, which risk closure for non-compliance. Critics say the move is a crackdown on independent voices and an attempt to […]

Russia protests: Opposition leader Alexei Navalny sentenced

Russia protests: Opposition leader Alexei Navalny sentenced

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Alexei Navalny (right) intends to stand for the Russian presidency next year Russia’s opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to 30 days’ administrative arrest for repeatedly violating the law on staging rallies. He was detained at his home in Moscow earlier on Monday, ahead of anti-corruption demonstrations in […]

Greece earthquake hits Lesbos: Tremors felt in Istanbul and Athens

Greece earthquake hits Lesbos: Tremors felt in Istanbul and Athens

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rescue workers searched the rubble in Vrisa for victims of the earthquake A strong earthquake has struck off the Aegean coast of western Turkey and the Greek island of Lesbos, with tremors felt in Istanbul and Athens. The epicentre of the 6.3 magnitude quake was 5km (3 miles) south of […]

Russia protests: Hundreds detained at opposition rallies

Russia protests: Hundreds detained at opposition rallies

Media caption“Police are pulling people out at random” – BBC reporter at the scene Hundreds of people have been detained at anti-corruption rallies in Moscow and St Petersburg. Riot police in central Moscow were picking protesters out of the crowd at random, a BBC correspondent at the demonstration has said. Opposition leader Alexei Navalny was […]

Turkey earthquake: Tremors felt in Istanbul and Athens

Turkey earthquake: Tremors felt in Istanbul and Athens

Image copyright MANOLIS LAGOUTARIS Image caption Debris in the streets after buildings were damaged in the Greek town of Plomari A strong earthquake has struck off the Aegean coast of western Turkey and the Greek island of Lesbos, with tremors felt in Istanbul and Athens. The epicentre of the 6.3 magnitude quake was 5km (3 […]

Norway to ban full-face veil in nurseries, schools and universities

Norway to ban full-face veil in nurseries, schools and universities

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Critics say the law is not necessary because the niqab is not widely worn Norway is proposing a ban on the Muslim full face veil and other face-covering clothing because it says it hinders communication between pupils and teachers. The ban, the first in Scandinavia, targets the niqab as […]