Category: Europe

German plane crash in France

A German plane, carrying 148 persons, six crew inclusive, on Tuesday crashed in the southern French Alps en route from Spain to Germany. The Airbus A320 disappeared from radar in the Alpes de Hautes Provence after…

German footballer reverts to Islam

A Germany young footballer, Danny Blum, has announced his reversion to Islam, describing his new faith as a religion of hope and strength. “Islam gives me hope and strength. Prayer calms my soul,” Blum told…

Al-Qaeda in Yemen claims Charlie Hebdo attack

Top leader of al-Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula says it ordered last week’s deadly attack on French satirical magazine. A top leader of Yemen’s al-Qaeda branch has claimed responsibility for last week’s attack on Paris satirical…

Corruption across EU ‘breathtaking’ – EU Commission

The extent of corruption in Europe is “breathtaking” and it costs the EU economy at least 120bn Euros (£99bn) annually, the European Commission says. EU Home Affairs Commissioner, Cecilia Malmstroem, has presented a full report…

French First Lady hospitalised in Paris

        Valerie Trierweiler taken to hospital after media reports allege her partner, Francois Hollande, is having an affair.   French President Francois Hollande’s political and personal woes deepened after it emerged that…