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Swedish PM Lofven drops two ministers over IT crisis

Swedish PM Lofven drops two ministers over IT crisis

Image copyright Swedish government Image caption Infrastructure Minister Anna Johansson and Interior Minister Anders Ygeman lost their jobs Sweden’s Prime Minister, Stefan Lofven, says his minority government will not resign despite a security crisis over the handling of sensitive public data. He said two ministers would leave their posts, rejecting calls for a snap election. […]

EU migrant crisis: France plans asylum ‘hotspots’ in Libya

EU migrant crisis: France plans asylum ‘hotspots’ in Libya

Image copyright AFP Image caption Often migrants are found packed on to dangerously unstable dinghies off Libya France says it plans to set up “hotspots” in Libya to process asylum seekers, in a bid to stem the flow of migrants to Europe. President Emmanuel Macron said the move would stop people not eligible for asylum […]

Georgia ex-leader Saakashvili stripped of Ukraine’s citizenship

Georgia ex-leader Saakashvili stripped of Ukraine’s citizenship

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mikheil Saakashvili has formed his political party in Ukraine Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president, has been stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship, Ukraine’s migration service has said. It said a decree was issued by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, without stating the reason. Mr Saakashvili, a former ally of Mr Poroshenko, […]

Brexit: UK-EU freedom of movement ‘to end in March 2019’

Brexit: UK-EU freedom of movement ‘to end in March 2019’

Media captionAmber Rudd on ‘implementation phase’ A new immigration system will be in place by March 2019 when the free movement of people between the EU and the UK ends, a minister has said. Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis was speaking as the government commissioned a “detailed assessment” of the costs and benefits of EU migrants. […]

Angel Maria Villar: Suspended Spanish FA boss resigns from Uefa and Fifa

Angel Maria Villar: Suspended Spanish FA boss resigns from Uefa and Fifa

Angel Maria Villar was reprimanded by Fifa for not cooperating with an inquiry Suspended Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar has resigned from his roles as vice-president of Uefa and Fifa. He and his son Gorka were arrested earlier this month as part of a corruption investigation. Villar, who denied all the allegations, has […]

Rights group Memorial names ‘disappeared’ Chechens

Rights group Memorial names ‘disappeared’ Chechens

Image copyright AFP Image caption Chechen forces backed by Russia have largely quelled a separatist insurgency (file pic) The Russian human rights group Memorial has named 13 detainees among 27 feared to have been secretly shot dead by police in Chechnya. The group said it pressed Chechen officials for information on the missing men, but […]

Poland court reforms: PM Beata Szydlo vows to fight for change

Poland court reforms: PM Beata Szydlo vows to fight for change

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Poland’s Prime Minister Beata Szydlo vowed that the government would “realise our plan”. Poland’s Prime Minister Beata Szydlo has vowed to press on with judicial reforms, saying the government would not “yield to pressure from the street and from abroad”. On Monday, President Andrzej Duda had vetoed a controversial law […]

US ‘may send arms’ to Ukraine, says new envoy

US ‘may send arms’ to Ukraine, says new envoy

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (second right) meets servicemen during a visit to Donetsk region in June The new US special representative for Ukraine says Washington is actively reviewing whether to send weapons to help those fighting against Russian-backed rebels. Kurt Volker told the BBC that arming Ukrainian government forces could […]

Poland’s President Duda vetoes judicial reforms after protests

Poland’s President Duda vetoes judicial reforms after protests

Media captionCrowds chanted “constitution, constitution” during a candlelit protest in Warsaw on Sunday Polish President Andrzej Duda has announced he is vetoing a controversial law to replace Supreme Court judges with government nominees. Three key judicial reforms have been passed by Poland’s parliament, prompting days of demonstrations across the country. Before they become law, they […]

Turkey’s Cumhuriyet journalists in terrorism trial

Turkey’s Cumhuriyet journalists in terrorism trial

Image caption Supporters of the 17 Cumhuriyet employees chanted “freedom to journalists” outside court Seventeen journalists and managers at Turkish opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet went on trial on Monday on charges of aiding a terrorist organisation. If found guilty this week, they could face sentences of up to 43 years in jail. Ten have already been […]

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