French elections: Beleaguered Fillon hit by fresh scandals

French elections: Beleaguered Fillon hit by fresh scandals

Image copyright EPA Image caption Francois Fillon’s campaign has been hit by a series of scandals Beleaguered French presidential candidate Francois Fillon was put on the defensive again over the weekend following two fresh controversies. Mr Fillon’s party apologised on Saturday for tweeting a caricature of rival Emmanuel Macron that Mr Fillon admitted was anti-Semitic. […]

Turkey’s Erdogan warns Dutch will pay price for dispute

Turkey’s Erdogan warns Dutch will pay price for dispute

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Erdogan: “We will teach them international diplomacy” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned the Netherlands it will “pay the price” for harming ties after two of his ministers were barred. The two ministers were blocked from addressing Turkish expatriates in Rotterdam on Saturday, with one of them escorted […]

Spy agency warns MPs over Russian hacking

Spy agency warns MPs over Russian hacking

Image copyright Thinkstock Attacks by Russian hackers could threaten British democracy, GCHQ has warned politicians. The spy agency’s computer security chief has written to political parties offering advice on preventing hacks, according to The Sunday Times. US intelligence officials have accused the Kremlin of using cyber-attacks to influence the November election. But Foreign Secretary Boris […]

Italian confesses to burning homeless man alive over love row

Italian confesses to burning homeless man alive over love row

Image caption CCTV footage showed the assailant being nearly engulfed by the blaze An Italian who fatally set fire to a homeless man has confessed to murder, saying he was motivated by jealousy. Giuseppe Pecoraro admitted pouring petrol on Marcello Cimino and setting him alight outside a mission run by Capucin monks in Palermo, Sicily. […]

Iceland to end capital controls from 2008 financial crisis

Iceland to end capital controls from 2008 financial crisis

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The decision has been made by the government and Central Bank of Iceland Iceland will lift all capital controls on its citizens, businesses and pension funds from Tuesday. Capital controls, such as those to restrict money flowing in and out of the country, were imposed in 2008 after the […]

Turkey referendum: Clashes as Dutch expel minister

Media captionProtests erupted as the consulate in Rotterdam was blocked Dutch riot police have clashed with protesters in Rotterdam, amid a diplomatic row that saw a Turkish minister escorted out of the country. Water cannon and police on horseback were used to disperse about 1,000 people outside the Turkish consulate. The minister was trying to […]

Pardoned treason prisoner freed in Russia

Pardoned treason prisoner freed in Russia

Image copyright AP Image caption Oksana Sevastidi denies any wrongdoing A Russian woman sentenced to seven years in prison on treason charges and later pardoned by President Vladimir Putin has been released. Oksana Sevastidi left Moscow’s Lefortovo prison on Sunday morning. She was convicted last year over a 2008 text message to a friend in […]

Italy protests: Anti-EU leader’s visit sparks violence in Naples

Media captionProtesters clash with police in Italy Italian police have clashed with protesters in Naples amid a visit by the leader of the anti-immigrant Northern League party. Riot police fired tear gas and used water cannon against masked groups armed with Molotov cocktails, local media report. The protesters were marching through the southern city in […]

EU summit: Poland cries blackmail over subsidies

EU summit: Poland cries blackmail over subsidies

Image copyright EPA Image caption Poland’s PM Beata Szydlo fears being left behind in a multi-speed Europe Polish PM Beata Szydlo has accused the French president of trying to blackmail her country, in a row over Thursday’s re-election of EU leader Donald Tusk. At the end of an EU summit, she said it was unacceptable […]

VW pleads guilty to US emissions charges

VW pleads guilty to US emissions charges

Image copyright Getty Images Volkswagen has pleaded guilty to three charges as part of a $4.3bn (£3.5bn) agreement with the US regulators over the diesel emissions scandal. The German car maker has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud, obstruction of justice and entry of goods by false statement. VW general counsel Manfred Doess told […]

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