Russia’s Aeroflot airline accused of ‘sex discrimination’

Russia’s Aeroflot airline accused of ‘sex discrimination’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Aeroflot flight attendants: The company sees them as Russia’s “business card” Russia’s flagship carrier Aeroflot is fighting a legal battle with several of its female flight attendants who say it favours slim and attractive cabin crew. A Moscow court on Tuesday rejected a sex discrimination claim by stewardess Irina Ierusalimskaya. […]

New evidence in France of harm from epilepsy drug valproate

New evidence in France of harm from epilepsy drug valproate

Image copyright PA A drug given to pregnant women for epilepsy and bipolar disorder caused “serious malformations” in up to 4,100 children, a French study suggests. Mothers treated with valproate for epilepsy were up to four times likelier to give birth to a malformed child, the preliminary study found. Introduced in France in 1967, valproate […]

TV presenter cleared of Malta assault

TV presenter cleared of Malta assault

Image copyright PA Image caption The BBC wildlife presenter said he was charged after he and TV crew were set upon by two men TV presenter Chris Packham has been cleared of assault during filming for a documentary on illegal bird trapping on the island of Gozo. Packham, 55, appeared in a Maltese court following […]

Corbyn vows to ‘change UK election’s course’

Corbyn vows to ‘change UK election’s course’

Media captionJeremy Corbyn: “I don’t play by the establishment’s rules” Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to “overturn the rigged system” by putting power and wealth back in the hands of “the people”. In his first major general election speech, he said 8 June’s poll was not a “foregone conclusion” and Labour could defy the […]

MPs back May’s call for snap UK election

MPs back May’s call for snap UK election

Media captionThe moment when the vote is announced for an early general election. Campaigning is under way after the House of Commons backed Theresa May’s call for a general election on 8 June. MPs voted by 522 votes to 13 – with Labour and Lib Dem helping secure the two-thirds majority needed to bring forward […]

Donald Tusk slams Poland intelligence probe as ‘witch-hunt’

Donald Tusk slams Poland intelligence probe as ‘witch-hunt’

Image copyright EPA Image caption European Union flags were much in evidence amid the crowds of supporters who met Mr Tusk as he arrived in Poland The feud between the European Council president and the ruling party in his native Poland has intensified as he arrived in the country denouncing a “witch-hunt” against him. Donald […]

Mallorca diver survives 60 hours in air bubble

Mallorca diver survives 60 hours in air bubble

Image copyright Twitter/@112IllesBalears Image caption Xisco Gracia, who spent more than two days in the cave, was pictured as he emerged A Spanish diver who survived 60 hours in an underground air pocket has described how he began to hallucinate as the oxygen ran out. Xisco Gracia became trapped in a cave in Mallorca on […]

St Petersburg attack: Tenth suspect detained

St Petersburg attack: Tenth suspect detained

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Abror Azimov is suspected of planning the attack A 10th person suspected of involvement in an attack on the St Petersburg metro earlier this month has been detained, Russian security officials say. Akram Azimov is said to be the older brother of Abror Azimov, the suspected planner who was arrested […]

EU agencies to leave London after Brexit, says Commission

EU agencies to leave London after Brexit, says Commission

Image copyright EBA Image caption The banking authority employs 159 highly specialised staff in London Two EU agencies employing more than 1,000 in London will definitely move to the continent, despite UK attempts to keep them after Brexit, officials say. The British government said this week that their location would be decided during Brexit talks. […]

Rescue bid in Black Sea as ship splits in two

Rescue bid in Black Sea as ship splits in two

A cargo ship with 12 people on board has gone down in heavy seas in the Kerch Strait off the Russian Black Sea coast. Rescue crews reached the scene early on Wednesday and officials said one person was pulled to safety. The fate of the other crew was unclear. Russia’s marine agency said the 3,500-tonne […]

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