Germany plans €54bn climate deal amid 500 protests

Germany plans €54bn climate deal amid 500 protests

Image copyright EPA Image caption Organisers said the number of protesters in Berlin was the biggest in Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition government has agreed to set a price on carbon emissions in a bid to meet a 2030 climate target of cutting greenhouse gases by 55% on 1990 levels. The package, estimated to cost […]

Russian actor Ustinov to be freed from jail after protest campaign

Russian actor Ustinov to be freed from jail after protest campaign

Image copyright EPA Image caption Russians are only allowed to stage single, unauthorised pickets – this event calling for freedom for Ustinov took place on Wednesday Pavel Ustinov, an actor jailed for three and a half years after he was controversially accused of wounding a police officer, is to be released on bail after prosecutors […]

North Korean held in Russia ‘for poaching’ dies

North Korean held in Russia ‘for poaching’ dies

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Russia said the ships were engaged in illegal fishing off its coast (file image) Russia says a North Korean fisherman detained on charges of poaching in the Sea of Japan has died in custody. He was one of six men injured while resisting arrest, a senior Russian border guard […]

Football Leaks: Suspected hacker charged in Portugal

Football Leaks: Suspected hacker charged in Portugal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rui Pinto was arrested in Hungary in January and later extradited to Portugal A man linked to the Football Leaks disclosures which prompted investigations into the Manchester City and Paris St-Germain clubs has been charged with 147 offences in Portugal. Rui Pinto, 30, is accused of crimes relating to […]

EU backs Romania’s corruption fighter as new chief prosecutor

EU backs Romania’s corruption fighter as new chief prosecutor

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Kovesi made a name for herself tackling corruption among Romania’s political class Laura Codruta Kovesi, Romania’s former anti-corruption chief, looks set to become the EU’s top prosecutor, despite opposition from her own government. Ms Kovesi gained the backing of most member states to head the new European Public […]

Austria blocks EU-Mercosur trade deal with South America

Austria blocks EU-Mercosur trade deal with South America

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Agriculture groups were among the first to object to the EU deal, before fires in the Amazon rainforest drew global attention MPs in Austria have dealt a blow to the EU’s landmark trade deal with South America’s economic bloc, by demanding a government veto on the deal. The draft […]

Europe migrant crisis: Calls to redistribute migrants as arrivals rise

Europe migrant crisis: Calls to redistribute migrants as arrivals rise

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rescued migrants arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos after setting off by boat from Turkey France and Italy are calling for a new system to automatically redistribute migrants across the EU as the number of people entering Europe surges. “The European Union hasn’t shown enough solidarity with countries […]

Belgian F-16 crash pilot ejects on to power line

Belgian F-16 crash pilot ejects on to power line

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption File photo: A Belgian Air Force F-16 AM jet A Belgian air force F-16 fighter plane has crashed in north-western France, leaving one pilot caught on a high-voltage electricity line. Both pilots ejected from the plane near Lorient in Brittany, the Belgian air force said. French media say the […]

Baby Pia: Almost 1m Belgians pay for life-saving drug

Baby Pia: Almost 1m Belgians pay for life-saving drug

Image copyright Inneke Gebruers Image caption Ellen, Pia’s mother, said the response to the family’s fundraising campaign was “overwhelming” More than 950,000 Belgians have responded to a couple seeking €1.9m ($2m; £1.7m) to cover the cost of their baby’s life-saving treatment. Nine-month-old Pia, who has spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and lives in Antwerp, requires the […]

Three killed in Monte Carlo-Venice boat speed record attempt

Three killed in Monte Carlo-Venice boat speed record attempt

Image copyright Italian fire brigade Image caption A fire brigade photo showed the wreck of the boat after the crash Italian champion speed boat racer Fabio Buzzi and two other people have died after a power boat crashed near the Italian city of Venice. The boat hit an artificial reef near the end of an […]

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