No renegotiation on Brexit, EU tells May

Image copyright AFP European Union leaders have said the Brexit withdrawal agreement is “not open for renegotiation”, despite appeals from Theresa May. She wanted legal assurances on the Irish backstop to help her deal get through Parliament, after she delayed a Commons vote in anticipation of defeat. The PM said the deal was “at risk” […]

Strasbourg Christmas market attacker Chekatt shot dead

Image copyright Reuters Image caption French special forces secure the area where Chekatt was shot French police have shot dead the man who attacked Strasbourg’s Christmas market on Tuesday, the interior minister has said. A police unit came across Cherif Chekatt in a Strasbourg street and shot him after he opened fire. Three people have […]

Strasbourg shootings: Armed police mount operation in Neudorf district

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police special forces were seen in the Neudorf neighbourhood on Thursday afternoon Police in the French city of Strasbourg have carried out a security operation in the district of Neudorf as they continue their hunt for the gunman who attacked a Christmas market on Tuesday. Cherif Chekatt, 29, has been […]

Strasbourg: Police make public appeal in Cherif Chekatt manhunt

Image copyright Police Nationale (France) French police have appealed for help in finding a man suspected of a Christmas market gun attack in Strasbourg that killed three people, and left a fourth brain dead and 12 others wounded. Hundreds of security personnel are searching for Cherif Chekatt, 29, on both sides of the Franco-German border. […]

Hungary ‘slave labour’ law sparks protest on parliament steps

Image copyright EPA Image caption There were some clashes between police and protesters on the steps of parliament Protests have broken out in Hungary after the country’s parliament passed new labour laws, which have been labelled “slave labour” by opponents. New rules mean companies can demand up to 400 hours of overtime a year and […]

Turkey train crash: At least nine dead in Ankara

Image copyright Anadolu Agency Image caption Rescue workers search the wreckage for survivors A crash involving a high-speed train at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara has killed at least nine people and injured 47, Turkey’s transport minister has said. Images from the scene showed emergency services working to rescue people from badly damaged […]

Chérif Chekatt: Police appeal to find Strasbourg gunman

Image copyright Police Nationale (France) French police have appealed for help in finding a man suspected of a Christmas market gun attack in Strasbourg that killed two people, and left another brain dead and 12 others wounded. Some 700 members of the security forces are searching for Chérif Chekatt, 29, on the Franco-German border. The […]

UK PM to join EU summit after surviving vote

Image copyright EPA Theresa May is heading to Brussels for an EU summit, less than 24 hours after surviving a vote of confidence. The prime minister is seeking legally binding pledges from EU leaders on the Irish backstop – a key obstacle for MPs who oppose her Brexit deal. The EU will not renegotiate the […]

Strasbourg shooting: Gunman at large after three killed and 12 injured

Media captionPater Fritz describes hearing gunshots and helping a victim of the Strasbourg shooting Three people have been killed and 12 others wounded in a shooting in the eastern French city of Strasbourg. The gunman, known to security services, is on the run and is being hunted by police. “He fought twice with our security […]

Strasbourg shooting: Gunman at large after two killed and 11 injured

Media captionPater Fritz describes hearing gunshots and helping a victim of the Strasbourg shooting Two people have been killed and 11 others wounded in a shooting in the eastern French city of Strasbourg. The gunman, known to security services, is on the run and is being hunted by police. He had been injured in an […]

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