Italian uproar over fascist-themed beach near Venice

Image copyright EPA Image caption One of the signs boasted toilets “for him, for her, for lesbians and gays” When a national newspaper revealed that a beach near Venice was styling itself on the fascist era of Benito Mussolini, police quickly raided the club. One sign said “Anti-democratic zone and regime” while another appeared to […]

G20 clashes prompt German call for database of leftist militants

Image copyright AFP Image caption Thousands of the city’s residents are cleaning up the mess – graffiti, vandalised shops and litter German politicians want Europe to set up a database to keep track of leftist militants, following clashes that left nearly 500 police officers injured during the G20 summit in Hamburg. There is a heated […]

Paris flooding: Record rainfall hits French capital

Media captionWater cascades down the steps of Porte de Pantin station (Video by Tiphanie Moreau) A two-hour storm unleashed 54mm (2.1in) of rain on Sunday night in Paris, the equivalent of 27 days of rainfall. Weather services say 49.2mm fell in one hour, the French capital’s heaviest July deluge on record. Flooding closed 20 metro […]

Turkey minister barred from Austria rally for failed coup anniversary

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci has been barred from the event in Austria The Austrian authorities have barred Turkey’s economy minister from entering the country to attend a rally to mark the first anniversary of the failed coup attempt. Nihat Zeybekci’s visit would represent a danger to “public order […]

Phillip Harkins loses fight against US extradition

Image copyright Handout Image caption Phillip Harkins has always denied being involved in the robbery in 1999 The European Court of Human Rights has ruled a Scottish man should be tried for murder in the US following a record-breaking extradition battle. It said Phillip Harkins’ human rights would not be breached if he was jailed […]

Austria bars Turkish minister from rally marking failed coup anniversary

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci has been barred from the event in Austria The Austrian authorities have barred Turkey’s economy minister from entering the country to attend a rally to mark the first anniversary of the failed coup attempt. Nihat Zeybekci’s visit would represent a danger to “public order […]

Turkey protest: Istanbul rally concludes anti-Erdogan march

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The march reached Istanbul after 24 days Tens of thousands of people are due to rally in the Turkish city of Istanbul at the end of a 450km (280-mile) protest march against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Huge crowds have joined the “justice” march since it began […]

Bolshoi theatre cancels Nureyev ballet premiere

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Bolshoi Ballet is based at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow Russia’s Bolshoi theatre has shocked art critics by cancelling the world premiere of Nureyev – one of the most anticipated ballets of the season. The ballet’s outspoken director, Kirill Serebrennikov, was recently questioned in an investigation into alleged embezzlement […]

Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer & Novak Djokovic through to fourth round

Media playback is not supported on this device 5 best shots – Djokovic v Gulbis Former champions Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic were in impressive form as they reached the fourth round at Wimbledon in straight sets. Third seed Federer played superbly in a 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 6-4 win over German 27th seed Mischa Zverev […]

Vatican outlaws gluten-free bread for Holy Communion

Image copyright AFP Image caption There are about 1.2 billion Roman Catholics around the world Bread used to celebrate the Eucharist during Roman Catholic Mass must not be gluten-free – although it may be made from genetically modified organisms, the Vatican has ruled. In a letter to bishops, Cardinal Robert Sarah said the bread can […]

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