France, Britain deploy patrol boats to Jersey over post-Brexit fishing dispute

France and Britain deployed maritime patrol vessels to the waters off the Channel island of Jersey on Thursday as a dispute over post-Brexit fishing rights escalated. The European Union called for calm over the row, which on Thursday saw a flotilla of French trawlers sail in protest to Jersey’s main harbour and a French minister… Read More France, Britain deploy patrol boats to Jersey over post-Brexit fishing dispute

Two U.S. tourists sentenced to life imprisonment for murder of Italian policeman

Two American tourists have been found guilty of murdering a policeman near their Rome hotel in 2019 and have been sentenced to life in prison, a judge said in a verdict read out to a packed court. Finnegan Lee Elder, who was 19 at the time, had admitted to stabbing Mario Cerciello Rega in the… Read More Two U.S. tourists sentenced to life imprisonment for murder of Italian policeman

French police officer shot dead during drug raid in city of Avignon

A French police officer has been shot dead in the city of Avignon during an anti-narcotics operation, Prime Minister Jean Castex said. Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said several officers had been shot at during the raid and one had been killed. “The police officer has died. We think of the family and his colleagues during… Read More French police officer shot dead during drug raid in city of Avignon

Europol arrests 31 mafia suspects in Italy and Germany

Europol said on Wednesday 31 suspects had been arrested in an Italian-German police operation targeting the ‘Ndrangheta mafia group. Europol, the European Union’s law enforcement agency, said it had provided support in the operation, which involved around 800 officers and tax officials in both countries. The ‘Ndrangheta-linked group, including 65 suspects who were identified but… Read More Europol arrests 31 mafia suspects in Italy and Germany

Bulgaria to hold snap parliamentary election on July 11

Bulgaria will hold a snap parliamentary election on July 11, after a third and final attempt to form a government following April 4 polls that led to a fragmented parliament failed, President Rumen Radev said on Wednesday. Long-serving Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s centre-right GERB again emerged as the largest party after last month’s election but… Read More Bulgaria to hold snap parliamentary election on July 11

European Union to allow U.S., Norway and Canada join defence project

The European Union will allow the United States, Norway and Canada to join a project to overcome delays in moving troops across Europe, diplomats said on Wednesday, which NATO sees as vital in the event of a conflict with Russia. While NATO has spearheaded efforts to reduce conflicting regulations across 27 EU countries for transfers… Read More European Union to allow U.S., Norway and Canada join defence project

European Union summons Russian envoy over travel ban of officials

The European Union summoned Russia’s ambassador to the bloc on Monday to condemn Moscow’s decision to bar eight officials from entering the country, which the Kremlin said was in retaliation for sanctions imposed on Russian citizens by the EU. The protest is the latest in rising diplomatic tensions since the start of 2021, when Moscow… Read More European Union summons Russian envoy over travel ban of officials