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Denmark’s ‘migrant confiscation law’ yields little cash

Denmark’s ‘migrant confiscation law’ yields little cash

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than 5,000 asylum-seekers have arrived in Denmark this year – but police only made four cash confiscations A controversial Danish law allowing asylum-seekers’ assets to be confiscated has reaped only 117,600 kroner (£14,000; $17,500) for the state, police figures show. Cash has been seized four times since the […]

Parents in Spain go on homework strike

Parents in Spain go on homework strike

Image copyright Reuters Image caption They spend longer hours bent over their homework, but does it amount to better results for Spanish students? Thousands of parents in Spain are going on strike against state schools this weekend over the large amount of homework given to their children. Students from 12,000 schools nationwide will be told […]

Putin unveils ‘provocative’ Moscow statue of St Vladimir

Putin unveils ‘provocative’ Moscow statue of St Vladimir

Image copyright EPA Image caption The statue has caused outrage in Ukraine, which claims Prince Vladimir as one of its own, and where he adorns one of the country’s banknotes Russian President Vladimir Putin has unveiled a controversial statue to his namesake – St Vladimir – in Moscow. Also known as Vladimir the Great, the […]

Brexit: May ‘confident’ of winning Article 50 case appeal

Brexit: May ‘confident’ of winning Article 50 case appeal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker spoke by telephone Theresa May has said she is “confident” that the government will win its appeal against a High Court ruling on triggering Brexit talks. She told European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and Germany’s Angela Merkel she was committed to triggering Article 50 […]

Indonesia protest: Jakarta anti-governor rally turns violent

Indonesia protest: Jakarta anti-governor rally turns violent

Image copyright AP Image caption Cars were set on fire as the protest turned violent Indonesian police have used tear gas and water cannon to subdue protesters as thousands of hard-line Muslims marched against Jakarta’s governor. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, a Christian, is the first ethnic Chinese to hold the governor’s post in the capital of […]

Pakistan to deport ‘green-eyed girl’ back to Afghanistan

Pakistan to deport ‘green-eyed girl’ back to Afghanistan

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Sharbat Gula was sentenced to 15 days in prison The Afghan woman who famously appeared on the cover of National Geographic in 1985 will be deported from Pakistan after serving a short prison sentence. Sharbat Gula was found guilty of living in Pakistan with fake identity documents and sentenced to […]

Tory MP Stephen Phillips quits over ‘irreconcilable differences’

Tory MP Stephen Phillips quits over ‘irreconcilable differences’

Image caption Stephen Phillips has been an MP since 2010 Conservative MP Stephen Phillips has quit over “irreconcilable policy differences” with the government. The MP, who has held the Lincolnshire seat of Sleaford and North Hykeham since 2010, backed leaving the EU but has accused ministers of ignoring Parliament since the Brexit vote. He said […]

Brexit: May ‘confident’ of winning Article 50 case appeal

Brexit: May ‘confident’ of winning Article 50 case appeal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker spoke by telephone Theresa May has said she is “confident” that the government will win its appeal against a High Court ruling on triggering Brexit talks. She told European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and Germany’s Angela Merkel she was committed to triggering Article 50 […]

US sports anchor Gina Miller abused in Brexit mix up

US sports anchor Gina Miller abused in Brexit mix up

Image copyright Gina Miller/PA Image caption Gina Miller and Gina Miller – the one on the left knows all about offensive linesmen and loaded bases A US sports presenter has been flooded with online abuse after being mistaken for Brexit campaigner Gina Miller. Texas-based Gina Miller was initially bemused to be branded a traitor who […]

Unpaid internships reform plan blocked in Commons

Unpaid internships reform plan blocked in Commons

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Entry into many professional careers often requires candidates to have completed internships Reforms aimed at banning unpaid internships have been blocked after Tory backbenchers and the government spoke against the proposals in the Commons. The draft legislation sought to ensure people were paid the minimum wage for workplace internships. […]