The judge overseeing Julian Assange’s extradition case has refused to intervene with prison authorities despite his lawyers saying he's being prevented from properly preparing his defence. Assange faces 175 years in prison for his role in publishing classified documents, some of which expose alleged war crimes committed by US forces in Iraq.
In 2018 the murder of local journalist Jan Kuciak, who had been investigating the Italian mafia’s activities in Slovakia and its links to senior Slovak officials, sparked a crisis in the country, with almost 20 cities hosting rallies against graft and insufficient measures to deal with corruption.
France has blocked the EU membership bids of Albania and North Macedonia until after the union makes sweeping changes to its accession rules, which France says are outdated and ineffective. The move has caused a split in Europe, although the European Commission does intend to Emmanuel Macron’s proposals later this month to assuage his objections.
The naked display presented by the protesters was apparently meant to portray the plight of animals that get slaughtered for their skins and fur.
In September 2019, the UK Ministry of Defence signed a $128 million contract with the US defence company General Atomics to test the Protector unmanned aerial vehicles, which are due to enter service with the Royal Air Force by 2024.
A researcher with Lund University ascribed this over-representation to “segregation”.
A Conservative Danish politician has even likened Soleimani's commemoration ceremony to honouring Osama bin Laden. At the same time, a counter-demonstration was held, where the Islamic Revolutionary Guard major general's portrait was burned.
The canals which punctuate much of the city's appeal now appear to be rapidly fluctuating. Just weeks ago, Venice was submerged in deep flood water, seeing crypts and the cities' famous artworks under threat by rising salt water.
French prosecutors have opened a preliminary manslaughter investigation in order to determine the circumstances of the driver’s arrest and to establish whether the cops’ actions had something to do with his demise.
The intriguingly enigmatic personality of the US First Lady can arguably best be described by those who knew her before she became a public figure, dating back to her life in Slovenia.
Merkel reportedly used “much cooler” words when speaking about the US, as compared to those she reserved for Putin, and she also spoke about the prospects for closer cooperation between Brussels, Berlin and Moscow.
The Spanish National Police and the law enforcement agencies of Gibraltar conducted a joint operation against a criminal group that transported migrants, according to 20 Minutos Editora media otlet.
After Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal got final approval in the British parliament last week, a major challenge for the sides now is to agree on the post-Brexit trade relationship between Britain and the remaining 27 EU nations.
Unexploded bombs that still pose a risk of detonation are frequently uncovered in Germany, which was bombed heavily between 1940 and 1945. The biggest bomb-related evacuation of the post-war era took place in 2017 and affected 65,000 Frankfurt residents.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Malta's Labour Party has elected Robert Abela as the country's new prime minister to replace Joseph Muscat, who announced his resignation last month amid political turmoil in the wake of the investigation into the 2017 murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, the Malta Today newspaper reported.
The minister apparently fears that if Washington actually reduces its military presence around the world, the burden will rest on other states, including Britain, particularly in the tense regional security environment of the Middle East.
The Duke and the Duchess of Sussex's decision to leave the Royal Family, without any prior consultation with any of the senior family members, has been deemed "irresponsible" and raises a lot of questions concerning the British monarchy's future.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Black boxes of a plane that crashed in Iran will be deciphered in Ukraine, while French experts will participate in the technical work, France's Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA) said on Saturday.
According to NATO's nuclear weapons obligations, dating back to the Cold War, German planes are to carry US bombs in the event of an atomic strike. Although the country’s Tornado fighter jets are close to the end of their operational life and already cost millions of dollars to taxpayers, it remains unclear which aircraft will replace them.
As the Scottish National Party (SNP) has boosted its presence in parliament after the latest snap election, the nation’s capital has seen the first pro-independence demonstration in 2020 after the general election.