Charlie Gard: parents abandon appeal in case of terminally ill UK infant – Vox

For months, the legal battle between the parents of terminally ill infant Charlie Gard and London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital has raged on. Gard’s case has prompted wider questions on both sides of the Atlantic about end-of-life care, state-funded health care, and whether parents or medical professionals have the right to make medical decisions about […]

Israel removes Jerusalem metal detectors after cabinet vote

Israel removes Jerusalem metal detectors after cabinet vote

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Israeli security forces started removing the metal detectors overnight Israel is removing metal detectors from a holy site in Jerusalem and will use less obtrusive surveillance instead. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s security cabinet voted for the move early on Tuesday. Tensions rose after two Israeli policemen were killed on 14 […]

Israeli embassy staff home after Amman assault

Israeli embassy staff home after Amman assault

Image copyright EPA Image caption Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has spoken to the security guard involved The staff of the Israeli embassy in Jordan have returned to Israel after an assault at the complex on Sunday. A statement from Israel’s government said among those to return is a security officer, who had shot dead […]

Syria war: Russia sends police to southern ‘safe zones’

Syria war: Russia sends police to southern ‘safe zones’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Eastern Ghouta has been a rebel stronghold for most of the war Russia says it has deployed forces to monitor so-called de-escalation zones in southern Syria. The defence ministry said military police had been sent to Eastern Ghouta on the edge of the capital Damascus, and to an area in […]

Poland court reforms: PM Beata Szydlo vows to fight for change

Poland court reforms: PM Beata Szydlo vows to fight for change

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Poland’s Prime Minister Beata Szydlo vowed that the government would “realise our plan”. Poland’s Prime Minister Beata Szydlo has vowed to press on with judicial reforms, saying the government would not “yield to pressure from the street and from abroad”. On Monday, President Andrzej Duda had vetoed a controversial law […]

US ‘may send arms’ to Ukraine, says new envoy

US ‘may send arms’ to Ukraine, says new envoy

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (second right) meets servicemen during a visit to Donetsk region in June The new US special representative for Ukraine says Washington is actively reviewing whether to send weapons to help those fighting against Russian-backed rebels. Kurt Volker told the BBC that arming Ukrainian government forces could […]

French philosopher Dufourmantelle drowns rescuing children

French philosopher Dufourmantelle drowns rescuing children

Image copyright Librairie Mollat Image caption French philosopher Anne Dufourmantelle, 53, said that “life begins with risk” A leading French philosopher who advocated risk-taking has drowned after attempting to save two children at a beach on the French Riviera. Anne Dufourmantelle entered the water after the children got into difficulty in strong winds at Pampelonne […]

Turkey’s Cumhuriyet journalists in terrorism trial

Turkey’s Cumhuriyet journalists in terrorism trial

Image caption Supporters of the 17 Cumhuriyet employees chanted “freedom to journalists” outside court Seventeen journalists and managers at Turkish opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet went on trial on Monday on charges of aiding a terrorist organisation. If found guilty this week, they could face sentences of up to 43 years in jail. Ten have already been […]

Rome hit by water rationing as Italy struggles with drought

Rome hit by water rationing as Italy struggles with drought

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption At least 10 Italian regions are preparing requests for a state of natural calamity to be declared Almost two-thirds of Italy’s farmland has been hit by a prolonged drought, costing Italian agriculture some €2bn ($2.3bn; £1.8bn), farmers say. Dairy farmers and those growing olives, tomatoes and wine grapes are […]

Rehab camp aims to put young cyber-crooks on right track

Rehab camp aims to put young cyber-crooks on right track

Media captionWATCH: The National Crime Agency has started the UK’s first ‘rehab’ course for hackers Teenagers caught carrying out hacking and cyber-attacks could soon be attending a rehab camp that aims to divert them away from a life of crime. The first weekend camp for offenders was held in Bristol this month as part of […]

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