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French police hold ex-president Sarkozy over ‘Gaddafi funding’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Sarkozy (left) clinched big trade deals for France with Libya’s Gaddafi in 2007 when he was president Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been taken into police custody for questioning over allegations that he received campaign funding from the late Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi. Police are investigating alleged […]

Russia election: Trump congratulates Putin over victory

Media captionTrump congratulates Putin and will meet him “in the not too distant future” US President Donald Trump has spoken to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his electoral victory two days ago. He said they they would meet in the “not too distant future” to discuss the arms race, Ukraine and […]

French police hold ex-president Sarkozy over ‘Gaddafi funding’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Sarkozy (left) clinched big trade deals for France with Libya’s Gaddafi in 2007 when he was president Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been taken into police custody for questioning over allegations that he received campaign funding from the late Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi. Police are investigating alleged […]

Telford pensioner investigated for Nazi war crimes

Image copyright John Kingston Image caption Investigators were preparing to search the home of Stanislaw Chrzanowski in Telford when he died A pensioner has become the first person from the UK to be investigated in Germany for his alleged role in the Holocaust in World War Two. Stanislaw Chrzanowski, 96, from Shropshire, was being investigated […]

Sex doll ‘brothel’: Paris council to decide on future of Xdolls games centre

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The owner of Xdolls says his sex dolls are like sex toys and do not degrade women (file picture) Paris councillors are due to decide on the future of a business where clients are charged €89 ($109; £78) to spend an hour with a silicon sex doll, local media […]

Ireland loses legal bid over ‘Hooded Men’

Image caption The government faces a legal challenge from the men interrogated by the Army in 1971 The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has rejected a request to find that men detained during internment in Northern Ireland suffered torture. The so-called hooded men claimed they were subjected to torture by the British army in […]

Russian Nikolai Glushkov’s London death now a murder inquiry

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov was found dead at his home on March 12 UK police have launched a murder investigation after the death of Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov in south-west London. Mr Glushkov was found dead at his home in New Malden on 12 March. A post-mortem examination revealed Mr […]

Murder inquiry over Russian’s London death

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov was found dead at his home on March 12 UK police have launched a murder investigation after the death of Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov in south-west London. Mr Glushkov was found dead at his home in New Malden on 12 March. A post-mortem examination revealed Mr […]

Russia underestimates UK allies, says Nato

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The foreign secretary met his Polish counterpart at a Second World War bunker in west London Russian President Vladimir Putin is “overwhelmingly likely” to have ordered the nerve agent attack on an ex-spy and his daughter, Boris Johnson has said. The foreign secretary said “our quarrel is with Putin’s […]

UK spy poisoning response deadline passes

Image copyright EPA/ Yulia Skripal/Facebook Image caption Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, are in a critical condition in hospital The deadline set by the UK government for Moscow to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent was used to poison a former double agent has passed. Focus now shifts to what steps Theresa […]