Thursday, 28 January 2021
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Paris News

Clashes and violence in Paris: fines and jail time for publishing videos of police brutality

  Article 24 prohibits photographing and filming policemen in action. The March of Liberties (Le Marce della Libertà) departed from the Place de la République on 28 November around 2 p.m. in Paris...
Paris News

Police in Paris closes illegal poker club

Boom of illegal poker games in the Paris region despite the lockdown: the police discover a gambling den of 30 players and close the club. While the gaming clubs have been closed since 6 October ,...
Copenhagen News

Frank Jensen, Mayor of Copenaghen, resigns over sexual abuse allegations

One of the most influential and popular politicians in Denmark, the 59-year-old mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen, recently resigned from office after being accused accused of sexual harassment and im...
London News

Thirteen Royal Guards arrested after rave party

Thirteen Royal Guards have been arrested for breaking security rules. The soldiers are accused of having participated in a rave party near the Windsor royal estate, where Her Majesty the Queen Eli...
Paris News

French fake number plates increase

The reported number of fake or duplicate car licence plates rose 73 per cent in 2012 according to figures from the French interior ministry. Nearly 17,500 road offence were committed by drivers usi...
Barcelona News

Fewer thefts on Barcelona metro

Thefts dropped by 19 per cent between July 2011 and July 2012 on the Barcelona metro. The decrease is thought to be because of extra police patrols at station intersections, on platforms and directly...
Copenhagen News

Copenhagen police dismount

Copenhagen police will no longer patrol the streets on horseback from 1 December. The small but popular force, which is made up of nine horses and 12 police, is being slashed because of the need for b...
Paris News

French police target sale of licence points

French police are cracking down on people who “sell” driving licence points to offenders who have had points deducted from their licences for driving offences. A new crime unit has rece...
Barcelona News

Barcelona tightens rules against prostitution

Barcelona is tightening up on prostitution by banning soliciting on the streets. From the first of August soliciting in public will be banned and sex workers who refuse to move will be fined €...
Oxford News

Oxford’s Operation Buzzard and Brush against crime

Oxford started a crack-down on street robbery at the end of June in conjunction with Operation Brush against anti-social behaviour in the city’s parks.   Operation Buzzard is now in i...
Brussels News

Safety in Brussels campaign

Brussels launched a safety campaign against theft at the end of May. The campaign is in several languages and is aimed at ex-pats and tourists. It gives tips about how to avoid pick pockets, car th...
Copenhagen News

Denmark refuses to legalise marijuana

The Danish justice ministry has turned down a proposal by Copenhagen’s city council to experiment with the legalisation of marijuana. The city council believes that this is the best way to de...
Copenhagen News

Denmark refuses to legalise marijuana

The Danish justice ministry has turned down a proposal by Copenhagen
Paris News

Jewellery thefts rise in Paris

Raids on Paris jewellery stores increased to 716 in 2011 compared to 248 five years previously. The number of armed raids rose 25 per cent in 2011 to a total of 369. Three people were killed in three...
Amsterdam News

Cannabis sales to be controlled

Tourists will not to able to buy cannabis in coffee shops in the Netherlands starting from May 2012. Under the new law coffee shops will only be able to sell the drug to registered members and not to...
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