Ukraine munitions blasts prompt mass evacuations

Media captionA series of explosions could be seen at the dump throughout Wednesday night Some 20,000 people are being evacuated after a series of explosions at a massive arms depot in eastern Ukraine described by officials as sabotage. The base in Balakliya, near Kharkiv, is around 100km (60 miles) from fighting against Russian-backed separatists. The […]

London attack: French students injured on bridge

London attack: French students injured on bridge

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police and ambulances descended on the bridge Three French schoolchildren were among those injured when a vehicle hit people on London’s Westminster Bridge in a suspected terror attack, the French government has confirmed. The foreign ministry said they had been on a school trip to London. A newspaper in France’s […]

Fury at eurozone chief Dijsselbloem’s ‘racist’ remarks

Fury at eurozone chief Dijsselbloem’s ‘racist’ remarks

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Dijsselbloem insisted his comments were not meant to refer to any country in particular The head of eurozone finance ministers, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, is facing calls to resign over comments that were seen as an attack on southern European states. The Eurogroup chief refused to apologise for an interview in […]

Brussels attacks: First anniversary of bombings marked

Brussels attacks: First anniversary of bombings marked

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Queen Mathilde joined King Philippe (second right) at Zaventem airport Belgium is marking the first anniversary of the suicide bomb attacks on the Brussels airport and underground system, which killed 32 people. More than 300 people were wounded in the attacks, which were claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group. […]

Trump’s ex-aide ‘hid’ Ukraine payment

Trump’s ex-aide ‘hid’ Ukraine payment

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Paul Manafort was an adviser to former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych Further allegations have been made in Ukraine about secret funds said to have been paid to Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Lawmaker Serhiy Leshchenko said he had evidence that Mr Manafort had tried to hide a payment […]

Magnitsky lawyer injured after ‘falling’ from building near Moscow

Magnitsky lawyer injured after ‘falling’ from building near Moscow

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sergei Magnitsky died in prison while awaiting trial A lawyer for the family of Sergei Magnitsky, the lawyer whose death in 2009 sparked a crisis between Russia and the West, has been badly injured. Russian media say Nikolai Gorokhov fell from the fourth floor when a rope snapped as […]

French minister Bruno Le Roux quits in summer jobs row

French minister Bruno Le Roux quits in summer jobs row

Image copyright AP Image caption Bruno Le Roux said he did not want the investigation to “undermine the work of the government” France’s Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux has resigned over a “fake jobs” row involving work he gave his daughters when they were teenagers. Mr Le Roux told a news conference that he felt […]

Erdogan vows Turkey will ‘review relations with EU’

Erdogan vows Turkey will ‘review relations with EU’

Image copyright AP Image caption Mr Erdogan described Europe as “anti-Islam and anti-Turkish” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to review relations with the “fascist and cruel” European Union, amid a growing row with EU countries. Mr Erdogan is urging his supporters to vote Yes in a referendum next month to give the Turkish […]

Stolen Van Goghs back on display after years in criminal underworld

Stolen Van Goghs back on display after years in criminal underworld

Image copyright Van Gogh museum Image caption View of the Sea at Scheveningen has been described by experts as priceless They spent years under wraps and out of sight in a criminal’s safe – but two Van Gogh paintings are now back on show in the Dutch museum they were stolen from in 2002. The […]

Shoals of goldfish starving out rivals in Munich

Shoals of goldfish starving out rivals in Munich

Image copyright AFP Image caption Goldfish are being released by their owners into public waters in Germany Shoals of marauding goldfish are starving out all rivals in the ponds and lakes of Munich, officials say. The former pets are being released from private ponds into the city’s public waters by their owners, the council has […]