Berlin truck attack: Police raid properties linked to mosque

Berlin truck attack: Police raid properties linked to mosque

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police raided more than 20 properties, mainly apartments German police have carried out raids across Berlin on properties linked to a mosque used by the Christmas market truck attacker, Anis Amri. A 460-strong police deployment searched apartments and two commercial premises. Six prison cells were also searched. The organisation which […]

French election: New claims over Le Pen FN funding

French election: New claims over Le Pen FN funding

Image copyright AFP Image caption Gael Nofri – a councillor in Nice – accuses the FN of corruption A former aide to the French far-right presidential candidate, Marine Le Pen, has made new allegations about fraudulent party financing. Gael Nofri said that in 2012 the National Front (FN) had recruited him into Ms Le Pen’s […]

France election: New claims over Le Pen FN funding

France election: New claims over Le Pen FN funding

Image copyright AFP Image caption Gael Nofri – a councillor in Nice – accuses the FN of corruption A former aide to the French far-right presidential candidate, Marine Le Pen, has made new allegations about fraudulent party financing. Gael Nofri said that in 2012 the National Front (FN) had recruited him into Ms Le Pen’s […]

London Stock Exchange/Deutsche Boerse merger in doubt

London Stock Exchange/Deutsche Boerse merger in doubt

Image copyright Getty Images The 29bn euro (£24.5bn) merger of the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse could collapse after the LSE said the deal was unlikely to be approved by the European Commission. The commission had ordered the LSE to sell its 60% stake in MTS, a fixed-income trading platform. However, the LSE said […]

Germany hate crime: Nearly 10 attacks a day on migrants in 2016

Germany hate crime: Nearly 10 attacks a day on migrants in 2016

Image copyright EPA Image caption Arson attacks on shelters used by asylum seekers are common in Germany Nearly 10 attacks were made on migrants in Germany every day in 2016, the interior ministry says. A total of 560 people were injured in the violence, including 43 children. Three-quarters of the attacks targeted migrants outside of […]

Boris Nemtsov killing: Supporters march in Moscow

Boris Nemtsov killing: Supporters march in Moscow

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Boris Nemtsov was a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin Thousands of people are marching in Moscow to remember Russian opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead outside the Kremlin in 2015. Nemtsov, a reformer, democrat and a deputy prime minister under former President Boris Yeltsin, was a fierce […]

Swedish asylum shelter in Vanersborg hit by blaze

Swedish asylum shelter in Vanersborg hit by blaze

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Residents were evacuated to a local gym Up to 20 people have been hurt in a fire at a shelter for asylum seekers in Sweden, officials say. Two residents were badly injured jumping from windows of the building in Vanersborg, about 80km (50 miles) north of Gothenburg. The cause […]

One dead, two injured in Heidelberg car attack

Media captionA passer-by filmed the moment police shot the attacker A man has died and two other people were hurt after a man drove into a pedestrian area in Heidelberg, Germany. The attacker, said to have been armed with a knife, was shot, injured and arrested by police in a brief standoff after fleeing the […]

Trump Paris jibe: Mayor uses Mickey Mouse to fight back

Trump Paris jibe: Mayor uses Mickey Mouse to fight back

Image copyright Reuters Paris’s mayor has hit back at US President Donald Trump’s negative remarks about the city, using Walt Disney characters. Anne Hidalgo tweeted a picture of herself with Mickey and Minnie Mouse celebrating the city’s “dynamism and spirit of openness”. French President Francois Hollande said such criticisms were “never good”. At a speech […]

James O’Connor and Ali Williams held on Paris cocaine charge

Image copyright AFP Image caption Williams (L) won the 2011 World Cup with the All Blacks; O’Connor was the second youngest player to debut for Australia Two former rugby internationals, New Zealander Ali Williams and Australian James O’Connor, have been arrested in Paris on drugs charges. The pair were caught buying cocaine near the Champs […]

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