Russian theatre director Serebrennikov held in fraud case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A court was due to decide whether Kirill Serebrennikov would be held in custody Outspoken theatre and film director Kirill Serebrennikov has been detained by Russia’s investigative committee on suspicion of fraud. He is being investigated over the alleged embezzlement of 68m roubles (£880,000; $1.1m) of state funding awarded […]

German foreign minister blames Erdogan over family ‘threats’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Leading German politician Sigmar Gabriel and wife Anke, who has reportedly been threatened Germany’s foreign minister has blamed the Turkish president for “threats” made against his wife – a new twist in a bitter row between the two countries. Sigmar Gabriel said the behaviour of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had […]

Barcelona attack: Van driver shot dead by police

Image copyright AFP Image caption A witness near a petrol station tipped off police Spanish police have shot dead the main suspect in last Thursday’s Barcelona attack, Younes Abouyaaqoub. Police believe he was the driver of a van which careered down the Las Ramblas avenue, killing 13 and injuring more than 100 others. He was […]

Barcelona attack: Man shot dead in hunt for suspect

Image copyright AFP Image caption A roadblock near the scene of the shooting Police hunting the chief suspect in last Thursday’s Barcelona van attack have shot dead a man to the west of the city who appeared to be wearing an explosive belt, Spanish media say. The shooting is said to have happened on a […]

Russia condemns US visa restrictions in diplomatic tussle

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Russian-US tensions have been likened to Cold War-era distrust Russia has condemned a US decision to make Russians go to Moscow if they want a visa for the United States. A US embassy statement said non-immigrant visas would no longer be issued at the three US consulates in Russia – […]

Barcelona attack suspect named by police as Younes Abouyaaqoub

Image copyright El Pais Image caption CCTV footage appears to show Abouyaaqoub fleeing the attack on foot Spanish police have confirmed the identity of the driver suspected of killing 13 people in last week’s attack in Barcelona. He is 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub, officials said, and the manhunt has been extended across Europe. Authorities earlier said […]

Marseille bus stop hit by van, one dead and driver arrested

Media captionThe car had hit another bus shelter in the city earlier in the day A woman has been killed after a van struck a bus shelter in the southern French city of Marseille, police say. The driver has been arrested. His vehicle had struck another bus shelter in a different district of the city […]

Moroccan suspect named over Finland stabbings in Turku

Image copyright AFP Image caption Memorial candles mark the place where people were randomly stabbed in Friday’s attack A suspect held in Finland over a knife attack that killed two people has been named as 18-year-old Moroccan asylum seeker Abderrahman Mechkah. Police shot him in the leg and he is in hospital, but he is […]

Kim Wall died in accident on submarine, Danish inventor says

Image copyright Ritzau Foto Image caption Kim Wall boarded Peter Madsen’s submarine Nautilus on 10 August, and then disappeared A Danish inventor charged over the death of Swedish journalist Kim Wall has said she died in an accident on his submarine and he “buried” her at sea, Copenhagen police say. The court case is being […]

Neymar shows prowess in PSG debut

Neymar became the most expensive signing when he joined PSG for 222m euros this summer Neymar scored twice on his home debut as Paris St-Germain netted four of their six goals with only 10 men to thrash Toulouse and go top of Ligue 1. Max Gradel volleyed home before £200m world record signing Neymar equalised. […]