Catalonia independence: Spain removes art work from Lleida

Catalonia independence: Spain removes art work from Lleida

Image copyright EPA Image caption Demonstrators gathered outside the museum in Lleida Police in Spain’s Catalonia region have begun transferring medieval artefacts on Madrid’s orders in an ownership battle with neighbouring Aragon. The operation, which started before dawn on Monday, involves 44 items stored in the Catalan Museum of Lleida but originally from Sijena monastery. […]

Irish DNA map reveals history’s imprint

Irish DNA map reveals history’s imprint

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The genetic landscape of Ireland had been laid down by the Bronze Age, but it continued to be subtly influenced by later events Scientists have unveiled a detailed genetic map of Ireland, revealing subtle DNA differences that may reflect historic events. In their sample of the Irish population, the […]

Jerusalem: Netanyahu expects EU to follow US recognition

Jerusalem: Netanyahu expects EU to follow US recognition

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Netanyahu was met by EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says he expects European countries to follow the US in recognising Jerusalem as his country’s capital. He is in Brussels for talks – the first time an Israeli prime minister has visited the city in […]

German spy agency warns of Chinese Linkedin espionage

German spy agency warns of Chinese Linkedin espionage

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Germany’s domestic intelligence agency says China used Linkedin to target at least 10,000 people China is using fake LinkedIn profiles to gather information on German officials and politicians, the German intelligence agency (BfV) has said. The agency alleges that Chinese intelligence used the networking site to target at least […]

Passenger ferry runs aground on sandbank in Calais in storm

Passenger ferry runs aground on sandbank in Calais in storm

Image copyright AFP Image caption Two tugs worked to free the ferry A P&O ferry carrying several hundred passengers has been set afloat again after running aground in the French port of Calais during a storm. Nobody was hurt in the incident but traffic across the English Channel was disrupted. Two tugs with cables were […]

Portugal’s Eurovision winner Salvador Sobral has heart transplant

Portugal’s Eurovision winner Salvador Sobral has heart transplant

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Salvador Sobral missed a week of Eurovision rehearsals due to his heart condition Portugal’s celebrated Eurovision Song Contest winner, Salvador Sobral, is recovering in hospital after undergoing a heart transplant. Surgeons at the Santa Cruz Hospital in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, said the 27-year-old was “doing well”. Sobral, who suffered […]

Johnny Hallyday: Huge crowds gather for France’s ‘Elvis Presley’

Johnny Hallyday: Huge crowds gather for France’s ‘Elvis Presley’

Media captionFans lined the streets to bid farewell to the ‘French Elvis’ Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of Paris on Saturday to bid farewell to the French rock star Johnny Hallyday, who died this week at the age of 74 after a battle with lung cancer. His coffin was driven in a […]

Unhappy voters ‘can change Brexit deal’

Unhappy voters ‘can change Brexit deal’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Michael Gove says: “Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed” Voters can use the next general election to have their say on a final Brexit deal, Michael Gove has said. The environment secretary praised Theresa May’s “tenacity and skill” in securing a last-minute deal to end phase one negotiations on […]

Swedish boxer in coma after brain surgery

Swedish boxer in coma after brain surgery

Erik Skoglund’s only defeat was against Callum Smith (left) in September Swedish boxer Erik Skoglund is in a “serious yet stable condition” after having surgery for a bleed on the brain, his promoters have said. The 26-year-old is in a medically induced coma and Sauerland Promotion said: “The next three to four days are critical […]

Johnny Hallyday: Huge crowds expected for France’s ‘Elvis Presley’

Johnny Hallyday: Huge crowds expected for France’s ‘Elvis Presley’

Media captionHundreds of bikers join Hallyday funeral Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of Paris on Saturday to bid farewell to the French rock star Johnny Hallyday, who died this week at the age of 74 after a battle with lung cancer. His coffin was driven in a cortege down the Champs-Elysees followed […]