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EU court orders Poland to halt court retirements law

Image copyright AFPImage caption The judicial reform triggered mass protests across Poland The EU’s top court has ordered Poland to “immediately suspend” the application of its law which lowers the retirement age of Supreme Court judges. The European Court of Justice upheld the request by the European Commission. The Polish government has been accused of […]

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Vote delayed after police chief murdered

Image copyright AFPImage caption Gen Raziq was a powerful opponent of the Taliban Parliamentary elections in the Afghan province of Kandahar have been delayed by a week after the assassination of a powerful local police chief. Gen Abdul Raziq was shot dead by a rogue bodyguard on Thursday. The Taliban claimed the attack, which came […]

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Crimea attack: College shooting kills 19

Image copyright PAImage caption Russia has said the attack was an act of “mass murder” At least 19 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in a shooting at a college in Russian-annexed Crimea. An 18-year-old student ran through the technical college in Kerch firing at fellow pupils before killing himself, Russian investigators say. […]

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Head of anti-homophobia group assaulted in Paris

Image copyright Urgence Homophobie / Guillame MélanieImage caption Mr Mélanie shared a photo of his injuries from the assault The president of a French gay association has been beaten in what he said was a homophobic attack on the streets of Paris. Guillaume Mélanie, president of Urgence Homophobie, said he was leaving a restaurant in […]