UK opposition leader’s plans to defeat no-deal Brexit

UK opposition leader’s plans to defeat no-deal Brexit

Image copyright Getty Images Jeremy Corbyn has urged the leaders of the other opposition parties and Tory rebels to install him as caretaker PM in order to stop a no-deal Brexit. If he wins a no-confidence vote in the government, the Labour leader plans to delay Brexit, call a snap election and campaign for another […]

Germany steels itself to face recession threat

Germany steels itself to face recession threat

Image copyright EPA Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, could be heading for a recession. Data from the German statistics office on Wednesday showed the economy shrank by 0.1% between April and June. That takes the annual growth rate down to 0.4%. Germany narrowly avoided a recession last year. But this time, there are predictions the economy […]

Plastic particles falling out of sky with snow in Arctic

Plastic particles falling out of sky with snow in Arctic

Media captionLocals are ‘sad’ about the changes in the Arctic they’ve seen Even in the Arctic, microscopic particles of plastic are falling out of the sky with snow, a study has found. The scientists said they were shocked by the sheer number of particles they found: more than 10,000 of them per litre in the […]

Danish PM vows to tighten Swedish border controls after bomb blasts

Danish PM vows to tighten Swedish border controls after bomb blasts

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mette Frederiksen was elected as prime minister in June 2019 The Danish prime minister has pledged to tighten controls at the Swedish border after two bomb blasts in Copenhagen this week. Two Swedish men have been charged over the attacks. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said she wanted to protect Denmark […]

Greece wildfires leave blackened forests in their wake

Greece wildfires leave blackened forests in their wake

Image copyright AFP Image caption Abandoned cars were left charred after flames ravaged through the forest Fires have been raging through a “unique, untouched pine forest” on the Greek island of Evia as authorities fight to keep the flames under control. Hundreds of people were evacuated from nearby villages as the fire broke out in […]

Portugal strike: Tanker drivers defy threat of arrest

Portugal strike: Tanker drivers defy threat of arrest

Image copyright EPA Image caption Hundreds of petrol stations are said to be empty across the country because of the tanker strike Three days into a strike, Portuguese fuel tanker drivers have rejected a new government decree requiring them to fulfil minimum services or face arrest or even jail. “No-one will respect the minimum service […]

Swedish court finds ASAP Rocky guilty of assault

Swedish court finds ASAP Rocky guilty of assault

Media captionWho is ASAP Rocky and why is he on Trump’s radar? US rapper ASAP Rocky, real name Rakim Mayers, has been found guilty of assault during a Stockholm fight and given a two-year suspended sentence. The 30-year-old has also been ordered to pay damages to the victim. ASAP Rocky spent nearly a month in […]

Russia says rocket explosion caused 16-fold radiation spike

Russia says rocket explosion caused 16-fold radiation spike

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Nyonoksa test range dates back to Soviet times – the hoarding stands near a naval barracks Radiation levels near the site of a deadly rocket explosion in Russia’s far north spiked 16 times above normal, Russia’s weather service has said. Rosgidromet measured radiation levels in the port city of […]

Three French children die after wave hits boat in Channel

Three French children die after wave hits boat in Channel

Image copyright AFP Image caption Rescuers got the victims to shore but the children were unconscious and died (file pic) Three young French children drowned off the Normandy coast when a family’s motorboat was struck by a huge wave and capsized in windy conditions. Three adults on board survived Monday’s drama, 800m (0.5 miles) off […]

Norwegian cuts routes over 737 Max grounding

Norwegian cuts routes over 737 Max grounding

Image copyright Norwegian Budget airline Norwegian Air has said it will end flights between Ireland and the US next month, blaming the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max. “We have concluded these routes are no longer commercially viable,” it said. Norwegian, which has struggled to make a profit, said last month the grounding of the […]