Articles written by: Tim Evans

Menem cleared of Argentina Jewish centre bombing cover-up

Menem cleared of Argentina Jewish centre bombing cover-up

Former Argentine President Carlos Menem has been cleared of involvement in a cover-up of a 1994 Jewish centre bombing that killed 85 people. But the court jailed retired judge Juan Jose Galeano, who led the investigation into the attack, along with ex-intelligence chief Hugo Anzorreguy. No-one has ever been convicted […]

Cairo station fire: Train driver ‘left brakes off‘

Cairo station fire: Train driver ‘left brakes off‘

The deadly fire at Cairo‘s main railway station on Wednesday happened because the train driver left the cabin without putting the brakes on, Egypt‘s public prosecutors believe. They say a preliminary investigation indicates the driver stepped off the train to argue with a colleague. But the driver, who has been […]

Gaza protest deaths: Israel may have committed war crimes – UN

Gaza protest deaths: Israel may have committed war crimes – UN

Israeli soldiers may have committed war crimes while responding to Palestinian protests on the Gaza border last year, UN human rights experts have said. A commission of inquiry investigated the killing of 189 Palestinians between 30 March and 31 December 2018. , even though they were clearly recognisable as such. […]

Saudi Arabia sisters face Hong Kong deportation deadline

Saudi Arabia sisters face Hong Kong deportation deadline

Two young women from Saudi Arabia are appealing for help after revealing they have spent six months in legal limbo in Hong Kong after fleeing their family. Rawan and Reem (not their real names) say they escaped while on a family holiday in Sri Lanka in September. They had been […]

Sweden arrests suspected Russian spy in Stockholm

Sweden arrests suspected Russian spy in Stockholm

An employee of a Swedish high-tech company has been arrested on suspicion of spying for Russia. The person, who has not been identified, was arrested in Stockholm on Tuesday evening, officials said. Counter-intelligence chief Daniel Stenling said they believed the suspect was . Swedish media released video purporting to show […]

Family pug seized by town over unpaid debts and sold on eBay

Family pug seized by town over unpaid debts and sold on eBay

A town in Germany has made headlines for seizing a family‘s dog over unpaid taxes – and then selling it on eBay. German media report that officials in Ahlen initially wanted to seize the wheelchair of a disabled resident as the most valuable item on the premises. Instead, they settled […]

Rise in net UK migration from outside EU

Rise in net UK migration from outside EU

Net migration to the UK from countries outside the European Union has hit its highest level for 15 years, the Office for National Statistics says. Figures show 261,000 more non-EU citizens came to the UK than left in the year ending September 2018 – the highest since 2004. In contrast, […]

French frustrations with Macron boil over in angry debates

French frustrations with Macron boil over in angry debates

Yellow-vest protests have rocked France for 15 weeks, and while the most dramatic scenes have been in Paris, much of the discontent has spread from the smaller towns in France, where people feel forgotten. For the past month President Emmanuel Macron has toured the country, listening to local mayors and […]

‘Everything awesome‘ at Lego as it grows again

‘Everything awesome‘ at Lego as it grows again

Just like the Lego film, everything appears to be “awesome” at the plastic brick maker as it returned to growth again last year. Profits increased by 4% to 10.8bn Danish kroner (£1.2bn) and sales were up 4% to 36.4bn Danish kroner. That was a rebound from 2017, when Lego reported […]

Air-France KLM: Dutch surprise France by taking airline stake

Air-France KLM: Dutch surprise France by taking airline stake

France has reacted frostily to the Dutch government‘s sudden purchase of a stake in Air France-KLM in attempt to counter French influence. Shares in the airline company fell 11% after the Netherlands government said late on Tuesday it was acting to protect “Dutch interests”. The Dutch bought a 14% stake, […]