The European Union is set to propose new laws to rein in the power of big tech companies, the blocs digital and antitrust chief said on Thursday. Executive vice-president Margrethe Vestager outlined two draft laws that the EUs executive commission plans to introduce in December.
The man suspected of killing three people at a church in the southern French city of Nice on Thursday is a 21-year-old Tunisian who arrived in Europe just a few weeks ago, sources close to the inquiry said. The suspect, identified as Brahim Aoussaoui, landed in late September on the Italian island of Lampedusa, where he was placed in virus quarantine by authorities before being released with an order to quit Italian territory.
Staff, contractors and freelancers could face dismissal for serious breaches of the guidelines, according to the broadcaster, which has been coming under pressure from the ruling Conservatives over its funding and the politics of some personnel.
The shock development came after Corbyn said he refused to accept all the findings of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report, in defiance of the party's new leadership under Keir Starmer. In the light of his comments made today and his failure to retract them subsequently, the Labour party has suspended Jeremy Corbyn pending investigation, a spokesman said.
In video footage obtained by Reuters, shot from a balcony across the street from the church, police officers with guns and Tasers raised, could be seen in the side entrance of the church, looking inside. Gunshots could be heard. It was not clear from the footage what they were shooting at.
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that he would be stepping up the deployment of soldiers to protect key French sites, such as places of worship and schools, following the fatal knife attack in Nice earlier in the day.
Other confrontations and attacks were reported on Thursday in the southern city of Avignon and in the Saudi city of Jeddah, but it was not immediately clear if they were linked to the attack in Nice. Thursday's assailant in Nice was wounded by police and hospitalized after the killings at the Notre Dame Basilica, less than a kilometer (half-mile) from the site in 2016 where another attacker plowed a truck into a Bastille Day crowd, killing dozens of people.
We clearly understand how to act and therefore we are not planning to introduce sweeping restrictive measures, to launch a so-called nationwide lockdown, when the economy and business operations practically stop, he told an investment forum.
A knife-wielding attacker beheaded a woman and killed two other people in a suspected terrorist attack at a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday, police said. Nice's mayor, Christian Estrosi, who described the attack as terrorism, said on Twitter it had happened in or near the city's Notre Dame church and that police had detained the attacker.
It is only with solidarity and transparency that we will be able to confront the pandemic, she told the Bundestag lower house of parliament, adding the pandemic was a challenge to the democratic system.
The man suspected of carrying out a fatal knife attack at a church in the southern French city of Nice kept shouting Allahu Akbar (God is Greatest) even after he had been arrested by police, Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi told reporters.
France's new national lockdown, aimed at curbing the resurgence of COVID-19, may have to be extended beyond its initial deadline of Dec. 1, government scentific adviser Professor Jean-Franois Delfraissy said on Thursday.
France will never renounce its principles and values, Attal said after a cabinet meeting, underscoring a strong European unity behind its stance against Islamic violence after the beheading of a French teacher on October 16.
Poland has been rocked by huge demonstrations, most of them peaceful, since its top court ruled last week that abortion due to foetal abnormalities was not permissible under the constitution. The decision leaves predominantly Catholic Poland with some of the strictest abortion laws in Europe.
For the first time, Paris Charles de Gaulle has overtaken Heathrow as Europe's largest airport, with Amsterdam Schiphol and Frankfurt close behind, Heathrow said in a trading update, warning that the UK has ceded commercial advantage.
The front-page caricature of Wednesday's edition of Charlie Hebdo, released online on Tuesday night, shows Erdogan in a t-shirt and underpants, drinking a can of beer and lifting up the skirt of a woman wearing a hijab to reveal her naked bottom.
French markets opened lower on expectations that President Emmanuel Macron will announce some kind of lockdown Wednesday, though the government has not released details amid ongoing discussions about what measures would be most effective.
Pope Francis on Wednesday described the Covid-19 pandemic as a tough lady taskmaster who must be obeyed, but he and most close aides did not wear masks at his general audience.At the start of the indoor audience Francis apologised to people for not coming down from the marble stage.
Schools, daycares and shops will remain open, but hotels will be allowed to offer overnight stays only for
ecessary and expressedly non-tourist purposes. Bars, cafes, restaurants would have to shut, although takeaways and delivery services can keep going.
The leader of Russia's Muslim-majority Chechnya region said on Tuesday that French President Emmanuel Macron was inspiring terrorists by justifying cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad as protected by free speech rights.
French diplomats are trying to quell anger in Turkey and Arab nations amid anti-France protests and calls for boycotts of French goods in response to President Emmanuel Macron's firm stance against Islamism in the wake of the October 16 beheading.
Pope Francis' decision to forego wearing a mask has been noticed, with some concern, by the commission of Vatican experts he appointed to help chart the Catholic Church's path through the coronavirus pandemic and the aftermath.
The head of the French Council for the Muslim Faith, Mohammed Moussaoui, reminded worshippers that such caricatures were allowed under French law. The cartoons have become a focus of controversy after an 18-year-old student of Chechen origin beheaded a teacher for showing the images to his pupils as part of a civics lesson.
The executive committee voted unanimously in favour of a proposal by party leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to decide on Jan. 16 whether it will be possible to hold the meeting with 1,001 delegates in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.
Pakistani PM Imran Khan accused French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday of attacking Islam after the European leader criticised Islamists and defended the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed. Khan's comments follow statements Macron made last week after a French teacher was beheaded near Paris.