US threatens more action against Turkey unless pastor freed

US threatens more action against Turkey unless pastor freed

Image copyright Getty Images The US has threatened to impose more economic sanctions on Turkey if it does not free a detained American pastor. Andrew Brunson has been held in Turkey for nearly two years over alleged links to outlawed political groups. The dispute over his release has seen the two Nato allies impose tariffs […]

Genoa bridge collapse: ‘Miracle escape’ stories emerge

Genoa bridge collapse: ‘Miracle escape’ stories emerge

Media captionLuciano Goccia: ‘I was under the bridge when it collapsed’ Hair-raising stories of narrow escapes from the Italian motorway bridge collapse have emerged, two days after the disaster in Genoa. A salesman was saved by firefighters after his falling van got caught in the wreckage of the bridge, while his companion plunged to his […]

Sweden Muslim woman who refused handshake at job interview wins case

Sweden Muslim woman who refused handshake at job interview wins case

Image copyright Farah Alhajeh Image caption Ms Alhajeh said she brought the case on behalf of others who could find themselves in the same position A Swedish Muslim woman has won compensation after her job interview was ended when she refused a handshake. Farah Alhajeh, 24, was applying for a job as an interpreter when […]

Whale hunt in Faroe Islands turns sea red with blood

Whale hunt in Faroe Islands turns sea red with blood

Powerful pictures from the Faroe Islands show the sea turned blood red after dozens of whales were killed by islanders in preparation for the harsh winter months. Warning: This story contains images some may find distressing Image copyright Alastair Ward / Triangle News Cambridge University student Alastair Ward, 22, photographed the traditional “whale driving” carried […]

Italy bridge: State of emergency follows Genoa disaster

Italy bridge: State of emergency follows Genoa disaster

Image copyright EPA Image caption Work is still going on to try to find survivors Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has declared a 12-month state of emergency in the Liguria region in response to the motorway bridge collapse in Genoa. He also said he would make €5m ($5.7m) available from central funds. The regional government […]

Putin to attend Austrian minister’s wedding

Putin to attend Austrian minister’s wedding

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Kneissl (left) invited Mr Putin (2nd left) to attend her wedding during his visit to Austria earlier this year, Russian officials say Russian President Vladimir Putin will be a surprise guest at Saturday’s wedding of Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl, Moscow has confirmed. “Yes, he will drop by on […]

Mystery Russian object alarms US

Mystery Russian object alarms US

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US says it does not know what the satellite is or why it is behaving strangely A mysterious Russian satellite displaying “very abnormal behaviour” has raised alarm in the US, according to a State Department official. “We don’t know for certain what it is and there is no […]

Italy bridge: Grief and anger over collapse in Genoa

Italy bridge: Grief and anger over collapse in Genoa

Image copyright EPA Image caption Work is still going on to try to find survivors Grief in Italy for the 39 victims of a collapsed motorway bridge in Genoa has been mixed with anger that such a vital structure could have simply given way. Rescuers say there is little hope for more survivors underneath the […]

Lira rallies after Turkey raises tariffs on US imports

Lira rallies after Turkey raises tariffs on US imports

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Erdogan has accused the US of seeking to “stab [Turkey] in the back” Turkey’s move to increase tariffs on US imports has helped boost its weakened currency. A decree signed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan raised the tariffs on cars to 120%, on alcoholic drinks to 140% and on […]

Omagh anniversary: Bomb ‘could have been prevented’

Omagh anniversary: Bomb ‘could have been prevented’

Image copyright PA Image caption The Omagh bombing was carried out by dissident republicans several months after the signing of the Good Friday Agreement The Omagh bomb could have been prevented if the security forces had acted differently, a former police ombudsman has claimed. Baroness Nuala O’Loan made the comments on the 20th anniversary of […]