France probes ‘anti-Semitic’ assault in Paris suburb

France probes ‘anti-Semitic’ assault in Paris suburb

Image copyright AFP Image caption So far reports about the suspected assailants remain sketchy French police are investigating an alleged racist assault on two Jewish men, one of whom lost a finger. The 29-year-old and his brother, aged 17, said they were beaten up on Tuesday in the Paris suburb of Bondy. Their injuries included […]

Bosnia appeals against UN court’s Serbia genocide ruling

Bosnia appeals against UN court’s Serbia genocide ruling

Image copyright AFP Image caption The wounds of the atrocities are still raw in Bosnia Bosnia has formally asked the UN’s top court to review its ruling which cleared Serbia of genocide in the 1990s, Bosnia’s Muslim leader has said. Bakir Izetbegovic, a member of Bosnia’s tripartite presidency, said he was seeking “truth and justice”. […]

Paris protests: Students tear-gassed by police

Paris protests: Students tear-gassed by police

Image copyright AFP Image caption The protests on Thursday were the latest in a series against alleged police brutality Police have fired tear gas at Paris students who blockaded 16 high schools in protest against the alleged police rape of a young black man. The demonstrations are the latest to be held in the capital […]

Russian military admits significant cyber-war effort

Russian military admits significant cyber-war effort

Image copyright Mil.ru Image caption Western analysts have noted improvements in Russian electronic warfare capabilities Russia’s military has admitted for the first time the scale of its information warfare effort, saying it was significantly expanded post-Cold War. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Russian “information troops” were involved in “intelligent, effective propaganda”, but he did […]

Protest over skier’s expulsion by France

Protest over skier’s expulsion by France

Image copyright AP Image caption Adrian Solano says he missed a month’s training because France expelled him Venezuela is to deliver a “strong protest” to France over its treatment of a Venezuelan cross-country skier, dubbed the “world’s worst skier”. Adrian Solano landed in France on 19 January on his way to a training camp in […]

Adopted Romanian orphans ‘still suffering in adulthood’

Adopted Romanian orphans ‘still suffering in adulthood’

Image caption Adi (left) spent two and a half years in a Romanian orphanage Many young children adopted from Romanian orphanages by UK families in the early 90s are still experiencing mental health problems even in adulthood, researchers say. Despite being brought up by caring new families, a long-term study of 165 Romanian orphans found […]

German budget surplus highest since 1990

German budget surplus highest since 1990

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Higher consumer spending has helped to boost growth in the economy Germany’s budget surplus hit a post-reunification high of nearly 24bn euros (£20bn) in 2016 boosted by a higher tax take and increased employment. This is the third year running that German government revenue has outstripped expenditure. However, there […]

Dutch populist Geert Wilders in security leak scare

Dutch populist Geert Wilders in security leak scare

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A security official meant to protect far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders (pictured) has been arrested A Dutch security official meant to protect a far-right politician has been arrested on suspicion of leaking his location to a Moroccan criminal gang. Dutch populist Geert Wilders – who called some Moroccans “scum” last […]

French artist Abraham Poincheval entombs himself in boulder

French artist Abraham Poincheval entombs himself in boulder

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Workmen pushed together the two halves of the rock as Poincheval began his week-long incarceration on Wednesday Geological time – that’s what French artist Abraham Poincheval is hoping to experience over the next week, as he is entombed inside a limestone rock. He will become the “beating heart” of the […]

Turkey reverses female army officers’ headscarf ban

Turkey reverses female army officers’ headscarf ban

Image copyright AFP Image caption Headscarves are now much more widely seen in Turkey A ban on female army officers in Turkey wearing the Muslim headscarf has been lifted by the government. The military is the last Turkish institution to see the ban removed. It has long been seen as the guardian of Turkey’s secular […]