Neymar to miss Paris St-Germain debut in French league

Neymar to miss Paris St-Germain debut in French league

Media captionI didn’t come to PSG to be the star – Neymar speaks to BBC Sport Brazil forward Neymar, the world’s most expensive footballer, will miss Paris St-Germain’s first French league match of the season on Saturday after his documents failed to be lodged in time. His international transfer certificate did not meet a midnight […]

Aldi pulls eggs from German stores over fipronil poison fear

Aldi pulls eggs from German stores over fipronil poison fear

Image copyright EPA Image caption Contaminated eggs are destroyed at a farm in the Netherlands Supermarket giant Aldi has withdrawn all eggs from sale from its stores in Germany as they may have been contaminated by insecticide. Tests showed that the chemical fipronil, which can harm people’s kidneys, liver and thyroid glands, was found in […]

Europe heatwave sparks health warnings as temperatures soar

Europe heatwave sparks health warnings as temperatures soar

Media captionHigh temperatures combined with high humidity make conditions dangerous Parts of Europe are experiencing their most extreme heat in more than a decade as temperatures hit 44C (111 F). Several countries have issued health warnings as this week’s record-breaking weather conditions continue to affect swathes of the continent. Sweltering temperatures in Italy have sparked […]

Neymar: It’s sad people think Paris St-Germain move was motivated by money

Neymar: It’s sad people think Paris St-Germain move was motivated by money

Media playback is not supported on this device I wanted a bigger challenge and my heart chose PSG – Neymar Brazil forward Neymar says it is “sad” that people think his world-record move from Barcelona to Paris St-Germain was motivated by money. The 25-year-old joined the French club for a fee of 222m euros (£200m) […]

Russian jailed for hijacking thousands of PCs

Russian jailed for hijacking thousands of PCs

Image copyright AFP Image caption Billions of junk mail messages are sent every day by spammers A Russian man is facing 46 months in an American jail for running a network of hijacked computers. Maxim Senakh was sentenced in Minnesota for running the Ebury botnet that was used to steal login names and passwords from […]

Irish PM: ‘No economic border with UK’

Irish PM: ‘No economic border with UK’

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption The taoiseach told the audience at Queen’s University Belfast that Brexit was ‘the challenge of this generation’ Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has called for “unique solutions” to preserve the relationship between the UK and the European Union after Brexit. Speaking in Belfast during his first official visit to Northern […]

Danish prince refuses to be buried with his wife, the queen

Danish prince refuses to be buried with his wife, the queen

Media captionQueen Margrethe married Prince Henrik in 1967 Prince Henrik of Denmark will not be buried next to his wife Queen Margrethe, royal officials say, with the prince unhappy at never being designated her equal. The 83-year-old has long complained at being named as prince rather than king. It had been expected that the pair […]

Migrant crisis: Libya strongman Haftar warns Italy over ships

Migrant crisis: Libya strongman Haftar warns Italy over ships

Image copyright EPA Image caption Close to 100,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean to Italy so far this year The head of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) has vowed to repel any Italian ships approaching Libya’s waters without permission. On Wednesday, Italy’s parliament approved a plan to send naval boats to Libya to stop […]

Spain police bust huge Iran-UK immigration ring

Spain police bust huge Iran-UK immigration ring

Image copyright Policia Nacional Image caption Dozens of passports were seized by Spain’s federal police Police in Spain say they have broken up a large immigration ring that smuggled Iranians as young as five into the UK. The gang allegedly supplied fake Spanish passports to Iranian nationals so they could fly into the UK. More […]

Neymar: La Liga rejects payment by Barcelona star’s lawyers of buyout clause

Neymar: La Liga rejects payment by Barcelona star’s lawyers of buyout clause

Neymar was pictured at Porto airport on Wednesday evening La Liga has rejected an attempt by lawyers for Barcelona forward Neymar to pay his buyout clause of 222m euros (£198m). The Brazilian, 25, is expected to sign for Paris St-Germain for a world record fee, after telling Barcelona he wanted to leave the club on […]