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Ratko Mladi convicted of war crimes and genocide at UN tribunal

Former Bosnian Serb army commander known as the butcher of Bosnia sentenced to life imprisonment more than 20 years after Srebrenica massacre The former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko ...

Catalan referendum: preliminary results show 90% in favour of independence

Spanish prime minister defends violent response to poll, as raids on ballot stations by riot police leave hundreds of Catalans injured Catalan officials have claimed that preliminary ...

Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals

Exclusive: Tests show billions of people globally are drinking water contaminated by plastic particles, with 83% of samples found to be polluted Microplastic contamination has been ...

Hilly Lisbon launches electric bike share system in bid to solve congestion

The centre of Lisbon is notoriously hilly, stopping many people from choosing cycling as a form of transport. Can e-bikes encourage an uptake of pedal power? Wander around Lisbons ...

Hackers undermine Russia’s attempts to control the internet

Authorities have blacklisted thousands of sites for political dissent since Putins re-election in 2012 but activists have subverted the system Moscows attempt to control the internet ...

Paris plunge: daily queues after city opens cleaned-up canal to swimmers

Free swimming at La Villette is first step in Pariss efforts to reopen some of its murky waterways to casual bathers, and the Seine could be next Standing in his swimming trunks, Gilles ...

Minnesota man, 98, wanted for Nazi war crimes in Poland but son decries ‘charade’

Michael Karkoc is sought by Polish authorities over the massacre of 44 civilians in 1944, but his son Andriy tells the Guardian his father is entirely innocent As the history of Nazi ...

Dutch bank bans loans to tobacco industry on health grounds

Decision by ABN Amro, which has six millions customers worldwide, is the first by a major bank in The Netherlands The Netherlands third-largest bank ABN Amro said Wednesday that it ...

EU nationals to be offered nearly same rights as Britons

Only the right to vote and the rights of serious and persistent criminals would differ from those of UK citizens after Brexit, says David Davis Theresa May will offer to give Europeans ...

Qatar: FBI says Russian hackers ‘planted fake news story’ that led to crisis report

Bureau experts visited Doha in May to analyse alleged cyber breach in which hackers placed story with state news agency, CNN reports US intelligence officials believe Russian hackers ...

Amsterdam mayor opens brothel run by prostitutes: ‘It’s a whole new model’

The so-called municipal brothel opening today isnt quite that but rather a city council initiative to enable prostitutes to run their own brothel in a bid to improve work conditions In ...

Czech zoo to remove horns of 18 white rhinos following French attack

Zoo deems danger to animals from poachers to be really intense, with black market rhino horn selling for more than gold or cocaine A Czech zoo has said it will use a chainsaw to remove ...
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