Dmytro Tymchuk: Ukrainian MP found shot dead at home

Image copyright Dmytro Tymchuk Prominent Ukrainian MP and military affairs analyst Dmytro Tymchuk has been found shot dead at his home in the capital Kiev. It is unclear whether he was murdered, killed himself deliberately or shot himself accidentally with his pistol, the interior ministry says. A fellow MP from the People’s Front party said […]

Josu Ternera: Head of Eta Basque rebels released

Image copyright EPA Image caption Josu Ternera was arrested in the French Alps earlier this year after 16 years on the run The political leader of the Basque separatist group Eta has been granted conditional release by a Paris court. Josu Ternera – whose real name is José Antonio Urrutikoetxea – was arrested last month […]

MH17: Four charged with shooting down plane over Ukraine

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionInvestigators say the suspects will be charged with causing the crash and murder For the first time since Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down in July 2014, prosecutors have announced charges against suspects in the case. Three Russians and a Ukrainian have been charged with bringing […]

Scapa Flow: Sunken WW1 battleships up for sale on eBay

Image copyright Orkney Library Archives/ScapaFlowWrecks.com Image caption The German battleship Markgraf was among those scuttled in 1919 Four World War One battleships sunk in Scapa Flow in Orkney in 1919 are being sold on eBay – with an asking price of just over £800,000. The vessels, which were part of the German High Seas fleet, […]

UK ‘likely’ to host critical climate conference next year

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thousands of negotiators and campaigners gather at the annual Conference of the Parties The UK looks set to be the host of a critical climate conference next year, after agreeing a partnership with its main rival Italy. It’s regarded as the most important gathering on climate change since the […]

Roma flee Russian village after mass brawl

Image copyright Sledcomru/vk.com Image caption Russian police have arrested 28 suspects over the Chemodanovka unrest (screenshot from SK video) Dozens of ethnic Roma (Gypsies) have fled from a village in southern Russia after a mass brawl with local Russians, in which one man died of a head wound. The brawl erupted in Chemodanovka on 13 […]

Berlin backs five-year rent freeze amid housing pressure

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A fair rent march in Berlin: The banner says “Stop the rent madness” Berlin’s left-wing government has approved a plan to freeze rents in the German capital for the next five years. Rents have risen sharply in the city and there have been rallies urging the authorities to keep […]

Michel Platini ‘detained over awarding of World Cup to Qatar’

Michel Platini was head of Uefa from 2007 until he was banned in 2015 Former Uefa president Michel Platini has been detained and questioned by French police over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, according to news agency Reuters. Prosecutors are investigating suspected corruption and bribery. Platini, 63, was head of European […]

The gondola-making sisters taking on Venetian tradition

Venice is a city that runs on ancient, unwritten rules – including that gondolas are made and steered by men. But two young women are challenging that tradition. After their father died last year, sisters Elena and Elisabetta Tramontin inherited his workshop making the flat-bottomed boats that navigate the city’s famed canals. The women are […]

Eden Hazard: Real Madrid’s new signing presented in front of thousands at Bernabeu

Watch: Real Madrid present Hazard at the Bernabeu Eden Hazard said he was “not a Galactico, but I’ll try to be” as he was officially presented as a Real Madrid player in front of a reported 50,000 fans at the Bernabeu. The Belgium forward, 28, joined from Chelsea last week for a fee that could […]

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