Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 people in busiest day

Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 people in busiest day

Image copyright EPA Image caption More migrants could arrive in Spain this year than in Greece, the UN says Spain’s coastguard says it has rescued 600 migrants crossing from Morocco in a 24-hour period amid a spike in the number of migrant arrivals. The rescued migrants were in 15 vessels including toy paddleboats and a […]

Libyans ‘threatened’ Med migrant aid boat Golfo Azzurro

Libyans ‘threatened’ Med migrant aid boat Golfo Azzurro

Media captionLibyan official: ‘If you do not follow orders we will target you’ A Spanish migrant aid group is deciding whether to continue its Mediterranean rescue mission after it said its boat was targeted by Libya’s coastguard. Proactiva Open Arms, one of three groups still operating off Libya, said its boat was in international waters […]

UK Brexit position paper opposes Irish border posts

UK Brexit position paper opposes Irish border posts

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The future management of the Irish border is one of three main priorities in UK-EU Brexit talks The government has said there must be an “unprecedented solution” for the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic after Brexit. A paper detailing its proposals focuses on the need to avoid […]

Italy teenager’s harassment account goes viral

Italy teenager’s harassment account goes viral

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The teenager said it was an experience that could not “continue to be normal” An Italian teenager’s account of being sexually harassed has gone viral after she described feeling “lucky for not being raped”. Anita Fallani, 18, from the northern town of Scandicci, said she was returning home at […]

Milan kidnap case: Police arrest suspect’s brother

Milan kidnap case: Police arrest suspect’s brother

Media captionChloe Ayling: “I’ve been through a terrifying experience” The brother of the alleged captor of British model Chloe Ayling has been arrested, police have said. Michal Konrad Herba, 36, was held on a European Arrest Warrant at an address in Tividale, West Midlands. He is the brother of suspect Lukasz Pawel Herba, who is […]

‘Selfish’ tourists blamed for baby dolphin death

‘Selfish’ tourists blamed for baby dolphin death

Image copyright Equinac Image caption Tourists touching the baby dolphin on the beach in southern Spain A baby dolphin has died after it was surrounded by tourists looking to take photographs on a beach in southern Spain. It had lost its mother and become stranded in shallow waters off the coast of Mojacar in Andalucia. […]

Falling tree kills 11 on Portuguese island of Madeira

Falling tree kills 11 on Portuguese island of Madeira

Image copyright EPA A falling tree has killed at least 11 people and injured dozens more at a religious ceremony on the Portuguese island of Madeira. A video shows the tree crashing down on a crowded square in a suburb of the main town, Funchal, scattering people who were out enjoying the religious festivities in […]

Swiss hotel’s signs for Jews spark row and Israeli complaint

Swiss hotel’s signs for Jews spark row and Israeli complaint

Image copyright Apartmenthaus paradies Image caption The hotel’s signs specifically for Jews caused a diplomatic incident Israel has expressed anger to the Swiss government over a hotel’s sign that told Jewish guests to shower before using the swimming pool. The sign in English, at Apartmenthaus Paradies in the mountain resort of Arosa, triggered much criticism. […]

Dutch porn makers let off for church sex film in Tilburg

Dutch porn makers let off for church sex film in Tilburg

Image copyright Alamy Image caption A special Mass took place in January to cleanse Saint Joseph’s church Prosecutors have rejected a complaint from a church in the Dutch city of Tilburg after two actors were filmed having sex in the confessional box. The video was posted on a Dutch porn website earlier this year. Dutch […]

Air Berlin files for insolvency but flights continue

Air Berlin files for insolvency but flights continue

Image copyright Reuters Air Berlin, Germany’s second-largest carrier, has filed for insolvency, after its main shareholder Etihad declared it would not be providing further financial support. The airline, which has accumulated debt for almost a decade, reported a record loss of 782m euros (£713m) in 2016. Flights will continue to operate thanks to a transitional […]

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