French police officers jailed for raping Canadian tourist

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; France Two officers sentenced to seven years for rape of Emily Spanton at Paris police HQ The entrance of Paris criminal investigation department headquarters, located at the 36 Quai des Orfèvres. Photograph: Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images Two police officers from one of France’s elite units Läs mer…

Police seize two tonnes of cocaine in Italy's largest drugs haul in 25 years – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Play Video 1:05 Italian police have seized more than two tonnes of cocaine in the largest drugs seizure in the country in 25 years, during a sting operation involving three other nations across two continents. The drugs, discovered in 60 bags in a cargo Läs mer…

Siemens UK criticises ministers over industrial strategy

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Siemens Head of operations in Britain says government is as divided on the policy as it is on Brexit The CEO of Siemens UK has urged the government to offer more support to manufacturers. Photograph: Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images The chief executive of one of Läs mer…

US court finds Assad regime liable for Marie Colvin's death in Syria

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Marie Colvin Syria ordered to pay $300m over death of Sunday Times journalist in ‘targeted’ shelling in 2012 Marie Colvin in Cairo, Egypt, in 2011. She was killed in Syria in 2012. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/The Sunday Times The Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad has Läs mer…

France prepares for return of jihadists after US withdraws

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; France Government making plans to prevent Isis recruits from evading justice once troops pull out A French Foreign office spokesman said US withdrawal risks leading to terrorists dispersing. Photograph: Omar Sanadiki/Reuters The French government has confirmed it is preparing for French jihadists captured in Läs mer…

Two tonnes of cocaine seized at Italian port

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Drugs trade Largest drugs haul in country in 25 years comes after sting operation involving Colombia and Spain The confiscated cocaine in Genoa, Italy. Photograph: AP Italian police have taken possession of more than two tonnes of cocaine in the largest drugs seizure in Läs mer…

Unilever stockpiles Magnum ice-cream in case of no-deal Brexit

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Unilever Company says it is importing extra supplies in the event that ports grind to a halt Magnums are produced in Unilever’s factories in mainland Europe. Photograph: Carly Earl/The Guardian Unilever is stockpiling Magnum ice cream in the UK to ensure supplies do not Läs mer…

Europe sets up scheme to get round US sanctions on Iran

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Iran nuclear deal Vehicle to be used for humanitarian supplies, then expanded to help firms trade Traders in downtown Tehran. The US embassy in Berlin said Washington did not expect the payment system to reduce economic pressure on Iran. Photograph: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP France, Germany Läs mer…

Man evades capture for 15 years by using fingerprint implants

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Spain Drug trafficker who cut and burned skin to insert implants arrested near Madrid ‘He’d used very sophisticated methods to alter the fingerprints of both hands,’ a police spokesman said. Photograph: Roger Tooth/The Guardian A drug trafficker who managed to evade capture for 15 Läs mer…

Lazy homophobia signals the end of the road for Clarkson and co | Fiona Sturges

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Jeremy Clarkson Lazy homophobia signals the end of the road for Clarkson and co Fiona Sturges The schoolboy sniggering of The Grand Tour is catastrophically unfunny. Amazon has failed to revive an ailing format ‘Rarely has Jeremy Clarkson’s show looked so flaccid, so Läs mer…

Children and babies die as temperatures plummet in Syria

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Conflict and arms World Health Organization sounds alarm over freezing conditions facing 23,000 people fleeing conflict A young girl displaced by fighting in Syria peers out from a shelter as snow falls in Salkeen refugee camp, northern Idlib. Photograph: Khalil Ashawi/Reuters At least 29 Läs mer…

Italy slips into recession for third time in a decade

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Italy Country’s economy shrinks by 0.2% amid weakening growth rates across the eurozone Analysts have blamed much of the slump on a budget dispute between Italy and Brussels. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters Italy’s economy fell into recession in the final three months of 2018, in Läs mer…

Damning Yemen report calls on UK to come clean over arms exports

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Conflict and arms Study questions lack of detail surrounding scale and quantity of weapons sales Fire and smoke are seen following a Saudi-led airstrike on the outskirts of Yemen’s capital, Sana’a. Photograph: Hani Mohammed/AP A highly critical report has found extensive flaws in the Läs mer…

French MPs condemn authoritarian plans to curtail gilets jaunes protests

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; France Politicians on left and centre say controversial measures threaten civil liberties A new crime of covering your face during a demonstration will be punishable by a €15,000 fine or a prison sentence. Photograph: Pascal Guyot/AFP/Getty Images French politicians have approved controversial measures to Läs mer…

'Trauma packs' being stockpiled in UK over fears of no-deal Brexit

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brexit Exclusive: pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson fears border delays in event of no deal Haulage trucks in Dover. A no-deal Brexit could bring border delays. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images Emergency “trauma packs” flown into the UK during terrorist attacks are being stockpiled on Läs mer…