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Belarus protesters defy ban to march against ‘parasite tax’

Belarus protesters defy ban to march against ‘parasite tax’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The protest took place on the 99th anniversary of the proclamation of the short-lived Belarussian People’s Republic Thousands of people have defied a ban to protest in Belarus against a so-called “social parasites” tax on the under-employed. Protesters shouted “fascists!” at riot police. Reports said dozens of opposition activists were […]

Italy sex case dropped because woman ‘did not scream’

Italy sex case dropped because woman ‘did not scream’

Image copyright kieferpix/getty Image caption The alleged victim said she had “blocked out” what was happening (file photo) Italy’s justice minister has said he will investigate after a court acquitted a man of sexually assaulting a woman because she did not scream. The court in Turin ruled last month that the woman saying “enough” to […]

France’s Marine Le Pen urges end to Russia sanctions

France’s Marine Le Pen urges end to Russia sanctions

Image copyright AFP Image caption The meeting is a coup for Ms Le Pen Russian president Vladimir Putin has met France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in Moscow, saying she represents a “fast-growing element” of European politics. Mr Putin defended the meeting – a coup for Ms Le Pen – saying that he was […]

France’s Marine Le Pen urges end to Russia sanctions

France’s Marine Le Pen urges end to Russia sanctions

Image copyright AFP Image caption The meeting is a coup for Ms Le Pen Russian president Vladimir Putin has met France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in Moscow, saying she represents a “fast-growing element” of European politics. Mr Putin defended the meeting – a coup for Ms Le Pen – saying that he was […]

Germanwings crash families angered by pilot’s father

Media captionFamilies have criticised Guenter Lubitz for speaking out on the crash’s second anniversary Families of victims of the Germanwings airline crash have criticised the father of the co-pilot for claiming on the second anniversary of the crash that his son was not responsible. German prosecutors concluded in January that Andreas Lubitz, 27, was suicidal […]

France’s Marine Le Pen urges end to Russia sanctions

France’s Marine Le Pen urges end to Russia sanctions

Image copyright AFP Image caption The meeting is a coup for Ms Le Pen Russian president Vladimir Putin has met France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in Moscow, saying she represents a “fast-growing element” of European politics. Mr Putin defended the meeting – a coup for Ms Le Pen – saying that he was […]

Germanwings crash families angered by pilot’s father

Media captionFamilies have criticised Guenter Lubitz for speaking out on the crash’s second anniversary Families of victims of the Germanwings airline crash have criticised the father of the co-pilot for claiming on the second anniversary of the crash that his son was not responsible. German prosecutors concluded in January that Andreas Lubitz, 27, was suicidal […]

France’s Marine Le Pen urges end to Russia sanctions

France’s Marine Le Pen urges end to Russia sanctions

Image copyright AFP Image caption The meeting is a coup for Ms Le Pen Russian president Vladimir Putin has met France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in Moscow, saying she represents a “fast-growing element” of European politics. Mr Putin defended the meeting – a coup for Ms Le Pen – saying that he was […]

Germanwings crash families angered by pilot’s father

Germanwings crash families angered by pilot’s father

Image copyright AFP Image caption Guenter Lubitz said he believed his son was innocent Families of victims of the Germanwings airline crash have criticised the father of the co-pilot for claiming on the second anniversary of the crash that his son was not responsible. German prosecutors concluded in January that Andreas Lubitz, 27, was suicidal […]

Belgium driver on terrorism charge over Antwerp ‘attack’

Belgium driver on terrorism charge over Antwerp ‘attack’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A bomb disposal team was called in after an unknown substance was discovered in the car A man who drove at a crowd in Antwerp has been charged with attempted terrorism, Belgian prosecutors say. No-one was injured but shoppers in a pedestrian zone were forced to dive out of the […]