Swiss hotel’s signs for Jews spark row and Israeli complaint

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Image copyright Apartmenthaus paradies Image caption The hotel’s signs specifically for Jews caused a diplomatic incident Israel has expressed anger to the Swiss government over a hotel’s sign that told Jewish guests to shower before using the swimming pool. The sign in English, at Apartmenthaus Paradies in the mountain resort of Arosa, triggered much criticism. […]

Air Berlin files for insolvency but flights continue

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Image copyright Reuters Air Berlin, Germany’s second-largest carrier, has filed for insolvency, after its main shareholder Etihad declared it would not be providing further financial support. The airline, which has accumulated debt for almost a decade, reported a record loss of 782m euros (£713m) in 2016. Flights will continue to operate thanks to a transitional […]

Hong Kong police arrest activist over abduction claim

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Lam (centre, in blue shirt) was arrested early on Tuesday morning A democracy activist in Hong Kong who claimed he was abducted and tortured by mainland Chinese agents has been arrested by police. Authorities are accusing Howard Lam of providing misleading information. Mr Lam claimed last week he was […]

Amber Heard mocks dogs saga nemesis

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Media captionJohnny Depp and Amber Heard made an apology video in 2016 after being embroiled in a tit-for-tat with Barnaby Joyce It was a free shot that proved too irresistible to pass up. When Australian Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce was revealed to be a New Zealand dual citizen on Monday – possibly in violation of […]