French magistrate to investigate Francois Fillon case

French magistrate to investigate Francois Fillon case

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some members of Mr Fillon’s Republican party have called for him to quit A French magistrate is to investigate payments made to the family of centre-right presidential candidate Francois Fillon, prosecutors say. It is a step up from what was until now a preliminary inquiry. The judge can still decide […]

BBC dismayed at German ‘BND spying on journalists’

BBC dismayed at German ‘BND spying on journalists’

Image copyright AP Image caption The BND has a huge listening post at Bad Aibling near Munich The BBC has voiced dismay over alleged German spying on foreign journalists, including some working for the BBC. Germany’s foreign intelligence service BND spied on media e-mails, faxes and phone calls, including more than a dozen BBC numbers […]

European Parliament: Questions raised over Martin Schulz’s spending

European Parliament: Questions raised over Martin Schulz’s spending

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Schulz led the European Parliament for five years Questions have been raised over spending by former European Parliament head Martin Schulz, who is challenging Angela Merkel in Germany’s election. According to documents seen by the BBC, the parliament’s Budgetary Control Committee is querying allowances granted to his adviser, Markus […]

French magistrate to investigate Francois Fillon

French magistrate to investigate Francois Fillon

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some members of Mr Fillon’s Republican party have called for him to quit, but others have defended him A magistrate is to investigate French centre-right presidential candidate Francois Fillon over payments to his family, prosecutors say. The magistrate has more powers to investigate what was until now a preliminary inquiry. […]

BBC dismayed at German ‘BND spying on journalists’

BBC dismayed at German ‘BND spying on journalists’

Image copyright AP Image caption The BND has a huge listening post at Bad Aibling near Munich The BBC has voiced dismay over alleged German spying on foreign journalists, including some working for the BBC. Germany’s foreign intelligence service BND spied on media e-mails, faxes and phone calls, including more than a dozen BBC numbers […]

European Parliament: Questions raised over Martin Schulz’s spending

European Parliament: Questions raised over Martin Schulz’s spending

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Schulz led the European Parliament for five years Questions have been raised over spending by former European Parliament head Martin Schulz, who is challenging Angela Merkel in Germany’s election. According to documents seen by the BBC, the parliament’s Budgetary Control Committee is querying allowances granted to his adviser, Markus […]

France Jews: Two brothers attacked in Paris street

France Jews: Two brothers attacked in Paris street

Image copyright AFP Image caption So far reports about the suspected assailants remain sketchy French police are investigating an assault on two Jewish brothers in a Paris suburb, in which the attackers allegedly shouted anti-Semitic abuse. The eldest, 29, and his brother, 17, say one of the attackers was armed with a hacksaw and one […]

Paris protests: Students tear-gassed by police

Paris protests: Students tear-gassed by police

Image copyright AFP Image caption The protests on Thursday were the latest in a series against alleged police brutality Police have fired tear gas at Paris students who blockaded 16 high schools in protest against the alleged police rape of a young black man. The demonstrations are the latest to be held in the capital […]

Russian military admits significant cyber-war effort

Russian military admits significant cyber-war effort

Image copyright Mil.ru Image caption Western analysts have noted improvements in Russian electronic warfare capabilities Russia’s military has admitted for the first time the scale of its information warfare effort, saying it was significantly expanded post-Cold War. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Russian “information troops” were involved in “intelligent, effective propaganda”, but he did […]

Brexit: EU backs Dublin on open Northern Ireland border

Brexit: EU backs Dublin on open Northern Ireland border

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some fear that Brexit could undermine the freedom brought by the Northern Ireland peace deal The European Commission president has said he agrees with the Irish government that Brexit should not bring back a “hard” Northern Ireland border. “We don’t want to have hard borders between Northern Ireland and […]

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