‘No deal Brexit’ warning for EU

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May’s Chequers plan was rejected by EU leaders at their Salzburg summit The UK government insists Theresa May’s Brexit proposal is a “workable, credible” deal, despite being rejected by EU leaders at a summit in Salzburg. Minister James Brokenshire said “tough words” were to be expected near the end […]

Dutch rail crash: Four children killed in electric cart

Image copyright EPA Image caption The cause of the collision at a protected level crossing in Oss was unclear Four children from a Dutch day-care centre, two of them sisters, have died in a collision involving a train and an electric cart driven by a supervisor. The children were being taken to local schools in […]

France torn over video of driver slapping boy for ‘disrespect’

Image caption The bus driver admitted reacting emotionally and regretted his actions, authorities said A viral video of a Paris bus driver slapping a 12-year-old boy for telling him to “shut up” has divided France. The bus driver, who faces disciplinary action, has garnered support from some 300,000 people in a petition. The boy had […]

Russia reinstated by Wada after doping scandal suspension

Rusada’s suspension was imposed in November 2015 A decision to lift the suspension of Russia’s anti-doping agency has been labelled “the greatest treachery against clean athletes”. The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has ended a three-year suspension which followed a major scandal over alleged state-sponsored doping. Leading athletes and anti-doping bodies had opposed the move. Wada […]

Trump urged Spain to ‘build a wall’ across Sahara, says minister

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The current US border wall with Mexico, seen from the United States in Nogales, Arizona – prototypes of Donald Trump’s proposed wall are being built in California President Trump recommended building a wall across the Sahara to solve Europe’s migrant crisis, Spain’s foreign minister says. Josep Borrell, also a former […]

Dutch rail crash: Four children killed on cargo bike

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The cause of the collision at a manned level crossing in Oss was unclear Four children from a Dutch day-care centre have died in a collision involving a train and an electric cargo bike. The children were being taken to local schools on the bike when the accident happened on […]

Lyon vow to ban supporter for Nazi salute at Manchester City

Lyon fans celebrated a 2-1 win over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium French club Lyon have vowed to ban for life a fan who appeared to give a Nazi salute during the team’s Champions League win at Manchester City. The gesture was caught on video and shared on social media, where it attracted widespread […]

French police investigate gang rape videos aired on Snapchat

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Many social media users reported the footage to the cyber crime division of the French police French police are investigating what they say is the gang rape of a 19-year-old woman broadcast on social media. The victim was attacked by four men by a nightclub in the southern city of […]

Ronaldo sent off on Juventus debut

Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off for the first time in 154 Champions League games A tearful Cristiano Ronaldo was controversially sent off as Juventus claimed a hard-fought win at Valencia. The Portuguese forward, making his Champions League debut for Juve, appeared to grab Valencia defender Jeison Murillo’s hair as they tangled off the ball midway […]

Woman dies after caravan is blown off cliff

Media captionThe caravan was swept away in County Galway A woman has died after a caravan was blown off a cliff in the Republic of Ireland, as parts of the British Isles have been battered by Storm Ali. The woman in her 50s died after the caravan was swept away in Claddaghduff, County Galway, at […]

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