Non-EU parents may have EU residence right, ECJ rules

Image copyright AFP Image caption Depriving non-EU citizens of residence rights could indirectly deny EU citizens – their children – of their own rights, the court found Non-EU citizens may have the right to residence in the EU if their children are EU citizens, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled. It made the […]

Lisbon airport: Fuelling glitch grounds planes

Image copyright AFP Planes are stuck on the Tarmac at Lisbon airport amid a failure with the fuel pumping system, say reports. Portugal’s flagship carrier, TAP, said there were 14 of its planes on the ground and all planes without fuel were unable to take off. Some flights have been cancelled. The airport authority admitted […]

‘Jihad pills’ found by Dutch and Italian police

‘Jihad pills’ found by Dutch and Italian police

Image copyright Dutch police Image caption Police found the fake Captagon drug in a shed in the southern Dutch province of Limburg Dutch police are searching for two suspects after a drugs laboratory was found with a large stash of pills favoured by jihadists. Police have only just revealed the discovery last month of fake […]

German police carry out anti-terror raids

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police targeted a number of homes and properties during the raids German police have carried out anti-terrorism raids in four states, targeting suspected members and supporters of so-called Islamic State. Homes and properties were searched in Bavaria, Berlin, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt during the pre-dawn operation, federal prosecutors say. Police were […]

France’s Marion Maréchal-Le Pen quits politics for daughter

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Marion Maréchal-Le Pen said she was not giving up politics forever but wanted new experiences French far-right MP Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, whose aunt was defeated in Sunday’s presidential election, has said she is quitting politics for “personal and political reasons”. She was seen by some as a future leader […]

IS conflict: US arming Syrian Kurds unacceptable – Turkey

Image copyright EPA Image caption The US deployed armoured vehicles to protect YPG fighters after recent Turkish air strikes Turkey’s deputy prime minister says the US decision to supply weapons to Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State militants in Syria is “unacceptable”. Arming the Popular Protection Units (YPG) would “not be beneficial”, Nurettin Canikli told A […]

Italian DJ Robert Miles dies aged 47

Image copyright Salim Lamrani Image caption Miles’s hit Children reached number two in the UK DJ Robert Miles, best known for his trance hit Children, has died at the age of 47 after a short illness. The Italian musician topped the charts in 12 countries with the track, which was first released in 1995 and […]

Putin critic Navalny has eye surgery in Spain after attack

Image copyright Instagram/navalny Image caption Mr Navalny believes a caustic chemical was mixed in with the dye splashed in his face Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he has had surgery on his right eye by a doctor in Spain, after suffering chemical burns from green dye that was thrown in his face. In an […]

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen ‘to quit politics’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Marion Maréchal-Le Pen has been a popular figure among National Front supporters Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, the niece of defeated far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, is to quit politics, French media report. Ms Maréchal-Le Pen, 27, who is an MP for the National Front (FN), had been seen by […]

Migrant crisis: UN says 250 missing in shipwrecks

Media captionBBC speaks to migrants trying to reach Italy Nearly 250 people are feared drowned after two shipwrecks in the central Mediterranean over the weekend. Some 163 people are missing after a boat reportedly sank off the Libyan coast on Sunday, the UN said. Another sank on Friday night and, though some 50 people were […]