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EU to launch counter-tariffs against US on Friday

Image copyright Devaki Knowles Image caption The EU will target emblematic US exports such as blue jeans The European Union will launch a raft of retaliatory tariffs against US exports on Friday, a top official has said. The move comes after US President Donald Trump imposed steep duties on steel and aluminium earlier this month. […]

Italy migrants: Benetton criticised over ad campaign

Italy migrants: Benetton criticised over ad campaign

Image copyright SOS Méditerranée Image caption The photo by German charity SOS Méditerranée that is being used in Benetton’s ad campaign Italian clothing firm United Colors of Benetton has been criticised after launching a controversial advertising campaign featuring images of migrants rescued from the Mediterranean. The ads show migrants in life jackets accompanied by volunteers […]

Italian populist Salvini sparks row over counting Roma

Italian populist Salvini sparks row over counting Roma

Image copyright EPA Image caption Matteo Salvini has campaigned in the past for Roma camps to be bulldozed Italy’s right-wing populist Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, has prompted a new outcry by saying he wants a census of the Roma community that would lead to non-Italians being deported. After a chorus of criticism he said his […]

Sweden shooting: Three dead in Malmo cafe attack

Sweden shooting: Three dead in Malmo cafe attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption The motive for the attack was unclear although at least one of the victims is thought to have been known to police A shooting at an internet cafe in the southern Swedish city of Malmo has claimed the lives of three men. Several others were wounded in the centre of […]

Trump wades into German migration row

Trump wades into German migration row

Media captionUS won’t become ‘migrant camp on my watch’ US President Donald Trump has attacked the German government’s approach to immigration, as he comes under pressure over his own crackdown on migrants. Mr Trump said German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition looked “tenuous”. Mrs Merkel is in the middle of a serious domestic row after defending […]

Audi chief Rupert Stadler arrested in diesel emissions probe

Audi chief Rupert Stadler arrested in diesel emissions probe

Image copyright EPA The chief executive of German carmaker Audi, Rupert Stadler, has been arrested in connection with an investigation into the diesel emissions scandal. A spokesman for Volkswagen, which owns Audi, confirmed he was being held. Munich prosecutors said they had acted because of a risk that Mr Stadler might seek to suppress evidence. […]

Dutch PinkPop festival: Man held over hit-and-run death

Dutch PinkPop festival: Man held over hit-and-run death

Image copyright EPA Image caption The collision occurred hours after the three-day festival had come to an end A man has handed himself in to police after a van ploughed into a group of people near a Dutch music festival, killing one of them. The 35-year-old man who died in the early hours of Monday […]

Napoleon’s Waterloo hat goes under hammer

Napoleon’s Waterloo hat goes under hammer

Image copyright AFP Image caption Napoleon was well known for his “bicorne” (two-pointed) hats A military hat belonging to Napoleon, said to have been salvaged from the battlefield after his 1815 defeat at Waterloo, is due to be auctioned in Lyon later on Monday. The former French emperor was renowned for his “bicorne” hats, so-called […]

Cristiano Ronaldo: Mocked statue at Madeira airport is replaced

Cristiano Ronaldo: Mocked statue at Madeira airport is replaced

On the left is the original bust by Emanuel Santos and on the right is its replacement A statue of Cristiano Ronaldo that was widely mocked and left football fans scratching their heads has been replaced. The bronze bust of the Real Madrid and Portugal forward went viral with people questioning its resemblance to the […]

Dutch PinkPop festival: One dead in minibus hit-and-run

Dutch PinkPop festival: One dead in minibus hit-and-run

Image copyright EPA Image caption The collision occurred in the early hours near one of the festival camping sites A vehicle hit four people after a Dutch music festival in the early hours of Monday, killing one and wounding three before driving away, police say. The driver and vehicle, described in media reports as a […]