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Malta journalist death: Caruana Galizia’s son hits out

Media captionDaphne Caruana Galizia was a pillar of Malta’s democracy, her friend says The son of an investigative journalist killed in a car bomb attack in Malta has denounced what he called the country’s “mafia state”. Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, died in an explosion shortly after she left her home in Bidnija, near Mosta, on […]

Catalonia: Protests after Spain detains separatists

Image copyright Reuters Image caption People are angry with the High Court decision Crowds have gathered in Barcelona to protest against the jailing of two leaders of the Catalan separatist movement. Jordi Sánchez and Jordi Cuixart are being held without bail while they are under investigation for sedition. The men were leading figures in the […]

‘Anne Frank’ children’s costume sparks controversy

Image copyright PA Image caption Anne Frank, who became a symbol of courage, died at the age of 15 Online retailers are removing a children’s costume from websites after facing a backlash over its portrayal of teenage Holocaust victim Anne Frank. Several sites have ceased selling the outfit, while others continue to market it as […]

Malta journalist death: Caruana Galizia’s son denounces "mafia state"

Media captionDebris was strewn over the road and a nearby field The son of an investigative journalist killed in a car bomb attack in Malta has denounced what he called the country’s “mafia state”. Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, died in an explosion shortly after she left her home in Bidnija, near Mosta, on Monday. She […]

Portugal fires: Three days of national mourning for wildfire victims

Media caption“There are no words to describe it – no words” Portugal has declared three days of national mourning, beginning on Tuesday, for the victims of wildfires that raged across the country. At least 36 people died after hundreds of fires spread across central and northern areas on Sunday and Monday. They started in dry […]

Catalonia: Spain detains two separatists

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jordi Cuixart (left) and Jordi Sánchez (right) faced a judge in Madrid on Monday A Spanish judge has jailed two key members of the Catalan independence movement. Jordi Sánchez and Jordi Cuixart, who lead prominent separatist groups, are being held without bail while they are under investigation for sedition. The […]

Malta blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia dies in car bomb attack

Media captionDebris was strewn over the road and a nearby field A prominent blogger in Malta, who had accused the island’s government of corruption, has died in a car bomb attack, according to police. Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, was reportedly killed when the car she was driving exploded shortly after she left her home in […]

Catalonia leader Puigdemont ‘unclear’ on independence – Spain

Media captionEurope correspondent Gavin Lee looks to the past for the origins of the Catalan crisis The Spanish government has said that the head of the Catalonia region has failed to clarify whether he declared independence last week. In a letter to Madrid on Monday, Carles Puigdemont instead called for negotiation over the next two […]

Portugal and Spain wildfires: Dozens dead and injured

Image copyright EPA Image caption The fires have spread through large areas of Portugal and Spain A spate of wildfires in central and north Portugal which started at the weekend has killed at least 31 people, civil defence authorities say. Dozens of the 145 fires still raging are considered serious, a spokeswoman said. To the […]

France minister Schiappa plans anti-street harassment law

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gender equality minister Marlene Schiappa wants a national discussion about what behaviour constitutes sexual harassment France’s gender equality minister has set out plans for a new law cracking down on sexual violence and harassment. Marlène Schiappa’s proposals include on-the-spot fines for catcalling and lecherous behaviour in public. The mounting […]

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