Women’s football: England reach quarter-final

Women’s football: England reach quarter-final

Media playback is not supported on this device Highlights: England beat Portugal to reach quarters A much-changed England laboured to victory over Euro 2017’s lowest ranked team Portugal to set up a quarter-final against rivals France. The Lionesses took the lead when goalkeeper Patricia Morais kicked the ball straight to Toni Duggan and she lobbed […]

Sixty UK tower blocks ‘fail fire test’

Sixty UK tower blocks ‘fail fire test’

Image copyright Reuters Cladding and insulation used in at least 60 tower blocks has failed a new fire safety test, the BBC understands. The test was more thorough than previous checks after the Grenfell Tower fire, which just examined cladding from high-rise buildings. The new test checked the cladding in combination with the foam insulation […]

Russia sanctions: Trump’s hand forced by Senate vote

Russia sanctions: Trump’s hand forced by Senate vote

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Trump has said he wants to mend relations with Russia The United States Senate has voted 98-2 to impose new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, despite objections from the White House. The House of Representatives approved the bill earlier this week, also by an overwhelming majority. […]

Swedish PM Lofven drops two ministers over IT crisis

Swedish PM Lofven drops two ministers over IT crisis

Image caption The Swedish prime minister said he did not want to spark a political crisis Sweden’s Prime Minister, Stefan Lofven says his minority government will not resign despite a security crisis over the handling of sensitive public data. He said two ministers would leave their posts, rejecting calls for a snap election. The announcement […]

EU migrant crisis: France plans asylum ‘hotspots’ in Libya

EU migrant crisis: France plans asylum ‘hotspots’ in Libya

Image copyright AFP Image caption Often migrants are found packed on to dangerously unstable dinghies off Libya France says it plans to set up “hotspots” in Libya to process asylum seekers, in a bid to stem the flow of migrants to Europe. President Emmanuel Macron said the move would stop people not eligible for asylum […]

Georgia ex-leader Saakashvili stripped of Ukraine’s citizenship

Georgia ex-leader Saakashvili stripped of Ukraine’s citizenship

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mikheil Saakashvili has formed his political party in Ukraine Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president, has been stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship, Ukraine’s migration service has said. It said a decree was issued by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, without stating the reason. Mr Saakashvili, a former ally of Mr Poroshenko, […]

Angel Maria Villar: Suspended Spanish FA boss resigns from Uefa and Fifa

Angel Maria Villar: Suspended Spanish FA boss resigns from Uefa and Fifa

Angel Maria Villar was reprimanded by Fifa for not cooperating with an inquiry Suspended Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar has resigned from his roles as vice-president of Uefa and Fifa. He and his son Gorka were arrested earlier this month as part of a corruption investigation. Villar, who denied all the allegations, has […]

Brexit 2019 deadline set for free movement

Brexit 2019 deadline set for free movement

Media captionAmber Rudd on ‘implementation phase’ A new immigration system will be in place by March 2019 when the free movement of people between the EU and the UK ends, a minister has said. Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis was speaking as the government commissioned a “detailed assessment” of the costs and benefits of EU migrants. […]

France wildfires force mass evacuation

France wildfires force mass evacuation

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Some 4,000 hectares (15.4 sq miles) of land have burned along the Mediterranean coast Wildfires in south-eastern France have forced the evacuation of 10,000 people overnight, officials say. Hundreds of firefighters have been deployed to battle the fires near Bormes-les-Mimoses, in the country’s Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. France earlier asked […]

EU to rule on Austria pushing back asylum seekers

EU to rule on Austria pushing back asylum seekers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption In 2015, hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees crossed from Hungary into Austria The future of several hundred people who entered Europe during the migrant crisis of 2015-16 could be decided by a key ruling on Wednesday. At the heart of the case is whether the EU’s laws […]