Toto Riina, Mafia ‘boss of bosses’, dies in jail aged 87

Toto Riina, Mafia ‘boss of bosses’, dies in jail aged 87

Image copyright Reuters Image caption “Toto” Riina was finally captured in 1993 Notorious Sicilian Mafia “boss of all bosses” Salvatore “Toto” Riina has died from cancer in jail, aged 87. Riina was serving 26 life sentences and is believed to have ordered more than 150 murders. The head of the feared Cosa Nostra spent nearly […]

Brexit: ‘Don’t put politics above prosperity’, Davis urges EU

Brexit: ‘Don’t put politics above prosperity’, Davis urges EU

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Davis laughed off a question about the UK being prepared to pay 60bn euros for financial obligations David Davis has warned against “putting politics above prosperity” in Britain’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU. In a speech in Berlin, the UK’s Brexit Secretary outlined his hopes for a deal […]

Italy Berlusconi: Ex-wife to pay back €60m in alimony

Italy Berlusconi: Ex-wife to pay back €60m in alimony

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Lario and Mr Berlusconi, seen here in 2004, broke up in 2009 An ex-wife of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been ordered to pay him back €60m ($70m; £53m) in alimony after a court ruled that she did not need the money. He will also no longer […]

Simon Coveney: Ireland ‘jumping into dark’ on Brexit

Simon Coveney: Ireland ‘jumping into dark’ on Brexit

Image copyright Press Association Image caption Boris Johnson and Simon Coveney are holding talks in Dublin Ireland is not ready to allow talks on Britain’s withdrawal from the EU to move to the second phase next month, its foreign minister has said. Simon Coveney was speaking ahead of talks with his UK counterpart, Boris Johnson […]

Salvatore ‘Toto’ Riina, feared Mafia boss, dies aged 87

Salvatore ‘Toto’ Riina, feared Mafia boss, dies aged 87

Image copyright Unknown Image caption “Toto” Riina was known as the Mafia “boss of bosses” Notorious Sicilian Mafia boss Salvatore “Toto” Riina has died from cancer, Italian media reports say. Riina, 87, former boss of the feared Cosa Nostra, was jailed in 1993. He was serving 26 life sentences and is believed to have ordered […]

Brexit: ‘Don’t put politics above prosperity’, Davis urges EU

Brexit: ‘Don’t put politics above prosperity’, Davis urges EU

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Davis laughed off a question about the UK being prepared to pay 60bn euros for financial obligations David Davis has warned against “putting politics above prosperity” in Britain’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU. In a speech in Berlin, the UK’s Brexit Secretary outlined his hopes for a deal […]

Syria: Russia blocks extension of chemical attacks probe

Syria: Russia blocks extension of chemical attacks probe

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A nerve gas attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in April killed more than 80 people Russia has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that would have extended an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria. It is the 10th time Moscow has used its veto powers at […]

Norway’s state fund ‘needs to drop oil and gas investments’

Norway’s state fund ‘needs to drop oil and gas investments’

Image copyright Getty Images Norway’s government has been told its state-run fund should drop its investments in oil and gas stocks. Norges Bank manages Norway’s $1 trillion (£758bn) sovereign wealth fund on behalf of the government. It said the step would make the country “less vulnerable to a permanent drop in oil and gas prices”, […]

Kuwait Airways ‘within its rights’ to ban Israeli – German court

Kuwait Airways ‘within its rights’ to ban Israeli – German court

Image copyright Wikimedia Image caption Kuwait Airways cancelled the passenger’s ticket for a flight from Frankfurt to Bangkok. A German court has ruled that a Kuwaiti airline was within its rights to refuse to carry an Israeli citizen. The ruling angered Jewish groups and others, who argued that it condoned anti-Semitism. Kuwait Airways cancelled the […]

Greece searches for the missing after deadly floods

Greece searches for the missing after deadly floods

Media captionTorrential rain overnight created fast-flowing torrents of red mud Rescue teams in central Greece are searching for at least five people who are missing after flash floods that killed 15 people. Some roads have reopened in the three hardest-hit towns near the capital, Athens. But schools and other public services remain closed. Prime Minister […]

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