Istanbul Reina attack suspect says nightclub was chosen at random

Istanbul Reina attack suspect says nightclub was chosen at random

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Abdulgadir Masharipov was captured by Turkish police in Istanbul’s Esenyurt district The man suspected of killing 39 people in an attack on the Reina nightclub in Istanbul on New Year’s Eve said the venue was chosen at random, local media report. Abdulgadir Masharipov said so-called Islamic State (IS) initially told […]

‘Catastrophe’ in central Italy on day of four big quakes

‘Catastrophe’ in central Italy on day of four big quakes

Image copyright AFP Image caption People in Montereale, Abruzzo, are spending the night in a large tent erected on a sports ground The president of Italy’s Marche region has talked of a “catastrophe” and appealed for aid as four quakes above magnitude 5 struck in one day. Luca Ceriscioli said quakes and snow had caused […]

Syria conflict: Russia and Turkey ‘in first joint air strikes on IS’

Syria conflict: Russia and Turkey ‘in first joint air strikes on IS’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Russia has jets stationed at Hmeimim air base inside Syria Russian and Turkish jets have carried out their first joint strikes on so-called Islamic State (IS) inside Syria, the Russian defence ministry says. IS was targeted in the suburbs of the town of al-Bab, Aleppo province, where Turkey suffered heavy […]

Italy earthquakes ‘a catastrophe’ for snowbound central region

Italy earthquakes ‘a catastrophe’ for snowbound central region

Image copyright EVN Image caption Much of central Italy has seen heavy snowfall this week The president of Italy’s Marche region has described three powerful new earthquakes on Wednesday as a “catastrophe” and appealed for help. Luca Ceriscioli said quakes and snow had caused landslides and thousands of families were suffering power cuts. A number […]

German fury at AfD Hoecke’s Holocaust memorial remark

German fury at AfD Hoecke’s Holocaust memorial remark

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Hoecke said Germany needed a “180-degree turn” when remembering its past A leader of Germany’s right-wing AfD has provoked outrage for condemning the Holocaust memorial in Berlin. Bjoern Hoecke, who heads Alternative for Germany in the eastern state of Thuringia, is notorious for incendiary remarks on refugees and […]

Quakes hit snow-bound central Italy

Quakes hit snow-bound central Italy

Image copyright EVN Image caption Much of central Italy has seen heavy snowfall this week Central Italy has been struck by a series of earthquakes, as the region shivers in freezing temperatures. The biggest quake was 5.4 in magnitude and struck an area devastated by earthquakes in August. They hit between 10:25 (9:25 GMT) and […]

IVF: First three-parent baby born to infertile couple

IVF: First three-parent baby born to infertile couple

Image copyright SPL A baby has been born to a previously infertile couple in Ukraine using a new type of “three-person IVF”. Doctors in Kiev used a method called pronuclear transfer in what is a world first. It is, however, not the first child born with DNA from three parents. The baby girl, born on […]

European Parliament election: Antonio Tajani new president

European Parliament election: Antonio Tajani new president

Image copyright AFP Image caption Italy’s Antonio Tajani will be the next head of the European Parliament Italian conservative Antonio Tajani has been elected the new president of the European Parliament. Mr Tajani, 63, is a former spokesman for Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi and an ex-European commissioner. He defeated another Italian, Gianni Pitella, and will take […]

Europe sees UK set for ‘hard’ Brexit after May speech

Europe sees UK set for ‘hard’ Brexit after May speech

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A UK Brexit deal requires approval by 27 other countries Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit speech is being seen in Europe as the “hard” option of full UK withdrawal – and there is some relief that the British position is clearer now. “Finally we have a little more clarity re […]

Russia’s Putin calls leaked Trump memos ‘utter nonsense’

Russia’s Putin calls leaked Trump memos ‘utter nonsense’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Putin spoke at a press conference after a meeting with the president of Moldova in Moscow Russian President Vladimir Putin has described allegations his country holds compromising material on US President-elect Donald Trump as “utter nonsense”. Mr Putin questioned what reason Russian intelligence would have had to spy on […]