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France votes for new president amid high security

France votes for new president amid high security

Image copyright AFP / Getty Images Image caption About 50,000 police and 7,000 soldiers are being deployed across the country Voters are going to the polls in France to choose their next president, amid high security following a deadly attack on Paris police three days ago. About 50,000 police and 7,000 soldiers are being deployed […]

Germany AfD: Right-wingers set to move further right

Germany AfD: Right-wingers set to move further right

Image copyright EPA Image caption Delegates to the conference had to be escorted by police officers in riot gear The populist, anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) has rejected a bid by its co-leader to move the party closer to the mainstream. Frauke Petry had wanted the AfD to seek coalition with other parties and reject […]

General election: Tory victory ‘will not strengthen May’s Brexit hand’

General election: Tory victory ‘will not strengthen May’s Brexit hand’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Theresa May has said the election is needed because Westminster is divided over Brexit Theresa May’s claims that a general election victory will strengthen her hand in Brexit negotiations have been called “nonsensical” by the European Parliament’s chief Brexit co-ordinator. Guy Verhofstadt, a long-standing critic of Brexit, wrote in The […]

Play-off suspended after Nastase is sent off

Play-off suspended after Nastase is sent off

Media playback is not supported on this device Johanna Konta tears & Nastase sent off – dramatic scenes at Fed Cup Romania captain Ilie Nastase was banned from the Fed Cup tie against Britain after an incident that left Johanna Konta in tears and her match suspended. In Konta’s match against Sorana Cirstea, Nastase was […]

Germany AfD: Protesters and police clash as right-wingers meet

Germany AfD: Protesters and police clash as right-wingers meet

Image copyright EPA Image caption Delegates to the conference had to be escorted by police officers in riot gear There have been violent scenes in Cologne, Germany as left-wing protesters demonstrated against the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. The populist and anti-Islam AfD is holding a conference in the city as they seek to choose […]

Paris Champs Elysees attack: ‘Angry Police Wives’ protest against violence

Paris Champs Elysees attack: ‘Angry Police Wives’ protest against violence

Image copyright AFP/Getty More than 100 wives and partners of police are protesting in Paris against attacks on police following the killing of an officer on the Champs Elysees. The Angry Police Wives group is marching through the city two days after Xavier Jugele was shot twice in the head by criminal Karim Cheurfi. Two […]

German riot police deployed for AfD Cologne conference

German riot police deployed for AfD Cologne conference

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police officers are wearing riot gear in preparation for potential outbreaks of violence Thousands of police officers are being deployed in Cologne, Germany, in case of violence at left-wing protests against an Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) party conference there. The AfD, a populist right-wing and anti-Islam party, will seek to […]

Russian MP Seleznev incensed after son jailed in US

Russian MP Seleznev incensed after son jailed in US

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Valery Seleznev says his son was “abducted” A member of the Russian parliament is outraged after his son was handed down a sentence of 27 years in prison for computer hacking crimes in the US. Roman Valeryevich Seleznev, 32, was convicted in August for stealing credit card data from […]

Michele Scarponi: Italian cyclist dies in training crash

Michele Scarponi: Italian cyclist dies in training crash

Michele Scarponi won stage on of the Tour of the Alps on Monday Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi has died aged 37 after being involved in a collision with a van during a training ride. A statement from his Astana team said the crash happened close to Scarponi’s home in Filottrano. Scarponi won the 2011 Giro […]

Paris Champs Elysees attack gunman named as Karim Cheurfi

Paris Champs Elysees attack gunman named as Karim Cheurfi

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bullet holes could be seen on a window on the Champs Elysees on Friday The gunman killed after shooting dead a policeman on the Champs Elysees has been named by the Paris prosecutor as Karim Cheurfi, a convicted criminal. He used a Kalashnikov assault rifle to kill the police […]

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