6 May 2024

Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney

From Nine To Noon, 9:45 am on 6 May 2024
A supporter of Israel holds an Israeli flag in front of the Israeli Embassy in Washington, DC, on October 8, 2023 after the Palestinian militant group Hamas launched an assault on Israel. Israel, reeling from the deadliest attack on its territory in half a century, formally declared war on Hamas Sunday as the conflict's death toll surged close to 1,000 after the Palestinian militant group launched a massive surprise assault from Gaza. (Photo by Julia Nikhinson / AFP)


European students are joining a wave of mostly peaceful university protests against Israel's war in Gaza. Sweden is tightening up security with tens of thousands of visitors expected for this year's Eurovision contest. There's been a spate of assaults on politicians in Germany ahead of the EU elections in Dresden next month. And bakers in France have reclaimed the world record for the longest baguette, which was snatched by Italy five years ago.