Putin critic Alexei Navalny ‘detained’ before Moscow protest

Image copyright @navalny/Twitter Image caption An image shared on Twitter appears to show Alexei Navalny (in the pale blue shirt) being detained by the authorities Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained at home ahead of a planned unauthorised protest in Moscow, his wife says. “Alexei has been arrested in the entrance to our […]

France election: Macron party set for big parliamentary win

Image copyright EPA Image caption Emmanuel Macron needs a strong majority to push through his reforms The centrist party of French President Emmanuel Macron looks on course to win a landslide victory following the first round of parliamentary elections. As polls closed, projections showed La Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move) set to win […]

Catalonia: Pep Guardiola joins independence rally in Barcelona

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Guardiola addressed thousands of independence supporters at the rally Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has joined thousands of protesters in Barcelona to call for independence for the Spanish region of Catalonia. He made a strong plea for voters to take part in an independence referendum scheduled for 1 October. “We […]

Britons released without charge after Easyjet plane scare

Media captionPassenger Richard Peters: “They looked like regular guys” Three British men who were detained in Germany after their conversations on board an Easyjet flight sparked alarm have been released without charge. Their flight from Slovenia to the UK was diverted to Cologne after the pilot was alerted to a “suspicious conversation” with “terrorist content”. […]

Kosovo: Ex-rebel commander Ramush Haradinaj set for election win

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ramush Haradinaj – pictured voting on Sunday – is accused by Serbia of war crimes A former rebel commander wanted by Serbia for alleged war crimes is set to win Kosovo’s parliamentary election, an exit poll suggests. Ramush Haradinaj, a former prime minister, helms a coalition of parties that emerged […]

France returns to polls to elect new parliament

Image copyright AFP Image caption The French parliamentary elections are held in two rounds French voters are heading to the polls to pick their new MPs, a month after electing political outsider Emmanuel Macron as president. Mr Macron will be hoping the candidates for his centrist party, La Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move), […]

Trump Mexico: Merkel says walls no answer to migration

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Germany’s Dresden Symphonic Orchestra recently gave a Tear Down That Wall concert in Mexico German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said building walls will not solve problems caused by immigration, during a visit to Mexico City. Mrs Merkel did not mention US President Donald Trump, who has vowed to erect a […]

Easyjet plane diverted after ‘suspicious conversation’

Image copyright PA Image caption The plane made an unplanned landing in Germany on Saturday afternoon A plane flying from Slovenia to the UK made an unplanned landing after the pilot had been alerted to a “suspicious conversation” on board. The Easyjet flight from Ljubljana to Stansted was diverted to Germany’s Cologne-Bonn airport on Saturday […]

French Open 2017: Champion Jelena Ostapenko believes anything is possible

Ostapenko will rise to 12th in the world rankings after winning Roland Garros French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko believes “anything is possible” with the all-out attacking style which brought her a first Grand Slam title. The Latvian, 20, hit 54 winners on her way to a “dream” 4-6 6-4 6-3 win over Romania’s Simona Halep. […]

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