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Ivan Golunov arrest: Russian reporter is freed after public outcry

Media captionIvan Golunov was given a warm welcome after his release A Russian journalist has been freed after drug-dealing charges against him were dropped following a public outcry. Russian newspapers had rallied round freelancer Ivan Golunov in a rare public show of support. Mr Golunov cried as he was freed from a police station on […]

Ivan Golunov arrest: Russian reporter to go free after public outcry

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Golunov seen in a cage in court on 8 June Russia has dropped all charges against an investigative reporter accused of drug dealing, after a massive public outcry over the case. In a rare public show of support, Russian newspapers rallied around freelancer Ivan Golunov. Russian Interior Minister Vladimir […]

Danube boat accident: More bodies found as vessel is raised in Hungary

Media captionSalvage crews help raise the tourist boat to the surface Four more bodies have been recovered after salvage crews raised the wreck of a tourist boat that sank on the Danube in Budapest last month. A floating crane raised The Mermaid to the surface, allowing divers to enter. The boat was carrying South Korean […]

Moldova crisis: Snap elections called by interim president

Image copyright EPA Image caption Protests have been staged in front of Moldova’s parliament in recent days Moldova’s pro-Russian President Igor Dodon has been stripped of his duties, escalating a political crisis stemming from inconclusive general elections. The move came after his party agreed a coalition cabinet with a pro-European Union block, welcomed by the […]

Storm Miguel kills three after overturning rescue ship off French coast

Image copyright AFP Image caption A sea rescue boat moments before it capsized, killing three crew A rescue boat has overturned in the Atlantic off the west coast of France leaving three crew dead, amid winds of up to 129 km/h (80 mph). They were part of a crew of seven who had gone to […]

Niels Högel: German ex-nurse convicted of killing 85 patients

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Niels Högel was caught in 2005 after injecting unprescribed medication into a patient A former nurse has been convicted of murdering 85 patients at two hospitals in northern Germany and handed a life sentence. Judge Sebastian Buehrmann described Niels Högel’s killing spree as “incomprehensible”. Högel, who is already serving life […]

Prehistoric stone engraved with horses found in France

Image copyright Denis Gliksman/Inrap Image caption A generated image of the prehistoric sandstone plate and its engraving A stone believed to be about 12,000 years old and engraved with what appears to be a horse and other animals has been discovered in France. The prehistoric find by archaeologists excavating a site in the south-western Angoulême […]

Denmark election: Social Democrats win as PM concedes defeat

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mette Frederiksen’s Social Democrats have promised to put money into the country’s cherished welfare system Denmark’s Liberal Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen has conceded victory in the country’s general election, paving the way for Social Democrat leader Mette Frederiksen to take power. “We had a really good election, but there […]

Prague anti-PM protest ‘biggest since end of communism’

Media captionTens of thousands of people have protested in Prague Tens of thousands of people have protested in the Czech capital, Prague, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Andrej Babis, who is accused of fraudulent use of EU subsidies. Organisers said as many as 120,000 were attending Tuesday’s rally. If confirmed that would make […]

Denmark election: Social Democrats to win, exit polls show

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mette Frederiksen’s Social Democrats have promised to put money into the country’s cherished welfare system Denmark’s opposition Social Democrats are set for a narrow win in a general election dominated by debates over climate change, welfare cuts and immigration, exit polls show. Exit polls by broadcasters TV 2 and DR […]