‘Yellow-vest’ protesters defy government to gather in Paris

‘Yellow-vest’ protesters defy government to gather in Paris

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Five weekends of protests have dented the French economy “Yellow vest” protesters have gathered in Paris and other cities for a fifth consecutive Saturday of demonstrations. About 69,000 police have been mobilised across France to prevent a repeat of the violence of previous weeks. The movement, initially against a […]

‘Forge Brexit consensus,’ UK MPs urged

‘Forge Brexit consensus,’ UK MPs urged

Image copyright Getty Images MPs across the parties should try to “forge a consensus” over Brexit, the work and pensions secretary has said. In the Daily Mail, Amber Rudd wrote: “Brexit is in danger of getting stuck.” Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said it would be possible to get “a version” of the prime minister’s Brexit […]

Ukraine Orthodox priests to establish independent church

Ukraine Orthodox priests to establish independent church

Image copyright EPA Image caption Many Ukrainians welcomed Constantinople’s ruling earlier this year, holding a prayer in Kiev Ukrainian Orthodox priests are due to hold a historic council in Kiev to create a new national church – a move condemned as schism by Russian clergy. This comes after the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, the spiritual […]

‘Forge Brexit consensus,’ UK MPs urged

‘Forge Brexit consensus,’ UK MPs urged

Image copyright Getty Images MPs across the political divide should “abandon outrage” and attempt to “forge a consensus” over Brexit, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has said. In the Daily Mail, Ms Rudd wrote: “Brexit is in danger of getting stuck”. It comes after the PM’s bid to make her Brexit deal more acceptable […]

Strasbourg Christmas market shooting: Fourth victim dies

Strasbourg Christmas market shooting: Fourth victim dies

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The French president lays a flower at a monument for the victims in Strasbourg A fourth victim has died following the gun attack on the Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg, the Paris prosecutor’s office has said. He was named as Italian journalist Antonio Megalizzi by Italy’s PM. […]

No sexual consent means rape, Spain told by legal panel

No sexual consent means rape, Spain told by legal panel

Image copyright Reuters Image caption This year Spain has seen mass protests against gender-based violence Spanish law will be toughened to define any non-consensual sexual act as “assault” or “rape” instead of “sexual abuse”, experts have decided. A panel of legal experts was set up by the government after protests when five men were cleared […]

No renegotiation on Brexit, EU tells May

No renegotiation on Brexit, EU tells May

Image copyright AFP European Union leaders have said the Brexit withdrawal agreement is “not open for renegotiation”, despite appeals from Theresa May. She wanted legal assurances on the Irish backstop to help her deal get through Parliament, after she delayed a Commons vote in anticipation of defeat. The PM said the deal was “at risk” […]

Strasbourg Christmas market attacker Chekatt shot dead

Strasbourg Christmas market attacker Chekatt shot dead

Image copyright Reuters Image caption French special forces secure the area where Chekatt was shot French police have shot dead the man who attacked Strasbourg’s Christmas market on Tuesday, the interior minister has said. A police unit came across Cherif Chekatt in a Strasbourg street and shot him after he opened fire. Three people have […]

Strasbourg Christmas market attacker shot dead

Strasbourg Christmas market attacker shot dead

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A police operation was launched in the Meinau area of Strasbourg on Thursday evening French police have shot dead the man said to have attacked Strasbourg’s Christmas market on Tuesday, the interior minister has said. Cherif Chekatt had been on the run since the attack. Three people have died following […]

Strasbourg shootings: Armed police mount operation in Neudorf district

Strasbourg shootings: Armed police mount operation in Neudorf district

Image copyright EPA Image caption Parts of the southern Strasbourg suburb of Neudorf were closed off by police on Thursday afternoon Police in the French city of Strasbourg have carried out a security operation in the district of Neudorf as they continue their hunt for the gunman who killed three people on Tuesday. Cherif Chekatt, […]

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