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Roger Federer beats Alexander Zverev to win Gerry Weber Open in Halle

Roger Federer beats Alexander Zverev to win Gerry Weber Open in Halle

Federer won his first Halle Open title in 2003 Roger Federer warmed up for Wimbledon with a comprehensive victory over Alexander Zverev to earn a record ninth title at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle. The 35-year-old Swiss, who is aiming for an eighth Wimbledon crown, won 6-1 6-3 in just 53 minutes in Germany. […]

Turkey LGBT: Istanbul’s Gay Pride organisers vow to defy ban

Turkey LGBT: Istanbul’s Gay Pride organisers vow to defy ban

Image copyright EPA Image caption Activists have been painting city walls in rainbow colours ahead of the annual march Organisers of Istanbul’s annual Gay Pride march say it will go ahead despite a ban by the authorities of Turkey’s largest city. The event has been called for Sunday evening in the city’s Taksim Square. Authorities […]

Turkey LGBT: Istanbul’s Gay Pride organisers vow to defy ban

Turkey LGBT: Istanbul’s Gay Pride organisers vow to defy ban

Image copyright EPA Image caption Activists have been painting city walls in rainbow colours ahead of the annual march Organisers of Istanbul’s annual Gay Pride march say it will go ahead despite a ban by the authorities of Turkey’s largest city. The event has been called for Sunday evening in the city’s Taksim Square. Authorities […]

Italy acid attack model Gessica Notaro returns to work

Italy acid attack model Gessica Notaro returns to work

Image copyright Gessica Notaro Image caption Ms Notaro said on Facebook that sea lions had given her strength in the aftermath of her trauma A former Miss Italy finalist has returned to work as a sea lion trainer, five months after being severely disfigured by acid thrown in her face. Gessica Notaro, 28, said that […]

Alexei Navalny barred from Russia presidential poll

Alexei Navalny barred from Russia presidential poll

Media captionAlexei Navalny told the BBC’s Hardtalk programme in January that he would fight on Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been formally barred from standing in next year’s presidential election. The Central Electoral Commission has ruled he may not stand because he was found guilty of embezzlement and given a suspended sentence. Mr Navalny […]

Brexit: EU leaders says UK offer could ‘worsen situation’

Brexit: EU leaders says UK offer could ‘worsen situation’

Media captionMay: I want to give EU residents certainty European leaders have criticised the UK’s offer to EU nationals after Brexit – with one senior figure claiming it could “worsen the situation” for them. European Council President Donald Tusk said the plan was “below expectations” while German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there had been “no […]

UAE princesses guilty of servant abuse in Belgium

UAE princesses guilty of servant abuse in Belgium

Image copyright AFP Image caption The case dates back to 2008 but only came to court this year, after the defence’s many procedural challenges Eight princesses from the UAE have been convicted of human trafficking and degrading treatment of their servants by a Brussels court. They were given 15-month suspended jail terms and ordered to […]

Germany quashes gay men’s convictions and offers compensation

Germany quashes gay men’s convictions and offers compensation

Image copyright dpa Image caption Surviving victims of the anti-gay bill will be compensated for their “unimaginable suffering” Germany’s parliament has voted to quash the convictions of tens of thousands of gay men criminalised under notorious historical anti-homosexual laws. The law, only fully repealed in West Germany in 1994, dates to 1871 but was rarely […]

Lionel Messi ‘could swap tax fraud jail sentence for fine’

Lionel Messi ‘could swap tax fraud jail sentence for fine’

Image copyright PA Image caption Lionel Messi was found guilty of tax fraud in 2016 Football star Lionel Messi could avoid a 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud by paying a fine, Spanish media are reporting. Spain’s state prosecutor would swap jail time for a fine of €255,000 ($285,000; £224,000), which equates to €400 for […]

Brexit: UK offer on EU citizens a good start, says Merkel

Brexit: UK offer on EU citizens a good start, says Merkel

Image copyright AFP Image caption Angela Merkel says Brexit is not the focus of the two-day EU summit on Brussels German Chancellor Angela Merkel has described UK plans to ensure the rights of EU citizens in Britain after Brexit as “a good start”. However, she said there were “many, many other questions” about Brexit and […]