Borussia Dortmund bombs: Letters at scene ‘not from Islamists’

Borussia Dortmund bombs: Letters at scene ‘not from Islamists’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police guarded the hotel the Borussia Dortmund team were staying in after the attack Investigators in Germany say there is “significant doubt” that Tuesday’s attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus was the work of radical Islamists. They say letters found at the scene may be an attempt to […]

Chechnya anti-gay violence: Newspaper fears ‘retribution’ for reports

Chechnya anti-gay violence: Newspaper fears ‘retribution’ for reports

Image copyright AFP Image caption A spectacular new mosque dominates the centre of Grozny, the Chechen capital The Russian daily Novaya Gazeta says it is alarmed by a Chechen Muslim call for “retribution” after the paper reported violence against gay men in Chechnya. Chechen Muslim clerics met on 3 April, two days after the paper’s […]

Sweden attack: Uzbekistan ‘warned West of IS link’

Sweden attack: Uzbekistan ‘warned West of IS link’

Image copyright Swedish police Image caption Police released this CCTV image of Rakhmat Akilov following the attack Uzbekistan says it warned the West that the man accused of carrying out last week’s lorry attack in Stockholm was recruited by so-called Islamic State (IS) after leaving Uzbekistan in 2014. The Uzbek Foreign Minister, Abdulaziz Kamilov, said […]

Sweden attack: Uzbekistan ‘warned West of IS link’

Sweden attack: Uzbekistan ‘warned West of IS link’

Image copyright Swedish police Image caption Police released this CCTV image of Rakhmat Akilov following the attack Uzbekistan says it warned the West that the man accused of carrying out last week’s lorry attack in Stockholm was recruited by so-called Islamic State (IS) after leaving Uzbekistan in 2014. The Uzbek Foreign Minister, Abdulaziz Kamilov, said […]

Montenegro charges 14 over alleged plot to oust PM

Montenegro charges 14 over alleged plot to oust PM

Image copyright AFP Image caption PM Milo Djukanovic has steered Montenegro towards Nato membership – irritating Russia A special prosecutor in Montenegro has charged 14 people, including two Russians, with plotting to overthrow the government last October. The Russians, identified as Eduard Shishmakov and Vladimir Popov, are at large. They are suspected of being state […]

Eurovision: Russia will not broadcast contest after Ukraine ban

Eurovision: Russia will not broadcast contest after Ukraine ban

Image copyright EPA Image caption Russia’s contestant Julia Samoilova performed in Crimea in 2015 Russian broadcaster Channel One will not broadcast the Eurovision Song Contest next month because the country’s singer has been barred from host country Ukraine. Russia’s decision removes any chance of it competing this year, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) said. Ukraine […]

Credit Suisse bosses offer to cut their own bonuses by 40%

Credit Suisse bosses offer to cut their own bonuses by 40%

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Credit Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam also offered to cut his bonus last year Credit Suisse chief executive Tidjane Thiam and the bank’s board of directors have offered to cut their own bonuses by 40% ahead of its annual meeting. They also proposed to keep total board pay at the […]

Beslan school siege: Russia ‘failed’ in 2004 massacre

Beslan school siege: Russia ‘failed’ in 2004 massacre

Media captionZhanna Tsirikhova: “For the sake of the children they could have done more” The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Russia failed to protect the hostages of the Beslan school siege in which about 330 people died in 2004. In the siege, Chechen rebels took more than 1,000 hostages, mostly children. The […]

Rescue 116 helicopter’s warning system did not include Blackrock

Rescue 116 helicopter’s warning system did not include Blackrock

Image copyright RTÉ Image caption The helicopter crashed near Blackrock Island last month, after assisting in the rescue of a fisherman A preliminary report into a fatal Irish Coast Guard helicopter crash has found that the island it crashed into was not included in the aircraft’s onboard obstacle warning system. Rescue 116 crashed into Blackrock […]

Bulgaria’s Sunny Beach offers ‘best value in Europe’

Bulgaria’s Sunny Beach offers ‘best value in Europe’

Image copyright Rossen Donev Image caption Prices fell 10% at Sunny Beach in the year to March, the Post Office said Sunny Beach in Bulgaria has been ranked as the most affordable resort in a Post Office study of 19 European destinations. The research found a basket of everyday items cost £37 at the Black […]