EU president: Breaking up is hard

The president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, has said more clarity is needed in how Britain sees its future relationship with the EU. EU president: Breaking up is hard

Gold trader reports death threats in US

Gold trader reports death threats in US

Image copyright AFP Image caption Reza Zarrab is testifying in a high-profile US Iran sanctions trial A Turkish-Iranian gold trader testifying in a US trial of a Turkish banker says he has had death threats from another inmate for co-operating. Reza Zarrab is a witness in the trial of Mehmet Hakan Atilla, who is accused […]

Germany’s Love Parade organisers on trial over stampede deaths

Germany’s Love Parade organisers on trial over stampede deaths

Image copyright AFP Image caption The victims – 13 women and eight men – were aged 18 to 38 Ten people have gone on trial in Germany on charges related to a stampede during a popular music festival that left 21 dead in 2010. The victims were crushed to death or suffocated when panic broke […]

Polish PM Beata Szydlo replaced by finance minister

Polish PM Beata Szydlo replaced by finance minister

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mateusz Morawiecki (l) has been named as Beata Szydlo’s replacement Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo has resigned, hours after surviving an opposition no-confidence motion. She will be replaced by Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, the governing Law and Justice Party said. The BBC’s Adam Easton in Warsaw says there had been […]

Italian man ‘poisoned family members after joining cult’

Italian man ‘poisoned family members after joining cult’

Image copyright Thinkstock; Science Photo Library Italian police have arrested a man who allegedly used a rat poison ingredient to kill members of his family because they were “impure”. Mattia Del Zotto, 27, is accused of sprinkling the toxic chemical thallium in the food of his paternal grandparents and aunt, who died. Five other relatives […]

EU to sue Poland, Hungary and Czechs for refusing refugee quotas

EU to sue Poland, Hungary and Czechs for refusing refugee quotas

Image copyright EPA Image caption Hungary erected border fences in 2015 to stop asylum seekers entering the country The European Commission is to sue Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for refusing to take in asylum seekers. The commission, the EU’s executive body, accused the three countries of […]

Giulio Regeni murder: Italy to quiz Cambridge tutor over Egypt death

Giulio Regeni murder: Italy to quiz Cambridge tutor over Egypt death

Image copyright Amnesty International Image caption Giulio Regeni’s research topic in Egypt was politically sensitive Italian investigators have received UK permission to question a Cambridge University academic over the high-profile murder of an Italian student in Egypt, Italy’s foreign minister says. Giulio Regeni’s mutilated body was found dumped in the outskirts of Cairo in February […]

Swiss border guard guilty over migrant’s stillbirth

Swiss border guard guilty over migrant’s stillbirth

Image copyright EPA Image caption Prosecutors accused the senior border guard of lacking “all humanity” A Swiss border guard has been convicted after he refused to give medical help to a pregnant Syrian migrant who went on to have a stillbirth. The heavily pregnant woman suffered stomach pains and bleeding while being deported to Italy […]

Naples pizza-twirling gets Unesco world heritage status

Naples pizza-twirling gets Unesco world heritage status

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Italy said pizza-making was a unique cultural and gastronomic tradition Pizza has conquered the world, but the art of “pizzaiuolo” – twirling the dough and baking it in a wood-fired brick oven – is less well known outside the Italian city of Naples. That could now change after the UN’s […]

Prince Charles bomb plot: Real IRA leader jailed

Prince Charles bomb plot: Real IRA leader jailed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Prince Charles visited County Sligo in the Republic of Ireland in May 2015 A dissident republican leader who plotted a bomb attack during Prince Charles’ visit to Ireland has been jailed for more than 11 years. Seamus McGrane 63, from Little Road, Dromiskin in County Louth was found guilty […]