Pope renews Vatican’s anti-sexual abuse panel

Pope renews Vatican’s anti-sexual abuse panel

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cardinal Sean O’Malley was re-appointed to lead the child protection panel Pope Francis has announced the renewal of the Church’s panel tasked with combating sexual abuse of children, in the wake of a fresh controversy. The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors is made up of eight men […]

Six Turkish journalists jailed for life for ‘coup links’

Six Turkish journalists jailed for life for ‘coup links’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many journalists have been targeted in Turkey’s post-coup crackdown A Turkish court has sentenced six journalists to life in jail for alleged links to the July 2016 coup plotters. The judgement came as another Turkish court decided to release German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel, who has been held for a year […]

German Die Welt reporter Deniz Yucel to leave Turkey jail

German Die Welt reporter Deniz Yucel to leave Turkey jail

Image copyright AFP/getty Image caption Deniz Yucel had been reporting on leaked emails Die Welt journalist Deniz Yucel is being freed from jail in Turkey after a year in detention accused of spreading propaganda, German officials say. His case was an irritant in German-Turkish relations, and on Thursday Chancellor Angela Merkel had pressed for his […]

Instagram agrees to Russia censor demands

Instagram agrees to Russia censor demands

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Navalny has criticised Instagram for meeting Russia’s internet censor’s demand Instagram has blocked posts in Russia relating to corruption claims made by the country’s most prominent opposition leader. It follows a demand by the country’s internet censor that the Facebook-owned service restrict access to posts on its platform […]

Oxfam scandal: Ex-Haiti director denies paying for sex

Oxfam scandal: Ex-Haiti director denies paying for sex

Image copyright VRT Image caption Roland Van Hauwermeiren worked in Chad from 2006-09 before going to Haiti in 2010 The former Oxfam director accused of hiring prostitutes while working in Haiti and Chad has denied paying for sex, but admitted some “mistakes”. In an open letter, Roland Van Hauwermeiren, 68, denied that a reception he […]

France avalanche: Three skiers killed in Pyrenees

France avalanche: Three skiers killed in Pyrenees

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The three men were skiing in an off-piste area of the resort, officials said (file photo) Three skiers have been found dead in a resort in south-western France after being buried by an avalanche in an off-piste area, officials say. The three French men, one aged 29 and two […]

Spanish woman’s ‘sexist’ rejection letter sparks furore

Spanish woman’s ‘sexist’ rejection letter sparks furore

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Forcada said she felt discriminated against after receiving a job rejection for not being a man A Spanish company has been criticised for allegedly rejecting a woman for a job on the grounds she was not a man. PR agency Impulsa Comunicación told Carla Forcada the account executive […]

German lawyer cheesed off with endless pizza deliveries

German lawyer cheesed off with endless pizza deliveries

Image copyright AFP Image caption Several pizza delivery firms received internet orders in the name of Mr Grolle A German lawyer is cheesed off after receiving more than 100 unwanted pizzas delivered to his office – and now police are investigating the mystery. After all those pizzas in just over a fortnight, Guido Grolle is […]

Airbus takes new €1.3bn hit on A400M troop carrier

Airbus takes new €1.3bn hit on A400M troop carrier

Image copyright Airbus Airbus has written off another €1.3bn (£1.2bn) on its troubled A400M military transport plane, bringing total losses on the project to more than €8bn. The A400M has had setbacks over the years, most seriously a crash during a test flight in Spain in 2015 which led to the deaths of the four […]

Maëlys de Araujo: Remains of missing French girl found

Maëlys de Araujo: Remains of missing French girl found

Image copyright AFP Image caption Maëlys de Araujo attended the wedding with her parents The remains of a nine-year-old girl who disappeared in the French Alps last August have been found, officials say. Nordahl Lelandais, a 34-year-old former soldier, has admitted killing Maëlys de Araujo “involuntarily”, without giving details. He agreed to co-operate with the […]

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