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 […]

France election: Leading candidates clash over burkini in TV debate

France election: Leading candidates clash over burkini in TV debate

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Francois Fillon, Emanuel Macron, Benoit Hamon, Jean-Luc Melenchon and Marine Le Pen before the debate The two leading candidates in the French election have traded barbs in an occasionally fiery TV debate. Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and centrist Emanuel Macron clashed over the full-body “burkini” swimsuit worn by some […]

Merkel tells Turkey’s Erdogan to stop Nazi taunts

Merkel tells Turkey’s Erdogan to stop Nazi taunts

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Angela Merkel said Germany would “take all necessary measures” over Nazi taunts German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned Turkey’s president that comparing German officials to Nazis must stop, “no ifs, no buts”. Mrs Merkel said if Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues, more campaign events by Turkish politicians may be banned. […]

Orly airport: Drugs and alcohol found in gunman’s blood

Orly airport: Drugs and alcohol found in gunman’s blood

Image copyright AP Image caption Riot police patrol inside Orly airport, south of Paris Blood tests have revealed that a gunman who attacked soldiers at Orly airport in Paris on Saturday had consumed drugs and alcohol. Ziyed Ben Belgacem, 39, was killed after he put a gun to a soldier’s head saying he wanted to […]