Malta journalist death: Caruana Galizia’s son hits out

Malta journalist death: Caruana Galizia’s son hits out

Media captionDaphne Caruana Galizia was a pillar of Malta’s democracy, her friend says The son of an investigative journalist killed in a car bomb attack in Malta has denounced what he called the country’s “mafia state”. Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, died in an explosion shortly after she left her home in Bidnija, near Mosta, on […]

Catalonia: Protests after Spain detains separatists

Catalonia: Protests after Spain detains separatists

Image copyright Reuters Image caption People are angry with the High Court decision Crowds have gathered in Barcelona to protest against the jailing of two leaders of the Catalan separatist movement. Jordi Sánchez and Jordi Cuixart are being held without bail while they are under investigation for sedition. The men were leading figures in the […]

‘Anne Frank’ children’s costume sparks controversy

‘Anne Frank’ children’s costume sparks controversy

Image copyright PA Image caption Anne Frank, who became a symbol of courage, died at the age of 15 Online retailers are removing a children’s costume from websites after facing a backlash over its portrayal of teenage Holocaust victim Anne Frank. Several sites have ceased selling the outfit, while others continue to market it as […]

Portugal fires: Three days of national mourning for wildfire victims

Portugal fires: Three days of national mourning for wildfire victims

Media caption“There are no words to describe it – no words” Portugal has declared three days of national mourning, beginning on Tuesday, for the victims of wildfires that raged across the country. At least 36 people died after hundreds of fires spread across central and northern areas on Sunday and Monday. They started in dry […]

Petr Pavlensky: Russia artist held over Paris bank fire

Petr Pavlensky: Russia artist held over Paris bank fire

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Petr Pavlensky, who calls himself a political artist, has faced criminal charges for his work in the past A controversial Russian artist who was granted political asylum in France has been arrested after setting fire to a bank in central Paris, police say. Petr Pavlensky was held early on […]

Malta blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia dies in car bomb attack

Malta blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia dies in car bomb attack

Media captionDebris was strewn over the road and a nearby field 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 exploded shortly after she left her home in […]

Portugal and Spain wildfires: Dozens dead and injured

Portugal and Spain wildfires: Dozens dead and injured

Media captionFirefighters battle flames in Portugal and Spain A spate of wildfires in central and north Portugal which started at the weekend has killed at least 31 people, civil defence authorities say. Dozens of the 145 fires still raging are considered serious, a spokeswoman said. To the north, fires which broke out across the border […]

Spain says Catalonia leader Puigdemont ‘unclear’ on independence

Spain says Catalonia leader Puigdemont ‘unclear’ on independence

Media captionEurope correspondent Gavin Lee looks to the past for the origins of the Catalan crisis The Spanish government has said that the head of the Catalonia region has failed to clarify whether he declared independence last week. In a letter to Madrid on Monday, Carles Puigdemont instead called for negotiation over the next two […]

Catalonia leader Puigdemont ‘unclear’ on independence – Spain

Catalonia leader Puigdemont ‘unclear’ on independence – Spain

Media captionEurope correspondent Gavin Lee looks to the past for the origins of the Catalan crisis The Spanish government has said that the head of the Catalonia region has failed to clarify whether he declared independence last week. In a letter to Madrid on Monday, Carles Puigdemont instead called for negotiation over the next two […]

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 31 people have died in a series of wildfires in Portugal, the country’s civil protection service says. A spokeswoman for the agency told reporters that firefighters were still tackling 145 separate fires – dozens of which were […]

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