American scientist killed in Greece was raped, say police

(CNN)Suzanne Eaton, the American scientist killed in Greece, was raped, police in Crete said Tuesday. The suspect raped her and dumped her body into the bunker, covering the opening of the bunker’s air shaft with a piece of wood to hide it, Crete Police’s head of press Eleni Papathanassiou told CNN. It is not clear if Eaton was still alive when she was raped, she said. Wheel tracks lead officers to the suspect, police said, explaining that they had linked tracks found near the bunker to his car, which, they say, he cleaned after the attack on Eaton. During preliminary questioning, the suspect denied having been near the bunker for a month, which raised suspicions, Lagoudakis said. Signals from the …

Spanish court lifts ‘wolf pack’ convictions from sexual abuse to rape

Men who attacked woman in Pamplona have jail sentences increased to 15 years The five defendants in sexual attack case have had their prison sentences raised from nine to 15 years each after the supreme court found them guilty of gang-raping a woman at the three years ago. The case known as La Manada, or the wolf pack, after the name of the mens WhatsApp group shocked Spain, prompted major protests and provoked The original proceedings a tweet, she said the verdict was in line with the governments proposals to change the law to distinguish between rape and sexual assault, and sexual abuse. Viviana Waisman, the president of the human rights NGO Womens Link, said the verdict was very important. …

8 key takeaways from the European election 2019 results

(CNN)The results of the European elections revealed some unexpected outcomes Monday as the full picture from the world’s biggest multi-country vote became clearer. In the UK, the Brexit Party, led by arch-Brexiteer Nigel Farage, took home 31.71% of the vote. This is almost equivalent to the vote share of the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats combined and reflects growing dissatisfaction with traditional UK parties. It’s worth noting that the Brexit Party took most of its seats from the UK Independence Party, Farage’s previous political vehicle. Spain’s Socialist party recorded another strong performance following a general election win in late April, winning 32.84% of the vote. Center-right parties the People’s Party (20.1%) and Ciudadanos (12.2%) came second and third as …

Mike Pompeo visits Iraq amid rising tensions with Iran

Secretary of state abruptly pulls out of Berlin meeting with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, cancelled a long-established plan to hold talks with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, in Berlin on Tuesday, and instead travelled to Iraq to show US support for the Iraqi government during rising tensions with Iran. The unusual last-minute schedule change follows brief talks between Pompeo and the Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, on the sidelines of an Arctic Council meeting in Finland on Monday. Pompeo earlier rang the German foreign minister, Heiko Maas, to explain the decision to drop his first meeting in Berlin as secretary of state and promised to reschedule soon. Norbert Rttgen, the chair of …