Europe

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Russian plane crash kills all 71 people on board

Moscow (CNN)The crew of the Saratov Airlines flight that crashed near Moscow on Sunday didn’t report any problems before the plane crashed into snowy terrain, killing all 71 people on board, state-run media said. “The snow is very dense … the Moscow region has had some of its heaviest snowfall in decades,” CNN’s Matthew Chance

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France bans fracking and oil extraction in all of its territories

French parliamentarians have passed a law banning fossil fuel extraction. President Macron says he wants France to lead the world with switch to renewables Frances parliament has passed into law a ban on producing oil and gas by 2040, a largely symbolic gesture as the country is 99% dependent on hydrocarbon imports. In Tuesdays vote

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Tony Blair confirms he is working to reverse Brexit

Former PM argues claims made by leave campaign now clearly untrue and so British voters deserve second referendum Tony Blair has confirmed that he is trying to reverse Brexit, arguing that voters deserve a second referendum because the 350m per week for the NHS promise has now been exposed as untrue. In an interview with

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White Europe: 60,000 nationalists march on Polands independence day

Xenophobic phrases and far-right symbols mark event described by anti-fascists as a magnet for worldwide far-right groups Tens of thousands of nationalist demonstrators marched through Warsaw at the weekend to mark Polands independence day, throwing red-smoke bombs and carrying banners with slogans such as white Europe of brotherly nations. Police estimated 60,000 people took part

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Ratko Mladi convicted of war crimes and genocide at UN tribunal

Former Bosnian Serb army commander known as the butcher of Bosnia sentenced to life imprisonment more than 20 years after Srebrenica massacre The former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladi, nicknamed the butcher of Bosnia, has been sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. More than 20 years

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make first appearance after engagement

London (CNN)Britain’s Prince Harry and the American actor Meghan Markle have described their joy at the prospect of getting married, hours after their engagement was announced on Monday. The ring, designed by Harry, has a gold band and features a large diamond from Botswana and two smaller outer diamonds from the personal collection of Harry’s