Driver drags woman by neck in German town of Hamelin

Driver drags woman by neck in German town of Hamelin

Image copyright HAMELN POLICE / HANDOUT Image caption Police have sealed off the area and appealed for witnesses A woman has suffered serious injuries after being dragged through the streets of a German town by a cord tied around her neck and attached to a car. Police in Hamelin, in Lower Saxony, say the woman’s […]

France Sarkozy: Ex-president exits after defeat

France Sarkozy: Ex-president exits after defeat

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nicolas Sarkozy has now lost his second bid for re-election as president French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy has been knocked out the contest for a centre-right presidential candidate and signalled his withdrawal from politics. Admitting defeat, Mr Sarkozy endorsed Francois Fillon, a moderate who finished first in Sunday’s first round, according […]

France centre-right primary: Ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy knocked out

France centre-right primary: Ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy knocked out

Image copyright AFP French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy has been knocked out of a primary to choose the presidential candidate of the centre-right Republican party. Admitting defeat, Mr Sarkozy endorsed Francois Fillon, a moderate who finished first in Sunday’s first round, according to near-complete results. Alain Juppe, who like Mr Fillon is an ex-prime minister, finished […]

Angela Merkel, German Chancellor, to seek fourth term

Media captionCould Angela Merkel lead until 2021? Germany’s centre-right Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced that she will run for a fourth term in office. Speaking at a meeting of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Berlin, she said she expected her toughest campaign to date, and vowed to “fight for our values and our way […]

RIP tattoo a clue in Spain murder arrest

RIP tattoo a clue in Spain murder arrest

Image copyright Policia Nacional Police in Spain who arrested a murder suspect may have been handed a large clue through one of his tattoos. The unnamed man was sought by German police after the murder of his girlfriend in Bavaria. Authorities did not know when she died, but one of the man’s tattoos gives her […]

World Anti-Doping Agency: Russia urged to admit state-sponsored doping

World Anti-Doping Agency: Russia urged to admit state-sponsored doping

McLaren’s first report claimed dozens of Russian athletes were doped in the build-up to Sochi 2014 World Anti-Doping Agency officials have urged Russia to admit to state-sponsored doping in a bid to regain the rest of the sporting world’s trust. Former Russian sports minister Vitaly Smirnov, head of Russia’s anti-doping commission, said it has never […]

Virtual reality to aid Auschwitz war trials of concentration camp guards

Media captionWATCH: BBC Click’s Marc Cieslak views the 3D virtual reality model of Auschwitz II-Birkenau On 20 November, 1945 the Nuremberg trials began – the military tribunals called to prosecute Nazi war criminals closely involved in the Holocaust. Now, 71 years later, that work continues through the Bavarian State criminal office (LKA) in Munich, that […]

Angela Merkel, German chancellor, to stand for fourth term

Angela Merkel, German chancellor, to stand for fourth term

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Angela Merkel has run Germany since 2005 German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she will run for a fourth term in office, members of her conservative party have said. Mrs Merkel, 62, is expected to formally announce her intention later on Sunday at the headquarters of the Christian Democratic […]

French centre-right Republican Party holds presidential primary

Media captionThe race to be France’s next president People in France are due to take part in a US-style primary to choose a centre-right candidate who will run in next year’s presidential election. Seven candidates are competing to represent the Republican Party. The forerunners include ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy and ex-Prime Ministers Alain Juppe and Francois […]

Turkey: Thousands protest against proposed child sex law

Turkey: Thousands protest against proposed child sex law

Image copyright EPA Image caption Protesters chanted: “We will not shut up! We will not obey!” Thousands have protested in Istanbul in Turkey against a bill that would let off men who assaulted underage girls if they marry their victims. The government insists the legislation is aimed at dealing with the widespread custom of child […]