Dutch MPs vote to recognise disputed Armenian ‘genocide’

Media captionArmenia’s mass killings – explained in 60 seconds The Dutch parliament has passed a motion recognising that the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War One was a “genocide”. Armenians say up to 1.5 million of their people died in the atrocities of 1915. Turkey says the toll was much lower […]

Novartis case: Greek MPs to probe alleged bribery

Image copyright EPA Image caption PM Alexis Tsipras and others voted after a marathon session The Greek parliament has voted to investigate 10 prominent politicians, including two ex-prime ministers, over allegations they allowed bribery by the Swiss pharmaceuticals company Novartis. Under Greek law, only parliament can investigate its own members and lift their immunity. The […]

Euro 2016 Russian hooligan arrested over England fan attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Violence erupted in Marseilles ahead of the England Russia match in June 2016 A Russian football fan wanted for attacking an England fan during the Euro 2016 riots in Marseilles has been arrested in Munich. German police said they apprehended the 31-year-old suspect upon his arrival from Moscow. The […]

Sacked pregnant worker loses European court case

Image copyright PA Image caption The EU has clarified the rights of pregnant workers The EU’s top court has ruled that firms can dismiss pregnant workers as part of general staff cuts, despite legal protections for pregnant women. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) defended the position of Spain’s Bankia – a bank that was […]

Migration figures: Highest number of EU nationals leaving UK in a decade

Image copyright Getty Images The number of EU citizens leaving the UK is at its highest level for a decade with 130,000 emigrating in the year to September, figures show. But 220,000 EU nationals still moved to Britain over the same period, the Office for National Statistics found. That is 47,000 fewer than the previous […]

Explosion at US embassy in Montenegro

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police guard the embassy after the incident There has been an explosion at the US Embassy in Montenegro, the government says. An unidentified attacker threw an explosive device into the embassy compound in the capital Podgorica, before killing himself, it tweeted. It said the device thrown was likely a hand […]

Winter Olympics: Russia curler Alexander Krushelnitsky stripped of bronze for doping

Alexander Krushelnitsky won bronze in the mixed doubles with wife Anastasia Bryzgalova Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has been stripped of his Winter Olympics bronze medal after being found guilty of doping. The 25-year-old was one of 168 Russians allowed to compete as neutrals at the Games despite the country being banned for previous doping offences. […]

41,000 historical artefacts seized in crackdown – Europol

Image copyright Spanish Guardia Civil Image caption Spanish police seized more than 2000 items, including archaeological objects and Roman coins More than 41,000 valuable objects have been seized in a major crackdown on the illegal trafficking of cultural goods, Europol says. The European Police Force said the items included paintings, sculptures, musical instruments, furniture and […]

Sweden’s Myhrer wins men’s slalom

Dave Ryding finished 17th in the slalom at the 2014 Sochi Games Sweden’s Andre Myhrer won a surprise gold in the men’s slalom as Great Britain’s Dave Ryding finished ninth at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Pre-race favourite Marcel Hirscher, who took gold in the giant slalom and combined, failed to finish after missing a […]

Jailed Catalan leader: We must unite to retake control

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Oriol Junqueras has been in jail since November over his involvement in the referendum Catalonia’s jailed former vice-president has called for an end to the deadlock in parliament over the region’s next president. Oriol Junqueras said there is life in the pro-independence movement beyond ex-Catalan President Carles Puigdemont. Mr […]