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A man in Austria runs over crowd with a car and then randomly stabs others

A man in Austria runs over crowd with a car and then randomly stabs others

A four-year-old boy is reported to be one of three people killed after an SUV ploughed into a crowd of people in Graz, Austria.Another 34 people were injured in the attack, with six said to be in a serious condition. Eyewitnesses say the driver rammed into crowds at up to 90mph before he got out […]

Vladimir Putin Nuclear Move ‘Dangerous’ – Nato

Vladimir Putin Nuclear Move ‘Dangerous’ – Nato

Nato has condemned Russia’s move to strengthen its nuclear arsenal, saying it amounted to “nuclear sabre-rattling” and was “unjustified” and “dangerous”. President Vladimir Putin said Russia would put more than 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles into service this year. It is part of a wide-reaching programme to modernise the country’s military. The move comes after […]

Lions escape from zoo during floods in Georgia

Lions escape from zoo during floods in Georgia

The capital of Georgia has been placed on lockdown after heavy flooding destroyed enclosures at the city’s zoo allowing tigers, lions, jaguars, wolves, jackals and a hippo to escape and roam the streets. Residents in Tbilisi have been warned to stay indoors after more than 30 dangerous animals became free from the zoo after heavy […]

Pictures: Prince Carl Philip gets married to Sofia Hellqvist

Pictures: Prince Carl Philip gets married to Sofia Hellqvist

These are the charming scenes where Prince Carl Philip struggled to put the wedding ring on his former glamour model wife Sofia Hellqvist during an extravagant ceremony in the chapel at Stockholm’s Royal Palace.Clasping his bride’s hand, the prince fumbled the ring, initially trying to place the band on the wrong finger. The new princess […]

Princess Cristina of Spain stripped of title

Princess Cristina of Spain stripped of title

King Felipe VI of Spain has removed the title “Duchess of Palma” from his sister, Princess Cristina, who is to go on trial charged with tax evasion. She was granted the title in 1997 when she married Inaki Urdangarin, a former Olympic handball player who is also accused of tax evasion. Princess Cristina had asked […]

Vladimir Putin tests EU unity

Vladimir Putin tests EU unity

As Vladimir Putin makes a rare trip to Western Europe, meeting Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in Milan on Wednesday, what does he hope to achieve? A little help, perhaps, from an old friend? In a wide-ranging interview with Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera at the weekend, the Russian president spoke at length about his country’s […]

Turkey votes in crucial election

Turkey votes in crucial election

Turks are voting in a general election on Sunday which will determine whether the ruling party can change the constitution. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who first came to power as prime minister in 2003, is seeking a big enough majority to turn Turkey into a presidential republic. However the pro-Kurdish HDP may cross the 10% […]

G7 leaders prepare for annual summit in Germany

G7 leaders prepare for annual summit in Germany

Leaders from the world’s richest countries are due to attend the annual G7 summit in the Bavarian Alps in Germany. They are expected to use the meeting to maintain diplomatic pressure on Russia over the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Greece’s debt crisis and how to tackle global warming will also be on the agenda. Russia […]

Women in Turkey struggle for equality

Women in Turkey struggle for equality

Turkey is gearing up for a general election on 7 June and women are pushing to make gender equality an issue. Activists are calling for more female participation in politics and working life. Only 14% of all MPs in the last parliament were women, and almost half of Turkey’s cities have no female representation. Only […]

Turkey: Kurds, women and gays hope an ascendant party can thwart Erdogan

Turkey: Kurds, women and gays hope an ascendant party can thwart Erdogan

Once a week they gather, beneath the same tree in the same park – to remember. For years it has been their ritual – women who lost children and husbands in 30 years of armed conflict between the Kurds and the Turkish state. I meet them in Diyarbakir – the final stop of our election […]

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