Brexit and security loom large at EU summit in Brussels

Brexit and security loom large at EU summit in Brussels

Media captionLeaders of the 28 member states have plenty to discuss during the two-day summit, Elaine Jung explains EU leaders are heading to a Brussels summit amid heightened security after Tuesday’s foiled bomb attack at the Belgian capital’s main railway station. A Moroccan man was shot dead after detonating a bomb. Security will be high […]

Brexit and security loom large at EU summit

Brexit and security loom large at EU summit

Media captionLeaders of the 28 member states have plenty to discuss during the two-day summit, Elaine Jung explains EU leaders are heading to a Brussels summit amid heightened security after a foiled terror attack at the Belgian capital’s main railway station. A Moroccan man, found to have Islamist links, was shot dead by a soldier […]

Russian defence minister’s plane ‘buzzed’ by Nato jet

Russian defence minister’s plane ‘buzzed’ by Nato jet

Media captionNato jet ‘approaches’ Russian minister’s plane A Nato fighter jet has approached a Russian plane carrying the defence minister but was chased away by a Russian escort jet, Russian media say. They say the incident happened in international airspace over the Baltic when Sergei Shoigu was flying to the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad. Nato […]

Russian defence minister’s plane ‘buzzed’ by Nato jet

Russian defence minister’s plane ‘buzzed’ by Nato jet

Media captionNato jet ‘approaches’ Russian minister’s plane A Nato fighter jet has approached a Russian plane carrying the defence minister but was chased away by a Russian escort jet, Russian media say. They say the incident happened in international airspace over the Baltic when Sergei Shoigu was flying to the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad. Nato […]

Top Macron ally Bayrou quits French government

Top Macron ally Bayrou quits French government

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Francois Bayrou said he is resigning as justice minister France’s justice minister, François Bayrou, has handed in his resignation hours before President Emmanuel Macron reshuffles his government. Mr Bayrou’s centrist party MoDem has now lost all three posts in Mr Macron’s cabinet within 24 hours. President Macron came to power […]

Suspected suicide bomber shot at Brussels railway station

Suspected suicide bomber shot at Brussels railway station

Media captionPolice arrive after explosion in Brussels central train station Belgian soldiers have shot a man suspected of being a would-be suicide bomber at Brussels Central Station, officials say. He was shot after reportedly setting off a small explosion and no-one else is believed to have been injured. Police say the situation is under control. […]

Portugal fires: Confusion over plane crash claim

Portugal fires: Confusion over plane crash claim

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The fires have claimed the lives at least 64 people since Saturday Reports that a firefighting plane crashed during an operation to tackle huge blazes in central Portugal have been denied by the country’s civil protection authority. This contradict earlier reports that a Canadair aircraft went down near the central […]

Mourinho denies tax fraud during Real Madrid stint

Mourinho denies tax fraud during Real Madrid stint

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Mourinho was Real Madrid’s manager between 2010 and 2013 Manchester United manager José Mourinho is innocent of tax fraud and had his tax affairs ratified by the Spanish government, according to his advisers. Mr Mourinho was accused by prosecutors of defrauding Spain of €3.3m (£2.9m; $3.6m) in taxes while […]

European Court blasts Russia ‘gay propaganda’ law

European Court blasts Russia ‘gay propaganda’ law

Image copyright AFP Image caption Gay rights activists marched against the law in St Petersburg in 2013 Russia’s “gay propaganda” law is discriminatory and encourages homophobia, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. The Strasbourg judges said Russia had discriminated against three gay rights activists who opposed the law. It was adopted in 2013, […]

Merkel reaches out to France’s Macron on eurozone budget

Merkel reaches out to France’s Macron on eurozone budget

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mrs Merkel was speaking at the annual congress of the Federation of German Industry (BDI) German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she could back a eurozone finance minister and eurozone budget “if the circumstances are right”. French President Emmanuel Macron has argued strongly for both, in order to reform the […]

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