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Switzerland considers tighter rules on sustainable ‘fair food’

Switzerland considers tighter rules on sustainable ‘fair food’

Image caption Local, high-quality food is already popular – but will the Swiss pay more for ethical farming? Switzerland is going to the polls on Sunday, in not one but two votes which campaigners say will promote ethical and sustainable food. The votes follow scandals in the last few years over horse meat in lasagne […]

May: EU must respect UK in Brexit talks

May: EU must respect UK in Brexit talks

Image copyright Getty Images UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said the EU must treat the UK with “respect” in Brexit negotiations. In a statement at Downing Street she said for EU leaders to reject her plan with no alternative at this “late stage of negotiations” was “not acceptable”. A defiant Mrs May added: “I […]

‘No deal Brexit’ warning for EU

‘No deal Brexit’ warning for EU

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May’s Chequers plan was rejected by EU leaders at their Salzburg summit The UK government insists Theresa May’s Brexit proposal is a “workable, credible” deal, despite being rejected by EU leaders at a summit in Salzburg. Minister James Brokenshire said “tough words” were to be expected near the end […]

Dutch rail crash: Four children killed in electric cart

Dutch rail crash: Four children killed in electric cart

Image copyright EPA Image caption The cause of the collision at a protected level crossing in Oss was unclear Four children from a Dutch day-care centre have died in a collision involving a train and an electric cart driven by a supervisor. The children were being taken to local schools in the cart when the […]

France torn over video of driver slapping boy for ‘disrespect’

France torn over video of driver slapping boy for ‘disrespect’

Image caption The bus driver admitted reacting emotionally and regretted his actions, authorities said A viral video of a Paris bus driver slapping a 12-year-old boy for telling him to “shut up” has divided France. The bus driver, who faces disciplinary action, has garnered support from some 300,000 people in a petition. The boy had […]

Facebook told to speed up changes or face ‘sanctions’

Facebook told to speed up changes or face ‘sanctions’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Facebook had made “limited progress” said European Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova Facebook has been given a deadline to provide more information about what is done with users’ data, or it will face sanctions from the European Commission. Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova said the firm had not acted quickly enough after […]

Police investigate Lyon supporter’s Nazi salute at Manchester City

Police investigate Lyon supporter’s Nazi salute at Manchester City

Lyon fans celebrated a 2-1 win over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium Police say they are investigating an “abhorrent hate crime” after a Lyon fan appeared to give a Nazi salute during the team’s Champions League win at Manchester City. The French club have vowed to ban the supporter for life. Chief Inspector Gareth […]

Woman dies after caravan is blown off cliff

Woman dies after caravan is blown off cliff

Image copyright Barbara Muldoon Image caption Trees have been felled in County Galway, Ireland A woman has died after a caravan was blown off a cliff in the Republic of Ireland, as parts of the British Isles have been battered by Storm Ali. The woman in her 50s died after the caravan was swept away […]

Danske Bank boss quits over €200bn money-laundering scandal

Danske Bank boss quits over €200bn money-laundering scandal

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Thomas Borgen has resigned as Danske Bank chief executive The chief executive of Danske Bank has resigned in the wake of a money-laundering scandal involving its Estonian operation. Thomas Borgen stepped down following an investigation into payments of about €200bn (£177bn) through its Estonian branch. The Danish bank said many […]

Chemnitz unrest: German top spy Maassen forced out

Chemnitz unrest: German top spy Maassen forced out

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Maassen works in the shadows – but now he is in the spotlight Germany’s domestic intelligence chief, Hans-Georg Maassen, has been told to quit and move to a senior post at the interior ministry. The government decision came amid a row over Mr Maassen’s response to far-right unrest in […]