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Migrant crisis: Italy threatens to shut ports

Migrant crisis: Italy threatens to shut ports

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than 73,000 migrants have landed in Italy this year Italy has threatened to stop vessels of other countries from disembarking migrants at its ports. It comes as Italy’s representative to the EU, Maurizio Massari, warned in a letter to the bloc the situation had become “unsustainable”. Prime Minister […]

Six held in Europe-wide terror probe

A man has been arrested in Birmingham on suspicion of terrorism offences in connection with a Spanish investigation into support for the so-called Islamic State, police say. Five others are being held – four on the Spanish island of Majorca, and one in Germany. The 44-year-old man was arrested at an address in the Sparkhill […]

German G20 police sent home for partying in Hamburg barracks

German G20 police sent home for partying in Hamburg barracks

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Berlin units arrived at the barracks on Sunday and were off duty when the partying took place They were drafted in to police a summit in Hamburg next week of 20 of the world’s most powerful leaders and now they have been sent home in disgrace. The 220 police […]

Global ransomware attack causes turmoil

Global ransomware attack causes turmoil

Image copyright Screenshot Image caption Many reports suggest that screens around the world are getting this message, indicating a ransomware attack is to blame. Companies across the globe are reporting that they have been struck by a major ransomware cyber-attack. British advertising agency WPP is among those to say its IT systems have been disrupted […]

Dragon Tattoo actor Michael Nyqvist dies aged 56

Dragon Tattoo actor Michael Nyqvist dies aged 56

Image copyright EPA Image caption Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist will “leave a huge void behind him” Actor Michael Nyqvist, who starred in the film adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, has died aged 56, his family has announced. Nyqvist played journalist Mikael Blomkvist in that film and its sequels, which formed […]

Google hit with record EU fine over Shopping service

Google hit with record EU fine over Shopping service

Image copyright Google Image caption Google Shopping ads appear at the top of many search result pages Google has been fined 2.42bn euros ($2.7bn; £2.1bn) by the European Commission after it ruled the company had abused its power by promoting its own shopping comparison service at the top of search results. The amount is the […]

Germany: Merkel paves way for gay marriage vote

Germany: Merkel paves way for gay marriage vote

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A free vote in the German parliament would almost certainly make gay marriage legal German MPs are pressing Chancellor Angela Merkel for a free vote in parliament soon on legalising same-sex marriage, after she signalled a shift in her party’s position on it. Mrs Merkel surprised the German media […]

Portugal’s Siresp rescue network ‘failed forest fire victims’

Portugal’s Siresp rescue network ‘failed forest fire victims’

Media captionOn a single stretch of road 47 people died At least 10 emergency calls failed to reach firefighters last week during the forest fires in which 64 people died, reports say. Civil protection officials have already revealed that rescuers were let down by the Siresp emergency services network during the four-day disaster. Now details […]

Ukraine intelligence officer killed by car bomb in Kiev

Ukraine intelligence officer killed by car bomb in Kiev

Image copyright EPA Image caption The explosion completely destroyed the vehicle A Ukrainian military intelligence officer was killed by a bomb under his car while he was driving through the country’s capital, Kiev, officials say. The victim has been named as Col Maxim Shapoval. His car was destroyed and two passers-by were slightly injured. Officials […]

Srebrenica: Dutch state partly responsible for 350 deaths

Srebrenica: Dutch state partly responsible for 350 deaths

Image copyright AFP Image caption Munira Subasic, of the Mothers of Srebrenica group, said the ruling was a “great injustice” A Dutch appeals court has largely upheld a 2014 ruling finding the Netherlands responsible for the deaths of 350 Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) men in the Srebrenica massacre. The Dutch state acted unlawfully in July 1995 […]

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