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French ‘MeToo’ creator Sandra Muller ‘sued for defamation’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The French journalist started the “balancetonporc” or “rat on your pig” hashtag Sandra Muller, the creator of the French equivalent of the “MeToo” movement, says she is being sued for defamation by a man she accused of sexual harassment. Ms Muller accused former television boss Eric Brion of making a […]

Sweden to issue leaflets on how to prepare for war

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sweden has reinstated a military garrison on the strategic Baltic island of Gotland Sweden will send leaflets to 4.7 million households with instructions of what to do in the case of a war, officials say. The booklets will also explain how to prepare for terror or cyber attacks and […]

Italy arrests 33 ‘Chinese mafia’ members

Image copyright Italian police Image caption The raids were carried out in several Italian cities Thirty-three people have been arrested in Italy on suspicion of being members of the Chinese mafia, police say. The early morning raids targeted a group accused of controlling the transport across Europe of products made in China and by Chinese […]

Deadly storm causes Dutch and German transport chaos

Image copyright EPA Image caption The fierce wind blew this lorry trailer over in the Netherlands Three people have been killed by falling trees or debris in the Netherlands as a fierce storm tears across northern Europe. Storm-related accidents killed three people in Olst, Vuren and Enschede. Gusts of up to 140km per hour (90mph) […]

French ‘MeToo’ creator Sandra Muller ‘sued for defamation’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The French journalist started the “balancetonporc” or “rat on your pig” hashtag Sandra Muller, the creator of the French equivalent of the “MeToo” movement, says she is being sued for defamation by a man she accused of sexual harassment. Ms Muller accused former television boss Eric Brion of making a […]

Cocaine found in fresh pineapples

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Italy arrests 33 ‘Chinese mafia’ members

Image copyright Italian police Image caption The raids were carried out in several Italian cities Thirty-three people have been arrested in Italy on suspicion of being members of the Chinese mafia, police say. The early morning raids targeted a group accused of controlling the transport across Europe of products made in China and by Chinese […]

Catalonia MPs elect separatist speaker as parliament reconvenes

Image copyright AFP Image caption With the election of Roger Torrent as speaker, separatist MPs have control of Catalonia’s parliament Catalan MPs in Barcelona have elected a pro-independence speaker at their first meeting since Madrid dissolved the region’s parliament. The choice of Roger Torrent is the first step to reinstating local government. Separatist parties, who […]

France scraps controversial Nantes airport proposal

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters react after the French government’s official announcement to abandon the project France has scrapped a controversial project to build an airport near the western city of Nantes, saying it did not have broad popular support. The plan was opposed by environmental groups that set up camp at the proposed […]

Romania to have first female prime minister, Viorica Dancila

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Viorica Dancila is an ally of PSD leader Liviu Dragnea Viorica Dancila has been named as Romania’s first female PM following the sudden resignation of Mihai Tudose. Ms Dancila, a member of the European Parliament, is regarded as an ally of the governing Social Democratic Party (PSD) leader Liviu Dragnea. […]