Instagram agrees to Russia censor demands

Instagram agrees to Russia censor demands

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Navalny has criticised Instagram for meeting Russia’s internet censor’s demand Instagram has blocked posts in Russia relating to corruption claims made by the country’s most prominent opposition leader. It follows a demand by the country’s internet censor that the Facebook-owned service restrict access to posts on its platform […]

Oxfam scandal: Ex-Haiti director denies paying for sex

Oxfam scandal: Ex-Haiti director denies paying for sex

Image copyright VRT Image caption Roland Van Hauwermeiren worked in Chad from 2006-09 before going to Haiti in 2010 The former Oxfam director accused of hiring prostitutes while working in Haiti and Chad has denied paying for sex, but admitted some “mistakes”. In an open letter, Roland Van Hauwermeiren, 68, denied that a reception he […]

France avalanche: Three skiers killed in Pyrenees

France avalanche: Three skiers killed in Pyrenees

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The three men were skiing in an off-piste area of the resort, officials said (file photo) Three skiers have been found dead in a resort in south-western France after being buried by an avalanche in an off-piste area, officials say. The three French men, one aged 29 and two […]

Oxfam scandal: Ex-director hits out at ‘lies and exaggerations’

Oxfam scandal: Ex-director hits out at ‘lies and exaggerations’

Image copyright VRT Image caption Roland Van Hauwermeiren worked in Chad from 2006-09 before taking up a job in Haiti The former Oxfam director at the centre of a sex scandal that has engulfed the UK charity says allegations that he hosted parties with prostitutes are “lies and exaggerations”. But 68-year-old Roland Van Hauwermeiren has […]

German lawyer cheesed off with endless pizza deliveries

German lawyer cheesed off with endless pizza deliveries

Image copyright AFP Image caption Several pizza delivery firms received internet orders in the name of Mr Grolle A German lawyer is cheesed off after receiving more than 100 unwanted pizzas delivered to his office – and now police are investigating the mystery. After all those pizzas in just over a fortnight, Guido Grolle is […]

Spanish woman’s ‘sexist’ rejection letter sparks furore

Spanish woman’s ‘sexist’ rejection letter sparks furore

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Forcada said she felt discriminated against after receiving a job rejection for not being a man A Spanish company has been criticised for allegedly rejecting a woman for a job on the grounds she was not a man. PR agency Impulsa Comunicación told Carla Forcada the account executive […]

Maëlys de Araujo: Remains of missing French girl found

Maëlys de Araujo: Remains of missing French girl found

Image copyright AFP Image caption Maëlys de Araujo attended the wedding with her parents The remains of a nine-year-old girl who disappeared in the French Alps last August have been found, officials say. Nordahl Lelandais, a 34-year-old former soldier, has admitted killing Maëlys de Araujo “involuntarily”, without giving details. He agreed to co-operate with the […]

Dutch foreign minister quits over lie about meeting Putin

Dutch foreign minister quits over lie about meeting Putin

Image copyright EPA Image caption Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra (r) told Dutch MPs and PM Mark Rutte (l) that his credibility had been damaged The Dutch foreign minister has stepped down on Tuesday after admitting he lied about being in a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Halbe Zijlstra announced his decision tearfully in parliament, […]

Portugal police ‘find cocaine in traveller’s padded pants’

Portugal police ‘find cocaine in traveller’s padded pants’

Image copyright Polícia Judiciária Image caption Police said the man was carrying 1kg (2.2lb) of cocaine Police in Portugal have detained a man at Lisbon’s international airport accused of carrying 1kg (2.2lb) of cocaine in fake buttocks. Local media said the Brazilian citizen had arrived on a flight from the city of Belém, in northern […]

Germany coalition: SPD leader Martin Schulz resigns

Germany coalition: SPD leader Martin Schulz resigns

Image copyright AFP Image caption Martin Schulz said his resignation could help the SPD renew itself The head of Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD), Martin Schulz, has resigned to ease preparations for a coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives. Mr Schulz said he was handing over to a left-winger, Andrea Nahles, with immediate effect. However, […]