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French job centres drop The Voice-style interviews

French job centres drop The Voice-style interviews

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An estimated three million people are out of work in France It seemed like a good idea at the time. In an attempt to shake up its interviews, several French job centres took inspiration from TV talent show The Voice. Three recruitment officials would turn their back on a […]

Russian ‘mafia’ group and MP Reznik acquitted in Spain

Russian ‘mafia’ group and MP Reznik acquitted in Spain

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Russian MP Vladislav Reznik (L) was among the suspects Spanish judges have acquitted 17 Russians over alleged large-scale money-laundering for the Russian mafia. A Russian MP, Vladislav Reznik, was among those acquitted. Nine other suspects remain at large, including alleged gang boss Gennady Petrov. The National Criminal Court found […]

Crimea attack: College shooting is ‘globalisation’ result

Crimea attack: College shooting is ‘globalisation’ result

Image copyright AFP Image caption Shocked mourners gathered at a makeshift shrine at the college The deadly gun and bomb attack on a college in Crimea “appears to be a result of globalisation”, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said. “On social media, on the internet, we see the creation of entire communities. Everything started with […]

Crimea attack: Teenage girl becomes 20th college victim

Crimea attack: Teenage girl becomes 20th college victim

Image copyright AFP Image caption Shocked mourners gathered at a makeshift shrine at the college Students have been left with horrific injuries after a nail bomb went off at a college in Crimea and a gunman opened fire with a rifle. The death toll rose to 20 on Thursday when a teenage girl died of […]

Brexit: UK to consider longer transition period

Brexit: UK to consider longer transition period

Media captionConfused by Brexit jargon? Reality Check unpacks the basics The UK’s transition out of the EU could be extended by “a matter of months” to ensure no hard border in Northern Ireland, Theresa May has said. The prime minister said this was a new idea that had emerged in negotiations and was not expected […]

Crimea attack: Gun attack at Kerch college kills 19

Crimea attack: Gun attack at Kerch college kills 19

Image copyright PA Image caption Russia has said the attack was an act of “mass murder” At least 19 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in a shooting at a college in Russian-annexed Crimea. An 18-year-old student ran through the Kerch technical college firing at fellow pupils before killing himself, Russian investigators say. […]

Norway apologises to its World War Two ‘German girls’

Norway apologises to its World War Two ‘German girls’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many of the women were expelled from the country with their children Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg has issued an official government apology to Norwegian women who were mistreated over World War Two-era relationships with German soldiers. Norway, a neutral country, was invaded by Nazi forces in April 1940. Up […]

Crimea attack: College shooting kills 19

Crimea attack: College shooting kills 19

Image copyright PA Image caption Russia has said the attack was an act of “mass murder” At least 19 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in a shooting at a college in Russian-annexed Crimea. An 18-year-old student ran through the technical college in Kerch firing at fellow pupils before killing himself, Russian investigators […]

Spanish drug baron Francisco Tejón surrenders after video clip

Spanish drug baron Francisco Tejón surrenders after video clip

Image copyright Clase A/M-Audiovisual/DG Flow Image caption Francisco Tejón (R) appeared in the video alongside Spanish reggaeton performer Clase-A A fortnight after one of Spain’s most wanted drug traffickers appeared in a raunchy music video, he has turned himself in at a police station close to the Gibraltar border. Described by police as the head […]

Head of anti-homophobia group assaulted in Paris

Head of anti-homophobia group assaulted in Paris

Image copyright Urgence Homophobie / Guillame Mélanie Image caption Mr Mélanie shared a photo of his injuries from the assault The president of a French gay association has been beaten in what he said was a homophobic attack on the streets of Paris. Guillaume Mélanie, president of Urgence Homophobie, said he was leaving a restaurant […]