Paul Whelan: US spy suspect to remain in custody in Russia

Paul Whelan: US spy suspect to remain in custody in Russia

Image copyright Whelan family Image caption The Whelan family released an undated photo of Paul Whelan Former US marine Paul Whelan, who is accused of spying by Russia, must remain in custody while he awaits trial, a court in Moscow has ruled. Russian security officials say that he was “caught spying” last month. Mr Whelan, […]

Paul Whelan: US spy suspect to remain in custody in Russia

Paul Whelan: US spy suspect to remain in custody in Russia

Image copyright Whelan family Image caption The Whelan family released an undated photo of Paul Whelan Former US marine Paul Whelan, who is accused of spying by Russia, must remain in custody while he awaits trial, a court in Moscow has ruled. Russian security officials say that he was “caught spying” last month. Mr Whelan, […]

Ronaldo accepts €18.8m deal over tax evasion

Media captionFootball superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was all smiles as he arrived at court Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has cut a deal with a court in Madrid over tax evasion charges, accepting an €18.8m (£16.6m) fine. A huge media presence met the player outside the court, after a judge refused his request to appear by video […]

France and Germany seal new deal as Brexit looms

Image copyright EPA Image caption At the signing ceremony, Mr Macron and Mrs Merkel embraced France and Germany have signed a new treaty on Tuesday aimed at breathing new life into their place at the centre of the European Union. As the UK moves to leave the EU and a rising tide of populism challenges […]

Emiliano Sala: Search for Cardiff City FC player’s plane suspended

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Emiliano Sala signed for Cardiff City on Saturday Premier League footballer Emiliano Sala was on a light aircraft which went missing over the Channel Islands. The £15m Argentine striker, 28, was one of two people on board the Piper Malibu which lost contact off Alderney in the Channel Islands […]

Brexit: MPs put forward rival plans to May’s deal

Brexit: MPs put forward rival plans to May’s deal

Image copyright PA MPs are putting forward plans to change the outcome of Brexit ahead of a vote next week on the PM’s amended deal. Theresa May said on Monday she was focused on altering the backstop – the “insurance policy” designed to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland. But Labour leader […]

France summons Italian envoy over Africa remarks

Image copyright EPA Image caption Luigi di Maio accused France of fuelling migration by damaging the economies of African states France has summoned Italy’s ambassador after the Italian deputy prime minister accused the French of exploiting Africa and fuelling migration. On Sunday, Luigi di Maio called on the European Union to impose sanctions on France […]

Russian rescue amid deadly blaze on two cargo ships off Crimea

Media captionShips ablaze off Crimea after explosion At least 10 people have died in a fire involving two Tanzanian-flagged cargo vessels in the Black Sea near the Kerch Strait, authorities say. Russian rescuers are trying to reach sailors who jumped overboard. Fourteen people have so far been rescued. One ship is a gas tanker, and […]

Salisbury poisoning: EU sanctions Russian suspects

Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption “Alexander Petrov” (left) and “Ruslan Boshirov” were unmasked as agents for Russian intelligence The European Union has put sanctions on senior officials from the Russian military intelligence agency, the GRU, over the Salisbury poisonings. Four people have been sanctioned – including the head of the GRU, deputy head, and […]

Salisbury poisoning: EU sanctions Russian suspects

Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption “Alexander Petrov” (left) and “Ruslan Boshirov” were unmasked as agents for Russian intelligence The European Union has put sanctions on senior officials from the Russian military intelligence agency, the GRU, over the Salisbury poisonings. Four people have been sanctioned – including the head of the GRU, deputy head, and […]

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