Giuliana Farfalla: German Playboy cover to have transgender model

Giuliana Farfalla: German Playboy cover to have transgender model

Image copyright Playboy Image caption The issue will be available on newsstands on Thursday The German edition of Playboy magazine will feature a transgender model on its cover for the first time. Giuliana Farfalla, 21, will be topless, a tradition for such magazines in Germany. She is well-known after featuring in a reality TV series. […]

‘Bored’ Russian man crashes armoured vehicle into shop

‘Bored’ Russian man crashes armoured vehicle into shop

Image copyright Hibinform.ru Image caption The armoured vehicle was found abandoned at a supermarket A Russian man has been arrested after he reportedly stole an armoured vehicle and crashed it into a shop in a town north of the Arctic Circle. According to regional news outlet Hibinform.ru, the unnamed culprit took the vehicle from a […]

Moscow taxi users face the bill amid GPS meddling claims

Moscow taxi users face the bill amid GPS meddling claims

Image caption The Kremlin has been accused of disrupting satellite navigation Suspected meddling with satellite navigation systems in Moscow has caused confusion on the roads. Taxi users are facing inflated fares because their position has been wrongly located thousands of miles away. It follows media claims the Kremlin has been trying to confuse global positioning […]

Catherine Deneuve defends men’s ‘right’ to hit on women

Catherine Deneuve defends men’s ‘right’ to hit on women

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Catherine Deneuve has been in more than 100 films in a career spanning decades French actress Catherine Deneuve has said that men should be “free to hit on” women. She is one of 100 well-known French women who wrote an open letter, warning about a new “puritanism” sparked by […]

Mafia raids: Police in Italy and Germany make 169 arrests

Mafia raids: Police in Italy and Germany make 169 arrests

Image copyright AFP Image caption Italian police (file photo) took part in a cross-border operation against the ‘Ndrangheta crime group Police in Italy and Germany have made 169 arrests in an anti-mafia swoop, Italian police say. Assets worth €50m (£44.06m; $59.79m) were seized in the operation targeting the ‘Ndrangheta organised crime group. As part of […]

German war graves found at construction site in Estonia

German war graves found at construction site in Estonia

Image copyright Alamy Image caption The new memorial is being built at the Maarjamae War Memorial complex in Tallinn (File photo) The remains of some 100 German soldiers have been found during excavation works for the construction of a memorial in Estonia’s capital Tallinn. The site is believed to be part of a German military […]

Caruana Galizia case: Malta ex-corruption investigator fears for life

Caruana Galizia case: Malta ex-corruption investigator fears for life

Image caption Jonathan Ferris has given important notes from his time in Malta’s anti-money laundering agency to family and friends in case he is killed A former anti-corruption investigator in Malta has told BBC Newsnight he fears for his life after looking into allegations made by murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Jonathan Ferris is seeking […]

Apple investigated by France for ‘planned obsolescence’

Apple investigated by France for ‘planned obsolescence’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Consumer advocates claim a deliberate slowing down of older devices is designed to drive sales of newer models French prosecutors have launched a probe over allegations of “planned obsolescence” in Apple’s iPhone. Under French law it is a crime to intentionally shorten lifespan of a product with the aim […]

EU’s Juncker: Don’t believe Brexit won’t happen

EU’s Juncker: Don’t believe Brexit won’t happen

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Juncker sees Brexit posing a budget dilemma for the EU European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker says he believes Brexit will happen and the EU should tackle its looming budget shortfall. “Don’t believe those who say that it’s not going to happen and that people in the UK have realised […]

Prisoner wakes up in mortuary in Asturias Spain

Prisoner wakes up in mortuary in Asturias Spain

A prisoner in northern Spain woke up in a hospital mortuary after being certified dead by three doctors, Spanish media report. Gonzalo Montoya Jiménez, an inmate at a jail in the Asturias region, regained consciousness just hours before an autopsy was due to be performed. His body is said by his family to have been […]