Footage of the protest showed a topless activist facing off with police, while others around her let off flares. Those on the streets voiced their fury at the leader’s controversial labour reforms, due to take effect in January 2018. The new law will make it easier for businesses to hire and fire employees and reduce the
EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier has already put a two-week deadline on the talks – even though nothing was ever likely to be agreed until the EU Council meets next month. Last night a source said Mr Barnier was trying to backtrack on this, with his team insisting he actually meant three weeks, not two.
Dorset Police say they are “confident” it is the missing teenager. The 19-year-old has not been seen for 11 days and clothes belonging to the teenager were found on Thursday on open land south of the Dorset town near cliffs. More to follow.
The Central Scotland MSP saw off a bid from rival and former deputy leader centrist Anas Sarwar. In a vote which saw a 62.3 per cent turnout, Mr Leonard won a 56.7 per cent share, with Mr Sarwar on 43.3 per cent. Mr Leonard, who was labelled as the most left-wing candidate in the running,
Southwestern parts of China are often hit by earthquakes. In 2008, a huge quake in China’s Sichuan province killed nearly 70,000 people. The news has come after a massive 7.3-magnitude earthquake last week killed at least 450 people and injured thousands more after it struck southeast of the city of Sulaymaniyah in Iraq, near the
Thousands of Greeks marched through the streets of the capital to mark the 44th anniversary of the student uprising against the ruling military junta, which ended in bloodshed. More than 5,000 police officers were deployed in central Athens to marshall more than 10,000 people as they marched to the US embassy, which some protesters accuse
“In Gothenburg, we have a unique opportunity to seek out common solutions. This should be a landmark moment – with the proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights, we are showing our joint commitment to protect and uphold the rights of equality, fairness and opportunity that we all stand for and that all citizens
The event will be chaired by German MEP Hans-Olaf Henkel, a Liberal Conservative Reformer and former chairman of the Federation of German Industry (BDI), the German equivalent of the CBI. Herr Henkel, who is a well known Anglophile, will be joined by two other former presidents of the BDI to make the demand with the
“The BDI has consistently followed the line of the German government on this… if I were to use a military term, what they want is unconditional surrender.” His comments come after Mr Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, demanded Britain gives more clarity on the Brexit bill before EU leaders agreed to start talks on the
Three judges in London ruled that the conviction was “unsafe”. But they rejected applications by Harris, 87, from Bray, Berkshire, to challenge 11 other indecent assault convictions. Lord Justice Treacy, Mrs Justice McGowan and the Recorder of Preston, Judge Mark Brown, announced their decision on Thursday.