Category: Europe

WORLD – European MPs spend night on migrant ship in desperate bid to secure dock

A group of five European politicians spent Sunday night on a rescue ship stranded in the Mediterranean with hundreds of migrants on board, in a desperate bid to secure a port for the vessel to dock. The lawmakers — three Germans, one Portuguese and one Spaniard — spent four hours on board the rescue ship […]

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SPAIN – Thousands protest over rape ruling

MADRID – A Spanish court has jailed five men for sexually abusing a young woman during the famous San Fermin bull-running festival but acquitted them of rape. All five were sentenced to nine years in prison for their part in the attack, which they filmed, during the festival in Pamplona in July 2016. The 18-year-old […]

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EUROPE – Man dies after trying to throw grenade over US Embassy walls

PODGORICA – A man died after attempting to throw a grenade over the wall of the US Embassy early Thursday in Montenegro’s capital of Podgorica, authorities said. A grenade appeared to have gone off as it was thrown into the air, and the man detonated a second device that killed him, police said, calling the […]

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WORLD – Bodies pulled from sea off Morocco

The bodies of 16 people have been pulled from the sea off the coast of Melilla, a small Spanish territory bordering Morocco. Moroccan rescue services recovered the corpses after the crew of a Spanish ship spotted them in the water. A medical official told AFP news agency all the dead were from sub-Saharan Africa, apart […]

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