Hungary Hits ‘Serious’ Corruption High in ‘Global Democracy Crisis’

Political rights in Hungary are at their lowest ebb since the fall of communism in 1989, according to a global…

France Faces Violent Rain, Snow And Wind As Storm Gabriel Moves In

Storm Gabriel is moving across western Europe and is to hit south-west Franceon Tuesday afternoon. Gabriel will bring widespread rain…

‘French Spiderman’ Arrested After Climbing One Of Manila’s Highest Skyscrapers

French urban freeclimber Alain Robert was arrested on Tuesday, police said, after he scaled one of Manila’s tallest towers in…

Portrayal Of Putin’s Rise To Power Takes Fipadoc’s Top International Prize

The new Fipadoc documentary festival in Biarritz awarded ten prizes at the weekend, after five days of non-stop screenings of…

Are France’s riot police too violent?

France is one of the few European countries that authorises the LBD-40, a crowd control weapon that shoots rubber bullets….

China human rights lawyer sentenced to four and a half years

Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang was sentenced on Monday to four and a half years in prison for state…

mining giant Vale’s stock plummets

Brazilian mining giant Vale lost more than €11 billion on the Sao Paulo stock exchange as the market reacted to…

LGBT teen Bilal Hassani to represent France in this year’s Eurovision

France’s young inspiration to LGBT teenagers all over is hoping to win this year’s Eurovision Song Contest after he won…

‘No gold for Maduro’, Venezuela’s Guiado asks the UK

As international support grows for Venezuela’s self-declared interim president Juan Guaido, the opposition is looking to stop President Maduro from…

Taiwan airline investigating claims passenger forced attendants to undress, clean him

A Taiwanese airline says it may ban an overweight passenger who allegedly forced members of an all-female cabin crew to…

South Africa passes party financing law

South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa has enacted a law on financing political parties before the May legislative elections, according to…

614 terror-related deaths recorded across Africa in mid-January

The African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT) in its bi-weekly “Africa Terrorism Bulletin” has recorded a…

Zimbabwe president ‘appalled’ at attack

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said he is “appalled” by an attack by security officials on a protester that was…

Draft framework for Afghan peace ‘agreed’

US and Taliban negotiators have agreed on a draft framework for a peace deal seeking to put an end to…

Guaido calls protests in Venezuela amid growing international support

Venezuela’s President, Nicolas Maduro, says he will not step down despite mounting pressure from the international community for him to…