The European Union is prepared to slap sanctions on both Russia and Belarus for the involvement in the poisoning of opposition politician Alexei Navalny and the suppression of the peaceful protesters following the last presidential elections respectively.
Belarusian electoral authorities said long-time President Alexander Lukashenko appeared to have won re-election following a night of clashes with protesters who accused the vote of being rigged. The European Union has shown its concern regarding both the elections and the violence used in the demonstrations.
Two decades ago Ana Orantes gripped Spain when she recounted during a prime-time television interview the abuse she suffered at the hands of her ex-husband for 40 years
France has unveiled new measures to combat violence against women by their partners or ex-partners, as concerns mount over the number of women killed in the country
The European Parliament urges Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to condemn the violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority.
Driven back by police batons and snarling dogs, or beaten and robbed by smugglers, migrants caught in Serbia have regularly been victims of violence.