How is Europe faring on violence against women?

An estimated 35pct of women have experienced some form of violence in their lifetimes, a statistic that few would not find alarming.But from France and Spain to Turkey...

Iran's Revolutionary Guards threaten crackdown on protests as Internet i...

Iran's Revolutionary Guards have warned of "decisive" action if violent protests over a sharp increase in the price of fuel don't subside.At least one person has alrea...

U.S. reverses stance on Israeli settlements in the West Bank

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a reversal in American policy on Israeli settlements in the West Bank, arguing that they "are not, per se, inconsistent w...

'Non' to Dry January in France, says President Emmanuel Macron

When the clocks strike midnight on December 31 to usher in the new year, professionals from France's wine sector will no doubt raise a glass to President Emmanuel Macr...

Venice mayor says flooded city is 'on its knees'

St. Mark's Square in Venice was awash with water and closed on Sunday as city authorities managed another exceptional high tide just days after devastating flooding.Ve...

Boris versus Binface: The barmiest battles in Britain's 'Brexit election'

Nominations have now closed for candidates in Britain's December 12 general election, which is already shaping up to be one the strangest and least predictable in mode...

Russia says it will return captured naval ships to Ukraine on Monday

Russia will return three captured naval ships to Ukraine on Monday and is moving them to a handover location agreed with Kiev, Crimea's border guard service was cited ...

Gilets Jaunes one year on: Roadside 'big family' faces a crossroads

On the roundabouts and road junctions of suburban France, where the Gilets Jaunes movement took hold one year ago, protesters are still making their voices heard.In th...

Havana, Cuba marks 500th anniversary with fireworks and celebration

Havana has celebrated its 500th anniversary with a bang, staging a colourful and impressive fireworks display that wowed thousands of residents and tourists gathered a...

French Parliament votes to end tax breaks for palm oil in biofuel

France's parliament on Friday voted to remove tax breaks for the use of palm oil as a biofuel, a day after a ruling in favour of maintaining the advantage led to howls...

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