Police halt arrest of former PM Khan amid clashes with supporters

Islamabad, Mar 15 (EFE).- Pakistani police said Wednesday that they have suspended an operation to arrest former prime minister Imran Khan after two days of clashes with his supporters at his home in the eastern city of Lahore. Khan is wanted by police on charges relating to undeclared state gifts he received during his term … Read more

Georgia drops ‘foreign agents’ bill after violent protests

Demonstrators protest against the adoption of the so-called 'Foreign Agents' bill in front of the Parliament building in Tbilisi, Georgia, 09 March 2023. EFE/EPA/ZURAB KURTSIKIDZE

Tbilisi, Mar 9 (EFE).- Georgia’s ruling party announced Thursday that it will drop its “foreign agents” bill that provoked large, violent protests in the capital, Tbilisi. The draft law required individuals, civil society organizations and media outlets to register as “agents of foreign influence” if they received at least 20 percent of their funding from … Read more

Uefa to reimburse fans caught up in Champions League final chaos

(FILE) An announcemnt for the delayed kick-off of the UEFA Champions League final between Liverpool FC and Real Madrid at Stade de France in Saint-Denis, near Paris, France, 28 May 2022. EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL

Madrid, Mar 7 (EFE).- Uefa will issue refunds to fans who struggled to get into the Stade de France in Paris for last season’s Champions League final, European soccer’s governing body said Tuesday. The announcement comes after a recent independent report found Uefa bore “primary responsibility” for the chaotic scenes that unfolded outside the stadium … Read more

At least six dead in Virginia Walmart shooting

A parked police car in front of the Walmart store.

Washington, Nov 23 (EFE).- At least six people have been killed in a shooting at a Walmart in the southeastern state of Virginia, United States, the Chesapeake city council reported. “Chesapeake Police confirm 7 fatalities, including the shooter, from last night’s shooting at Walmart on Sam’s Circle,” the municipal government reported on Twitter. The shooter, … Read more

Serbian police protect EuroPride march from anti-gay militants

By Snezana Stanojevic Belgrade, Sep 17 (EFE).- The first EuroPride march in the Balkans took place here Saturday thanks to the intervention of Serbia’s prime minister, who overturned a previous ban, and more than 5,000 police were deployed to forestall attacks by anti-LGBT+ protesters. Belgrade has witnessed annual gay pride parades for the last eight … Read more