Former SS officer faces German trial
Monday, 02 September 2013 12:13
Siert Bruins, 2 SeptDue to Siert Bruins' age, court proceedings are limited to three hours a day

Former SS officer Siert Bruins, 92, has appeared in court in Germany accused of murdering a Dutch resistance fighter some 70 years ago.

He could face a life sentence if found guilty over the death of...

 
Turkey trial for 100 'coup plotters'
Monday, 02 September 2013 12:11
Turkey trial for 100 'coup plotters'Ismail Hakki Karadayi (R) is one of several retired generals to go on trial

A former Turkish army chief and more than 100 others have gone on trial accused of plotting to overthrow a pro-Islamist government in 1997.

Prosecutors have called for General Ismail Hakki Karadayi to...

 
Merkel battles rival in TV debate
Monday, 02 September 2013 01:52

The debate between Angela Merkel and Peer Steinbrueck lasted 90 minutes

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's main rival in this month's election has accused her of causing misery by...

 
Mr Putin throws bones to his supporters 
Thursday, 29 August 2013 18:21

OUR correspondents discuss Russia’s new law against "gay propaganda", and what messages the regime wants to send to domestic hardliners and to foreign public opinion

 

 

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A president in the trenches
Thursday, 29 August 2013 17:23

THE two buildings are practically neighbours. The cabinet is housed on No. 1 Dondukov Boulevard and the presidency occupies No. 2 across the street in the centre of Sofia. But the institutions inside them couldn’t be further apart.

As anti-government protests in Bulgaria continue for more than ten weeks, the president, Rosen Plevneliev, and...

 
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