Red Cross reveals 21 staff paid for sexual services

Red Cross reveals 21 staff paid for sexual services

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The ICRC launched an internal review after reports of misconduct at aid agencies The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says 21 members of staff have left their jobs for sexual misconduct in the last three years. The ICRC’s director-general, Yves Daccord, said the individuals had paid for […]

One French woman in eight has been raped, study says

One French woman in eight has been raped, study says

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Weinstein case in the US has inspired many French women to speak out on sexual abuse About four million French women – 12% of the total – have been raped at least once in their lives, a survey suggests. The study for the Fondation Jean Jaur├Ęs, a Paris-based think […]

Zurich shooting: Two people killed near UBS branch in Swiss city

Zurich shooting: Two people killed near UBS branch in Swiss city

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police teams check the area following the shooting incident in Zurich Two people have been shot dead outside a branch of the UBS bank in the Swiss city of Zurich, police say. The shooting took place shortly before 14:30 local time (13:30 GMT) on Lagerstrasse in the Europaallee area. Zurich […]

Brexit: EU leaders clash over financial impact of UK’s departure

Brexit: EU leaders clash over financial impact of UK’s departure

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Macron and Mrs Merkel said cuts to EU programmes could be damaging Germany and France have warned that funding cuts to EU programmes after Brexit could damage efforts to tackle illegal immigration and terrorism. The leaders of both nations said on Friday that spending on these areas should […]

Neanderthals were capable of making art

Neanderthals were capable of making art

Image caption In Maltravieso Cave, western Spain, Neanderthals stencilled their hands by blowing red paint over them Contrary to the traditional view of them as brutes, it turns out that Neanderthals were artists. A study in Science journal suggests they made cave drawings in Spain that pre-date the arrival of modern humans in Europe by […]

Officer dies in Spain football clashes

Officer dies in Spain football clashes

It has been reported at least five people have been arrested A police officer has died in Spain after violent clashes erupted between rival fans before Athletic Bilbao’s home Europa League match against Spartak Moscow at San Mames. The officer from the Ertzaintza – the Basque Country’s police force – suffered a heart attack. More […]

Argentina foils diplomatic luggage cocaine plot

Argentina foils diplomatic luggage cocaine plot

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Nearly 400kg of cocaine was found at the Russian embassy in 2016 Argentina’s security ministry says it has foiled a plot to use the Russian embassy’s diplomatic courier service to smuggle cocaine to Europe. Police seized nearly 400kg of the drug from diplomatic luggage in an embassy annex after being […]

Zagitova, 15, wins figure skating gold

Media playback is not supported on this device Winter Olympics: Alina Zagitova holds off Evgenia Medvedeva to win figure skating gold Fifteen-year-old Alina Zagitova won the first gold for the Olympic athletes from Russia at the 2018 Winter Olympics in the women’s single figure skating. She followed her short programme world record 82.92 with 156.65 […]

Dutch MPs vote to recognise disputed Armenian ‘genocide’

Media captionArmenia’s mass killings – explained in 60 seconds The Dutch parliament has passed a motion recognising that the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War One was a “genocide”. Armenians say up to 1.5 million of their people died in the atrocities of 1915. Turkey says the toll was much lower […]

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 […]

1 2 3 142