Chechnya anti-gay violence: Newspaper fears ‘retribution’ for reports

Chechnya anti-gay violence: Newspaper fears ‘retribution’ for reports

Image copyright AFP Image caption A spectacular new mosque dominates the centre of Grozny, the Chechen capital The Russian daily Novaya Gazeta says it is alarmed by a Chechen Muslim call for “retribution” after the paper reported violence against gay men in Chechnya. Chechen Muslim clerics met on 3 April, two days after the paper’s […]

Sweden attack: Uzbekistan ‘warned West of IS link’

Sweden attack: Uzbekistan ‘warned West of IS link’

Image copyright Swedish police Image caption Police released this CCTV image of Rakhmat Akilov following the attack Uzbekistan says it warned the West that the man accused of carrying out last week’s lorry attack in Stockholm was recruited by so-called Islamic State (IS) after leaving Uzbekistan in 2014. The Uzbek Foreign Minister, Abdulaziz Kamilov, said […]

Montenegro charges 14 over alleged plot to oust PM

Montenegro charges 14 over alleged plot to oust PM

Image copyright AFP Image caption PM Milo Djukanovic has steered Montenegro towards Nato membership – irritating Russia A special prosecutor in Montenegro has charged 14 people, including two Russians, with plotting to overthrow the government last October. The Russians, identified as Eduard Shishmakov and Vladimir Popov, are at large. They are suspected of being state […]

Eurovision: Russia will not broadcast contest after Ukraine ban

Eurovision: Russia will not broadcast contest after Ukraine ban

Image copyright EPA Image caption Russia’s contestant Julia Samoilova performed in Crimea in 2015 Russian broadcaster Channel One will not broadcast the Eurovision Song Contest next month because the country’s singer has been barred from host country Ukraine. Russia’s decision removes any chance of it competing this year, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) said. Ukraine […]

Credit Suisse bosses offer to cut their own bonuses by 40%

Credit Suisse bosses offer to cut their own bonuses by 40%

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Credit Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam also offered to cut his bonus last year Credit Suisse chief executive Tidjane Thiam and the bank’s board of directors have offered to cut their own bonuses by 40% ahead of its annual meeting. They also proposed to keep total board pay at the […]

Ivory Coast conflict: Gbagbo ally jailed over Novotel hotel murders

Ivory Coast conflict: Gbagbo ally jailed over Novotel hotel murders

Image copyright AFP Image caption Gen Dogbo Ble was a key figure in the civil conflict The head of the presidential guard under Ivory Coast’s ex-leader Laurent Gbagbo has been sentenced to 18 years in prison over killings during the country’s civil conflict in 2011. Gen Bruno Dogbo Ble was convicted at the murder trial […]

Lyon v Besiktas: Kick-off delayed by crowd trouble at Europa League match

Lyon v Besiktas: Kick-off delayed by crowd trouble at Europa League match

Fans clashed at one end of the stadium forcing some to take refuge on the pitch Clashes in the stands that forced some supporters on to the pitch delayed Lyon’s Europa League quarter-final first-leg win over Besiktas. Trouble prompted police involvement outside the ground before violence behind one goal as players warmed up. “Projectiles and […]

Eurovision Song Contest: Russia pulls out over Ukraine ban

Eurovision Song Contest: Russia pulls out over Ukraine ban

Image copyright EPA Image caption Russia’s competitor Julia Samoilova performed in Crimea in 2015 Russian broadcaster Channel One will not broadcast the Eurovision Song Contest next month because the country’s competitor has been barred from host country Ukraine. The decision removes any chance of Russia competing this year, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) said. Ukraine […]