EU governments complicit in migrant torture in Libya, says Amnesty

EU governments complicit in migrant torture in Libya, says Amnesty

Image copyright AFP Image caption Migrant boats are regularly intercepted by the Libyan coastguard European governments are knowingly complicit in the torture and abuse of refugees and migrants in Libya, Amnesty International has alleged. In an effort to stem migration, the EU is actively supporting a “system of abuse and exploitation” on Libyan shores, the […]

Putin announces Russian troop withdrawal from Syria during visit

Putin announces Russian troop withdrawal from Syria during visit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Putin announced the move at the Russian Hmeimim airbase in Syria Russia has begun withdrawing some of its troops from Syria, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Monday. President Vladimir Putin ordered the partial withdrawal during an unannounced visit to Syria on Monday. Russian support has been crucial […]

EU’s Federica Mogherini rebuffs Netanyahu on Jerusalem

EU’s Federica Mogherini rebuffs Netanyahu on Jerusalem

Media captionThe pair greeted each other warmly but had different things to say on Jerusalem The EU’s foreign policy chief says there is “full EU unity” in support of Jerusalem becoming the capital of both Israel and a future Palestinian state. Federica Mogherini said the bloc’s member states would not recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital […]

Jerusalem: Netanyahu expects EU to follow US recognition

Jerusalem: Netanyahu expects EU to follow US recognition

Media captionThe pair greeted each other warmly but had different things to say on Jerusalem Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says he expects European countries to follow the US in recognising Jerusalem as his country’s capital. He is in Brussels for talks – the first time an Israeli prime minister has visited the city in more […]

Europe snow triggers transport chaos

Europe snow triggers transport chaos

Image copyright AFP Image caption A snow plough in action in Brussels Heavy snow blanketing northern Europe has caused many flight cancellations and delays at Schiphol airport in the Netherlands and Brussels airport. Nearly 300 KLM flights were cancelled at Schiphol, while Brussels airport scrapped at least 50. Travellers have been advised to check flight […]

Spain orders removal of art work from Catalonia

Spain orders removal of art work from Catalonia

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police set up barricades outside the Sijena monastery in Huesca Police in Spain’s Catalonia region are removing medieval artefacts on Madrid’s orders in an ownership battle with neighbouring Aragon. The operation, which started before dawn, involves 44 items stored in the Catalan Museum of Lleida but originally from Sijena monastery. […]

Big recall of baby milk products ordered

Big recall of baby milk products ordered

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The global recall affects consumers in several countries including Britain, China and Sudan. French baby milk formula maker Lactalis has ordered a global product recall over fears of salmonella contamination. Health authorities in France said 26 infants in the country have become sick since early December. The recall affects […]

Russia’s Putin visits Syria airbase and orders start of pullout

Russia’s Putin visits Syria airbase and orders start of pullout

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Russia has been carrying out air strikes in Syria since September 2015 President Vladimir Putin has ordered the partial withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria, during an unannounced visit there on Monday. Mr Putin was met by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as he arrived at the Russian Hmeimim airbase, […]

Passenger ferry runs aground on sandbank in Calais in storm

Passenger ferry runs aground on sandbank in Calais in storm

Image copyright AFP Image caption Two tugs worked to free the ferry A P&O ferry carrying several hundred passengers has been set afloat again after running aground in the French port of Calais during a storm. Nobody was hurt in the incident but traffic across the English Channel was disrupted. Two tugs with cables were […]

Portugal’s Eurovision winner Salvador Sobral has heart transplant

Portugal’s Eurovision winner Salvador Sobral has heart transplant

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Salvador Sobral missed a week of Eurovision rehearsals due to his heart condition Portugal’s celebrated Eurovision Song Contest winner, Salvador Sobral, is recovering in hospital after undergoing a heart transplant. Surgeons at the Santa Cruz Hospital in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, said the 27-year-old was “doing well”. Sobral, who suffered […]

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