Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel fashion designer, dies aged 85

Media captionKarl Lagerfeld often appeared at shows alongside his models Superstar fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died aged 85 in Paris following a short illness. The German designer, who was the creative director for Chanel and Fendi, was one of the industry’s most prolific figures and worked up until his death. His signature ponytail and […]

Estonia orders Danske Bank branch to shut

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Tallinn branch must close by 19 October Estonia has told Danske Bank to close its branch in Tallinn before the end of 2019 after a money-laundering scandal. Chief executive Thomas Borgen resigned last year after an investigation into payments of about €200bn (£174bn) which were made through the branch. […]

Crans Montana: Rescuers hunt for skiers in Swiss avalanche

Image copyright Laure Lugon Zugravu/Le Temps Image caption Videos on social media showed a number of skiers affected Rescuers are searching for a number of people following an avalanche in a popular ski resort in the Swiss Alps, police have said. Officials have confirmed that the avalanche was reported at Crans Montana at about 14:15 […]

Jewish graves desecrated near Strasbourg in eastern France

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The graves were desecrated at the Jewish cemetery in Quatzenheim, near Strasbourg Some 80 graves have been desecrated with swastikas at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France, local officials say. The damage was discovered on Tuesday, ahead of nationwide marches against a rise in anti-Semitic attacks. It occurred at a […]

Channel storm damaged Russian S-400 missiles bound for China

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Since annexing Crimea in 2014 Russia has deployed S-400 missiles there A storm in the English Channel damaged S-400 anti-aircraft missiles that Russia was shipping to China, but now they are being replaced, Russia says. The ship with its damaged cargo returned to Russia last March, but two other […]

UK and French tourists missing in Australia beach search

Image copyright Nsw police Image caption Hugo Palmer (left) and Erwan Ferrieux are missing, Australian police say A British man and a French man have gone missing while backpacking in Australia, sparking a police search. The alarm was raised when passersby found items belonging to Hugo Palmer and Erwan Ferrieux, both 20, on a beach […]

Clerical abuse: Film gets go-ahead after legal challenge

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption By the Grace of God premiered in Berlin earlier this month A film telling the story of children allegedly abused at the hands of a Catholic priest has been cleared for release in France on Wednesday. The lawyers of Bernard Preynat, 73, said the film, called By the Grace […]

Holocaust: Israel summit scrapped in ‘racism’ row with Poland

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (L) met Mr Netanyahu in Warsaw this month A summit of central European leaders in Israel has been cancelled because of an Israel-Poland row over the Holocaust. Poland withdrew after being angered by comments from Israeli leaders about Polish complicity in the Holocaust. In particular, Israel’s […]

Catalan separatists stage mass protest in Barcelona

Image copyright Reuters Image caption It’s thought around 200,000 Catalan separatists were at the protest Demonstrators have marched en masse through Barcelona in protest at the trial of Catalan separatist leaders. Some 200,000 people took to the streets, waving Catalan flags and shouting pro-separatist slogans in support of the 12 leaders on trial. The trial, […]

Bruno Ganz, who played Hitler in Downfall, dies aged 77

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ganz was well-known in German-language cinema and theatre Bruno Ganz, who played Hitler in the 2004 film Downfall, has died aged 77. The Swiss actor died at home in Zurich on Friday night, his management said. Ganz was well-known in German-language cinema and theatre and also had roles in English-language […]