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And also... superfan, selfie ban and far-right scam


Every Friday journalists from euronews’ various language teams choose a selection of stories from Europe and beyond which did not reach the international headlines.

Iran: two donkey power

The new owner of a brand new Peugeot 405, made in Iran, was a little disappointed when it stopped running suddenly. So he returned it to the factory where it was built, pulled by two donkeys .

اعتراض به ایران خودرو در پی خراب شدن اتومبیل صفر یکی از خریداران و هدایت اون به سمت ایرانخودرو با خر?دمشون گرم تا می تونید شیر کنید

Posted by ‎جنبش تحریم خرید خودروهای داخلی‎ on Sunday, September 13, 2015

Angry users have launched a boycott on social networks to protest about the poor quality and high prices of locally-made vehicles

Finland: Blue Oyster on Russian island

An unusual protest against Moscow’s stance on homosexuality saw pranksters set up a gay bar based on the Blue Oyster from the Police Academy comedy films on an island owned by the Russian president. The island is part of the Åland islands, where the local residents are Swedish-speaking Finns. Police are investigating following a complaint by Russia

Turkey: Erdogan “selfie” expensive for Nokta magazine

A magazine was raided by police accused of “propagating terror” and “insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan” after publishing a mocked-up picture of the president smiling while taking a selfie with the flag-draped coffin of a soldier in the background. Management of the Nokta weekly decried the incident as an attack on press freedom and said the cover had been satirical.

Italy: lover loses finger after tryst

An Italian who discovered her husband was cheating bit his mistress’ finger off in Naples. The wife had discovered her business-man husband was having an affair with one of her relatives, Il Mattino reported. The video shows the fight in the sreet:

Spain: Obama’s support for Spain lost in translation

Spanish King Felipe remained “poker faced” during an audience with Barack Obama after an embarrassing misunderstanding his translator. The US President said he hoped to see Spain “strong and unified” in a possible reference to the question of Catalan independence. But the translation came out as: “I know we will always have a very strong an tight relationship”. King Felipe simply looked briefly looked towards the Spanish delegation members.

Iconically sad Brazilian fan dies

A superfan who symbolised the failure of Brazil’s football team at the 2014 World Cup has died. Clovis Fernandes appeared on front pages across the world looking shocked and devastated as he clutched a model of the trophy. He died aged 60. He was also known as ‘Gaucho da Copa’ and was the national team most zealous fan. He had attended more than 150 of the team’s matches in over 60 different countries and seven different world cup finals.

France: far-right official jailed for burning cars

Adrien Desport, an official of the nationalist Front National party has been sentenced to 4 years in jail for burning cars, in an attempt to convince voters that his region was suffering from social unrest.
He has also been banned for three years from Mitry-Mory, the town where he torched10 cars in a single night.


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