Turkey has freed 160 workers out of almost 600 who were arrested following a protest over work-related deaths and poor conditions at the construction site for Istanbul’s third airport. Hundreds of labourers were arrested late on Friday as the security forces sought to break up a demonstration outside Istanbul Grand...
Russia on Wednesday accused the United States of ‘destructive’ meddling in Nicaragua’s affairs for calling a UN Security Council meeting on the crisis in the Central American country. Human rights groups say more than 300 people have died in Nicaragua during four months of anti-government unrest that have seen police...
Pope Francis in Ireland Sunday “begged for God’s forgiveness” for the child sexual abuse scandal rocking the church but faced accusations by a former Vatican official that he had personally ignored allegations against senior clergy. Francis is due to speak in front of some 500,000 faithful in Dublin’s Phoenix Park...
Concerns are growing over the physical and psychological health of scores of migrants and refugees stranded for a 10th day aboard an Italian coastguard ship, after 16 were reportedly taken off for medical reasons. The Diciotti vessel has been docked at the Sicilian port of Catania since Monday night, after Italy's far-right Interior Minister and co-Deputy Prime...
A man stabbed his mother and sister to death and seriously injured another person in a town near Paris on Thursday before being shot dead by police. The killer had serious mental health problems and had been on a terror watch list since 2016, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told reporters...
Belarus’s strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko on Saturday sacked his prime minister and other key members of government following a corruption scandal that saw top officials arrested. Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov will be replaced by former development bank head Sergei Rumas, the president’s press office said in a statement. Several vice-premiers as...
More than 450 people were hurt and around 30 arrested during a huge anti-corruption protest in Bucharest, Romanian police said on Saturday, a day after the rally. Police had used water cannons and tear gas to disperse the protesters as tens of thousands rallied to call on the leftwing government...
Close to two months after giving a high-profile welcome to the Aquarius migrant rescue boat, Spain once again opened its ports Thursday to a charity vessel carrying 87 men and boys saved off Libya after Italy refused access. The white ship belonging to Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms arrived in...
A Russian commercial helicopter flying from the Siberian region of Krasnoyarsk crashed shortly after take-off, killing 18 people aboard on Saturday. The helicopter, operated by Utair airline, was carrying 15 passengers and three crew members and all were confirmed dead, the Russian news agency TASS quoted an emergency service source as saying. The...
A 28-year-old woman wearing a niqab on Friday became the first person in Denmark to be fined for violating a new controversial law banning full-face Islamic veils in public places, media reported. Police were called to a shopping centre in Horsholm, in the northeastern region of Nordsjaelland, where the woman...