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German region Baden-Wuerttemberg pilots housework vouchers

German region Baden-Wuerttemberg pilots housework vouchers

Employees working extra hours are to get vouchers to help with housework such as cleaning and ironing under a pilot scheme in south-west Germany. Two towns in Baden-Wuerttemberg are running the publicly funded scheme, aimed at both supporting family life and reducing the shadow economy. Employees covered by social insurance get a subsidy of 8 […]

Borussia Dortmund bombs: ‘Speculator’ charged with bus attack

Borussia Dortmund bombs: ‘Speculator’ charged with bus attack

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police officers arrested Sergej W near Rottenburg on Friday morning Police in Germany have charged a man suspected of being behind an attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus. Rather than having links to radical Islamism, he was a market trader hoping to make money if the price of shares […]

French election: Accusations of Paris attack ‘exploitation’

French election: Accusations of Paris attack ‘exploitation’

Media captionMarseille voters tell us if their voting intentions have changed after a gunman killed a policeman in Paris Leading candidates on the right in France’s presidential vote have been accused of using the killing of a policeman in Paris for political ends. The far right’s Marine Le Pen pledged to expel radical Islamists while […]

Paris Champs Elysees shooting: Gunman was ‘focus of anti-terror’ probe

Paris Champs Elysees shooting: Gunman was ‘focus of anti-terror’ probe

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many have expressed solidarity with the French police in the wake of the attack The gunman who shot dead a policeman in Paris on Thursday has been identified from papers left in his car, but French officials are yet to release his name. Local media say the 39-year-old lived […]

French election: Accusations of Paris attack ‘exploitation’

French election: Accusations of Paris attack ‘exploitation’

Media captionMarseille voters tell us if their voting intentions have changed after a gunman killed a policeman in Paris Leading candidates on the right in France’s presidential vote have been accused of using the killing of a policeman in Paris for political ends. The far right’s Marine Le Pen pledged to expel radical Islamists while […]

Borussia Dortmund bombs: ‘Speculator’ charged with bus attack

Borussia Dortmund bombs: ‘Speculator’ charged with bus attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police originally treated the attack as terrorism but then changed course Police in Germany have charged a man suspected of being behind an attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus. Rather than having links to radical Islamism, he was a market trader hoping to make money if the price […]

Paris shooting: Gunman was ‘focus of anti-terror’ probe

Paris shooting: Gunman was ‘focus of anti-terror’ probe

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many have expressed solidarity with the French police in the wake of the atttack The gunman who shot dead a policeman in Paris on Thursday has been identified from papers left in his car, but French officials are yet to release his name. Local media say the 39-year-old lived […]

French election: Paris attack puts security top among rivals

French election: Paris attack puts security top among rivals

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police searched the gunman’s home in Chelles, a Paris suburb The far-right presidential candidate in France, Marine Le Pen, has condemned what she calls security lapses, as the nation prepares to vote in the shadow of a terror attack. A gunman was shot dead in Paris on Thursday after killing […]

Borussia Dortmund bombs: ‘Speculator’ charged with bus attack

Borussia Dortmund bombs: ‘Speculator’ charged with bus attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police originally treated the attack as terrorism but then changed course Police in Germany have charged a man suspected of being behind an attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus. Rather than having links to radical Islamism, he was a market trader hoping to make money if the price […]

Russia court outlaws ‘extremist’ Jehovah’s Witnesses

Russia court outlaws ‘extremist’ Jehovah’s Witnesses

Media captionThe Russian authorities are clamping down on extremism nationwide Russia’s Supreme Court has accepted the government’s request to designate Jehovah’s Witnesses as an outlawed religious group, deeming it to be an extremist organisation. The justice ministry argued that the group had distributed pamphlets which incited hatred against other groups. Lawyers representing the group reject […]