The Daily Star - Europe



Russia sends troops, cargo to Venezuela

Two Russian military planes delivered troops and equipment to Venezuela over the weekend, Russian state news agency Sputnik reported

2 men arrested over UK mosque attacks

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of "racially aggravated criminal damage" after windows at five mosques in Britain's second city Birmingham were smashed earlier this week, police said Friday.

BREXIT OPTIONS

After EU leaders approved a reset of the Brexit timetable, Britain is left with four possible courses ahead of an all-important parliamentary vote on the divorce deal next week. Here is how the Brexit endgame could play out:

Suspect admits guilt to judge

A Turkish-born suspect has confessed to terrorist charges over a shooting on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht which killed three people, prosecutors said yesterday.

Gunman to be charged with 'terrorist' killings

Dutch prosecutors are to charge the suspect in a gun attack in a packed Utrecht tram with "terrorist" killings, saying he will appear for the first time before a judge today.

France slaps sanction on JeM chief

A couple of days after China put a “technical hold” on the UN Security Council's efforts to designate Jaiesh-e-Mohammed founder

What game is EU playing?

The leader of Britain's parliament Andrea Leadsom said she was beginning to wonder what game the European Union was playing over

Finnish govt resigns over failed reforms

Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila's centre-right government resigned yesterday after it failed to push through a flagship social and health care reform package, just five weeks ahead of a legislative election. The wide-reaching reform has been a hard fought struggle over a decade and has divided successive governments.

Men need to do more at home

Progress towards gender parity at work has barely budged for the past quarter century, and will only speed up once men take on far more unpaid caregiving tasks, the UN said yesterday, on the eve of International Women's Day.

France unveils tax for internet giants

France on Wednesday introduced a bill to tax internet and technology giants such as Google and Facebook on their digital sales, putting it among a vanguard of countries seeking to force the companies to pay more in the markets where they operate.

Promote human rights in Myanmar

Social media firms and foreign investors must do more to ensure they support human rights in Myanmar, UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee

BITS OF HISTORY (MARCH 06)

1957: Ghana became independent from Britain.

Nobel literature prizes to be given this year

The Swedish Academy will be allowed to give the 2018 and 2019 Nobel literature prizes together after a scandal prevented last year's award, the head of the troubled

'We should live in Holland'

The Dutch husband of Shamima Begum, a British-born teenager who fled to join Islamic State, wants to live with her in the Netherlands, the BBC reported yesterday after finding him in Syria.