Greece agrees basic terms to unlock delayed bailout

Greece agrees basic terms to unlock delayed bailout

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pensioners in Athens have held protests against further cuts aimed at meeting the requirements of the bailout Eurozone finance ministers say they have agreed with Greece the main elements of a deal to unlock a delayed bailout payment. Greece is now part way through its third eurozone bailout programme, […]

Stockholm lorry rams crowds, killing ‘at least four people’

Stockholm lorry rams crowds, killing ‘at least four people’

Media captionFootage shows people fleeing Stockholm truck crash scene A lorry has smashed into a store in central Stockholm, killing at least four people. At least a dozen people were also injured in the incident on Drottninggatan (Queen Street), one of the city’s major pedestrian streets, on Friday afternoon. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said […]

Stockholm lorry rams crowds, killing at least three people

Stockholm lorry rams crowds, killing at least three people

Media captionFootage shows people fleeing Stockholm truck crash scene A lorry has smashed into a store in central Stockholm, killing at least three people, Swedish police say. Several people were also injured in the incident on Drottninggatan (Queen Street), one of the city’s major pedestrian streets. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said everything pointed to […]

Eta: Basque separatists plan to unilaterally disarm on Saturday

Eta: Basque separatists plan to unilaterally disarm on Saturday

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Eta militants: Franco-Spanish police co-operation has led to many arrests The Basque militant group Eta says it will hand over all its weapons on Saturday – but warns that its enemies might still block the process. The pledge came in a letter obtained by the BBC, confirming earlier reports […]

St Petersburg metro attack: Russia police arrest eight

St Petersburg metro attack: Russia police arrest eight

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Monday’s bombing injured 50 people Eight people are being held in connection with the bombing on St Petersburg metro, Russian investigators have confirmed. The arrests – six in Moscow, two in St Petersburg – came three days after 13 people were killed in the attack. Earlier on Thursday, an explosive […]

Mother ‘threw anorexic daughter’s body into the sea’

Mother ‘threw anorexic daughter’s body into the sea’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The body was found in the port of Rimini – photographed here during a 2013 triathlon An emaciated female body found in a suitcase floating near the Italian port of Rimini has been identified as a Russian woman who had been suffering from anorexia. Police believe the distraught mother […]

Hitler colouring book removed by Dutch shop after outrage

Hitler colouring book removed by Dutch shop after outrage

Image copyright AFP/getty Image caption Several dozen of the ‘colour by numbers’ books were sold before the issue came to light A Dutch retailer has been forced to apologise after it unwittingly sold a colour-by-numbers book featuring Adolf Hitler. The dictator was pictured making a Nazi salute and wearing a Swastika armband. Kruidvat, the Dutch […]

German police free man over murder of Maria Bögerl

German police free man over murder of Maria Bögerl

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police said they were unable to match the suspect’s DNA to the crime scene Police in southern Germany have freed a man they arrested over the 2010 kidnap and murder of Maria Bögerl – one of the country’s biggest unsolved crimes. The woman, married to a banker, was found dead […]

Heathrow owner halts future UK investment over Brexit

Heathrow owner halts future UK investment over Brexit

Image copyright Ferrovial The Spanish owner of Heathrow airport has said that uncertainty over the UK’s exit from the EU has put a halt on future UK investment deals. Although investment in Heathrow is not in doubt, Ferrovial chairman Rafael del Pino said he saw “no opportunities” in the UK, Spain’s ABC newspaper reported. Brexit […]

Russia court considers Jehovah’s Witnesses ban

Russia court considers Jehovah’s Witnesses ban

Image caption Russia’s justice ministry argues that Jehovah’s Witnesses pamphlets incite hatred Russia’s Supreme Court has begun hearing a government request to outlaw the Jehovah’s Witnesses and declare it an extremist organisation. The justice ministry has already placed its headquarters near St Petersburg on a list of extremist groups. An estimated eight million people worldwide […]