Barcelona attack: Suspected van driver shot dead by police

Barcelona attack: Suspected van driver shot dead by police

Image copyright AFP Image caption A witness near a petrol station tipped off police Spanish police have shot dead the main suspect in last Thursday’s Barcelona attack, Younes Abouyaaqoub. Police believe he was the driver of a van which careered down the Las Ramblas avenue, killing 13 and injuring more than 100 others. He was […]

Russia condemns US visa restrictions in diplomatic tussle

Russia condemns US visa restrictions in diplomatic tussle

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Russian-US tensions have been likened to Cold War-era distrust Russia has condemned a US decision to make Russians go to Moscow if they want a visa for the United States. A US embassy statement said non-immigrant visas would no longer be issued at the three US consulates in Russia – […]

Barcelona attack suspect named as Younes Abouyaaqoub

Barcelona attack suspect named as Younes Abouyaaqoub

Image copyright Police handout Image caption Police released images of Abouyaaqoub, saying he was dangerous and may be armed Spanish police have confirmed the identity of the driver suspected of killing 14 people in last week’s attack in Barcelona. He is 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub, officials say, and the manhunt has been extended across Europe. New […]

Marseille bus stop hit by van, one dead and driver arrested

Marseille bus stop hit by van, one dead and driver arrested

Media captionThe car had hit another bus shelter in the city earlier in the day A woman has been killed after a van struck a bus shelter in the southern French city of Marseille, police say. The driver has been arrested. His vehicle had struck another bus shelter in a different district of the city […]

Moroccan suspect named over Finland stabbings in Turku

Moroccan suspect named over Finland stabbings in Turku

Image copyright AFP Image caption Memorial candles mark the place where people were randomly stabbed in Friday’s attack A suspect held in Finland over a knife attack that killed two people has been named as 18-year-old Moroccan asylum seeker Abderrahman Mechkah. Police shot him in the leg and he is in hospital, but he is […]

France’s Brigitte Macron gets role but no ‘first lady’ title

France’s Brigitte Macron gets role but no ‘first lady’ title

Image copyright AFP Image caption Public pressure drove the Elysée Palace to clarify Mrs Macron’s role Brigitte Macron, the wife of French President Emmanuel Macron, is getting an official role but without the title “first lady”. The presidency has published a “transparency charter” defining her duties, funded from Mr Macron’s budget. She will have an […]

Kim Wall died in accident on submarine, says Peter Madsen

Kim Wall died in accident on submarine, says Peter Madsen

Image copyright Ritzau Foto Image caption Kim Wall boarded Peter Madsen’s submarine Nautilus on 10 August, and then disappeared A Danish inventor charged over the death of Swedish journalist Kim Wall has said she died in an accident on his submarine and he “buried” her at sea, Copenhagen police say. The court case is being […]

Barcelona attack: Spain terror cell had 120 gas canisters

Barcelona attack: Spain terror cell had 120 gas canisters

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police say the wrecked house in Alcanar is a focal point of the investigation A 12-strong terror cell that carried out two attacks in Spain this week had collected 120 gas canisters and was planning to use them in vehicle attacks, Spanish police say. Canisters were found at a house […]

Dogan Akhanli: Spain grants Erdogan critic conditional release

Dogan Akhanli: Spain grants Erdogan critic conditional release

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Akhanli describes himself as a former political prisoner A known critic of Turkey’s government who was arrested in Spain has been granted conditional release. German-Turkish writer Dogan Akhanli has written extensively about human rights in Turkey. He usually lives in Germany, where his arrest is seen as politically motivated, […]

Scottish holidaymaker Cameron Russell dies in Bulgaria incident

Scottish holidaymaker Cameron Russell dies in Bulgaria incident

Image caption Cameron Russell died following an incident on Thursday A young Scottish man has died while on holiday at a beach resort in Bulgaria. Cameron Russell, 20, from Dalry in Ayrshire, died after an incident in Sunny Beach, near the Black Sea, on Thursday. The company he worked for has posted a tribute to […]