Paul Brennan

Paul Brennan

Europe

Hungary: Traffickers sentenced to 25 years for refugee deaths

One Afghan and three Bulgarians found responsible for suffocation of 71 refugees in a truck in 2015.

Hungary: Traffickers sentenced to 25 years for refugee deaths

Europe

UK Supreme Court backs N Ireland women's right to abortion

Non-legally binding ruling says victims of rape or those with serious health risks have right to terminate pregnancies.

UK Supreme Court backs N Ireland women's right to abortion

Europe

Police vs privacy: New law plan angers Bavarians

Police Task Act grants officers sweeping new powers, despite public outcry that the conservative-sponsored measures endanger privacy.

Police vs privacy: New law plan angers Bavarians

Arts & Culture

Karl Marx still sells, 200 years after his birth

Marx's Communist Manifesto changed the world and his bicentennial birthday has inspired celebrations in art, politics, economics and even capitalism.

Karl Marx still sells, 200 years after his birth

Nicolas Sarkozy

Nicolas Sarkozy denies illegal funding allegations

The former president of France has come out swinging, calling his Libyan accusers 'assassins, criminals and delinquents'.

Nicolas Sarkozy denies illegal funding allegations

Africa

DR Congo: Dozens killed in new flare-up of ethnic violence

At least 79 people have been killed in a fresh outbreak of ethnic violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities say.

DR Congo: Dozens killed in new flare-up of ethnic violence

Europe

Germany's Cottbus refusing any more refugees

The city of Cottbus is the latest in a growing number of areas refusing to house any more refugees in Germany.

Germany's Cottbus refusing any more refugees

Europe

Life with and without the Berlin Wall

A new exhibition looks at life before and after the Berlin Wall came down.

Life with and without the Berlin Wall

Germany

Germany debates allowing refugees to bring relatives

The issue has been a major hurdle in ongoing talks to form a new government.

Germany debates allowing refugees to bring relatives

Health

CancerSEEK to detect cancer with a blood test

Scientists in the US have developed a universal blood test capable of detecting eight different types of cancer.

CancerSEEK to detect cancer with a blood test

Europe

Serbia denounces ‘terrorist’ killing of Kosovo Serb politician

Serbia's president described the killing of Oliver Ivanovic as an "act of terrorism", and a meeting in Brussels between Kosovo and Serbia was abruptly called off when news of the shooting emerged.

Serbia denounces ‘terrorist’ killing of Kosovo Serb politician

Europe

UK construction giant collapses

Tens of thousands of jobs are at risk with the collapse of the UK construction and services giant, Carillion.

UK construction giant collapses