Italy earthquake: Death toll rises to at least 120

Media captionThe scene as a survivor is pulled from the rubble in Amatrice – James Reynolds reports At least 120 people have been killed and 368 injured in an earthquake that hit a mountainous area of central Italy, PM Matteo Renzi has said. The magnitude-6.2 quake struck at 03:36 (01:36 GMT), 100km (65 miles) north-east […]

IS conflict: Turkey-backed Syrian rebels ‘take Jarablus’

IS conflict: Turkey-backed Syrian rebels ‘take Jarablus’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Smoke billows after an air strike on Jarablus Syrian rebels, backed by the Turkish military and US air cover, say they have taken the town of Jarablus from jihadists of so-called Islamic State. The assault began at dawn when Turkish warplanes, tanks and special forces personnel crossed the nearby border. […]

France ‘burkini ban’: Images of police on beach fuel debate

France ‘burkini ban’: Images of police on beach fuel debate

Image copyright Vantagenews Image caption The incident happened close to where more than 80 people died in an Islamist attack in July Pictures have emerged of French police appearing to enforce the controversial “burkini ban” on a woman on a beach in the southern city of Nice. Police appear to issue a fine to the […]

India investigating French submarine company data leak

India investigating French submarine company data leak

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Scorpene-class INS Kalvari recently began maiden sea trials off the coast of Mumbai India is investigating a massive data leak from French shipbuilder DCNS that affects a major submarine contract for its navy, defence officials say. The leak of more than 22,000 pages exposes secrets about the combat capabilities […]

France and Germany want Europe to crack down on encryption – The Verge

France and Germany this week called on the European Union to adopt a law that would require app companies to make encrypted messages available to law enforcement, as part of Europe’s ongoing efforts to thwart terrorist attacks. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and his German counterpart, Thomas de Maizière, said in a joint proposal released […]

In Europe, a New Kind of Union – STRATFOR

The success of the Brexit referendum shined a spotlight on the forces threatening to tear the European Union apart, but the disintegration of the bloc has been long in the making. Already, some countries are striving to broaden cooperation beyond the confines of the European Union project. On Monday, a Belgian politician called for the […]

Schweinsteiger: Utd my last club in Europe – ESPN FC

The ESPN FC crew discuss Bastian Schweinsteiger being sent down to train with the U-23 team. ESPN FC’s Paul Mariner assesses the transfer rumours surrounding Bastian Schweinsteiger, Ivan Perisic and others. Philipp Lahm praised Bastian Schweinsteiger’s accomplishments after the midfielder announced his international retirement. Bastian Schwensteiger has retired from international football, but did his club […]

Temperatures soar in Western Europe –

Temperatures are soaring in Western Europe as the heatwave continues to strengthen. The warm air is moving across the continent from North Africa, forcing the temperatures to rise. In Paris, the temperatures climbed to 32C on Tuesday, and Wednesday and Thursday are expected to be its hottest days of the year so far. […]

Earthquake leaves at least 13 dead in central Italy – BBC News

Media captionMany buildings in the town of Amatrice were reduced to rubble A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, leaving at least 13 people dead and others trapped under rubble, Italian officials said. “Half the town is gone,” said the mayor of Amatrice, one of the worst areas affected. A family of four were […]