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Germanwings crash families angered by pilot’s father

Media captionFamilies have criticised Guenter Lubitz for speaking out on the crash’s second anniversary Families of victims of the Germanwings airline crash have criticised the father of the co-pilot for claiming on the second anniversary of the crash that his son was not responsible. German prosecutors concluded in January that Andreas Lubitz, 27, was suicidal […]

France’s Marine Le Pen urges end to Russia sanctions

France’s Marine Le Pen urges end to Russia sanctions

Image copyright AFP Image caption The meeting is a coup for Ms Le Pen Russian president Vladimir Putin has met France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in Moscow, saying she represents a “fast-growing element” of European politics. Mr Putin defended the meeting – a coup for Ms Le Pen – saying that he was […]

Germanwings crash families angered by pilot’s father

Media captionFamilies have criticised Guenter Lubitz for speaking out on the crash’s second anniversary Families of victims of the Germanwings airline crash have criticised the father of the co-pilot for claiming on the second anniversary of the crash that his son was not responsible. German prosecutors concluded in January that Andreas Lubitz, 27, was suicidal […]

Russia denies it is supplying the Taliban after Nato general claim

Russia denies it is supplying the Taliban after Nato general claim

Image copyright AP Image caption Russia may be supplying the Taliban in Afghanistan, a US general has said Russia has denied a top Nato general’s allegation it may be secretly sending supplies to the Taliban in Afghanistan. Gen Curtis Scaparrotti told lawmakers in Washington on Thursday that Moscow was “perhaps” supplying the extremist group. On […]

France’s Marine Le Pen urges end to Russia sanctions

France’s Marine Le Pen urges end to Russia sanctions

Image copyright AFP Image caption The meeting is a coup for Ms Le Pen Russian president Vladimir Putin has met France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in Moscow, saying she represents a “fast-growing element” of European politics. Mr Putin defended the meeting – a coup for Ms Le Pen – saying that he was […]

Germanwings crash families angered by pilot’s father

Germanwings crash families angered by pilot’s father

Image copyright AFP Image caption Guenter Lubitz said he believed his son was innocent Families of victims of the Germanwings airline crash have criticised the father of the co-pilot for claiming on the second anniversary of the crash that his son was not responsible. German prosecutors concluded in January that Andreas Lubitz, 27, was suicidal […]

Belgium driver on terrorism charge over Antwerp ‘attack’

Belgium driver on terrorism charge over Antwerp ‘attack’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A bomb disposal team was called in after an unknown substance was discovered in the car A man who drove at a crowd in Antwerp has been charged with attempted terrorism, Belgian prosecutors say. No-one was injured but shoppers in a pedestrian zone were forced to dive out of the […]

1m Ireland drink driving tests ‘faked’

1m Ireland drink driving tests ‘faked’

Image caption Officers recorded nearly a million more roadside alcohol tests than they had actually carried out in a five-year period up to 2016 Almost one million drink-driving tests recorded by police in the Republic of Ireland did not actually take place, the Irish Labour Party leader has said. Brendan Howlin called for the head […]

Chechnya: Russian soldiers killed in clash with insurgents

Chechnya: Russian soldiers killed in clash with insurgents

Image copyright AFP Image caption Russian troops in Chechnya have faced a low level insurgency for years Six Russian soldiers have been killed and several wounded in a clash with armed militants in Russia’s region of Chechnya, security forces say. The Russian National Guard says militants took advantage of heavy fog to try to storm […]

France’s Marine Le Pen begins Russia visit

France’s Marine Le Pen begins Russia visit

Image copyright AFP Image caption Marine Le Pen has approved Russia’s takeover of Crimea and wants EU sanctions lifted France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is in Russia for talks with senior officials. In Moscow, the National Front (FN) leader will meet Russian MPs, but it is not clear whether she will also hold […]