Donald Trump tells summit it is ‘presently unnecessary’ to quit Nato

Image copyright AFP/ Getty Images US President Donald Trump has said he thinks it is “presently unnecessary” to consider quitting Nato. The comment came after a two-day summit in Brussels, at which he said allies had committed to spending more than 2% of their annual output (GDP) on defence budgets. He has previously been highly […]

Joking German minister Seehofer urged to quit as Afghan deportee dies

Image copyright AFP Image caption Germany agreed a deal with Afghanistan to start deporting failed asylum seekers in 2016 A day after Germany’s outspoken Interior Minister Horst Seehofer joked that 69 Afghan migrants were deported on his 69th birthday, it has emerged that one of the group has died. The 23-year-old failed asylum seeker had […]

Trump urges Nato members to double military funding target

Media captionTrump tells Nato chief that Germany is “totally controlled by Russia” US President Donald Trump has urged Nato allies to commit 4% of their annual output (GDP) to military spending – double the current target. The White House confirmed he had made the remarks during the Western military alliance’s summit in Brussels. Mr Trump […]

Trump Nato: New war of words with Merkel

Media captionTrump tells Nato chief that Germany is “totally controlled by Russia” US President Donald Trump has clashed with German Chancellor Angela Merkel over Russian influence and defence spending, ahead of a Nato summit. Mr Trump said Germany was “totally controlled by Russia” because of the high level of natural gas it imported, and this […]

Trump Nato: EU’s Tusk warns president to appreciate allies

Media caption“Appreciate your allies… you don’t have that many,” Trump is warned US President Donald Trump is set to meet other Nato leaders for potentially fractious talks at a summit in Brussels shortly. Ahead of his visit, Mr Trump hit out at the EU on trade and at his Nato allies for failing to spend […]

Beate Zschäpe given life in German neo-Nazi murder trial

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Attention throughout the trial has focused on Beate Zschäpe After a five-year trial, a member of a neo-Nazi gang has been found guilty of 10 racially-motivated murders. Beate Zschäpe was the main defendant on trial over the murder of eight ethnic Turks, a Greek citizen and a policewoman between […]

German neo-Nazi murder trial reaches climax

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Attention throughout the trial has focused on Beate Zschäpe A Munich court is poised to deliver its verdict on a neo-Nazi terror cell accused of 10 murders – one of modern Germany’s biggest criminal cases. The case exposed serious shortcomings in the German state’s monitoring of neo-Nazis. The main […]

World Cup 2018: France reach final after 1-0 win over Belgium

Media playback is not supported on this device Highlights: France 1-0 Belgium France will face England or Croatia in the World Cup final after edging past European neighbours Belgium in the semi-final in St Petersburg. Defender Samuel Umtiti scored the winning goal for the 1998 champions in the second half with a towering header from […]

German minister jokes as Afghan migrants deported

Image copyright AFP Image caption Expulsions of Afghans on special flights remain controversial German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has joked that 69 Afghan migrants were deported on his 69th birthday. The 69 were sent on a flight on 4 July. Yet Afghanistan is not seen as a safe country, with the Taliban and other Islamists […]

Homer Odyssey: Oldest extract discovered on clay tablet

Image copyright EPA A clay tablet discovered during an archaeological dig may be the oldest written record of Homer’s epic tale, the Odyssey, ever found in Greece, the country’s culture ministry has said. Found near the ruined Temple of Zeus in the ancient city of Olympia, the tablet has been dated to Roman times. It […]