Germany warns citizens of Turkey risks amid arrests

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Erdogan and Chancellor Angela Merkel met at the G20 in Hamburg this month The German government has warned its citizens and firms they face the risk of “arbitrary” arrest in Turkey. “People who are travelling to Turkey for private or business reasons are urged to exercise increased caution,” the […]

Brexit: Barnier urges more ‘clarity’ from the UK

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has urged the UK for more “clarity” on where it stands on key issues such as citizens rights and the “divorce bill”. Michel Barnier said progress had been made in talks with David Davis in areas where the UK position was clear. But there were still differences on how citizens’ […]

French singer Barbara Weldens dies on stage in concert

Image copyright YouTube Image caption Weldens released her first album in February and was in the middle of a concert tour An up-and-coming French singer, Barbara Weldens, has collapsed and died in the middle of a concert at a festival. The cause of her death is unclear but, according to one report, she was probably […]

Alvaro Morata: Chelsea agree £60m deal to sign Real Madrid striker

Alvaro Morata scored 20 goals for Real Madrid last season Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata for about £60m. The Spain international must now agree personal terms and pass a medical to complete the transfer. The 24-year-old would be the Premier League champions’ fourth signing of the summer, after […]

Spanish police recover three stolen Francis Bacon paintings

Image copyright EPA Image caption This double portrait was one of the five Bacon artworks stolen in Madrid (Spanish police photo, May 2016) Spanish police say they have recovered three of five paintings by Francis Bacon that were stolen in 2015. The five works by the Irish-born British artist are estimated to be worth more […]

French military head de Villiers quits over cuts

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Macron and Gen de Villiers attended the Bastille Day parade last Friday The head of the French armed forces has quit after a clash with President Emmanuel Macron over budget cuts. Gen Pierre de Villiers said in a statement he could no longer “guarantee the durability of the army […]

Poland court bill: President proposes compromise move

Image copyright EPA Image caption Protesters held candles in front of the presidential palace in Warsaw Polish President Andrzej Duda has proposed a compromise over contentious court reforms, as thousands of people protested in the capital Warsaw. Parliament recently approved a bill to give MPs the power to select members of the body that nominates […]

Spain football chief Angel Maria Villar Llona arrested

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Angel Maria Villar Llona was reprimanded by Fifa for not co-operating with an inquiry The president of the Spanish Football Federation and his son have been held as part of a corruption investigation, police in Spain say. Angel María Villar Llona was arrested on suspicion of embezzling funds, El […]

Hundreds of German choir boys abused over six decades – report

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A report suggests abuse at the boarding school took place under a “culture of silence” At least 547 young members of the Regensburger Domspatzen boys choir in Germany were subjected to physical and in some instances sexual abuse over a period of 60 years, a new report says. Some […]

Spain’s La Vuelta cycle race changes ‘sexist’ hostess role

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption “Spanish cyclist David de la Cruz poses with two beauties” is the agency’s photo caption for this picture from La Vuelta last year The organisers of Spanish cycling race La Vuelta say they will change the role of women on the winners’ podium, after calls of sexism. The current […]

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