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    Russia says it caught former US marine accused of spying red-handed

    Russia says it caught former US marine accused of spying red-handed


    Whelan, a former U.S. marine who also holds British, Canadian and Irish passports, was detained by Russia's Federal Security Service on Dec. 28. His family say he is innocent and that he was in Moscow to attend a...

    Whelan, a former U.S. marine who also holds British, Canadian and Irish passports, was detained by Russia's Federal Security Service on Dec. 28. His family say he is innocent and that he was in Moscow to attend a wedding.
    Hundreds of flights axed as fresh strike hits German airports

    Hundreds of flights axed as fresh strike hits German airports


    Germany's powerful Verdi union said the strike would last from 02:00 am until 8:00 pm (0100-1900 GMT) at Frankfurt airport, with walkouts in Munich, Hanover, Bremen, Hamburg, Leipzig, Dresden and Erfurt. Frankfurt airport operator Fraport, which has axed...

    Germany's powerful Verdi union said the strike would last from 02:00 am until 8:00 pm (0100-1900 GMT) at Frankfurt airport, with walkouts in Munich, Hanover, Bremen, Hamburg, Leipzig, Dresden and Erfurt. Frankfurt airport operator Fraport, which has axed 610 out of around 1,200 scheduled flights, urged passengers not to come to the airport during the strike.
    German airport security staff begin one-day strike

    German airport security staff begin one-day strike


    Security workers at the smaller Hamburg, Hanover and Bremen airports downed tools from midnight while those at main hub Frankfurt joined them two hours later, with a view to striking until 2000 local time (1900...

    Security workers at the smaller Hamburg, Hanover and Bremen airports downed tools from midnight while those at main hub Frankfurt joined them two hours later, with a view to striking until 2000 local time (1900 GMT).
    UK's May to make last-ditch plea to rebel MPs on Brexit deal

    UK's May to make last-ditch plea to rebel MPs on Brexit deal


    On the eve of Tuesday's vote in parliament on her withdrawal agreement -- forged from 18 months of negotiations with European leaders -- May is set to address factory workers in Stoke, a Brexit-backing city in England. Britain is set to leave the...

    On the eve of Tuesday's vote in parliament on her withdrawal agreement -- forged from 18 months of negotiations with European leaders -- May is set to address factory workers in Stoke, a Brexit-backing city in England. Britain is set to leave the European Union on March 29 but, with less than 11 weeks left, has yet to finalise the terms of its departure.
    Regional lawmaker is Germany's first transgender MP

    Regional lawmaker is Germany's first transgender MP


    Tessa Ganserer is believed to be the first transgender person in Germany to hold a regional or national MP's seat, or to change their gender while in office. Just a few weeks after coming out on social media to a burst of publicity, the 41-year-old will...

    Tessa Ganserer is believed to be the first transgender person in Germany to hold a regional or national MP's seat, or to change their gender while in office. Just a few weeks after coming out on social media to a burst of publicity, the 41-year-old will make a first appearance before the press Monday to discuss her change of identity.
    Greek PM Alexis Tspiras calls confidence vote after minister quits over Macedonia deal

    Greek PM Alexis Tspiras calls confidence vote after minister quits over Macedonia deal


    The move raises the possibility of snap elections and came after Defence Minister Panos Kammenos resigned in protest over an agreement to end the 27-year Macedonia name dispute. "We will proceed immediately to the renewal of the confidence in our...

    The move raises the possibility of snap elections and came after Defence Minister Panos Kammenos resigned in protest over an agreement to end the 27-year Macedonia name dispute. "We will proceed immediately to the renewal of the confidence in our government by the parliament in order to proceed with the major issues for our country," Tspiras said.
    Poland could consider limits on use of Huawei products

    Poland could consider limits on use of Huawei products


    Poland arrested a Chinese employee of Huawei and a former Polish security official on spying allegations, officials and sources told Reuters on Friday, a move that could fuel Western security concerns about the telecoms equipment...

    Poland arrested a Chinese employee of Huawei and a former Polish security official on spying allegations, officials and sources told Reuters on Friday, a move that could fuel Western security concerns about the telecoms equipment maker.
    French media denounce violent 'yellow vest' attacks on press

    French media denounce violent 'yellow vest' attacks on press


    Paris police fired water cannon and tear gas to push back demonstrators from around the Arc de Triomphe monument on Saturday, in the ninth straight weekend of protests against French President Emmanuel Macron's economic...

    Paris police fired water cannon and tear gas to push back demonstrators from around the Arc de Triomphe monument on Saturday, in the ninth straight weekend of protests against French President Emmanuel Macron's economic reforms.
    Body found in rubble brings toll to 4 in Paris bakery blast

    Body found in rubble brings toll to 4 in Paris bakery blast


    The Paris prosecutor's office says rescuers have found a body under the rubble of a bakery in Paris that was blown apart by an explosion, bringing the overall death toll to four. The blast Saturday in the Rue de Trevise in the 9th arrondissement of...

    The Paris prosecutor's office says rescuers have found a body under the rubble of a bakery in Paris that was blown apart by an explosion, bringing the overall death toll to four. The blast Saturday in the Rue de Trevise in the 9th arrondissement of north-central Paris injured dozens of people. Authorities say 10 of them are still in critical condition.
    Pope to parents: It's OK to fight, just not in front of kids

    Pope to parents: It's OK to fight, just not in front of kids


    Pope Francis is offering new parents a bit of advice, telling them it's perfectly normal to fight but just not in front of their children because of the "anguish" it causes. Amid coos and wails, Francis told parents that they had taken on an important...

    Pope Francis is offering new parents a bit of advice, telling them it's perfectly normal to fight but just not in front of their children because of the "anguish" it causes. Amid coos and wails, Francis told parents that they had taken on an important new job of transmitting the faith to their children — a job he said begins at home.