Neymar: Paris St-Germain must pay £198m ‘in full’ to sign Barcelona forward

Neymar: Paris St-Germain must pay £198m ‘in full’ to sign Barcelona forward

Neymar arrived for training at Barcelona on Wednesday, and told his team-mates he wanted to leave Barcelona have told Paris St-Germain they must pay a world record 222m euro (£198m) fee “in full” before Neymar can join them. The Brazil international arrived at training on Wednesday with his father and representative, and told the Spanish […]

Italy drought: 11 regions poised for state of emergency

Italy drought: 11 regions poised for state of emergency

Image copyright AFP Image caption The River Po at Linarolo in Lombardy has shrunk considerably Eleven of Italy’s 20 regions are set to ask for a state of emergency to be declared in order to help tackle the ongoing drought. They span the country, from Veneto in the north to Sicily in the south, and […]

Turkey coup trial: Almost 500 in court amid protests

Turkey coup trial: Almost 500 in court amid protests

Media captionAlleged coup plotters outside the court near Ankara Almost 500 people arrested after last year’s failed coup in Turkey have appeared in court accused of taking part in the plot. Some of the handcuffed defendants were jeered as they were individually escorted into court by police and armed guards in front of TV cameras. […]

Moscow court shooting: Gang suspects killed in escape bid

Moscow court shooting: Gang suspects killed in escape bid

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The incident took place as the suspects were being escorted in the building Three defendants have been killed in a court in the Russian capital, Moscow, after they tried to take the arms from officers in an attempt to escape, officials say. Five suspected gang members attacked two agents who […]

EU airport security checks: Holidaymakers ‘face long delays’

EU airport security checks: Holidaymakers ‘face long delays’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Palma Airport in Majorca is among those where passengers have faced delays, Abta says New checks at many EU airports have left holidaymakers facing long queues, an airline lobby group has warned. Rule changes brought in after recent terror attacks mean people entering and leaving the Schengen area, which […]

German study shows fake news appetite with far-right blog

German study shows fake news appetite with far-right blog

Image copyright Screenshot A fake news blog created by German university researchers found an eager audience among far-right sympathisers who shared racially charged stories. The experiment by Hohenheim University researchers set up four fake profiles on Facebook. One false story claimed that asylum seekers were having free sex with prostitutes funded by a local council. […]

Turkey coup trial: Almost 500 to appear in court

Turkey coup trial: Almost 500 to appear in court

Image copyright EPA Image caption The coup was an attempt to oust Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (pictured on the first anniversary) Almost 500 people arrested after last year’s failed coup in Turkey are to go on trial accused of taking part in the plot. The trial centres around the Akinci air base which, the […]

Irish bid for UK-based EU agencies post-Brexit

Irish bid for UK-based EU agencies post-Brexit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Irish government has earmarked three potential locations for the EMA – two in Dublin’s docklands The Irish government has formally bid to host two major EU bodies that will be relocated from London after Brexit. The European Banking Authority (EBA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA), based in Canary […]

LA deal gives Paris 2024 Olympics

LA deal gives Paris 2024 Olympics

Legendary sprinter Carl Lewis (second left) won four gold medals when the Olympics were held in Los Angeles in 1984 Los Angeles has officially declared its candidature to host the 2028 Olympic Games, leaving Paris to stage the 2024 edition. In June, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted to name hosts for successive Games – […]

Putin bans VPNs in web browsing crackdown

Putin bans VPNs in web browsing crackdown

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The law banning VPNs will come into force later this year Vladimir Putin has banned virtual private networks (VPNs) and Tor in a crackdown on apps that allow access to websites prohibited in Russia. The law, signed by President Putin, was passed by Russia’s parliament last week and will […]