Norway cruise ship evacuated after engine problems

Norway cruise ship evacuated after engine problems

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption MV Viking Sky was heading to Stavanger from Tromso About 1,300 people are being evacuated from a cruise ship off the western coast of Norway, authorities have said. Police in the county of More og Romsdal say the ship has suffered engine problems, and all those aboard are being taken […]

Italy joins China’s New Silk Road project

Italy joins China’s New Silk Road project

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There was long applause as the two leaders met to witness the signature of the deals Italy has become the first developed economy to sign up to China’s global investment programme which has raised concerns among Italy’s Western allies. A total of 29 deals amounting to €7bn ($8bn; £6bn) were […]

Russian arrested over smuggled orangutan

Russian arrested over smuggled orangutan

Image copyright AFP Image caption The young male was found drugged A Russian man has been arrested in Bali on suspicion of trying to smuggle a young orangutan out of Indonesia. The two-year-old male was found drugged inside a rattan basket when Andrei Zhestkov was stopped at security at Denpasar airport on Friday night. Mr […]

German police arrest 10 people on suspicion of planning Islamist attack

German police arrest 10 people on suspicion of planning Islamist attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some 200 police officers took part in the raids (file picture) Police in Germany have arrested 10 people on suspicion of planning an Islamist attack. The arrests were made after some 200 police officers carried out raids in the states of Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate. The men had plotted to […]

German police arrest 10 people on suspicion of planning terror attacks

German police arrest 10 people on suspicion of planning terror attacks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some 200 police officers took part in the raids (file picture) Police in Germany have arrested ten people on suspicion of planning an Islamist terror attack. The arrests were made after some 200 police officers carried out raids in the states of Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate. The men had plotted […]

Vote on PM’s Brexit deal may not happen

Vote on PM’s Brexit deal may not happen

Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May has told MPs that a third vote on her Brexit deal may not take place next week “if it appears there is not sufficient support”. It comes after European Council President Donald Tusk said Brexit’s fate was “in Britain’s hands”. EU leaders have agreed to delay the departure date […]

Utrecht shooting: Suspect Tanis admits deadly tram attack

Utrecht shooting: Suspect Tanis admits deadly tram attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption Gokmen Tanis was known to police before he was arrested on Monday in connection with the shooting A man has admitted to killing three people on a tram in Utrecht and said he acted alone, Dutch prosecutors say. Turkish-born Gokmen Tanis, 37, wounded five others and was arrested on Monday […]

Imane Fadil death: No radioactivity in ‘bunga bunga’ model

Imane Fadil death: No radioactivity in ‘bunga bunga’ model

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ms Fadil told her brother and lawyer she thought she had been poisoned Initial tests on Imane Fadil, a 33-year-old Moroccan model who died in hospital in Milan, appear to have ruled out claims that she suffered from radioactive poisoning. Investigators are trying to find out what led to the […]

UK MPs have ‘clear choice’ as Brexit delayed

UK MPs have ‘clear choice’ as Brexit delayed

Media caption“I hope we can all agree we are now at the moment of decision” Theresa May will return to the UK later to try and convince MPs to support her withdrawal deal after the EU agreed to postpone Brexit beyond 29 March. On Thursday night, after eight hours of talks, EU leaders offered to […]

Five former Stasi members quizzed over Lockerbie bombing

Five former Stasi members quizzed over Lockerbie bombing

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Abdelbaset al-Megrahi is the only person to have been convicted of the 1988 bombing Five former members of the Stasi, the intelligence service in communist East Germany, have been questioned over the Lockerbie bombing. A German state prosecutor has confirmed the five were spoken to at the request of […]

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