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Turkey LGBT: Istanbul’s Gay Pride organisers vow to defy ban

Turkey LGBT: Istanbul’s Gay Pride organisers vow to defy ban

Image copyright EPA Image caption Activists have been painting city walls in rainbow colours ahead of the annual march Organisers of Istanbul’s annual Gay Pride march say it will go ahead despite a ban by the authorities of Turkey’s largest city. The event has been called for Sunday evening in the city’s Taksim Square. Authorities […]

Brexit secretary confident of trade deal

Brexit secretary confident of trade deal

Media caption“Very French”: What David Davis thinks of his EU counterpart Brexit Secretary David Davis has told the BBC he is “pretty sure”, but not “certain”, that he will be able to get a free trade deal with the EU. He told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show that other EU states “have a very strong […]

Prince Harry ‘wanted out’ of Royal Family

Prince Harry ‘wanted out’ of Royal Family

Image copyright Getty Images Prince Harry was once so disillusioned with being part of the Royal Family that he decided he “wanted out”. Having considered giving up his title, he finally decided he should remain and “work out a role for myself”. Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, the prince – who is fifth in […]

Roger Federer beats Alexander Zverev to win Gerry Weber Open in Halle

Roger Federer beats Alexander Zverev to win Gerry Weber Open in Halle

Federer won his first Halle Open title in 2003 Roger Federer warmed up for Wimbledon with a comprehensive victory over Alexander Zverev to earn a record ninth title at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle. The 35-year-old Swiss, who is aiming for an eighth Wimbledon crown, won 6-1 6-3 in just 53 minutes in Germany. […]

Turkey LGBT: Istanbul’s Gay Pride organisers vow to defy ban

Turkey LGBT: Istanbul’s Gay Pride organisers vow to defy ban

Image copyright EPA Image caption Activists have been painting city walls in rainbow colours ahead of the annual march Organisers of Istanbul’s annual Gay Pride march say it will go ahead despite a ban by the authorities of Turkey’s largest city. The event has been called for Sunday evening in the city’s Taksim Square. Authorities […]

Turkey LGBT: Istanbul’s Gay Pride organisers vow to defy ban

Turkey LGBT: Istanbul’s Gay Pride organisers vow to defy ban

Image copyright EPA Image caption Activists have been painting city walls in rainbow colours ahead of the annual march Organisers of Istanbul’s annual Gay Pride march say it will go ahead despite a ban by the authorities of Turkey’s largest city. The event has been called for Sunday evening in the city’s Taksim Square. Authorities […]

Alexei Navalny barred from Russia presidential poll

Alexei Navalny barred from Russia presidential poll

Media captionAlexei Navalny told the BBC’s Hardtalk programme in January that he would fight on Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been formally barred from standing in next year’s presidential election. The Central Electoral Commission has ruled he may not stand because he was found guilty of embezzlement and given a suspended sentence. Mr Navalny […]

Brexit: EU leaders says UK offer could ‘worsen situation’

Brexit: EU leaders says UK offer could ‘worsen situation’

Media captionMay: I want to give EU residents certainty European leaders have criticised the UK’s offer to EU nationals after Brexit – with one senior figure claiming it could “worsen the situation” for them. European Council President Donald Tusk said the plan was “below expectations” while German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there had been “no […]

UAE princesses guilty of servant abuse in Belgium

UAE princesses guilty of servant abuse in Belgium

Image copyright AFP Image caption The case dates back to 2008 but only came to court this year, after the defence’s many procedural challenges Eight princesses from the UAE have been convicted of human trafficking and degrading treatment of their servants by a Brussels court. They were given 15-month suspended jail terms and ordered to […]

Germany quashes gay men’s convictions and offers compensation

Germany quashes gay men’s convictions and offers compensation

Image copyright dpa Image caption Surviving victims of the anti-gay bill will be compensated for their “unimaginable suffering” Germany’s parliament has voted to quash the convictions of tens of thousands of gay men criminalised under notorious historical anti-homosexual laws. The law, only fully repealed in West Germany in 1994, dates to 1871 but was rarely […]

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