Tehran strongly protests Belgian court verdict against Iranian diplomat

TEHRAN— After the Belgian Court of Antwerp sentenced Asadollah Asadi, an Iranian diplomat to 20 years of jail, the Iranian Embassy in Belgium released a statement condemning the sentence and questioned the authority of the Belgian court. The statement released by the Iranian Embassy reads as follows: “In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the … Read more

Ten Belarusians file criminal case in Germany against Lukashenko | Courts News

Belarusian president accused of crimes against humanity in response to anti-government protests, lawyers say. Ten Belarusians have asked Germany’s federal prosecutor to open a criminal investigation against President Alexander Lukashenko and Belarusian security officers for alleged crimes against humanity during a crackdown on anti-government protests. Lawyers who brought the case for the 10 people, who … Read more

Coronavirus measures in place as G7 foreign ministers meet

M inisters from the G7 group of industrialised nations have discussed how to respond to the rise of China as they held their first face-to-face meeting in more than two years. Dominic Raab welcomed his counterparts to London for a meeting held with strict coronavirus restrictions. The Foreign Secretary and the other ministers were separated … Read more

With ‘heavy hearts,’ Germany cancels Oktoberfest for 2nd year over coronavirus fears

Bavarian officials on Monday canceled Oktoberfest festivities for a second year in a row due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19, saying there are too many risks in hosting the celebrations — which bring in visitors from around the world — during a global pandemic. Bavarian Governor Markus Soeder said it was with “heavy … Read more

German police shut down child abuse online platform with 400,000 members

GERMAN POLICE HAVE SAID they shut down “one of the biggest darknet child pornography platforms in the world” and arrested four of its members in a series of raids in mid-April. The platform, named as “Boystown”, had existed since 2019, counted over 400,000 members and was “set up for the worldwide exchange of child pornography, … Read more

Indian Air Force Airlifts Oxygen Containers From Germany, UK

IAF’s C-17 aircraft on Sunday airlifted four cryogenic oxygen containers from Germany New Delhi: Bring much-needed relief amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in the country, the India Air Force (IAF)’s C-17 aircraft on Sunday airlifted four cryogenic oxygen containers from Frankfurt in Germany to Hindon airbase near Delhi. Along with this, 450 oxygen cylinders from … Read more

Over 50 German police officers injured, 250 people detained in Berlin May Day rallies – National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted May 2, 2021 7:35 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ More than 50 police officers were injured and over 250 protesters were detained after traditional May Day rallies in Berlin turned violent, the German Police Union said Sunday. More than … Read more

Over 250 people arrested in Berlin after ‘unacceptable’ May Day violence

BERLIN POLICE HAVE said they had arrested more than 250 people after May Day rallies descended into “unacceptable” violence that saw protesters pelt officers with stones and bottles and set fire to bins. Around 30,000 people from across the political spectrum took part in several marches in the German capital yesterday as part of the … Read more

Greg Schneider, Killed In Hit-And-Run, Remembered As Dear Friend, Avid Explorer – WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 65-year-old man who was preparing to get married for the first time was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Plymouth this week. Greg Schneider’s fiancée, Kary, is now mourning. READ MORE: Suspect In Custody After Oneida Casino Shooting Near Green Bay, No Remaining Threat To Public “She’s by herself now. It’s tough … Read more

Eurozone GDP: France beats expectations with 0.4% growth – business live | Business

Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business. Today we discover how Europe’s economy fared in the first quarter of 2021, in the face of the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. And the breaking news is that France’s economy has returned to growth … Read more