Mounir al-Motassadek: Germany releases 9/11 accomplice

Mounir al-Motassadek: Germany releases 9/11 accomplice

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mounir al-Motassadek was taken from prison around midday on Monday Germany will on Monday deport an accomplice of the 11 September 2001 terror attacks on the United States, Moroccan native Mounir al-Motassadek. Motassadek has spent almost 15 years in prison for his part in the deaths of passengers aboard the […]

France weather: Red alert as flash floods kill 10 in south-west

France weather: Red alert as flash floods kill 10 in south-west

Media captionSeveral months’ of rain hit France’s southern Aube region, causing multiple fatalities At least 10 people have been killed by flash floods in the Aude region of south-western France. Local authorities say several months’ worth of rain fell in just a few hours overnight, leaving roads blocked in some areas. A nun was swept […]

Hostage safe after Cologne railway station drama

Hostage safe after Cologne railway station drama

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Armed anti-terror police are at the scene German police say they now have an armed assailant at Cologne’s main railway station “under control” and the woman he took hostage is receiving medical treatment. She had minor injuries from the incident but he is reported to have serious injuries. There […]

Merkel’s Bavaria ally CSU suffers massive losses

Merkel’s Bavaria ally CSU suffers massive losses

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The CSU appears to have lost support to both right and left Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative sister party has suffered huge losses in Bavaria’s state election, raising new doubts about her ruling coalition. The centre-right Christian Social Union (CSU) is set to lose its absolute majority in the state […]

France weather: Red alert as flash floods kill 13 in south-west

France weather: Red alert as flash floods kill 13 in south-west

Image copyright EPA Image caption Hundreds of emergency service workers are taking part in rescue efforts At least 13 people have been killed by flash floods in the Aude region of south-western France. Local authorities say several months’ worth of rain fell in just a few hours overnight, leaving roads blocked in some areas. A […]

Hostage held at Cologne main train station

Hostage held at Cologne main train station

Image copyright AFP Image caption So far reports speak of one hostage held at the station Cologne’s main railway station is being evacuated because of a hostage-taking emergency, German police say. A gunman has taken a woman hostage at a chemist’s there, German ntv news reports that. The area in and around the station – […]

Vincent Kompany’s father becomes Belgium’s first black mayor

Vincent Kompany’s father becomes Belgium’s first black mayor

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pierre Kompany has made history, his famous son says Belgium has elected a black mayor for the first time – the father of international football star Vincent Kompany. Pierre Kompany topped the poll for the municipality of Ganshoren in Brussels, earning him the title of mayor. Mr Kompany arrived […]

Merkel’s Bavaria ally CSU suffer ‘massive losses’

Merkel’s Bavaria ally CSU suffer ‘massive losses’

Image copyright EPA Image caption The CSU appears to have lost support to both right and left Angela Merkel’s sister party has suffered massive losses in Bavaria’s state elections, exit polls suggest, in a blow to the German chancellor. The CSU is set to lose its absolute majority in the state parliament. The Greens surged […]

Jamal Khashoggi case: ‘Credible’ probe needed over missing writer

Jamal Khashoggi case: ‘Credible’ probe needed over missing writer

Media captionJamal Khashoggi: What we know about the journalist’s disappearance The UK, Germany and France have demanded a credible investigation into the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Their foreign ministers said that if anyone were found responsible they should be held accountable, and urged a detailed response from Riyadh. UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy […]

Italy: Migrants in Riace to be transferred away

Italy: Migrants in Riace to be transferred away

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters demonstrating in support of Riace mayor Domenico Lucano Italy’s interior ministry says all migrants in the southern town of Riace, famous for welcoming them, must be transferred away. The migrants will be moved to other migrant centres next week. The move comes days after the arrest of the town’s […]