Spain to open ‘stolen’ baby archives

Spain to open ‘stolen’ baby archives

Image caption Ruth Appleby was told her daughter had died within hours of being born in 1992 The Spanish Catholic Church and Ministry of Health have agreed to open up their archives to parents who believe their children may have been stolen at birth, an MEP has revealed. Thousands of children are thought to have […]

Messi’s Spanish jail sentence for tax fraud to stand

Messi’s Spanish jail sentence for tax fraud to stand

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Messi and his father Jorge were convicted of tax fraud in 2016 A 21-month jail term handed down last year to Barcelona and Argentina footballer Lionel Messi has been confirmed by Spain’s Supreme Court, but he is unlikely to go to prison. Messi and his father Jorge, who manages his […]

Manchester attack: Police hunt ‘network’ behind bomber

Manchester attack: Police hunt ‘network’ behind bomber

Image caption Salman Abedi has been named by police as the Manchester bomber Police say they are investigating a “network” over Monday night’s attack at Manchester Arena, in which 22 people, including children, were killed. Salman Abedi blew himself up outside an Ariana Grande concert. Four people have been arrested, including the bomber’s 23-year-old brother. […]

Manchester attack: Salman Abedi named as bomber by police

Manchester attack: Salman Abedi named as bomber by police

Image caption Eight-year-old Saffie Roussos and Georgina Callander are among the dead Salman Abedi has been named by police as the suspected suicide bomber who killed 22 people and injured 59 at Manchester Arena on Monday night. The 22-year-old was born in Manchester to parents of Libyan descent, the BBC understands. Three of his victims […]

Nato hit by Turkish veto on Austria partnership

Nato hit by Turkish veto on Austria partnership

Image copyright AFP Image caption Austrian troops serve with the Nato K-For mission in Kosovo (2011 photo) Turkey is vetoing Nato’s co-operation with Austria, blocking the alliance’s partnership activities with 41 countries, the BBC understands. Turkey is in Nato, providing the most military muscle after the US, while Austria is not. But Austria co-operates closely […]

German schools get tough Prince Harry English exam changed

German schools get tough Prince Harry English exam changed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Prince Harry’s speech was described as a tough test for many German students German officials are changing a school English exam which many students and teachers deemed too difficult – partly because it included a poor recording of Prince Harry “mumbling” in a speech. The decision in the most […]

Germany cracks Europe-wide burglary gang of 500 members

Germany cracks Europe-wide burglary gang of 500 members

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many of the gang’s alleged operatives were young women who had little option but to take part, say police Munich police say they have broken up a huge burglary clan which they estimate may have been responsible for a fifth of German break-ins. The criminal gang was compared by […]

Romania criticised over domestic violence ‘failures’

Romania criticised over domestic violence ‘failures’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Activists have long tried to highlight the lack of awareness of domestic violence as a crime in Romania, and the scant number of resources and facilities to support victims Romania has been criticised over its lack of commitment to tackling domestic violence in a ruling by the European Court of […]

Manchester attack: 22 dead and 59 hurt in suicide bombing

Manchester attack: 22 dead and 59 hurt in suicide bombing

Image copyright Goodman/LNP/REX/Shutterstock Image caption The wounded are now being treated at six hospitals around the city Twenty-two people, including children, have been killed and 59 injured in a suicide attack at Manchester Arena. The blast happened in the foyer at 22:35 BST on Monday at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana […]

Manchester Arena blast: 19 dead and more than 50 hurt

Manchester Arena blast: 19 dead and more than 50 hurt

Media captionManchester Arena incident after Ariana Grande concert Nineteen people have been killed and more than 50 injured in a suspected terror attack at Manchester Arena. The blast happened at 22:35 BST on Monday following a pop concert by the US singer Ariana Grande. PM Theresa May said her thoughts were with those affected by […]