Trump foreign tour: G7 leaders turn attention to Africa

Trump foreign tour: G7 leaders turn attention to Africa

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The leaders of the G7 are due to meet with leaders from five African countries Leaders of the G7 group of rich nations are due to meet African heads of state for talks on the migrant crisis. The leaders of Tunisia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Niger and Nigeria will join the second […]

G7 demand action on extremist net content at summit

G7 demand action on extremist net content at summit

Media captionDonald Trump attends his first G7 summit Leaders of the world’s leading industrial nations, the G7, have called on internet giants to crack down on extremist content. They warned internet service providers and social media companies to “substantially increase” their efforts. But the summit in Taormina, Sicily, failed to agree on climate change. US […]

Trump’s first G7 summit gets down to work in Sicily

Trump’s first G7 summit gets down to work in Sicily

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump (second from left) watched an Italian air force fly-past along with the other leaders US President Donald Trump is meeting leaders of the world’s other major economies at his first G7 summit, held in a cliff-top hotel in Sicily. They are discussing foreign policy and security, with the […]

Germany vaccination: Fines plan as measles cases rise

Germany vaccination: Fines plan as measles cases rise

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Parents look set to be punished if they fail to get their children immunised The German government plans to introduce fines of up to €2,500 (£2,178; $2,806) for parents who refuse to get their children vaccinated. Health Minister Hermann Gröhe said it was necessary to tighten the law because […]

Manchester attack: Police make 10th arrest

Manchester attack: Police make 10th arrest

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An army bomb disposal unit was called to Wigan on Thursday Police have arrested a man in the Moss Side area of Manchester in connection with Monday’s attack at the city’s Arena that killed 22 people. He is one of eight men – aged between 18 and 38 – […]

EU set to foot bill for reconstruction costs after local disasters

EU set to foot bill for reconstruction costs after local disasters

Image copyright Margherita Rinaldi Image caption The Italian hamlet of Pescara del Tronto was shattered by the 24 August quake The European Union will meet up to 95% of the cost of reconstruction in local disaster zones under proposals going forward in Brussels. A provisional deal was reached between the European Council and European Parliament […]

Trump in Brussels for ‘tough’ Nato talks amid protests

Trump in Brussels for ‘tough’ Nato talks amid protests

Image copyright AFP Image caption Demonstrations against the US president were held in Brussels US President Donald Trump is in Brussels for what his team are describing as “tough” talks with other members of the Nato military alliance. Mr Trump is also due to meet European Union officials on Thursday. He has been critical of […]

Manchester attack: Police hunt ‘network’ behind bomber

Manchester attack: Police hunt ‘network’ behind bomber

Image caption Salman Abedi has been named by police as the Manchester bomber Another man has been arrested in connection with Monday night’s bombing at a pop concert at Manchester Arena. Salman Abedi killed 22 people – including children – and injured 64 when he blew himself up outside an Ariana Grande gig. The latest […]

Migrant crisis: Mediterranean rescue as 30 drown

Migrant crisis: Mediterranean rescue as 30 drown

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The crossing from Libya to Italy is now one of the busiest used by illicit migrants – and one of the most deadly (file image) At least 30 migrants, some of them young children, have drowned after falling into the sea off the Libyan coast, Italy’s coastguard says. The […]

Messi’s Spanish jail sentence for tax fraud to stand

Messi’s Spanish jail sentence for tax fraud to stand

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Messi and his father Jorge were convicted of tax fraud in 2016 A 21-month jail term handed down last year to Barcelona and Argentina footballer Lionel Messi has been confirmed by Spain’s Supreme Court, but he is unlikely to go to prison. Messi and his father Jorge, who manages his […]

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