Austrian far-right to return to coalition under conservative Sebastian Kurz

Austrian far-right to return to coalition under conservative Sebastian Kurz

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Kurz said his goal was to form a government with a solid majority Austria’s conservative People’s Party has agreed a coalition with the far-right Freedom Party. The deal comes two months after a parliamentary election which the People’s Party won but without an overall majority. At just 31, the […]

EU leaders to move Brexit to next stage

EU leaders to move Brexit to next stage

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images EU leaders are expected to formally agree to start the next phase of Brexit negotiations later. It means talks can move on to the long-term relationship between the UK and EU, days after Theresa May suffered her first defeat in the House of Commons. Mrs May was applauded by other leaders […]

Russia a ‘risk’ to undersea cables, defence chief warns

Russia a ‘risk’ to undersea cables, defence chief warns

Image copyright Science Photo Library The UK’s most senior military officer has warned of a new threat posed by Russia to communications and internet cables that run under the sea. Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, the chief of the defence staff, said Britain and Nato needed to prioritise protecting the lines of communication. He […]

France Millas train crash: Children killed as bus cut in two

France Millas train crash: Children killed as bus cut in two

Media captionFootage of emergency vehicles at the scene of the crash A train and a school bus have collided near Perpignan in southern France, killing at least four children, the interior ministry says. Another 20 people were hurt, many of them seriously, in the accident on a railway crossing between Millas and Saint-Féliu-d’Amont. The students […]

French school bus in fatal train crash

French school bus in fatal train crash

A train and a school bus have collided near Perpignan in southern France, killing at least four children, reports say. Another nine people were reported to be injured on the bus, seven of them seriously in the incident between Millas and Saint-Feliu-d’Amont. The students on the bus are reported to be between the ages of […]

EU ‘has east-west split’ on migrant quotas

EU ‘has east-west split’ on migrant quotas

Image copyright AFP Image caption Moria camp on Lesbos: Greek migrant camps are mostly squalid and overcrowded EU leaders are bitterly divided over a quota scheme for housing migrants, as they begin a summit in Brussels. Summit chairman Donald Tusk called mandatory EU-wide quotas “ineffective”. He spoke of a split “between east and west” over […]

Niki Austrian airline failure strands many passengers

Niki Austrian airline failure strands many passengers

Image copyright AFP Image caption A Niki jet on the tarmac in Vienna The Austrian airline Niki has grounded its planes, stranding thousands of passengers, after filing for insolvency protection. Niki has about 20 planes serving resorts in southern Europe and north Africa. Niki was founded by Niki Lauda, the Austrian ex-F1 racing champion, but […]

Bollywood star faces eviction from Paris apartment

Bollywood star faces eviction from Paris apartment

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Bollywood actress has starred in over 40 movies Bollywood star Mallika Sherawat and her French husband are facing eviction from their Paris apartment. The couple owe nearly 80,000 euros (£70,421; $94,551) in rent and a court in Paris is scheduled to rule on the dispute. The couple’s lawyer […]

Brexit bill: May heads to Brussels after EU vote loss

Brexit bill: May heads to Brussels after EU vote loss

Media captionThere were cheers from the opposition benches as the result was announced Theresa May is due at a summit in Brussels, hours after Conservative rebels in the Commons defeated the government in a key Brexit vote. MPs backed an amendment giving them a legal guarantee of a vote on the final Brexit deal struck […]

UK PM May defeated over Brexit vote

UK PM May defeated over Brexit vote

Media captionThere were cheers from the opposition benches as the result was announced The government has been narrowly defeated in a key vote on its Brexit bill after a rebellion by 12 Tory MPs. In a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May, MPs voted to give Parliament a legal guarantee of a vote on the […]