Catalan separatists

Spanish PM accuses Catalan separatists of ‘blackmail’

Barcelona (AFP) - Spain's prime minister accused Catalonia's separatist government of blackmail on Monday after a newspaper reported it planned to declare independence unless...
French President Emmanuel Macron

Macron takes power as French president

Paris (AFP) - Emmanuel Macron became France's youngest ever president on Sunday, promising at his inauguration to restore the country's lost confidence and relaunch...
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Russia’s interior ministry says computers hit by ‘virus attack’

Moscow (AFP) - Russia's interior ministry said Friday that some of its computers had been hit by a "virus attack" amid reports of major...
Costa Concordia cruise liner

Concordia shipwreck captain jailed as appeal fails

Rome (AFP) - The captain of the doomed Costa Concordia cruise liner turned himself in Friday after Italy's highest court upheld his 16-year prison...
British hospitals hit by cyber attacks

British hospitals hit by cyber attacks

London (AFP) - Several British hospitals were hit by cyber attacks on Friday, the country's health service said, forcing some to divert ambulances to...
migrants

Anxiety mounts as Italy moves to get more migrants out

Rome (AFP) - Behind the high fences of the repatriation centre at Ponte Galeria, just down the road from Rome's Fiumicino airport, dozens of...
Canadian soldiers

More troops deployed as Canada braces for worse flooding

Montreal (Canada) (AFP) - With heavy rains persisting and waters still rising over much of waterlogged eastern Canada, the nation's military on Sunday tripled...
Adele

UK super-rich got richer despite Brexit: rich list

London (AFP) - Britain's super-rich "kept calm and carried on making billions" despite worries about Brexit, according to The Sunday Times newspaper's Rich List...
Russian President Vladimir Putin during an official visit to Tokyo

Putin backs check into Chechen gay attacks after Merkel plea

Moscow (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday backed an official check into reported brutal attacks on gay men in Chechnya in his...
France's presidential election candidates Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen

French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron files complaint over ‘offshore account’ claims

Paris (AFP) - French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron filed a legal complaint Thursday after his far-right rival Marine Le Pen repeated online rumours that...
Czech PM Sobotka

Czech PM Sobotka quits amid high-stakes row with finance minister

Prague (AFP) - Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka announced his shock resignation Tuesday in a high-stakes row with billionaire finance minister, Andrej Babis, a...
OSCE monitors work near Lugansk

OSCE limits Ukraine patrols after American’s death

Kiev (AFP) - The OSCE said Friday it was limiting its patrols of Ukraine's eastern war zone after the death of a US paramedic...

Germany sees rise in political crimes by foreigners

Berlin (AFP) - Germany recorded a sharp rise in politically motivated crimes by foreigners including jihadists and Kurdish militants last year, a trend branded...

German Jews fear growing Muslim anti-Semitism: report

Berlin (AFP) - Jews in Germany say they feel a "growing threat" of anti-Semitism, especially from Muslims but also from xenophobic far-right groups, a...
Police check passersby near the Champs Elysees

Fears shroud French election after Champs Elysees attack

Paris (AFP) - The killing of a policeman on Paris's Champs Elysees claimed by the Islamic State group rocked France's presidential race Friday with...

Berlin deports Serbian killer of Turkish-German civic ‘heroine’

Wiesbaden (Germany) (AFP) - Germany on Thursday deported to his native Serbia a man whose killing of a young Turkish-German woman sparked nationwide outrage. Student...

Facing death for being gay, men flee Russia’s Chechnya

Moscow (AFP) - Ilya looks tired and drawn. After being beaten and tortured by men in military uniform in Russia's Chechnya region, he fled...
Russian security forces

Alleged Russia metro blast organiser denies masterminding attack

Moscow (AFP) - A man detained as a suspected organiser of the Saint Petersburg metro bombing denied Tuesday that he helped mastermind the attack,...
Rescue crews

Five die as light aircraft crashes in Portugal

Lisbon (AFP) - Five people died when a Swiss-registered light aircraft crashed into a supermarket warehouse in the Lisbon suburbs on Monday, rescue services...
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