Malta blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia dies in car bomb attack

Malta blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia dies in car bomb attack

Image copyright Linkedin Image caption Daphne Caruana Galizia was reportedly killed just after leaving her home on Monday afternoon A prominent blogger in Malta, who had accused the island’s government of corruption, has died in a car bomb attack, according to police. Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, was reportedly killed when the car she was driving […]

Portugal and Spain wildfires: Death toll soars to dozens

Portugal and Spain wildfires: Death toll soars to dozens

Image copyright EPA Image caption The fires have spread through large areas of Portugal and Spain At least 27 people have died in a series of wildfires in Portugal, the country’s civil protection service says. In Spain’s Galicia region, at least three people are dead. A spokeswoman for the agency told reporters that firefighters were […]

UK PM May to dine with EU chiefs

UK PM May to dine with EU chiefs

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The PM will meet with Jean-Claude Juncker, pictured, as well as Michel Barnier Theresa May is to travel to Brussels later for a dinner with EU leaders in a bid to end a stalemate over Brexit. The meeting, with chief negotiator Michel Barnier and Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, comes days […]

Hurricane Ophelia: Thousands lose power as storm hits Ireland

Hurricane Ophelia: Thousands lose power as storm hits Ireland

Media captionWinds of up to 80mph are expected to hit the UK About 120,000 homes are without power in Ireland as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit the British Isles. The Met Office has warned of “potential danger to life”, with wind gusts off the south coast of Ireland reaching 109mph (176km/h) at Fastnet Rock. […]

Austrian conservative set to become world’s youngest leader

Austrian conservative set to become world’s youngest leader

Media captionConservative Sebastian Kurz: the frontrunner Austria’s conservative People’s Party (ÖVP), led by 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, is set to win the country’s general election, projections suggest. The victory would make Mr Kurz Europe’s youngest leader. The People’s Party was set to win 30.2%, followed by the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) with 26.8% and the Social […]

Catalonia: No sign of movement as Spanish deadline looms

Catalonia: No sign of movement as Spanish deadline looms

Image copyright Carles Puigdemont Image caption Carles Puigdemont laid a wreath at the grave of Lluis Companys The leader of Spain’s Catalonia region has attended a commemoration less than 24 hours before a Spanish deadline to give his final say on independence. Carles Puigdemont and other senior politicians paid tribute in Barcelona to a Catalan […]

Austria election: 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz tipped as next leader

Austria election: 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz tipped as next leader

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sebastian Kurz has reinvented Austria’s conservative party, making it more right-wing and tougher on immigration. Austrians are voting in a general election in which the frontrunner, conservative party leader and current foreign minister Sebastian Kurz, is just 31 years old. According to opinion polls, the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) and […]

Original Asterix illustration sells for 1.4m euros in Paris auction

Original Asterix illustration sells for 1.4m euros in Paris auction

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The French-Belgian comic book series Asterix has been translated in to more than 100 languages A signed original illustration for an early Asterix comic book cover has sold for more than 1.4m euros (£1.25m; $1.7m), auctioneers in Paris say. The record sum was more than seven times the expected […]

EU Spain: Juncker does not want Catalonian independence

EU Spain: Juncker does not want Catalonian independence

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Juncker says he does not want an EU of some 90 states European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said he does not back Catalan independence, fearing others may follow the same path. Mr Juncker, speaking at a students forum in Luxembourg, warned it could result in a region too […]

Italy school students ‘strike’ over work experience

Italy school students ‘strike’ over work experience

Image copyright EPA Image caption Rome: The banner says students are rebelling to change schools Thousands of Italian school students are protesting nationwide over work placements which they say contribute little to their future job prospects. The students are calling it a “strike” in 70 cities. Student unions organised the protest via social media. Italy’s […]