Spain ‘will accept’ disputed migrant ship Aquarius

Media captionCharity workers look after migrants on the Aquarius Spain’s prime minister has said the country will take in a rescue ship stranded in the Mediterranean, to help avoid a humanitarian disaster. Pedro Sánchez said he would give “safe harbour” to the Aquarius and the 629 people on board, after Italy and Malta both refused […]

Chloe Ayling ‘vindicated’ over kidnapper’s conviction

Media captionChloe Ayling: “I’ve been through a terrifying experience” Model Chloe Ayling says she feels “vindicated” after the man she accused of kidnapping her was convicted and jailed for almost 17 years. Ms Ayling was lured to Italy from London on the promise of a photo shoot by Lucasz Herba, who drugged her and took […]

German single mum gets windfall for kids after desperate tweet

Image copyright Screenshot/twitter Image caption Sympathy for Tschudith’s plight – and cash – poured in A struggling German single mum with four children tweeted that she could not afford to pay for their school trips – and a tidal wave of sympathy has now brought her more than €14,000 (£12,349; $16,517). “I’m crying because of […]

G7 summit: Donald Trump lashes out at America’s key allies

Media captionPeter Navarro: “There’s a special place in hell for Justin Trudeau” US President Donald Trump has fired off a string of angry tweets criticising America’s closest allies hours after leaving a divisive G7 summit in Canada. Mr Trump said the US paid “close to the entire cost of Nato” to help protect countries that […]

Legal & General targets climate change laggards

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rosneft is a laggard on climate change, says LGIM Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM) has said it will take action against companies that are not addressing the risks of climate change. LGIM, one of the biggest investment funds in Europe, said it would exclude offending firms from its […]

Italy’s Matteo Salvini shuts ports to migrant rescue ship

Image copyright SOS MEDITERRANEE Image caption SOS Méditerrané posted photos of rescued migrants Italy’s new interior minister has refused permission for a rescue vessel to drop off 629 migrants picked up off Libya’s coast. Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right League, said Malta should let the Aquarius dock but he was rejected. Malta said the […]

G7 summit: War of words erupts between US and key allies

Image copyright AFP Image caption The final communique had been intended as a face-saving agreement after a bad-tempered summit A war of words has erupted between the US and its G7 allies, hours after the group had put on a show of unity at the end of a tense summit. US President Donald Trump and […]

French Open 2018: Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to win 11th title

Rafael Nadal finally sealed victory on his fifth match point World number one Rafael Nadal won an 11th French Open title by beating Austrian Dominic Thiem in straight sets. Nadal, 32, won 6-4 6-3 6-2 to earn his 17th Grand Slam, three adrift of Roger Federer’s all-time men’s record. The Spaniard edged an intense opening […]

G7 summit: France condemns Trump ‘fits of anger’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rifts between Mr Trump and other G7 leaders appeared to be papered over in the final statement Diplomacy cannot be dictated by “fits of anger”, French President Emmanuel Macron has warned after the G7 summit in Canada ended in acrimony. In tweets, US President Donald Trump described host Justin Trudeau […]

Spain’s Basques form human chain calling for independence vote

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The organisers say the human chain reached 202km in total Tens of thousands of people in the autonomous Basque country of northern Spain have formed a human chain to push for greater autonomy. The organisers say it reached 202km (125 miles) and linked the cities of San Sebastian and Bilbao […]