Turkey bus crash: Eleven killed in motorway accident

Turkey bus crash: Eleven killed in motorway accident

Eleven people have been killed after a bus taking families on a school holiday skiing trip crashed while travelling on a motorway in north-western Turkey, local officials say. Some 46 others were injured in the accident, they add. The bus was travelling overnight from the capital, Ankara, to the Uludag resort near the city of […]

Czech PM Andrej Babis stripped of immunity amid fraud claims

Czech PM Andrej Babis stripped of immunity amid fraud claims

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Babis says the accusations against him are politically motivated The Czech parliament has stripped Prime Minister Andrej Babis of his immunity, allowing the police to investigate his alleged role in a subsidy fraud. He is accused of removing a farm from his Agrofert conglomerate in 2007 to make it […]

Europe storm: Germany in huge clean-up as trains run again

Europe storm: Germany in huge clean-up as trains run again

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many fallen trees are still blocking railway lines across Germany Rail services are getting back to normal in Germany as trees and other debris are cleared from lines hit by a severe storm that claimed eight lives. Three people died earlier in the Netherlands in accidents caused by hurricane-strength winds. […]

Patricia Dagorn: France’s ‘Black Widow’ jailed for poisonings

Patricia Dagorn: France’s ‘Black Widow’ jailed for poisonings

Image copyright AFP Image caption Dagorn was convicted for killing two men and poisoning two others A woman dubbed “the Black Widow of the Riviera” has been jailed for 22 years in southern France for killing two elderly men and poisoning two others. Prosecutors in Nice said Patricia Dagorn was a “perverted narcissist” who tried […]

Ukraine crisis: Kiev defines Russia as ‘aggressor’ state

Ukraine crisis: Kiev defines Russia as ‘aggressor’ state

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels accuse each other of violating a ceasefire agreed before New Year Ukraine’s parliament has passed a law defining areas seized by pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country as temporarily occupied by Russia. The law on the reintegration of the region was backed by 280 […]

Peter Mayle: A Year in Provence author dies at 78

Peter Mayle: A Year in Provence author dies at 78

Image copyright Getty Images Author Peter Mayle, who wrote A Year in Provence, has died aged 78, his publisher has said. The 1989 international bestselling book, which chronicled Mayle’s move from England to France and was turned into a TV series. He wrote follow-ups Toujours Provence and Encore Provence, as well as educational and children’s […]

Dolores O’Riordan: Inquest into Cranberries singer awaits test results

Dolores O’Riordan: Inquest into Cranberries singer awaits test results

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images The inquest into the death of Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan has been adjourned while the coroner awaits the results of “various tests”. The inquest, at Westminster Coroner’s Court, has been adjourned until 3 April. The singer died suddenly on 16 January aged 46. The Irish musician, originally from Limerick, led the […]

Deadly storm Friederike causes Dutch and German transport chaos

Deadly storm Friederike causes Dutch and German transport chaos

Media captionHurricane-strength gusts of up to 140km/h (90mph) caused transport chaos. Five people have been killed in storm-related accidents as hurricane-strength winds tear across northern Europe. Three people died after being hit by falling trees and debris in the Netherlands and one in Germany. A second German was killed in a collision when his van […]

Sweden to issue leaflets on how to prepare for war

Sweden to issue leaflets on how to prepare for war

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sweden has reinstated a military garrison on the strategic Baltic island of Gotland Sweden will send leaflets to 4.7 million households with instructions of what to do in the case of a war, officials say. The booklets will also explain how to prepare for terror or cyber attacks and […]

Italy arrests 33 ‘Chinese mafia’ members

Italy arrests 33 ‘Chinese mafia’ members

Image copyright Italian police Image caption The raids were carried out in several Italian cities Thirty-three people have been arrested in Italy on suspicion of being members of the Chinese mafia, police say. The early morning raids targeted a group accused of controlling the transport across Europe of products made in China and by Chinese […]