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Denmark Facebook sex video: More than 1,000 young people charged

Denmark Facebook sex video: More than 1,000 young people charged

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A police superintendent said the charges come as a warning to young people never to share sex videos. More than 1,000 young people have been charged by police in Denmark with distributing sexually explicit material. They are accused of using Facebook Messenger to share indecent video clips of two […]

Syria war: Turkey denounces US ‘terror army’ plan for border

Syria war: Turkey denounces US ‘terror army’ plan for border

Image copyright AFP Image caption About half of the border force will be made up of Syrian Democratic Forces fighters Key powers involved in Syria’s civil war have criticised US plans to help an allied Kurdish-led militia set up a 30,000-strong “border security force”. Turkey’s president vowed to “suffocate” efforts to begin training members of […]

France’s ‘Black Widow of the Riviera’ tried over poisonings

France’s ‘Black Widow of the Riviera’ tried over poisonings

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police say Ms Dagorn allegedly asked her victims for money, or to name her in their wills A woman who has been dubbed “the Black Widow of the Riviera” has gone on trial in the south of France, accused of seducing and poisoning four elderly men – two of whom […]

Elderly Germans lose bingo in legal scare

Elderly Germans lose bingo in legal scare

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption No large sums changed hands at the German bingo evenings (archive pic) A care home provider in Cologne has suspended its popular bingo evenings for the elderly because it does not have a licence for gambling. An accountant said SBK-Köln’s bingo evenings could be illegal, after spotting that a […]

French salmonella baby milk scandal ‘affects 83 countries’

French salmonella baby milk scandal ‘affects 83 countries’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The recall was issued in December and French retailers have been threatened with legal action if they sell it More than 12 million boxes of powdered baby milk have now been recalled in 83 countries in a salmonella scandal involving French company Lactalis. The dairy firm’s CEO, Emmanuel Besnier, confirmed […]

Czech election: Zeman faces presidential run-off against Drahos

Czech election: Zeman faces presidential run-off against Drahos

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Milos Zeman remains popular in rural areas The Czech presidential election will go to a run-off after incumbent Milos Zeman led the first round but did not secure enough votes to win outright. With nearly all results in, Mr Zeman had 39% ahead of his nearest rival Jiri Drahos on […]

Russian doping: Whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov will testify but life under ‘serious threat’

Russian doping: Whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov will testify but life under ‘serious threat’

Grigory Rodchenkov fled to the United States after Moscow issued an arrest warrant The whistleblower whose evidence led to Russia’s ban from next month’s Winter Olympics is preparing to testify against those involved – even though his life is under “serious threat”, his lawyer says. Former Russian anti-doping official Grigory Rodchenkov fled to the United […]

Germany coalition talks: Merkel welcomes breakthrough

Germany coalition talks: Merkel welcomes breakthrough

Image copyright AFP Image caption Angela Merkel and Martin Schulz stressed the need for social cohesion German politicians have achieved a breakthrough in talks aimed at forming a new coalition government. A blueprint for formal negotiations was agreed between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) and their former coalition partners, the Social Democrats (SPD). Politicians […]

Sigrid: Norwegian pop star wins BBC Sound of 2018

Sigrid: Norwegian pop star wins BBC Sound of 2018

Media captionSigrid gives us a tour of Bergen, where she lives in Norway Norwegian pop singer Sigrid has won BBC Music’s Sound of 2018, which aims to showcase the most exciting new music for the year ahead. Aged just 21, she is one of the youngest ever artists to receive the honour – beaten only […]

French publisher suspends reprint of Céline’s anti-Semitic texts

French publisher suspends reprint of Céline’s anti-Semitic texts

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Céline had said he did not want the texts to be republished One of France’s main publishing houses has suspended plans to republish a collection of anti-Semitic writings by author Louis-Ferdinand Céline after an outcry by campaigners and historians. Gallimard said the “conditions were not right” for the texts […]