German election: AfD leader Frauke Petry faces perjury fight

German election: AfD leader Frauke Petry faces perjury fight

Image copyright AFD Image caption Ms Petry stepped back from the party leadership in April for have her fifth baby A parliamentary committee in eastern Germany has called for Frauke Petry, one of the leaders of Germany’s right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD), to lose her immunity from prosecution over allegations of perjury. The decision comes […]

Poland storms kill six, destroy tens of thousands of trees

Poland storms kill six, destroy tens of thousands of trees

Media captionAerial footage shows the destruction Tens of thousands of trees have been brought down by storms that wreaked havoc across northern and western Poland, the forestry service says. The storms over the weekend killed six people, including two Girl Guides who were crushed by a falling tree. Thousands of homes were also damaged. Poland’s […]

Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 people in busiest day

Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 people in busiest day

Image copyright EPA Image caption More migrants could arrive in Spain this year than in Greece, the UN says Spain’s coastguard says it has rescued 600 migrants crossing from Morocco in a 24-hour period amid a spike in the number of migrant arrivals. The rescued migrants were in 15 vessels including toy paddleboats and a […]

Libyans ‘threatened’ Med migrant aid boat Golfo Azzurro

Libyans ‘threatened’ Med migrant aid boat Golfo Azzurro

Media captionLibyan official: ‘If you do not follow orders we will target you’ A Spanish migrant aid group is deciding whether to continue its Mediterranean rescue mission after it said its boat was targeted by Libya’s coastguard. Proactiva Open Arms, one of three groups still operating off Libya, said its boat was in international waters […]

UK Brexit position paper opposes Irish border posts

UK Brexit position paper opposes Irish border posts

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The future management of the Irish border is one of three main priorities in UK-EU Brexit talks The government has said there must be an “unprecedented solution” for the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic after Brexit. A paper detailing its proposals focuses on the need to avoid […]

Italy teenager’s harassment account goes viral

Italy teenager’s harassment account goes viral

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The teenager said it was an experience that could not “continue to be normal” An Italian teenager’s account of being sexually harassed has gone viral after she described feeling “lucky for not being raped”. Anita Fallani, 18, from the northern town of Scandicci, said she was returning home at […]

‘Selfish’ tourists blamed for baby dolphin death

‘Selfish’ tourists blamed for baby dolphin death

Image copyright Equinac Image caption Tourists touching the baby dolphin on the beach in southern Spain A baby dolphin has died after it was surrounded by tourists looking to take photographs on a beach in southern Spain. It had lost its mother and become stranded in shallow waters off the coast of Mojacar in Andalucia. […]

Ryanair accuses Lufthansa of Air Berlin ‘conspiracy’

Ryanair accuses Lufthansa of Air Berlin ‘conspiracy’

Image copyright Getty Images Ryanair has accused Lufthansa and the German government of conspiring to carve up collapsed airline Air Berlin. Lufthansa is negotiating over buying Air Berlin planes, which are still flying following a 150m euro German government loan. Ryanair said there was an “obvious conspiracy” between Germany, Lufthansa and Air Berlin to carve […]

Libyans ‘threatened’ Med migrant aid boat Golf Azzurro

Libyans ‘threatened’ Med migrant aid boat Golf Azzurro

Media captionLibyan official: ‘If you do not follow orders we will target you’ A Spanish migrant aid group is deciding whether to continue its Mediterranean rescue mission after it said its boat was targeted by Libya’s coastguard. Proactiva Open Arms, one of three groups still operating off Libya, said its boat was in international waters […]

Falling tree kills 13 on Portuguese island of Madeira

Falling tree kills 13 on Portuguese island of Madeira

Media captionThe moment parts of a tree fell on a crowd was caught on camera during a Facebook live A falling tree has killed at least 13 people and injured 49 at a religious ceremony on the Portuguese island of Madeira. A video shows the tree crashing down on a crowded square in a suburb […]