Arrests as Newcastle and West Ham raided in £5m tax probe

Arrests as Newcastle and West Ham raided in £5m tax probe

Image copyright Getty Images Newcastle United and West Ham United’s grounds have been raided in a fraud investigation, resulting in several arrests. HMRC said it deployed 180 officers across the UK and France, and several men working within professional football had been held. It searched premises in the north east and south east of England. […]

Alcohol binge can upset heart’s rhythm, say researchers

Alcohol binge can upset heart’s rhythm, say researchers

Image copyright Getty Images Drinking lots of alcohol in a short space of time will not only get you drunk but may also upset your heart rhythm, say researchers. They did a field experiment in Germany with 3,000 adults at Munich’s famous annual Oktoberfest. The odds of heart arrhythmia increased as beer consumption went up. […]

Pope Francis TED talk says powerful leaders must be humble

Pope Francis TED talk says powerful leaders must be humble

Image copyright EPA Image caption Pope Francis recorded the talk at Domus Sanctae Marthae, where he lives in the Vatican Pope Francis has recorded an address for the influential TED media group, delivering a warning to the world’s “powerful” leaders. In his TED talk, Francis says that people with power must act humbly. “If you […]

French mayor fined for ‘too many Muslim children’ comment

French mayor fined for ‘too many Muslim children’ comment

Image copyright AFP / PASCAL GUYOT Image caption Robert Menard insists he was stating a fact not encouraging discrimination A far-right French mayor has been fined 2,000 euros for inciting hatred, after declaring that there were too many Muslim children in his local schools. Robert Menard, mayor of the southern town of Beziers, is an […]

Israel’s Netanyahu scraps talks with German minister over rights groups

Israel’s Netanyahu scraps talks with German minister over rights groups

Image copyright EPA Image caption Germany and Israel have been close allies for decades Israel’s prime minister has cancelled talks with Germany’s foreign minister after he refused to call off a meeting with Israeli human rights activists. Sigmar Gabriel had been due to meet Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. Mr Netanyahu had warned he would not […]

St Petersburg bombing: Group says al-Qaeda chief ordered attack

St Petersburg bombing: Group says al-Qaeda chief ordered attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption The blast took place between two metro stations in St Petersburg A little-known group claiming links to al-Qaeda has said it carried out the deadly metro bombing in St Petersburg earlier this month. The Imam Shamil Battalion said the attack in the Russian city was carried out on the orders […]

Spain detains group ‘with links to suspects in Brussels attacks’

Spain detains group ‘with links to suspects in Brussels attacks’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Spanish police raided 12 properties in and around Barcelona in the north-eastern Catalonia region Spanish police have detained nine men during raids against suspected Islamist militants believed to be linked to last year’s deadly bomb attacks in Belgium. Eight Moroccans and a Spanish national were arrested in and around Barcelona, […]

Hollande calls for unity at tribute to slain officer Jugelé

Hollande calls for unity at tribute to slain officer Jugelé

Image copyright AFP Image caption The two remaining presidential candidates appeared at Tuesday’s ceremony, but were careful to remain discreet French President François Hollande has used a ceremony to honour a police officer slain in Paris last week to call for unity in the “long and difficult fight against terrorism”. He awarded Xavier Jugelé, 37, […]

Sixteen migrants drown making Turkey-Greece crossing

Sixteen migrants drown making Turkey-Greece crossing

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Children were among the dead At least 16 people have drowned in the narrow strait separating Turkey from the Greek island of Lesbos, say authorities and the UN. Two children were among those whose bodies were recovered. There were two survivors, including a pregnant woman. The survivors, from Cameroon and […]

Ivanka Trump forced to defend father at G20 women’s summit

Ivanka Trump forced to defend father at G20 women’s summit

Media captionIvanka Trump explains her praise for her father Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka was met with groans as she defended her father’s attitude towards women at the G20 women’s summit in Berlin. The First Daughter was taking part in a panel discussion about female entrepreneurs alongside German chancellor, Angela Merkel, and IMF chief Christine Lagarde. […]