Spain’s Princess Cristina cleared in tax trial

Spain’s Princess Cristina cleared in tax trial

Image copyright AFP Image caption Inaki Urdangarin and Princess Cristina had both denied any wrongdoing Spain’s Princess Cristina, the 51-year-old sister of King Felipe and sixth in line to the throne, has been cleared in a tax fraud trial. However her husband, Inaki Urdangarin, was given a six-year-and-three-month jail term by the court in Majorca. […]

German parents told to destroy Cayla dolls over hacking fears

German parents told to destroy Cayla dolls over hacking fears

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The My Friend Cayla doll has been shown in the past to be hackable An official watchdog in Germany has told parents to destroy a talking doll called Cayla because its smart technology can reveal personal data. The warning was issued by the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur), which oversees […]

Hundreds of migrants storm fence to reach Spanish enclave of Ceuta

Hundreds of migrants storm fence to reach Spanish enclave of Ceuta

Image copyright AP Image caption Both migrants and police were reportedly hurt when a group stormed the fence ringing Ceuta Several hundred migrants have stormed a six-metre (20 ft) security fence that separates Morocco from Ceuta, a Spanish territory in North Africa. Police said security cameras showed around 600 migrants, some with shears and clubs, […]

US adopts cautious Russia policy

US adopts cautious Russia policy

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Tillerson (left) said Russia should honour its commitments on the Ukraine conflict Senior US officials have been setting out their position on Russia, in some of the new administration’s first diplomatic moves. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the US would consider working with Russia in some areas but […]

Tillerson and Mattis in guarded approach to Russia

Tillerson and Mattis in guarded approach to Russia

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Tillerson (left) said Russia should honour its commitments on the Ukraine conflict Senior US officials have been setting out their position on Russia, in some of the new administration’s first diplomatic moves. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the US would consider working with Russia in some areas but […]

Spanish 64-year-old gives birth to healthy twins in Burgos

Spanish 64-year-old gives birth to healthy twins in Burgos

Image copyright Recoletas Hospital video screengrab Image caption Part of the birth was shown in a video clip posted by the hospital A 64-year-old woman has successfully given birth to healthy twins – a boy and a girl – in Burgos, northern Spain. The Recoletas Hospital delivered the twins by Caesarean section, the usual method […]

Trudeau praises Ceta as ‘blueprint’ for trade deals

Trudeau praises Ceta as ‘blueprint’ for trade deals

Image copyright AFP Image caption Canada’s Justin Trudeau sought to allay fears about free trade deals in Strasbourg Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his country’s Ceta trade deal with the EU will help middle-class families and set the standard for future trade deals globally. Addressing the European Parliament, he called Ceta “a comprehensive blueprint […]

Stolen Humboldt penguin found dead in Germany

Stolen Humboldt penguin found dead in Germany

Image copyright AP Image caption Humboldt penguins are thought to be declining in numbers in the wild A Humboldt penguin stolen from a zoo in the city of Mannheim on Saturday has been found dead, German police say. They say the bird’s body was found near a car park and was identified by the number […]

Austria to sue Airbus over Eurofighter contract

Austria to sue Airbus over Eurofighter contract

Image copyright Getty Images Austria is to sue Airbus and the Eurofighter consortium over a 2 billion-euro (£1.7bn) deal to buy Typhoon warplanes. Its defence ministry said that following an investigation it believed Austria had been misled over the purchase price. It could sue the two companies for 1.1bn euros, it said. Airbus said the […]

Rex Tillerson to meet Russian counterpart at G20 in Germany

Rex Tillerson to meet Russian counterpart at G20 in Germany

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rex Tillerson is likely to be asked by G20 leaders what Donald Trump means by “America First” Rex Tillerson is in Germany for a meeting with G20 leaders on his first foreign trip as US secretary of state. Mr Tillerson is expected to confirm that the US remains committed […]