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Turkey pro-Kurd HDP party condemns arrest of leaders

Turkey pro-Kurd HDP party condemns arrest of leaders

Image copyright AP/Reuters Image caption Selahattin Demirtas (L) and Figen Yuksekdag have been detained as well as other MPs from their party The pro-Kurdish HDP party in Turkey has denounced the arrest of its leaders on Thursday night as an attempt by the government to eradicate democracy. The HDP said the arrests were a dark […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Turkey HDP: Blast after pro-Kurdish leaders Demirtas and Yuksekdag detained

Turkey HDP: Blast after pro-Kurdish leaders Demirtas and Yuksekdag detained

Image copyright AP/Reuters Image caption Selahattin Demirtas (L) and Figen Yuksekdag have been detained as well as other MPs from their party The two co-leaders of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition party, People’s Democracy (HDP), have been detained along with at least nine other MPs. Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag were detained at their respective homes as […]

UK PM to tell Juncker Brexit not derailed

UK PM to tell Juncker Brexit not derailed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker are to speak on the telephone later The prime minister is expected to tell the European Commission’s president her Brexit timetable will not be derailed by the High Court’s Article 50 ruling. Three judges have ruled that Theresa May cannot invoke Article 50 – […]

Migrant crisis: Paris’s ‘Stalingrad’ camp clearance begins

Migrant crisis: Paris’s ‘Stalingrad’ camp clearance begins

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The number of people sleeping at the Paris camp soared after the Calais ‘Jungle’ was closed French authorities have begun clearing a makeshift migrant camp housing more than 3,000 people in Paris. Several hundred men began queuing near the Stalingrad metro station before 06:00 local time (05:00 GMT) and the […]

Cork to Dublin: Mum’s walk sparks cannabis policy review plans

Cork to Dublin: Mum’s walk sparks cannabis policy review plans

Image copyright Vera Twomey Image caption Ava Barry, 6, suffers from an extreme form of epilepsy known as Dravets Syndrome Very few parents would fail to appreciate the anxiety that comes with caring for a sick child in the middle of the night. But for Vera Twomey, whose daughter, Ava, has a severe form of […]

Hundreds of fake limbs dumped outside Russian embassy

Hundreds of fake limbs dumped outside Russian embassy

Image copyright PA Image caption Hundreds of fake limbs were placed outside the west London building The Russian embassy has expressed concern about the security of its diplomats after a protest against Russia’s bombing of Syria. Protesters blocked the entrance to the London embassy on Thursday with 800 mannequin limbs which they said was in […]