French police: Photo contest aims to show job misery

French police: Photo contest aims to show job misery

Image copyright UPNI Image caption Cockroaches featured in more than one picture sent to the police union Dilapidated buildings, blocked urinals, broken-down cars – all feature in a photo “contest” aimed at highlighting poor conditions and shoddy equipment facing many French police employees. It is being run by a collective of French police groups – […]

France fears for girl Maelys missing since Isere wedding

France fears for girl Maelys missing since Isere wedding

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police have appealed for any witnesses to come forward Concern is growing over the fate of a nine-year-old girl who vanished while attending a wedding in eastern France. The girl, MaĆ«lys De Araujo, was last seen in a children’s room at about 03:00 on Sunday (01:00 GMT). Extensive searches of […]

France’s Macron: Anti-terror drive ‘top priority’

France’s Macron: Anti-terror drive ‘top priority’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Macron spelled out a plan for revitalising French diplomacy French President Emmanuel Macron says fighting Islamist terrorism will be his top foreign policy priority. Defeating so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria must go hand-in-hand with anti-terror measures in Africa, he told some 200 French ambassadors. He called […]

Italy drought: Rome forced to cut water pressure at night

Italy drought: Rome forced to cut water pressure at night

Image copyright EPA Image caption Water levels have fallen dramatically on the River Tiber and on the big aqueducts supplying the capital It has hardly rained in Rome for months and, with Romans returning from their summer holidays, the city’s water company has decided to act. From next week water pressure will be cut during […]

Euro rises to 18-month high against dollar

Euro rises to 18-month high against dollar

Image copyright Getty Images The euro has hit $1.20 for the first time since January 2015 as the prospect of a US interest rate rise recedes. Hurricane Harvey’s impact has led analysts to assume the US central bank will not want to risk curbing economic growth and fears over North Korea’s activities have unnerved investors. […]

German killer nurse Niels H probed over 84 more murders

German killer nurse Niels H probed over 84 more murders

Image copyright AFP/ Getty Image caption The nurse, known as Niels H, was jailed for life two years ago A nurse serving a life sentence for murdering two patients in northern Germany is now a suspect in at least 84 other murder cases, police say. The 40-year-old, named only as Niels H under German reporting […]

Migrant crisis: France hosts summit with African leaders

Migrant crisis: France hosts summit with African leaders

Image copyright AFP Image caption Migrant boat off Libya: Usually they are dangerously overcrowded French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting a summit with several European and African leaders aimed at boosting efforts to curb migrant flows across the Mediterranean. The Paris talks involve leaders from Chad, Niger and Libya – major transit countries for migrants, […]

Russia’s controversial Crimea bridge gets giant arch

Russia’s controversial Crimea bridge gets giant arch

Image copyright MOST.LIFE Image caption Railway arch: The controversial bridge is a statement of Russian political control Russian engineers are installing a giant railway arch in the channel between Russia and Crimea, as a 19km (12-mile) road-rail bridge takes shape. It is a flagship political project, as Russia claims Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula – which it […]

Barcelona attack: German woman dies in hospital

Barcelona attack: German woman dies in hospital

Media captionThe sister of two terrorist suspects has condemned the attacks in Spain A German woman, 51, has died of injuries sustained in the van attack in the Spanish city of Barcelona on 17 August, officials say. Her death brings to 16 the number of people killed when Islamist militants struck in the city and […]