EU tariffs on US goods come into force

Image copyright Getty Images The European Union (EU) has introduced retaliatory tariffs on US goods as a top official launched a fresh attack on President Donald Trump’s trade policy. The duties on €2.8bn (£2.4bn) worth of US goods came into force on Friday. Tariffs have been imposed on products such as bourbon whiskey, motorcycles and […]

‘Wolf pack’ jailed for sex attack released by Spanish court

Image copyright EPA Image caption “It is not abuse, it is rape” demonstrators declared at rallies across Spain after the sentencing A Spanish court has ordered the provisional release of five men convicted of sexually assaulting a young woman during the famous San Fermin bull-running festival. All five were sentenced to nine years for sexual […]

Italy warns EU partners on migrant deal ahead of summit

Image copyright AFP Image caption The EU is still struggling to intercept migrant boats off Libya Italy says it will not sign up to an EU plan for tackling illegal migration to Europe if it does not make help for Italy a priority. The leaders of 10 member states plan to meet in Brussels on […]

Turkish singer Hacer Tulu shot dead in nightclub

Image copyright Hacer Tulu Image caption Hacer Tulu posted a selfie on her Instagram account last month An up-and-coming Turkish singer and the owner of a nightclub have been shot dead in an attack on the club in the south-coast resort of Bodrum, local reports say. Hacer Tulu, 40, died when four men opened fire […]

World Cup 2018: Female reporter groped and kissed on air

Image copyright DW Espanol Image caption “This one went too far,” Gonzalez Theran said about the on-air groping incident A female reporter groped live on air at the World Cup has spoken out about harassment by sports fans. Colombian correspondent Julieth Gonzalez Theran was working for DW Espanol in Moscow when a man grabbed her […]

World Cup 2018: Spain beat Iran thanks to Diego Costa goal

Media playback is not supported on this device World Cup 2018: Iran 0-1 Spain highlights Spain edged out a gallant Iran in an absorbing contest to ensure they will reach the World Cup knockout stage with a draw in their final group game. The 2010 champions needed a fortuitous Diego Costa goal after half-time, having […]

Hungary passes ‘Stop Soros’ law banning help for migrants

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hungary erected fences after the big migrant influx in 2015 and few asylum seekers have been accepted The Hungarian parliament has passed new legislation that criminalises lawyers and activists who help asylum seekers. Anyone “facilitating illegal immigration” will face a year in jail. Viktor Orban’s government has dubbed the […]

EU to launch counter-tariffs against US on Friday

Image copyright Devaki Knowles Image caption The EU will target emblematic US exports such as blue jeans The European Union will launch a raft of retaliatory tariffs against US exports on Friday, a top official has said. The move comes after US President Donald Trump imposed steep duties on steel and aluminium earlier this month. […]

Italy migrants: Benetton criticised over ad campaign

Image copyright SOS Méditerranée Image caption The photo by German charity SOS Méditerranée that is being used in Benetton’s ad campaign Italian clothing firm United Colors of Benetton has been criticised after launching a controversial advertising campaign featuring images of migrants rescued from the Mediterranean. The ads show migrants in life jackets accompanied by volunteers […]

Italian populist Salvini sparks row over counting Roma

Image copyright EPA Image caption Matteo Salvini has campaigned in the past for Roma camps to be bulldozed Italy’s right-wing populist Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, has prompted a new outcry by saying he wants a census of the Roma community that would lead to non-Italians being deported. After a chorus of criticism he said his […]

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