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

Four Pakistani soldiers dead, six injured following ambush by Afghan militants along border

Four Pakistani soldiers were killed and six others were wounded along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border on Wednesday in an ambush by militants from Afghanistan, Pakistan’s military said, as the soldiers were doing controversial border fencing work. The soldiers were working on fencing along the border in Zhob district, an area of Pakistan’s Balochistan province, the military… Read More Four Pakistani soldiers dead, six injured following ambush by Afghan militants along border

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

Russia seeks additional fines against Twitter over failure to remove banned content

Russia is seeking an additional 24 million roubles (an equivalent of $321,586) in fines from U.S. tech giant Twitter for failing to remove content banned in Russia, the TASS news agency cited a court as saying on Wednesday. State communications regulator Roskomnadzor said last week that Twitter was complying with a demand to remove banned… Read More Russia seeks additional fines against Twitter over failure to remove banned content

Facebook’s oversight board upholds ban of former U.S. President Donald Trump

Facebook Inc’s oversight board on Wednesday upheld the company’s suspension of former U.S. President Donald Trump but said the company was wrong to make the suspension indefinite and gave it six months to determine a “proportionate response.” Trump called the decision and his banning across tech platforms “a total disgrace” and said the companies would… Read More Facebook’s oversight board upholds ban of former U.S. President Donald Trump

Bandits release forestry college students abducted in northwest Nigeria

Kidnappers have released the remaining 29 students they were holding captive after abducting them in March from a forestry college in Nigeria’s Kaduna state, the head of the parents’ association said. Gunmen took 39 students from the school in northwest Nigeria on March 11 and later released 10 of them. The newly released students were… Read More Bandits release forestry college students abducted in northwest Nigeria