Personal albums of the Red Baron’s Nazi cousin for sale

The collection is being auctioned by Dickins Auctioneers in Buckinghamshire and is expected to fetch up to £20,000. Von Richthofen commanded the Condor Legion, the flag of which is seen here. It infamously bombed Guernica during the Spanish civil war, killing hundreds. In 1941, von Richthofen commanded a Luftwaffe division during Operation Barbarossa – the […]

Russia jails protests leader Alexei Navalny for 15 days

Russia jails protests leader Alexei Navalny for 15 days

Image copyright AFP Image caption Alexei Navalny (left) called for nationwide protests over alleged government corruption Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been jailed for 15 days for resisting police orders during mass protests on Sunday. Mr Navalny was among several hundred people who were detained in connection with the rallies across the country. The […]

Russia protests leader Alexei Navalny jailed for 15 days

Russia protests leader Alexei Navalny jailed for 15 days

Image copyright AFP Image caption Alexei Navalny (left) called for nationwide protests over alleged government corruption Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been jailed for 15 days for resisting police orders during mass protests on Sunday. Mr Navalny was one of hundreds of people who were detained across the country in connection with the rallies. […]

French Neo-Nazi group goes on trial in Amiens

French Neo-Nazi group goes on trial in Amiens

Image copyright AFP Image caption Serge Ayoub (C) has for years led a series of far-right groups in northern France Eighteen people are going on trial in the northern French city of Amiens over a series of offences by a neo-Nazi gang known as the White Wolves Klan. Among those due to appear in court […]

Dutch train crash near Harlingen leaves two dead

Dutch train crash near Harlingen leaves two dead

Image copyright Twitter Image caption Local media in the northern province of Friesland said there was another crash at the same place last month Two people have been killed in a collision between a train and a car near the Dutch town of Harlingen. An adult and a child were killed when the car was […]

Voting starts in Europe for Turkish referendum

Voting starts in Europe for Turkish referendum

Image copyright EPA Image caption A man casts his vote in Cologne, Germany, on Monday Turkish citizens in six European countries have started to vote in a referendum, the campaign for which has caused an international dispute. Voters are choosing whether to move Turkey from a parliamentary republic to a presidential one, boosting President Recep […]

Russia protests: Opposition leader Navalny and hundreds of others held

Media captionSteve Rosenberg: “The police have been telling the crowd this is an illegal meeting” Russia’s main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, has been arrested at an anti-corruption protest he organised in the capital, Moscow. Thousands of people joined rallies nationwide, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev over corruption allegations. At least 500 […]

Merkel’s party wins in Saarland bellwether vote for Germany

Merkel’s party wins in Saarland bellwether vote for Germany

Image copyright AFP Image caption Chancellor Angela Merkel – hoping for a fourth term German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party easily won a state election in Saarland, which was closely watched ahead of September’s national vote. Her centre-right Christian Democrats (CDU) took 40.7%, comfortably seeing off a challenge by the Social Democrats (SPD), who secured 29.6%. […]

Russia protests: Opposition leader Navalny and hundreds others arrested

Media captionSteve Rosenberg: “The police have been telling the crowd this is an illegal meeting” Russia’s main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, has been arrested at an anti-corruption protest he organised in the capital, Moscow. Thousands of people joined rallies nationwide, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev over corruption allegations. At least 500 […]

Merkel set for success in Saarland bellwether vote for Germany

Merkel set for success in Saarland bellwether vote for Germany

Image copyright AFP Image caption Chancellor Angela Merkel – hoping for a fourth term Exit polls suggest German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right party has won state elections in Saarland, ahead of September’s national vote. Her Christian Democrats (CDU) are on course to take 41%, comfortably seeing off a challenge by the Social Democrats (SPD), projected […]