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Catalonia crisis: Jailed activist Jordi Sanchez drops candidacy

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jordi Sanchez was jailed on sedition charges after October’s independence referendum Jailed Catalan activist Jordi Sanchez has dropped his bid to lead the region’s government, paving the way for separatist parties to offer a new name. The move comes after Spain’s Supreme Court rejected his request to be freed to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]