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Europe storm: Germany in huge clean-up as trains run again

Europe storm: Germany in huge clean-up as trains run again

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many fallen trees are still blocking railway lines across Germany Rail services are getting back to normal in Germany as trees and other debris are cleared from lines hit by a severe storm that claimed eight lives. Three people died earlier in the Netherlands in accidents caused by hurricane-strength winds. […]

Patricia Dagorn: France’s ‘Black Widow’ jailed for poisonings

Patricia Dagorn: France’s ‘Black Widow’ jailed for poisonings

Image copyright AFP Image caption Dagorn was convicted for killing two men and poisoning two others A woman dubbed “the Black Widow of the Riviera” has been jailed for 22 years in southern France for killing two elderly men and poisoning two others. Prosecutors in Nice said Patricia Dagorn was a “perverted narcissist” who tried […]

Ukraine crisis: Kiev defines Russia as ‘aggressor’ state

Ukraine crisis: Kiev defines Russia as ‘aggressor’ state

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels accuse each other of violating a ceasefire agreed before New Year Ukraine’s parliament has passed a law defining areas seized by pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country as temporarily occupied by Russia. The law on the reintegration of the region was backed by 280 […]

Cranberries singer inquest awaits ‘tests’

Cranberries singer inquest awaits ‘tests’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images The inquest into the death of Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan has been adjourned while the coroner awaits the results of “various tests”. The inquest, at Westminster Coroner’s Court, has been adjourned until 3 April. The singer died suddenly on 15 January aged 46. The Irish musician, originally from Limerick, led the […]

Pope Francis ‘slander’ comment angers Chile abuse victims

Pope Francis ‘slander’ comment angers Chile abuse victims

Image copyright VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images Image caption Pope Francis has angered victims of clerical sex abuse with his comments Pope Francis has triggered anger in Chile after accusing victims of a paedophile priest of slander. Francis said there was “no proof” for their claims that abuse by Father Fernando Karadima had been covered up by […]

Deadly storm Friederike causes Dutch and German transport chaos

Deadly storm Friederike causes Dutch and German transport chaos

Media captionHurricane-strength gusts of up to 140km/h (90mph) caused transport chaos Five people have been killed in storm-related accidents as hurricane-strength winds tear across northern Europe. Three people died after being hit by falling trees and debris in the Netherlands and one in Germany. A second German was killed in a collision when his van […]

Sweden to issue leaflets on how to prepare for war

Sweden to issue leaflets on how to prepare for war

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sweden has reinstated a military garrison on the strategic Baltic island of Gotland Sweden will send leaflets to 4.7 million households with instructions of what to do in the case of a war, officials say. The booklets will also explain how to prepare for terror or cyber attacks and […]

Deadly storm causes Dutch and German transport chaos

Deadly storm causes Dutch and German transport chaos

Image copyright EPA Image caption The fierce wind blew this lorry trailer over in the Netherlands Four people have been killed by falling trees or debris as a fierce storm tears across northern Europe. Storm-related accidents killed three people in the Netherlands and one in north-west Germany. Gusts of up to 140km/h (90mph) caused transport […]

French ‘MeToo’ creator Sandra Muller ‘sued for defamation’

French ‘MeToo’ creator Sandra Muller ‘sued for defamation’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The French journalist started the “balancetonporc” or “rat on your pig” hashtag Sandra Muller, the creator of the French equivalent of the “MeToo” movement, says she is being sued for defamation by a man she accused of sexual harassment. Ms Muller accused former television boss Eric Brion of making a […]

‘Code red’ storm halts Dutch trains and flights

‘Code red’ storm halts Dutch trains and flights

Image copyright AFP Image caption Schiphol cancelled more than 250 flights on Thursday Dutch authorities have suspended all flights to and from Amsterdam Schiphol airport because of a severe storm. Most rail traffic has also stopped as winds gust at up to 140km/h (90mph) across the Netherlands. Schiphol, one of Europe’s busiest airports, gave no […]

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