Richarlison: Brazilian attacker racially abused when fan throws banana at him during 5-1 win over Tunisia in France

Richarlison: Brazilian attacker racially abused when fan throws banana at him during 5-1 win over Tunisia in France

CNN — Brazil’s impressive end to World Cup prep was overshadowed by racist insults when striker Richarlison threw a banana at him during Tuesday’s 5-1 win over Tunisia in Paris. The Tottenham Hotspur star scored Brazil’s second goal, but as he was celebrating it, a banana was thrown at him, among other things. Teammate Fred … Read more

New allegations of violence against women divide France left – POLITICO

New allegations of violence against women divide France left – POLITICO

Another head has rolled on the French left. Julien Bayou is no longer co-chair of the Green faction in the French National Assembly or national secretary of the Green Party, where he has been a key figure since 2013, after he was accused of psychologically abusing his former partner. The Green party – Europe Écologie … Read more

When will Europe learn to defend itself? – POLITICO

When will Europe learn to defend itself? – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article PARIS/BERLIN — Thirty years after the horrors of the Balkan wars laid bare Western Europe’s incapacity to deal with conflict on European soil, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is demonstrating how little has changed. As Yugoslavia started to break apart in 1991, it fell to the Luxembourgish Foreign Minister … Read more

G7 leaders condemn ‘sham’ referendums in occupied Ukraine – POLITICO

G7 leaders condemn ‘sham’ referendums in occupied Ukraine – POLITICO

G7 leaders condemned the “sham” Russian referendums held in occupied Ukraine as a “false” pretext to illegally conquer territory. In a statement Friday night, the group of the richest countries said the votes organized by Moscow violated the UN Charter and international law and had no legitimacy. Russia on Friday began asking people in the … Read more

France sets €3 delivery charge for books at Amazon – POLITICO

France sets €3 delivery charge for books at Amazon – POLITICO

PARIS — In France, Amazon must increase book delivery charges to a minimum of €3. The French government announced on Friday that it has approved the telecom and postal regulator’s proposal to impose a €3 delivery fee for books under €35. Arcep was tasked with coming up with a proposal, in the context of a … Read more

Europe moves closer to facial recognition ban – POLITICO

Europe moves closer to facial recognition ban – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Should the EU ban software that can pick a face from a crowd? A growing political coalition thinks so — and just got heavy support from the third-largest faction in the EU parliament, where a majority now favors banning facial recognition technology that scans crowds haphazardly and in … Read more

European Markets Open to Closing Time, Data, News and Earnings

European Markets Open to Closing Time, Data, News and Earnings

The British pound fell below $1.14 for the first time since 1985 as a combination of a strong dollar and recession warnings weighed on the British currency. Sterling fell to $1.135 at 8:50am in London, before rising slightly to $1.141 by noon, marking a new low in 37 years. It followed the release of figures … Read more

Benin bronzes go on final exhibition in Berlin for repatriation | News about art and culture

Benin bronzes go on final exhibition in Berlin for repatriation |  News about art and culture

Stolen during the colonial era, dozens of bronze statues that once adorned the royal palace of the Kingdom of Benin in southern Nigeria will be on display in Berlin from Saturday before being repatriated to their original homes. Thousands of bronzes from Benin, as they are called, are scattered throughout European museums alongside metal plates … Read more

Eiffel Tower turns off lights early as Paris tries to cut energy costs – POLITICO

Eiffel Tower turns off lights early as Paris tries to cut energy costs – POLITICO

The city of Light turns off the lights. Just a little bit. The Eiffel Tower will turn off its flashing lights an hour earlier than usual, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo announced on Tuesday. This symbolic measure is part of a wider energy saving plan as the city braces for rising energy costs. The lights on … Read more