Brexit: EU citizens offered ‘UK settled status’ by PM May

Image copyright AFP Image caption European Council President Donald Tusk and Theresa May held bilateral talks at the Brussels summit EU citizens legally resident in the UK should have the same rights as British citizens after Brexit, the UK prime minister has told EU leaders. “No-one will face a cliff edge,” Theresa May said at […]

UK in Brexit pledge on citizens’ rights at EU summit

Media captionLeaders of the 28 member states have plenty to discuss during the two-day summit, Elaine Jung explains EU leaders are going into summit talks in Brussels, where they will hear the UK’s plans for protecting EU citizens’ rights after Brexit. UK Prime Minister Theresa May will brief them on Thursday night. Negotiations on the […]

Brexit and security loom large at EU summit in Brussels

Media captionLeaders of the 28 member states have plenty to discuss during the two-day summit, Elaine Jung explains EU leaders are heading to a Brussels summit amid heightened security after Tuesday’s foiled bomb attack at the Belgian capital’s main railway station. A Moroccan man was shot dead after detonating a bomb. Security will be high […]

Greek rubbish strike causes stink

Image copyright EPA Image caption As the rubbish piles up, authorities in Athens have asked residents not to take their refuse out Since the start of the week, piles of rubbish have been mounting in cities across Greece, in a dispute over thousands of refuse collectors’ jobs. Tourist areas of Athens were among those worst […]

Exploding cream dispenser kills French fitness blogger

Image copyright Rebecca Burger Image caption Ms Burger described herself as a fitness, travel, and fashion enthusiast A well-known lifestyle blogger in France has been killed by an exploding whipped cream dispenser. Rebecca Burger’s death was announced on Facebook in what her family called a “domestic accident”. A warning against the faulty dispensers was posted […]

Italian airport makes pesto exempt from liquid ban

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pesto-loving tourists at Genoa airport are happy to pay to keep their precious jars In an era of high-security air travel, many a passenger has fallen foul of the rules banning liquids on planes. But now an Italian airport has decided to waive the 100ml maximum limit – as […]

Brexit and security loom large at EU summit

Media captionLeaders of the 28 member states have plenty to discuss during the two-day summit, Elaine Jung explains EU leaders are heading to a Brussels summit amid heightened security after a foiled terror attack at the Belgian capital’s main railway station. A Moroccan man, found to have Islamist links, was shot dead by a soldier […]

Champs-Elysees attack car ‘had guns and gas’ – Paris police

Media captionArmed police placed a security cordon at the Champs-Élysées A car deliberately hit a police van before bursting into flames on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in central Paris, police officials say. The driver, who was on a security watchlist, died in the incident. Police found a Kalashnikov rifle, handguns and gas bottles in the […]

Portugal fire: Soaring temperatures threaten firefighting effort

Media captionDrone footage shows burnt-out cars on a road in the Pedrógão Grande area Soaring temperatures threaten efforts to bring a raging forest fire in Portugal under control, officials say. The week’s highest temperatures of around 38C (100F) are expected on Tuesday and together with windy conditions could reignite fires already quelled. Civil protection officials […]

Finsbury Park suspect Darren Osborne’s family ‘in shock’

Media captionFootage shows the suspected attacker being tackled before police arrive The family of a man arrested after a terror attack near a north London mosque say they are “shocked” and “devastated”. Father-of-four Darren Osborne was held after a van hit Muslims after evening prayers in Finsbury Park. They had been helping a man who […]