UK PM faces cabinet showdown over Brexit deal

Theresa May faces a crunch cabinet meeting later as she tries to win colleagues’ support for a draft Brexit agreement between the UK and Brussels. Senior ministers will gather at Downing Street at 14:00 GMT amid calls to reject the deal from both senior Brexiteers and Remain supporters. The PM is also continuing one-to-one briefings […]

Italy budget: Rome rejects European Commission demands

Image copyright EPA Image caption Italy’s co-Deputy Prime Ministers Luigi Di Maio (left) and Matteo Salvini made defiant comments The Italian government has defied the European Commission (EC) by sticking to its big-spending budget plan. Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said a deficit target of 2.4% and a growth forecast of 1.5% were unchanged. The […]

Trump mocks French leader Macron after Armistice Day visit

Image copyright AFP Image caption Donald Trump (right) kept his powder dry when he met Mr Macron (left) in Paris US President Donald Trump has gone on Twitter to mock his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, after an awkward Armistice Day visit. He attacked Mr Macron over nationalism, plans for a European army, French tariffs on […]

Andrej Babis: Czech PM denies son was kidnapped

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The prime minister won an election in October 2017 but had his immunity lifted in January Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis is facing a potential political crisis after a son was quoted as saying he had been held in Crimea to stop him giving evidence in a fraud case. […]

Remarkable tale of Hitler’s young Jewish friend

Image copyright Alexander Historical Auctions At first glance, the picture of the man hugging the beaming young girl appears to show a scene of great happiness. But a closer look reveals a far darker tale: this is Adolf Hitler, the man behind the murder of six million Jews, and the little girl is Jewish. Despite […]

Adrej Babis: Czech PM denies son was kidnapped

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The prime minister won an election in October 2017 but had his immunity lifted in January Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis is facing a potential political crisis after a son was quoted as saying he had been held in Crimea to stop him giving evidence in a fraud case. […]

Maggy Biskupski: France’s ‘angry police’ leader found dead

Image copyright Maggy Biskupski / Facebook Image caption Ms Biskupski was a well-known advocate for her fellow law enforcement officers A police officer who rose to prominence combating violence against French police has been found dead. Maggy Biskupski was found at her home in the Yvelines area west of Paris, having apparently shot herself with […]

Remarkable tale of Hitler’s ‘Jewish sweetheart’

Image copyright Alexander Historical Auctions At first glance, the picture of the man hugging the young, beaming girl appears to show a loving scene. But a closer look reveals a far darker tale: this is Adolf Hitler, the man behind the murder of six million Jews, and the little girl is Jewish. Despite this, Hitler […]

Food taste ‘not protected by copyright’ rules EU court

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The ruling will have implications for cheese producers across the EU The taste of a food cannot be protected by copyright, the EU’s highest legal authority has ruled in a case involving a Dutch cheese. The European Court of Justice said the taste of food was too “subjective and […]

French mother tried for hiding baby in car boot

Image copyright AFP Image caption Rosa-Maria Da Cruz is accused of keeping her baby hidden in a room in her house and in the boot of her car A French woman has gone on trial accused of hiding the existence of a child she kept in the boot of her car. The girl was discovered […]