Portuguese president speaks out over stolen weapons arsenal

Portuguese president speaks out over stolen weapons arsenal

Image copyright RTP Image caption The burglary apparently took place at night in an area where CCTV had been broken for some time Days after weapons and explosives were taken from a military warehouse in Portugal, the scale of the theft is becoming clear. A Spanish website has revealed an extensive list of grenades, ammunition […]

Germany bus crash: Dozens hurt and 17 missing

Germany bus crash: Dozens hurt and 17 missing

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The burnt-out shell of the bus could be seen as emergency teams reached the scene Thirty-one people have been injured and 17 are unaccounted for after flames engulfed a tour bus that crashed on the A9 motorway in southern Germany. The bus was in a collision with a lorry near […]

Charlie Gard: Pope Francis offers parents support

Charlie Gard: Pope Francis offers parents support

Image copyright Franco Origlia Image caption The Vatican said the Pope was following the case “with affection and sadness” Pope Francis has called for the parents of terminally-ill Charlie Gard to be allowed to “accompany and treat their child until the end”. Chris Gard and Connie Yates had been expecting their 10-month-old’s life support to […]

Swedish music festival is cancelled in 2018 after rape and sexual assault claims

Swedish music festival is cancelled in 2018 after rape and sexual assault claims

Sweden’s biggest music festival is being cancelled in 2018 after one rape and multiple reports of sexual assault at this year’s event. Bravalla was headlined by System of a Down, Linkin Park, Alesso and The Killers at the weekend. But police in the Swedish town of Norrkoping say they received 11 reports of sexual assault […]

City of London ‘to press EU for post-Brexit deal’

City of London ‘to press EU for post-Brexit deal’

Image copyright Reuters A delegation of City of London business leaders will go to Brussels this week to press for a post-Brexit deal on financial services, reports say. The team will be led by former City minister Mark Hoban, sources told the Financial Times. The move comes amid increased concern that London’s status as a […]

Two in court after 79 guns seized from car heading to UK

Two in court after 79 guns seized from car heading to UK

Image copyright National Crime Agency A haul of firearms has been seized in France from a car heading to the UK. Seventy-nine “viable” weapons were recovered from the car’s trailer when it was stopped by UK Border Force officers at Coquelles near the Channel Tunnel terminal on Saturday. Two men, a Polish and a Czech […]

Avignon shooting: Eight injured near French mosque

Avignon shooting: Eight injured near French mosque

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A seven-year-old girl was reportedly among those injured in the attack in Avignon, France Eight people have been injured in a shooting outside a mosque in southern France, officials have confirmed. Worshippers leaving the Arrahma mosque in Avignon were approached by two hooded suspects at about 22:30 local time (21:30 […]

Europe migrant crisis: Italy threatens to close ports as ministers meet

Europe migrant crisis: Italy threatens to close ports as ministers meet

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption About 650 migrants were rescued and brought to the Italian port of Catania on Saturday The interior ministers of Germany, France and Italy are due to meet for crisis talks in Paris amid a warning from Italy that the influx of migrants into the country is unsustainable. Italy has […]

UK to withdraw from London Fisheries Convention

UK to withdraw from London Fisheries Convention

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The convention covers waters within 12 miles of the British coast The UK government is to withdraw from an agreement which allows foreign fisherman access to British waters. It has announced it will begin the process of leaving the London Fisheries Convention, giving two years notice of its intention. […]

Europe migrant crisis: UN calls for more support for Italy

Europe migrant crisis: UN calls for more support for Italy

Image copyright EPA Image caption About 650 migrants were rescued and brought to the Italian port of Catania on Saturday Italy needs more support as it deals with large numbers of migrants crossing the Mediterranean from Africa, the UN’s refugee agency has said. “What is happening in front of our eyes in Italy is an […]