Paris police accused of beating Black music producer to remain in custody

Three police officers remained in custody Sunday on orders of Paris' top prosecutor Remy Heitz over last weekend's arrest of Black music producer Michel Zecler, who was shown being beaten for ...

Switzerland: Double 'no' to tougher business ethics rules, weapons sales

A Swiss civic group referendum that would see 29,000 multinationals adopt strict global liability rules has failed, despite backing from half the population. The initiative titled "Responsible c...

Belarus protesters gather in Minsk districts, dozens arrested

Belarusian authorities have arrested dozens of people taking part in anti-government protests in Minsk and other cities. Massive demonstrations against President Alexander Lukashenko have rocked Bela...

'World's loneliest elephant' Kaavan leaves Pakistan for Cambodia

Following years of public outcry and campaigning by Oscar-winning American singer and actor Cher, Kaavan the elephant was set to to embark on a journey from Pakistan to a sanctuary in Cambodia on Sund...

Polish police attempt to block protest against abortion ruling

Hundreds of protesters gathered in Warsaw and other Polish cities on Saturday to voice their opposition to further proposed restrictions to the country's abortion law. Police attempted to break u...

Montenegro expels Serbian ambassador over 'meddling'

As Montenegro prepares to name a new government, the incumbent cabinet close to veteran strongman Milo Djukanovic accused Serbian Ambassador Vladimir Bozovic of "meddling into the internal affair...

France, UK agree tougher patrols to thwart migrant Channel crossings

France and Britain signed off on a deal on Saturday to increase patrols in an attempt to stop people from trying to cross the English Channel. French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin and Britain'...

Call to withdraw German police from Greek migrant 'pushbacks'

Frank Schwabe, the human rights spokesman for Germany's center-left Social Democrats (SPD), has said German federal police assigned to EU Frontex patrols should be withdrawn if implicated in so-ca...

Germany: Far-right AfD congress prompts anti-racism protest

Demonstrators protested against Alternative for Germany, the far-right political party, as it opened a party conference on Saturday. The DPA news agency reported that some 500 anti-racist protesters ...

Indian authorities invite farmers for talks amid massive protests

The Indian government on Saturday invited trade unions for talks to discuss their demands regarding a set of agriculture laws that are being vehemently opposed by the country's farmers. Agricultu...

Belarus: Lukashenko hints at conditional departure

Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, who has remained in office despite August's widely disputed election, said on Friday that he would "not work as president" under a new constitutio...

France: Police officers accused of beating Black music producer arrested

Four French police officers were arrested Friday after a video purportedly showed them beating up a Black music producer in Paris, the prosecutor said. The officers who had previously been suspended ...

Coronavirus: Europe’s mink cull — 5 things to know

Denmark has killed millions of mink as it tries to cull its entire population of the animal in a bid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus after a particular mutated strain of the virus was found t...

Belgium: Iranian diplomat refuses to show for bomb plot trial

An Iranian diplomat refused to turn up for trial in Belgium on Friday, where he is accused of plotting to bomb an Iranian opposition rally outside Paris. Assadollah Assadi, 48, faces life in prison i...

India: Farmers clash with police on protest march to Delhi

Police in India used tear gas and water cannons to try and stop protesters from reaching the center of the capital Delhi on Friday. Television footage showed plumes of smoke with some individuals thr...