Georgia ex-leader Saakashvili stripped of Ukraine’s citizenship

Georgia ex-leader Saakashvili stripped of Ukraine’s citizenship

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mikheil Saakashvili has formed his political party in Ukraine Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president, has been stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship, Ukraine’s migration service has said. It said a decree was issued by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, without stating the reason. Mr Saakashvili, a former ally of Mr Poroshenko, […]

Angel Maria Villar: Suspended Spanish FA boss resigns from Uefa and Fifa

Angel Maria Villar: Suspended Spanish FA boss resigns from Uefa and Fifa

Angel Maria Villar was reprimanded by Fifa for not cooperating with an inquiry Suspended Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar has resigned from his roles as vice-president of Uefa and Fifa. He and his son Gorka were arrested earlier this month as part of a corruption investigation. Villar, who denied all the allegations, has […]

France wildfires force mass evacuation

France wildfires force mass evacuation

Media caption“We’re still not out of the woods yet” – Lisa Minot, travel editor of The Sun newspaper Wildfires in south-eastern France have forced the evacuation of 10,000 people overnight, officials say. Hundreds of firefighters have been deployed to battle the fires near Bormes-les-Mimoses, in the country’s Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. France earlier asked its EU […]

EU court supports Austria on pushing back asylum seekers

EU court supports Austria on pushing back asylum seekers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption In 2015, hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees crossed from Hungary into Austria The EU’s top court has ruled that a law requiring refugees to seek asylum in the first country they reach applies even in exceptional circumstances. The case, brought by Austria and Slovenia, could affect the […]

VW and Daimler face cartel accusations

VW and Daimler face cartel accusations

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Supervisory boards at two big German carmakers are to hold emergency meetings later after they were accused of breaching EU cartel rules. Volkswagen and Daimler have declined to comment on the allegations that they and other German car giants colluded to fix the price of diesel emissions treatment systems. The claims […]

Switzerland chainsaw attack: Suspect arrested in Thalwil

Switzerland chainsaw attack: Suspect arrested in Thalwil

Image copyright Swiss Police Image caption A new image of suspect Franz Wrousis was issued by police on Tuesday A man who sparked one of the biggest manhunts in Swiss history after allegedly attacking people with a chainsaw has been arrested, police say. Franz Wrousis, 50, was arrested in Thalwil, a town about 60km (37 […]

US moves one step closer to imposing fresh Russia sanctions

US moves one step closer to imposing fresh Russia sanctions

Image copyright AFP Image caption The new bill may complicate President Trump’s plans to improve relations with Russia The US House of Representatives has voted to impose fresh sanctions on Russia, despite President Donald Trump objecting to the legislation. Senior officials will be targeted in retaliation for alleged Russian interference in the US 2016 election. […]

EU to rule on Austria pushing back asylum seekers

EU to rule on Austria pushing back asylum seekers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption In 2015, hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees crossed from Hungary into Austria The future of several hundred people who entered Europe during the migrant crisis of 2015-16 could be decided by a key ruling on Wednesday. At the heart of the case is whether the EU’s laws […]

Rights group Memorial names ‘disappeared’ Chechens

Rights group Memorial names ‘disappeared’ Chechens

Image copyright AFP Image caption Chechen forces backed by Russia have largely quelled a separatist insurgency (file pic) The Russian human rights group Memorial has named 13 detainees among 27 feared to have been secretly shot dead by police in Chechnya. The group said it pressed Chechen officials for information on the missing men, but […]

Spanish deal to tackle gender-based violence

Spanish deal to tackle gender-based violence

Image copyright AFP Image caption Governments have tried to tackle gender-based violence since a notorious murder in 1997 Spain’s political parties are celebrating a “historic” €1bn (£895m; $1.2bn) five-year programme to tackle gender-based violence. The measures include providing victims of abuse with six months’ unconditional unemployment benefit to give them a new start, and outlawing […]