Demostrators storm Macedonia parliament

Demostrators storm Macedonia parliament

Media captionA brawl broke out when protesters stormed the parliament in Skopje. Protesters stormed into Macedonia’s parliament on Thursday after an ethnic Albanian was elected as speaker. A brawl broke out injuring at least 10 people, including the Social Democrat leader Zoran Zaev, who was left with blood pouring down his face. The protesters, supporters […]

Brexit: Chancellor Merkel warns of UK ‘illusions’ over talks with EU

Brexit: Chancellor Merkel warns of UK ‘illusions’ over talks with EU

Image copyright Reuters Image caption German MPs frequently applauded Ms Merkel’s points about Brexit German Chancellor Angela Merkel says some British people have “illusions” about discussing the UK’s future ties with the EU at the same time as nailing down the UK’s Brexit terms. An EU-UK deal can only be discussed once the exit issues […]

France election: Teenagers protest at candidates Macron and Le Pen

France election: Teenagers protest at candidates Macron and Le Pen

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The banner reads: “Neither Macron nor FN. The uprising is now” Teenagers in Rennes and other French cities have held rallies or blocked schools in a protest against both presidential candidates. In a campaign tagged “We deserve better”, about 1,000 people came out in the western city to chant “neither […]

Russian spy ship Liman sinks off Turkey after collision with freighter

Russian spy ship Liman sinks off Turkey after collision with freighter

Media captionArchive footage of Russian spy ship which sank off Turkey A Russian spy ship has sunk off the Turkish coast after being breached in a collision with a freighter, with all its crew rescued, the Turkish coastal authority says. Russia confirmed earlier that the hull of the Liman, part of its Black Sea Fleet, […]

German soldier posed as Syrian refugee and ‘planned attack’

German soldier posed as Syrian refugee and ‘planned attack’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The German soldier did not speak Arabic but received refugee aid, reports say A German soldier who pretended to be a Syrian refugee and was allegedly planning a gun attack has been arrested in southern Germany. Prosecutors in Frankfurt said the 28-year-old suspect was motivated by a “xenophobic background”. A […]

Le Pen’s National Front ‘took 5m euros from EU’

Le Pen’s National Front ‘took 5m euros from EU’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Marine Le Pen is a fierce critic of the EU and sits in the European Parliament The far-right National Front (FN) of French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen may have defrauded the European Parliament of about €5m (£4m; $5.4m), EU sources say. It is more than twice the sum initially […]

France election: Macron heckled by pro-Le Pen workers

France election: Macron heckled by pro-Le Pen workers

Media captionFactory workers boo Mr Macron in Amiens French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has been heckled by factory workers in Amiens after a visit by his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen. Ms Le Pen upstaged her centrist rival earlier by turning up to speak to the workers as he met their union representatives a few […]

Turkey arrests 1,000 in raids targeting Gulen suspects

Turkey arrests 1,000 in raids targeting Gulen suspects

Image copyright Reuters Image caption More than 3,000 people, mainly police, were being targeted in Wednesday’s raids Police have arrested 1,000 people suspected of being part of a movement blamed for the failed 2016 coup. Another 2,200 were being sought as authorities targeted what they said was a secret structure within Turkey’s police force. Turkey […]

France arrests over Charlie Hebdo and kosher shop attacks

France arrests over Charlie Hebdo and kosher shop attacks

Image copyright AP Image caption Coulibaly demanded the Kouachi brothers who had just attacked the Charlie Hebdo offices be freed in exchange for the hostages he was holding at the kosher supermarket French police have made 10 arrests in connection to the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices and a kosher supermarket in Paris in […]

Arrests as Newcastle and West Ham raided in £5m tax probe

Arrests as Newcastle and West Ham raided in £5m tax probe

Image copyright Getty Images Newcastle United and West Ham United’s grounds have been raided in a fraud investigation, resulting in several arrests. HMRC said it deployed 180 officers across the UK and France, and several men working within professional football had been held. It searched premises in the north east and south east of England. […]