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French mayor fined for ‘too many Muslim children’ comment

French mayor fined for ‘too many Muslim children’ comment

Image copyright AFP / PASCAL GUYOT Image caption Robert Menard insists he was stating a fact not encouraging discrimination A far-right French mayor has been fined 2,000 euros for inciting hatred, after declaring that there were too many Muslim children in his local schools. Robert Menard, mayor of the southern town of Beziers, is an […]

Russian hackers ‘target’ presidential candidate Macron

Russian hackers ‘target’ presidential candidate Macron

Image copyright AFP Image caption Attackers have tried to trick key Macron staff into handing over login names Russian hackers are targeting the campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, say security experts. Phishing emails, malware and fake net domains were all being used as attack techniques, said Feike Hacquebord, from security company Trend Micro. […]

Russian hackers ‘target’ presidential candidate Macron

Russian hackers ‘target’ presidential candidate Macron

Image copyright AFP Image caption Attackers have tried to trick key Macron staff into handing over login names Russian hackers are targeting the campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, say security experts. Phishing emails, malware and fake net domains were all being used as attack techniques, said Feike Hacquebord, from security company Trend Micro. […]

Israel’s Netanyahu scraps talks with German minister over rights groups

Israel’s Netanyahu scraps talks with German minister over rights groups

Image copyright EPA Image caption Germany and Israel have been close allies for decades Israel’s prime minister has cancelled talks with Germany’s foreign minister after he refused to call off a meeting with Israeli human rights activists. Sigmar Gabriel had been due to meet Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. Mr Netanyahu had warned he would not […]

Pope Francis TED talk says powerful leaders must be humble

Pope Francis TED talk says powerful leaders must be humble

Image copyright EPA Image caption Pope Francis recorded the talk at Domus Sanctae Marthae, where he lives in the Vatican Pope Francis has recorded an address for the influential TED media group, delivering a warning to the world’s “powerful” leaders. In his TED talk, Francis says that people with power must act humbly. “If you […]

French mayor fined for ‘too many Muslim children’ comment

French mayor fined for ‘too many Muslim children’ comment

Image copyright AFP / PASCAL GUYOT Image caption Robert Menard insists he was stating a fact not encouraging discrimination A far-right French mayor has been fined 2,000 euros for inciting hatred, after declaring that there were too many Muslim children in his local schools. Robert Menard, mayor of the southern town of Beziers, is an […]

Spain detains group ‘with links to suspects in Brussels attacks’

Spain detains group ‘with links to suspects in Brussels attacks’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Spanish police raided 12 properties in and around Barcelona in the north-eastern Catalonia region Spanish police have detained nine men during raids against suspected Islamist militants believed to be linked to last year’s deadly bomb attacks in Belgium. Eight Moroccans and a Spanish national were arrested in and around Barcelona, […]

Russian hackers ‘target’ presidential candidate Macron

Russian hackers ‘target’ presidential candidate Macron

Image copyright AFP Image caption Attackers have tried to trick key Macron staff into handing over login names Russian hackers are targeting the campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, say security experts. Phishing emails, malware and fake net domains were all being used as attack techniques, said Feike Hacquebord, from security company Trend Micro. […]

Israel’s Netanyahu scraps talks with German minister over rights groups

Israel’s Netanyahu scraps talks with German minister over rights groups

Image copyright EPA Image caption Germany and Israel have been close allies for decades Israel’s prime minister has cancelled talks with Germany’s foreign minister after he refused to call off a meeting with Israeli human rights activists. Sigmar Gabriel had been due to meet Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. Mr Netanyahu had warned he would not […]

Hollande calls for unity at tribute to slain officer Jugelé

Hollande calls for unity at tribute to slain officer Jugelé

Image copyright AFP Image caption The two remaining presidential candidates appeared at Tuesday’s ceremony, but were careful to remain discreet French President François Hollande has used a ceremony to honour a police officer slain in Paris last week to call for unity in the “long and difficult fight against terrorism”. He awarded Xavier Jugelé, 37, […]

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