Children and families will hold marches this week in 25 towns across England over funding cuts they say have left many pupils without adequate support and unable to attend school.
The entire political department of Russia’s Kommersant business publication resigned in solidarity with two veteran journalists at the newspaper who said they had been forced to step down.
In at least five Russian cities, young activists joined a worldwide strike to push for action on the global climate crisis. While the Fridays For Future climate action movement and its activists reported mass school strikes in more than 1,350 cities and 110 countries, the Russian movement has faced pushback from a government reluctant to approve public protests.
The government is facing the prospect of being sued by campaigners for EU citizens in the UK and British nationals abroad who were denied a vote in the European Parliament elections.
German Catholic women have launched a weeklong boycott by suspending voluntary work in churches. Their protest has crystallized fury over a male-only priesthood and bishops' foot-dragging on sex scandals.
Levels of bullying among female lawyers in the UK are above the international average, according to The International Bar Association (IBA) report. The study found that 62% of female respondents and 41% of male respondents had been bullied in connection with their employment. By comparison, the international averages were 55% and 30% respectively.
About 2,000 people have protested against a church being built on a park square in Yekaterinburg in Russia. Twenty-six people were arrested during Tuesday's clashes and there were further protests on Wednesday. Activists say building St Catherine's Cathedral on the square will destroy one of the city's few green spaces.
Results of the referendum in Switzerland showed that 63.7% of voters nationwide agreed on Sunday to toughen its laws on firearms possession in order to bring it in line with the new European Union legislation on the matter. Switzerland is not an EU member, even though it is linked to the bloc through many bilateral agreements.
Foreign ministers from the Council of Europe, the continent’s chief human rights watchdog, reached an agreement on Friday that opens the way for Russia to return to the Council of Europe, resolving a dispute that began after Moscow’s seizure of Crimea. The German Foreign Minister Heiko Josef Maas supported the necessity to allow Russians file complaints to the European Court of Human Rights that they would otherwise lose if Russia leaves the organisation.