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Arrests in UK over Microsoft scam calls

Arrests in UK over Microsoft scam calls

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many victims of such IT support scams are elderly Four people have been arrested in the UK following an investigation into scams involving calls from fraudsters pretending to be IT support staff. It follows two years of work by City of London Police and Microsoft, who teamed up to […]

George Soros ‘plotted to oust Equatorial Guinea’s leader’

George Soros ‘plotted to oust Equatorial Guinea’s leader’

Image copyright EPA Image caption US billionaire George Soros has not commented on the claims Former British mercenary Simon Mann, who led a failed coup attempt in Equatorial Guinea in 2004, has accused US billionaire George Soros of plotting to overthrow the country’s government. He said he had warned President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Africa’s longest […]

Six held in Europe-wide terror probe

Six held in Europe-wide terror probe

Image copyright EPA Image caption Four of those arrested were detained in Palma on the Balearic island of Majorca Four men have been arrested on Majorca and two more in the UK and Germany as part of a Spanish investigation into support for so-called Islamic State, police say. The suspects are said to have produced […]

Italian father in passionate vaccines plea to Veneto governor

Italian father in passionate vaccines plea to Veneto governor

Image copyright EPA Image caption Parents demanding “freedom of choice” when it comes to immunisation have become an increasingly vocal force in Italy An Italian father has written a heartfelt letter to a regional governor, urging him not to challenge a new law making vaccination compulsory. Nicola Pomaro’s young daughter suffers from severe auto-immune deficiency. […]

German G20 police sent home for partying in Hamburg barracks

German G20 police sent home for partying in Hamburg barracks

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Berlin units arrived at the barracks on Sunday and were off duty when the partying took place They were drafted in to police a summit in Hamburg next week of 20 of the world’s most powerful leaders and now they have been sent home in disgrace. The 220 police […]

Caitríona Perry: Irish reporter’s unexpected encounter with Trump

Caitríona Perry: Irish reporter’s unexpected encounter with Trump

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Donald Trump talked to Leo Varadkar on the telephone Irish reporter Caitríona Perry had an unexpected encounter with US President Donald Trump during his telephone conversation with Taoiseach (prime minister) Leo Varadkar. Mr Trump told Mr Varadkar Irish media were in the Oval Office and called over RTÉ’s Washington Correspondent. […]

Pakistan inferno: Father’s anguish as tanker dead buried

Pakistan inferno: Father’s anguish as tanker dead buried

Image copyright EPA Image caption The blaze left a trail of charred vehicles on the road around the tanker A mass burial has been held in Pakistan for 125 unidentified victims of Sunday’s fuel tanker inferno in the southern province of Punjab. The blaze killed more than 150 people and came just a day before […]

Queen’s Speech: Labour to force vote on public pay cap

Queen’s Speech: Labour to force vote on public pay cap

Media captionJeremy Corbyn calls for a reversal of emergency services cuts Labour is to table an amendment to the Queen’s Speech calling for the 1% public sector pay cap and cuts to the police and emergency services to end. Jeremy Corbyn says the amendment, which will be voted on on Wednesday, will be a “test […]

Qatar condemns Saudi refusal to negotiate over demands

Qatar condemns Saudi refusal to negotiate over demands

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Qatar’s foreign minister held talks with the US secretary of state in Washington on Tuesday Qatar’s foreign minister has condemned its Gulf neighbours for refusing to negotiate over their demands for restoring air, sea and land links. Sheikh Mohammed Al Thani said the stance was “contrary to the principles” […]

France general 'took fighter jet for weekends'

France general 'took fighter jet for weekends'

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The French air force mainly uses the Alpha Jet for training The French air force is investigating a senior officer said to have used a fighter jet to fly for weekends away. General Richard Reboul flew the Alpha Jet from a training base in Bordeaux in western France to his […]