Barcelona attack: Royals attend special Mass for victims

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The king and queen meet Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa (L) at the Mass King Felipe and Queen Letizia are attending Barcelona’s famous Sagrada Familia to mourn the 14 people killed in vehicle attacks in Catalonia. Police are still hunting the driver of a van that killed 13 at […]

Erdogan critic Dogan Akhanli arrested in Spain

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dogan Akhanli’s lawyer said it was “”unbelievable” that Turkey was “chasing critics abroad” A German-Turkish writer who is a known critic of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been arrested in Spain. Dogan Akhanli, who has written extensively on human rights in Turkey, was detained at the request of Turkish […]

Band halts gig after fan is groped

The Architects interrupted their gig in Amsterdam on Friday after the lead singer claimed he saw a fan being groped. Sam Carter said: “I saw a girl, a woman, crowd surfing over here. I’m not going to point out who but I saw you grab at her boob.” The British metalcore band from Brighton told […]

Russia knife attacker wounds seven in Surgut

Image copyright EPA Seven people have been wounded in a knife attack in the Russian city of Surgut, security sources say. The man, who apparently stabbed passers-by on the street at random, was shot dead by police. The injured have been taken to hospital, where two are in a critical condition, the state-owned RIA Novosti […]

Barcelona attack key suspect Moussa Oukabir confirmed dead

Barcelona attack key suspect Moussa Oukabir confirmed dead

The key suspect in Thursday’s Barcelona attack, Moussa Oukabir, has been named as one of five men killed by police in the other attack site, Cambrils. Police had earlier said they were searching for Oukabir and three other men, but only one remains unaccounted for. Four suspects have been arrested. Thirteen people were killed when […]

German election: AfD leader Frauke Petry faces perjury fight

Image copyright AFD Image caption Ms Petry stepped back from the party leadership in April for have her fifth baby A parliamentary committee in eastern Germany has called for Frauke Petry, one of the leaders of Germany’s right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD), to lose her immunity from prosecution over allegations of perjury. The decision comes […]

Poland storms kill six, destroy tens of thousands of trees

Media captionAerial footage shows the destruction Tens of thousands of trees have been brought down by storms that wreaked havoc across northern and western Poland, the forestry service says. The storms over the weekend killed six people, including two Girl Guides who were crushed by a falling tree. Thousands of homes were also damaged. Poland’s […]

Libyans ‘threatened’ Med migrant aid boat Golfo Azzurro

Media captionLibyan official: ‘If you do not follow orders we will target you’ A Spanish migrant aid group is deciding whether to continue its Mediterranean rescue mission after it said its boat was targeted by Libya’s coastguard. Proactiva Open Arms, one of three groups still operating off Libya, said its boat was in international waters […]

Libyans ‘threatened’ Med migrant aid boat Golf Azzurro

Media captionLibyan official: ‘If you do not follow orders we will target you’ A Spanish migrant aid group is deciding whether to continue its Mediterranean rescue mission after it said its boat was targeted by Libya’s coastguard. Proactiva Open Arms, one of three groups still operating off Libya, said its boat was in international waters […]

UK Brexit position paper opposes Irish border posts

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The future management of the Irish border is one of three main priorities in UK-EU Brexit talks The government has said there must be an “unprecedented solution” for the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic after Brexit. A position paper detailing its proposals stresses the need to avoid […]