Thursday, January 20, 2022

Germany

Czech left-wing parties are at rock bottom. Can they make a comeback?

Busts of Karl Marx and communist-era propaganda posters dominate the rather austere surroundings. The walls could also do with a lick of paint....

US warns of ‘massive consequences’ if Russia invades Ukraine

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has warned of "massive consequences" in the event of any Russian military incursion into Ukraine, or any hybrid...

French MPs officially recognize China’s treatment of Uyghurs as ‘genocide’

France has joined other western countries in formally condemning China's crackdown on Uyghur Muslims as "genocide".The French Assembly adopted a resolution on Thursday that...

Madrid university offers young Afghan refugees prospect of a future in Spain

Nasratullah Jabarkhil fled Afghanistan to start a new life in Spain as a student at a university where he can choose what he wants...

Germany: Green party leaders investigated over ‘corona bonuses’

German prosecutors are probing the leaders of the Green party over allegations of paying out bonuses during the COVID-19 pandemic.New vice-chancellor and finance minister...

UK police arrest two men over Texas synagogue hostage-taking

Police in the UK say they have arrested two people in connection with a hostage-taking incident in a Texas synagogue.One man was arrested in...

Poland’s Supreme Court slams government for restricting media access at Belarus border

Poland's Supreme Court has condemned the country's government for preventing journalists from accessing the border with Belarus.Judges said the ban was "incompatible" with current...

French teachers’ union call for renewed strike action over COVID ‘chaos’

French teachers' unions have called for a second major strike today to protest the government's coronavirus testing and isolation protocols, which they say are...

Lithuania’s parliament allows letters ‘x’, ‘w’ and ‘q’ in ID documents

Breaking a decades-long deadlock, the Lithuanian parliament will now allow for the original spelling of non-Lithuanian names in Latin-based characters in personal documents.The bill,...

Ex-Pope Benedict XVI knew about sexual abuse as archbishop of Munich, report says

A long-awaited report on sexual abuse in Germany's Munich diocese has faulted retired Pope Benedict XVI's handling of several cases when he was archbishop...

Watch live: Teen pilot due to land in Belgium after record-breaking flight around the world

A teenage pilot is set to become the youngest woman to fly solo around the world when she lands in Belgium after an epic...

Portuguese voters under COVID quarantine allowed to vote in polling stations

Portuguese voters under COVID-19 quarantine will be able to visit their polling stations on January 30 but have been urged to do so late...

Joe Biden predicts Russia will invade Ukraine, warns Putin

US President Joe Biden said Wednesday he thinks Russia will invade Ukraine and warned President Vladimir Putin that his country would pay a “dear...

Dutch judge issues six-month prison sentence for attack on politician

A man who stood outside the home of the Dutch vice prime minister and finance minister in PM Mark Rutte's new ruling coalition shouting...

Rival politicians accuse Macron of using EU presidency to attract votes

French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to make the European Union more powerful as his country holds the bloc's presidency for six months —...

Six elderly residents die in nursing home fire in eastern Spain

Six elderly residents died after a fire broke out at a nursing home in eastern Spain near the city of Valencia.Seventeen other people were...

Essex lorry deaths: Belgian court sentences migrant smuggling leader to 18 years

A Vietnamese migrant smuggling gang leader has been jailed in Belgium over the deaths of 39 people who were found in a lorry in...

‘Categorical imperative’: Moscow will only accept a full NATO expansion ban

Moscow will accept nothing less but “watertight” US guarantees precluding NATO's expansion to Ukraine, a top Kremlin diplomat warned Wednesday as Russia maintains a...

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