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Russia protests: EU demands release of detainees

Russia protests: EU demands release of detainees

Image copyright AFP Image caption Alexei Navalny, detained on Sunday, is now appearing in court The European Union has demanded the release “without delay” of hundreds of people detained in protests across Russia on Sunday. The US state department said protesters should be able to “exercise their rights without fear of retribution”. The protesters urged […]

Merkel’s party wins in Saarland bellwether vote for Germany

Merkel’s party wins in Saarland bellwether vote for Germany

Image copyright AFP Image caption Chancellor Angela Merkel – hoping for a fourth term German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party easily won a state election in Saarland, which was closely watched ahead of September’s national vote. Her centre-right Christian Democrats (CDU) took 40.7%, comfortably seeing off a challenge by the Social Democrats (SPD), who secured 29.6%. […]

Russia protests: Opposition leader Navalny and hundreds others arrested

Russia protests: Opposition leader Navalny and hundreds others arrested

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Alexei Navalny was taken by police officers during a rally in central Moscow Russia’s main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, has been arrested at an anti-corruption protest he organised in the capital, Moscow. Thousands of people joined rallies nationwide, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev over corruption allegations. […]

Merkel set for success in Saarland bellwether vote for Germany

Merkel set for success in Saarland bellwether vote for Germany

Image copyright AFP Image caption Chancellor Angela Merkel – hoping for a fourth term Exit polls suggest German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right party has won state elections in Saarland, ahead of September’s national vote. Her Christian Democrats (CDU) are on course to take 41%, comfortably seeing off a challenge by the Social Democrats (SPD), projected […]

Alexei Navalny, Russian opposition leader, arrested in Moscow

Alexei Navalny, Russian opposition leader, arrested in Moscow

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Navalny was taken by police officers during a rally in central Moscow Russia’s main opposition leader, Alexei Navanly, has been arrested at an anti-corruption protest he organised in the capital, Moscow, witnesses say. Protesters tried to prevent a police van from taking him away. Navalny is known for his anti-corruption […]

Germany’s Saarland state in bellwether vote for Merkel

Germany’s Saarland state in bellwether vote for Merkel

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chancellor Angela Merkel – hoping for a fourth term An election in the German state of Saarland is being closely watched for signs of how Chancellor Angela Merkel might do in September’s national poll. It is governed by a coalition of her Christian Democrats and the Social Democrats as […]

EU summit: Leaders stress unity on Rome anniversary

EU summit: Leaders stress unity on Rome anniversary

Image copyright EPA Image caption Angela Merkel was among the 27 EU leaders to sign a declaration European Union leaders have stressed the need for unity at a celebration in the Italian capital marking 60 years since the Treaty of Rome was signed. Twenty-seven European Union countries, not including the UK, signed a new declaration […]

Trump’s ex-national security adviser ‘discussed Gulen removal’

Trump’s ex-national security adviser ‘discussed Gulen removal’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Flynn denies discussing anything illegal President Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, discussed removing from the US a Muslim cleric wanted by Turkey, according to ex-CIA director James Woolsey. Turkey accuses the cleric, Fethullah Gulen, of orchestrating last July’s failed coup. In a video interview, Mr Woolsey told […]

Belarus protesters defy ban to march against ‘parasite tax’

Belarus protesters defy ban to march against ‘parasite tax’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The protest took place on the 99th anniversary of the proclamation of the short-lived Belarussian People’s Republic Thousands of people have defied a ban to protest in Belarus against a so-called “social parasites” tax on the under-employed. Protesters shouted “fascists!” at riot police. Dozens of activists and journalists have been […]

Italy sex case dropped because woman ‘did not scream’

Italy sex case dropped because woman ‘did not scream’

Image copyright kieferpix/getty Image caption The alleged victim said she had “blocked out” what was happening (file photo) Italy’s justice minister has said he will investigate after a court acquitted a man of sexually assaulting a woman because she did not scream. The court in Turin ruled last month that the woman saying “enough” to […]