Brexit deal ‘still possible, but more difficult’ – Barnier

Image copyright Reuters The EU’s chief negotiator has said a Brexit deal could still be struck this week despite it becoming “more difficult” to reach an agreement. Michel Barnier said it was “time to turn good intentions into legal text”. Mr Barnier, who will update EU ministers at a meeting in Luxembourg later, has previously […]

Bulgaria v England racism: Bulgarian prime minister calls for football chief to resign

BFU president Borislav Mihaylov (left) played 102 matches for the Bulgaria national team The Bulgarian prime minister has called for the head of the country’s football association to resign after England players were racially abused in a European qualifier in Sofia on Monday. Boyko Borissov “strongly condemned” the behaviour, which included Nazi salutes and monkey […]

Violent clashes erupt as Spanish court jails Catalonia leaders

Media captionViolent clashes broke out as protesters blocked road access to Barcelona’s El Prat airport Protests have erupted in Barcelona after Spain’s Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years in prison. The separatists were convicted of sedition over their role in an illegal independence referendum in 2017. Another three […]

Head of Vatican police resigns over ‘highly damaging’ memo leak

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Giani is often seen by Pope Francis’ side at key events The head of the Vatican police has resigned following a leaked memo. Domenico Giani, who is also the Pope’s chief bodyguard, stepped down amid a scandal stemming from an investigation into alleged financial wrongdoing. He had signed […]

Euro 2020: Uefa probes Turkey footballers’ military salute

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cenk Tosun, second from left, scored the winning goal in Istanbul Europe’s football governing body Uefa says it will investigate a military salute given by Turkey footballers after Everton star Cenk Tosun scored a goal against Albania. Turkey’s 1-0 win in Istanbul came on Friday, amid Turkish army clashes […]

Budapest election: Hungary’s Orban in shock defeat

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Karacsony won with the support of various opposition parties which joined together to defeat Fidesz Hungary’s opposition has won the mayoral election in Budapest, ousting the ruling party incumbent. Liberal challenger Gergely Karacsony defeated Istvan Tarlos, backed by Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s right-wing Fidesz party. The shock win represents […]

Catalonia leaders jailed for sedition by Spanish court

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Supporters of Catalan independence march in Barcelona ahead of Monday’s verdict Spain’s Supreme Court has sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years in prison for sedition over their role in an independence referendum in 2017. Three other defendants were found guilty of disobedience and fined, but […]

Euro 2020: Uefa probes Turkey footballers’ military salute

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cenk Tosun, second from left, scored the winning goal in Istanbul Europe’s football governing body Uefa says it will investigate a military salute given by Turkey footballers after Everton star Cenk Tosun scored a goal against Albania. Turkey’s 1-0 win in Istanbul came on Friday, amid Turkish army clashes […]

Budapest election: Hungary’s Orban in shock defeat

Budapest election: Hungary’s Orban in shock defeat

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Karacsony won with the support of various opposition parties which joined together to defeat Fidesz Hungary’s opposition has won the mayoral election in Budapest, ousting the ruling party incumbent. Liberal challenger Gergely Karacsony defeated Istvan Tarlos, backed by Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s right-wing Fidesz party. The shock win represents […]

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