Thousands challenge EU-Canada trade deal in German court

Thousands challenge EU-Canada trade deal in German court

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Activists say they have lodged the biggest constitutional complaint in German history Germany’s highest court is hearing a challenge to a planned EU-Canada free trade deal from some 125,000 citizens. The organisations behind the complaint say it is the biggest constitutional complaint in German history. They say the Comprehensive Economic […]

Germany urged to reward Syrian refugees who arrested fugitive

Germany urged to reward Syrian refugees who arrested fugitive

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Police were hunting suspected bomb plotter Jaber al-Bakr, who was eventually apprehended by three Syrian refugees There is a growing clamour in Germany to honour three Syrian refugees who overpowered a bomb plot suspect with possible links to the so-called Islamic State. Calls to reward them for their heroics […]

Paris attacks: Lawyers for Salah Abdeslam ‘will not defend him’

Paris attacks: Lawyers for Salah Abdeslam ‘will not defend him’

Image copyright Belgian/French police Image caption Abdeslam was arrested in a dramatic raid in March not far from his home in Brussels Lawyers for the main suspect in last year’s Islamist attacks in Paris say they will no longer defend him as he has chosen to remain silent. Salah Abdeslam is angered at being placed […]

Danish anglers urged to catch 80,000 escaped trout

Danish anglers urged to catch 80,000 escaped trout

Image copyright AFP Image caption It is feared that the rainbow trout could eat the eggs of wild sea trout Up to 80,000 farmed rainbow trout have been accidentally released into the sea in Denmark, prompting a call for anglers to try to catch them. The accident happened when a cargo ship crashed into a […]

Russian anger over UK protest call

Russian anger over UK protest call

Image copyright PA Image caption Boris Johnson said those behind the attacks should face trial for war crimes Russia has condemned Boris Johnson’s call for demonstrations outside its London embassy as “shameful”. The foreign secretary said on Tuesday that he would “like to see” a protest against bombings of the Syrian city of Aleppo, which […]

Paris attacks: Lawyers for Salah Abdeslam ‘will not defend him’

Paris attacks: Lawyers for Salah Abdeslam ‘will not defend him’

Image copyright Belgian/French police Image caption Abdeslam was arrested in a dramatic raid in March not far from his home in Brussels Lawyers for the main suspect in last year’s Islamist attacks in Paris say they will no longer defend him. Salah Abdeslam will use his right to remain silent, one of the lawyers, Frank […]

Syria conflict: Russia’s Putin halts France visit amid row

Syria conflict: Russia’s Putin halts France visit amid row

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mr Putin was due to visit Paris later this month Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has cancelled a planned visit to France amid a row over Syria. He had been due to meet French President Francois Hollande and open a new Orthodox church later this month. But after France’s government […]

Syria conflict: Russia’s Putin halts France visit amid row

Syria conflict: Russia’s Putin halts France visit amid row

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mr Putin was due to visit Paris later this month Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has cancelled a planned visit to France amid a row over Syria. He had been due to meet French President Francois Hollande and open a new Orthodox church later this month. But after France’s government […]

Italy withdraws Rome 2024 Olympic Games bid

Italy withdraws Rome 2024 Olympic Games bid

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Malago was in tears as he announced the end of the bid Italy’s Olympic Committee has officially withdrawn its bid to stage the 2024 Games in Rome after the city council voted to oppose the candidacy. Rome’s Mayor Virginia Raggi from the populist Five Star party had said the […]

France’s first drug room for addicts to inject opens in Paris

France’s first drug room for addicts to inject opens in Paris

Image copyright AFP Image caption A user will get a sterile drugs pack on visiting the new facility A Paris hospital is now housing France’s first “shooting gallery” – a safe place where drug addicts can inject under medical supervision. The controversial drug room was opened by Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo and Health Minister Marisol […]