Wednesday

24th May 2017

Ticker

European court rules against Russia adoption ban on US

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg ruled against Russia after it imposed a child adoption ban on US citizens. Russia had prevented 45 Americans from adopting Russian-born children. The international court, which monitors the 47 members of the Council of Europe, including Russia, said on Tuesday the ban was "discriminatory" and ordered Russia to pay €3,000 in damages to each of the prospective parents, including their legal expenses.

Children among dead in UK bomb attack

Children are among the victims after a suspected suicide bomber detonated at the Manchester Arena on Monday, the latest in a string of terror attacks to hit Europe.

Investigation

Fight club: Russian spies seek EU recruits

Russian intelligence services are using martial arts clubs to recruit potential troublemakers in Germany and other EU countries, security experts have warned.

Letter

An open letter to ministers on the audiovisual directive

The ongoing revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive is a key opportunity to reduce exposure of Europe's children to advertisements of health-harmful products – an opportunity that should not be missed.

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