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Novartis case: Greek MPs to probe alleged bribery

Novartis case: Greek MPs to probe alleged bribery

Image copyright EPA Image caption PM Alexis Tsipras and others voted after a marathon session The Greek parliament has voted to investigate 10 prominent politicians, including two ex-prime ministers, over allegations they allowed bribery by the Swiss pharmaceuticals company Novartis. Under Greek law, only parliament can investigate its own members and lift their immunity. The […]

Euro 2016: Russian arrested over England fan attack

Euro 2016: Russian arrested over England fan attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Violence erupted in Marseilles ahead of the England Russia match in June 2016 A Russian football fan wanted for attacking an England fan during the Euro 2016 riots in Marseilles has been arrested in Munich. German police said they apprehended the 31-year-old suspect upon his arrival from Moscow. The […]

Sacked pregnant worker loses European court case

Sacked pregnant worker loses European court case

Image copyright PA Image caption The EU has clarified the rights of pregnant workers The EU’s top court has ruled that firms can dismiss pregnant workers as part of general staff cuts, despite legal protections for pregnant women. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) defended the position of Spain’s Bankia – a bank that was […]

Migration figures: Highest number of EU nationals leaving UK in a decade

Migration figures: Highest number of EU nationals leaving UK in a decade

Image copyright Getty Images The number of EU citizens leaving the UK is at its highest level for a decade with 130,000 emigrating in the year to September, figures show. But 220,000 EU nationals still moved to Britain over the same period, the Office for National Statistics found. It means net EU migration – the […]

Winter Olympics: Russia curler Alexander Krushelnitsky stripped of bronze for doping

Winter Olympics: Russia curler Alexander Krushelnitsky stripped of bronze for doping

Alexander Krushelnitsky won bronze in the mixed doubles with wife Anastasia Bryzgalova Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has been stripped of his Winter Olympics bronze medal after being found guilty of doping. The 25-year-old was one of 168 Russians allowed to compete as neutrals at the Games despite the country being banned for previous doping offences. […]

Explosion at US embassy in Montenegro

Explosion at US embassy in Montenegro

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police guard the embassy after the incident There has been an explosion at the US Embassy in Montenegro, the government says. An unknown person threw an explosive device into the embassy compound in the capital Podgorica, before killing himself, it tweeted. It said the device thrown was likely a hand […]

Jailed Catalan leader: We must unite to retake control

Jailed Catalan leader: We must unite to retake control

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Oriol Junqueras has been in jail since November over his involvement in the referendum Catalonia’s jailed former vice-president has called for an end to the deadlock in parliament over the region’s next president. Oriol Junqueras said there is life in the pro-independence movement beyond ex-Catalan President Carles Puigdemont. Mr […]

Pro-Brexit Tory MPs set out demands in letter to Theresa May

Pro-Brexit Tory MPs set out demands in letter to Theresa May

Image copyright Getty Images More than 60 Brexit-supporting Tory MPs have written to Theresa May to insist the UK make a clean break with the EU. The MPs say the UK must not be stopped from negotiating trade deals with other countries, once it leaves the EU, and must gain full “regulatory autonomy”. The letter […]

Russia admits dozens of Russian casualties in Syria battle

Russia admits dozens of Russian casualties in Syria battle

Image copyright AFP Image caption Russia gave no details about Russian volunteers fighting in Syria Russia’s foreign ministry has confirmed that “several dozen” Russian citizens – not regular soldiers – were killed or wounded in a recent battle in Syria. The statement did not give a date. Previously the Russian government said “probably five” Russians […]

WHO warns of soaring rates of measles in Europe

WHO warns of soaring rates of measles in Europe

Image copyright SPL Image caption Unvaccinated young children are at highest risk of contracting measles Europe has seen a massive surge in measles cases in 2017, which the World Health Organization says is a tragedy after a record low of 5,273 cases in 2016. Cases increased by 400%, with more than 20,000 people affected and […]

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