France dampens Brexit deal hopes as Johnson visits

Image copyright Reuters Image caption On Wednesday, Mr Macron (left) said reopening talks on the Irish border was “not an option” Boris Johnson is to meet Emmanuel Macron shortly, hours after the French president insisted reopening negotiations is “not an option”. Mr Macron said: “We have to help the British deal with this internal democratic […]

City of Bielefeld offers €1m for proof it doesn’t exist

Image copyright bielefeld-marketing.de Image caption Achim Held – inventor of the Bielefeld conspiracy theory – backs the competition It’s a German city dating back to the 9th Century, with 340,000 residents, a university, a medieval fort… but does it really exist? Bielefeld is now offering a €1m (£914,000) prize to anyone in Germany who can […]

Brexit solution ‘possible within 30 days’

Media captionBoris Johnson: “We do need that backstop removed” German Chancellor Angela Merkel has suggested an alternative to the Irish border backstop – a key Brexit sticking point – could be found within 30 days. Speaking at a news conference alongside Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Berlin, she stressed it would be up to the […]

Greenland: Trump criticises ‘nasty’ Denmark over cancelled visit

Media captionDenmark called Trump’s bid to buy Greenland “absurd” – he called that “nasty” and offensive to the US. US President Donald Trump has called the Danish leader “nasty” after she rebuffed his idea of buying Greenland. He lashed out hours after Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said she was “sorry” that Mr Trump had abruptly […]

Brexit solution ‘possible within 30 days’

Media captionBoris Johnson: “We do need that backstop removed” German Chancellor Angela Merkel has suggested an alternative to the Irish border backstop – a key Brexit sticking point – could be found within 30 days. Speaking at a news conference alongside Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Berlin, she stressed it would be up to the […]

Greenland: Trump criticises ‘nasty’ Denmark over cancelled visit

Media captionDenmark called Trump’s bid to buy Greenland “absurd” – he called that “nasty” and offensive to the US. US President Donald Trump has called the Danish leader “nasty” after she rebuffed his idea of buying Greenland. He lashed out hours after Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said she was “sorry” that Mr Trump had abruptly […]

Booba attack: Gang targets French rapper video team

Image copyright EPA Image caption Booba had been filming his new music video Glaive, but had left the set by the time of the attack Shots were fired and three people were wounded when a gang armed with guns, iron bars and baseball bats attacked a team filming a video for rapper Booba in the […]

Man accused of upskirting over 550 women in Madrid

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Many of the victims were targeted on Madrid’s Metro A man has been arrested in Madrid on suspicion of taking upskirt videos of more than 550 women and posting much of the content online. The 53-year-old Colombian man allegedly filmed the videos on a mobile phone hidden in a backpack. […]

German eight-year-old takes 140km/h joyride on motorway

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The boy pulled over at a motorway lay-by and placed a small warning triangle behind the car An eight-year-old in Germany stole his parents car for a 140km/h (87mph) motorway joyride, police have said. The child was found on the A44 motorway lay-by early on Wednesday morning heading toward the […]

Trump cancels Denmark visit amid spat over sale of Greenland

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Greenland is an autonomous Danish territory between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans US President Donald Trump has cancelled a state visit to Denmark after the nation’s prime minister said Greenland was not for sale to the US. The president was scheduled to visit on 2 September, at the invitation […]

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