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Protesters calling for free elections are set to hit the streets of Moscow for a second weekend running. A week ago demonstrations were met with a heavy police presence and 1,300 protesters were detained. Watch Euronews' Galina Polonskaya report on last week's detentions in the player below: Police have again warned protesters against turning out on Saturday calling the unauthorised rally illegal. "We are officially warning the event is illegal,” said a press statement from Moscow police. “We suggest that Muscovites and...

A total of six bombs exploded at three locations in Bangkok on Friday and one explosive device was recovered before it blew up, a senior police officer said. Four people were wounded, the Erewan Medical Centre said, adding that none of the injuries are serious and that "all are receiving medical attention at hospitals." The blasts were heard shortly after 9 am local time (04:00 CEST) as the Thai capital hosted a Southeast Asian security meeting attended by top officials from...

A Florida pastor has been arrested after he allegedly wrote a homophobic slur on his waiter’s receipt and then stuffed it down the restaurant manager’s blouse after she confronted him outside over the homophobic comment, police say. Frederic Sterry Smith, 62, of St. Augustine, Florida, was charged with simple battery following the incident at the Milagro On 12 Latin Kitchen restaurant on July 27. Smith was out dining with a female companion when he allegedly wrote “if he wasn’t gay,” and...

Police evacuated thousands of residents of an English town on Thursday after water cascaded from a nearby reservoir due to a damaged dam. Authorities warned that subsequent flooding could be life-threatening. Videos shared on social media showed water pouring out from the Toddbrook Reservoir located above the Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire, central England. Authorities told locals to leave the town and to take their pets and any medication they needed with them after the wall of the reservoir became damaged. "Residents who...

After the body of a man who went missing during a police operation at France's Fete de la Musique in June was found on Tuesday, people took to social media to demand answers. Steve Maia Caniço, 24, was last seen at a techno concert in Nantes, western France, for the famous nationwide festival, which sees bands and artists play for one day in outside spaces across the country. His disappearance quickly became a controversial topic as it coincided with the time...

Romania’s interior minister has quit as the fallout from the murder of two teenage girls intensifies. There is public outrage over the killings of Alexandra Macesanu, 15, and Luiza Melencu, 18, in the southern town of Caracal. Macesanu phoned the European emergency number 112 but it took authorities 19 hours to locate where she was as they struggled to trace her calls and secure unnecessary search warrants. Nicolae Moga, who had only been in the post six days, resigned as Romania’s interior...

Leading Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was discharged from a Moscow hospital on Monday and returned to prison after being treated for suspected poisoning from a chemical agent. Navalny, currently serving a jail stint for calling for unauthorised protests, was hospitalised after suffering an acute allergic reaction on Sunday, his spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh said. The Moscow hospital treating him said on Monday it had discharged him after his condition had improved but refused to disclose further information due to patient confidentiality. Navalny's...

Pitkin County, Colorado, Sheriff Joe DiSalvo said it’s “somewhat disappointing” that no one has paid for the $24,000 security bill racked up during Vice President Pence’s trip to Aspen for a fundraiser earlier this week. Earlier this week, The Caribou Club, a gay-owned private club in Aspen, Colorado, hosted a $35,000-per-couple VIP fundraising event for Pence Monday evening. DiSalvo told the Aspen Daily that he is having trouble locating the organizer behind the Republican fundraiser to bill them for the...

At least three people were killed and 15 other people injured in a shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California, authorities said Sunday night. A suspect was also shot and killed. "It's sort of a nightmare you hope you never have to live in reality," Police Chief Scot Smithee said at a news conference. Smithee said the suspect appeared to be shooting "somewhat randomly" and that investigators had no information on a possible motive. He said that police believed...

A murder suspect in the southern Romanian town of Caracal has admitted to killing two teenage girls, his lawyer said on Sunday, in a case that sparked nationwide outrage. Gheorghe Dinca, 65, who works as a mechanic, has been detained over the deaths of Alexandra Macesanu, 15, who was last seen earlier this week, and Luiza Melencu, 18, who was reported missing in April. "He confessed the facts," Dinca's lawyer Bogdan Alexandru told reporters at the suspect's residence in Caracal. Macesanu called...

Italian police have launched an investigation into a picture showing a U.S. student suspected of killing an officer in a blindfold and handcuffs soon after the arrest. Two American teens were arrested on Saturday in Rome accused of the stabbing murder of Italian military police officer Mario Cerciello Rega. Judicial sources said the students are Finnegan Lee Elder, 19, and Gabriel Christian Natale-Hjorth, 18, both from San Francisco. They face charges of murder and attempted extortion. The picture of Natale-Hjorth with head...

DETROIT (Reuters) - Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden defended his civil rights record on Wednesday, reminding a crowd of black leaders of his close relationship with Barack Obama while backing away from his work on the 1994 crime bill. Biden has been under fire in recent weeks from black rivals Kamala Harris and Cory Booker on racial issues. He said Obama, the first black U.S. president, would not have chosen him to be his vice president if he was...

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian activist for LGBT rights who was fatally stabbed in St Petersburg had regularly received death threats and reported them to police, who did nothing to protect her before she was murdered, a fellow campaigner said. Elena Grigoryeva, 41, was found dead with multiple knife wounds on Sunday evening, according to a statement from the Investigative Committee, the state body that investigates major crimes. “Recently she had been a victim of violence and was...

Hong Kong's embattled Chief Executive Carrie Lam gives a news conference following violent clashes on Sunday night. Protesters have been demonstrating for several weeks over an extradition bill. They are demanding the full withdrawal of a bill to allow people to be extradited to mainland China for trial, where the courts are controlled by the Communist Party, fearing it would undermine Hong Kong's judicial independence. They are also demanding independent inquiries into the use of police force against protesters. On Sunday night, men...

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