Top Macron ally Bayrou quits French government

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Francois Bayrou (right) has resigned from French President Emmanuel Macron’s cabinet France’s Justice Minister, François Bayrou, has handed in his resignation hours before President Emmanuel Macron reshuffles his government. Mr Bayrou’s centrist party MoDem has now lost all three posts in Mr Macron’s cabinet within 24 hours. President Macron came […]

Suspected suicide bomber shot at Brussels railway station

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Media captionPolice arrive after explosion in Brussels central train station Belgian soldiers have shot a man suspected of being a would-be suicide bomber at Brussels Central Station, officials say. He was shot after reportedly setting off a small explosion and no-one else is believed to have been injured. Prosecutors say they are treating the incident […]

Portugal fires: Confusion over plane crash claim

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption The fires have claimed the lives at least 64 people since Saturday Reports that a firefighting plane crashed during an operation to tackle huge blazes in central Portugal have been denied by the country’s civil protection authority. This contradict earlier reports that a Canadair aircraft went down near the central […]

Mourinho denies tax fraud during Real Madrid stint

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Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Mourinho was Real Madrid’s manager between 2010 and 2013 Manchester United manager José Mourinho is innocent of tax fraud and had his tax affairs ratified by the Spanish government, according to his advisers. Mr Mourinho was accused by prosecutors of defrauding Spain of €3.3m (£2.9m; $3.6m) in taxes while […]

European Court blasts Russia ‘gay propaganda’ law

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Image copyright AFP Image caption Gay rights activists marched against the law in St Petersburg in 2013 Russia’s “gay propaganda” law is discriminatory and encourages homophobia, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. The Strasbourg judges said Russia had discriminated against three gay rights activists who opposed the law. It was adopted in 2013, […]

Mourinho accused of tax fraud during Real Madrid stint

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Image copyright AFP Image caption Mourinho was Real Madrid’s manager between 2010 and 2013 Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors investigating his time as Real Madrid’s head coach. Portuguese-born Mourinho is accused of defrauding Spain of €3.3m (£2.9m; $3.6m) in taxes between 2011 and 2012. He has […]

European Court blasts Russia ‘gay propaganda’ law

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Image copyright AFP Image caption Gay rights activists marched against the law in St Petersburg in 2013 Russia’s “gay propaganda” law is discriminatory and encourages homophobia, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. The Strasbourg judges said Russia had discriminated against three gay rights activists who opposed the law. It was adopted in 2013, […]