Europe

France gets rap on knuckles over smacking children
A top rights body said Wednesday that France was in violation of a European treaty because it did not fully ban the smacking of children, reigniting debate...
More than 30 killed in coal mine blast in rebel-held east Ukraine
A blast at a coal mine in the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk has killed more than 30 people, a local official said on Wednesday, with dozens...
British property ‘safe haven’ for corrupt cash: campaigners
British property is a safe haven for money stolen from around the world, with tens of thousands of London properties owned by secretive companies, according...
Family of MH17 victims finally view wreckage of downed flight
Relatives of those killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed over eastern Ukraine visited a Dutch air base Tuesday to view the wreckage of the...
Slain Putin critic laid to rest in Moscow as EU slams ‘arbitrary’ funeral limits
Thousands of mourners on Tuesday filed past the coffin of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, bidding farewell to a charismatic activist whose...
UK’s Cameron says child sex abuse to be classified ‘national threat’
British Prime Minister David Cameron will make child sexual abuse a national priority on a par with organised crime on Tuesday, as he announces a series...
More than 6,000 killed in ‘merciless devastation’ in Ukraine: UN
The U.N. human rights office reported a “serious escalation” in the conflict in Ukraine since 2015 began.¬†Speaking in Geneva at the presentation...
Thousands of Russians march to mourn murdered Putin critic Nemtsov
Thousands of opposition supporters have gathered in Moscow to march in memory of Russia’s former deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov, who was a fierce...
Italian anti-euro, anti-immigrant party holds mass rally in Rome
The rising star of the Italian right, Matteo Salvini, led a mass rally in support of his anti-immigration, anti-EU Northern League party in central Rome...
UK’s first ‘anti-Islamisation’ rally dwarfed by counter-demonstration
An estimated 375 people turned out for the Germany-based PEGIDA movement’s first demonstration in Britain on Saturday, but were outnumbered by a...
Italian anti-euro, anti-immigrant party holds rally in Rome
The rising star of the Italian right, Matteo Salvini, led a mass rally in support of his anti-immigration, anti-EU Northern League party in central Rome...
'We are all Nemtsov': Stunned Russians mourn murder of Putin critic
Thousands of stunned Russians laid flowers and lit candles on Saturday on the bridge where opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was shot dead near the Kremlin,...
Jailed Kurd rebel leader calls on militants to attend talks with Turkey
Jailed militant leader Abdullah Ocalan called on his followers to attend a conference on disarmament, according to a statement on Saturday, a crucial step...
Shot in the back: Critic of Putin murdered on streets of Moscow
Boris Nemtsov, the former Russian deputy prime minister and fierce critic of Vladimir Putin, has died after being shot four times by a passing car in Moscow.
Shot in the back: Outspoken critic of Putin gunned down on streets of Moscow
Boris Nemtsov, the former Russian deputy prime minister and fierce critic of Vladimir Putin, has died after being shot four times by a passing car in Moscow.
Greek prime minister rules out third bailout
Greece’s new radical left government has no intention of seeking another bailout deal from international creditors and will spend coming months trying...
Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow
Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic former deputy prime minister turned Russian opposition leader, was shot and killed in Moscow Saturday, officials said.
Huge majority in German Parliament to approve Greece bailout extension
Germany’s Parliament overwhelmingly approved the four-month extension of Greece’s financial bailout on Friday, despite unease over the new...
Huge majority of German Parliament approves Greece’s bailout extension
Germany’s Parliament overwhelmingly approved the four-month extension of Greece’s financial bailout on Friday, despite unease over the new...
Ukraine says pulling back arms as UN plans emergency session
Ukraine’s military said it had started withdrawing heavy weapons from the frontline, bolstering a stuttering peace plan as the UN Security Council...
Ukraine, rebels start pulling back heavy weapons in the east
Warring parties in Ukraine took a major stride toward quelling unrest in the country’s east Thursday with the declared start of a supervised withdrawal...
Austrian law rules imams must be able to speak German
Austria’s parliament has passed a bill amending historical laws on Muslim organisations which will ban foreign sources of financing and require imams...
After mystery, Al-Jazeera journalists arrested for flying drone in Paris
Unidentified drones have been spotted in the skies above Paris for a second night as authorities seek to determine whether the aircraft pose a security...
Book used by Henry VIII to annul marriage and break with Rome found in library
A book that helped Henry VIII build his case against the pope and annul his first marriage has been found in a library at an English country home.
Mystery deepens as unidentified drones reappear over Paris
Unidentified drones have been spotted in the skies above Paris for a second night as authorities seek to determine whether the aircraft pose a security...
Greece clears key hurdle to extend bailout but doubts remain
Greece cleared a major hurdle Tuesday in its ongoing battle to remain solvent as its European creditors approved a 4-month extension to its financial bailout...
Greece delivers bailout proposals to its bailout creditors: EU Commission
Greece’s left-wing government has delivered a list of reforms Tuesday to debt inspectors for final approval of extended rescue loans, officials from...
Putin says war is “unlikely”, ponders next move on Ukraine
Vladimir Putin has said war between Russia and Ukraine is “unlikely”.
Hurry up and wait: Greece delays sending reforms to euro zone till Tuesday
Greece will present its economic reform plans to the euro zone on Tuesday, a government official said, missing a Monday deadline for the list which is...
War with Ukraine ‘unlikely’, says Putin
In an interview on state television, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he does not think”such an apocalyptic scenario” would happen, and...

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