‘Detailed’ Brexit plan demanded by Labour ahead of vote

‘Detailed’ Brexit plan demanded by Labour ahead of vote

Image copyright Reuters Labour will demand the government publishes a “pretty detailed” negotiating plan when MPs debate the UK’s Brexit strategy later. MPs are expected to vote in favour of the government’s timetable, of starting formal talks by the end of March, while also calling on the PM publish a “plan” beforehand. The government has […]

Italy bank shares rise on bailout hopes

Italy bank shares rise on bailout hopes

Image copyright AFP Image caption Italian banks including Monte dei Paschi di Siena have been under pressure Shares in Italian banks have continued their recovery after falling sharply on Monday in response to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s referendum defeat. Shares in Monte dei Paschi, one of Italy’s most troubled banks, rose nearly 9% on new […]

Clares Rocket: Arrests in ‘1m euro greyhound’ theft

Clares Rocket: Arrests in ‘1m euro greyhound’ theft

Image copyright Imelda Grauer Image caption Clares Rocket is considered to be a “superstar” in greyhound racing, and has already notched up just under 54,000 euros (£45,800) in prize money Four men have been arrested after a stolen greyhound, believed to worth up to 1m euros (£847,000) in stud fees, was found by Irish police. […]

Malta bans ‘gay cure’ conversion therapy

Malta bans ‘gay cure’ conversion therapy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Malta has banned gay conversion therapy Malta has become the first European country to ban gay conversion therapy. The bill against the practice, which aims to “cure” a non-heterosexual person of their sexuality, was voted through unanimously. Under the new law, anyone who tries to “change, repress or eliminate […]

Arsenal finish top of Champions League group

Arsenal finish top of Champions League group

Lucas Perez had only scored two goals for Arsenal before his hat-trick in Basel Arsenal finished top of Champions League Group A thanks to a Lucas Perez hat-trick in Basel and Paris St-Germain’s draw with Ludogorets Razgrad. PSG would have sealed top spot with victory, with anything less allowing in the Gunners, who took control […]

Migrant crisis: Europol to investigate Egypt mass drowning

Migrant crisis: Europol to investigate Egypt mass drowning

Image caption Iman Nasr Taha’s son Hamed was on the boat that sank – he is still missing The European policing agency Europol is planning to investigate what is believed to be the biggest loss of a migrant boat in 2016, following a Reuters-BBC Newsnight investigation. More than 500 people are thought to have died […]

Brexit: EU negotiator says ‘time’s short’ for reaching deal

Media captionMichel Barnier warns the UK it cannot “cherry pick” The UK will have to reach a Brexit deal by October 2018, according to the EU’s chief negotiator for Brexit. Michel Barnier told reporters that “time will be short” for negotiations because the proposed deal needed to be ratified as part of the two year […]

French Interior Minister Cazeneuve replaces Valls as PM

French Interior Minister Cazeneuve replaces Valls as PM

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Cazeneuve became prominent as France prioritised the crackdown on IS terror French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has been named as prime minister, replacing Manuel Valls, who resigned in order to make a bid for the presidency next year. Mr Valls presented his resignation to President Francois Hollande on Tuesday. […]

Man found guilty over Belgium attacks terror suspect cash

Man found guilty over Belgium attacks terror suspect cash

Image copyright West Midlands Police Image caption Zakaria Boufassil (left) and Mohammed Ali Ahmed will be sentenced next Monday A 26-year-old man has been found guilty of giving £3,000 to a suspect in the Paris and Brussels terror attacks during a meeting in a Birmingham park months earlier. A jury convicted Zakaria Boufassil, from Birmingham, […]

German nuclear firms ‘can claim compensation over shutdown’

German nuclear firms ‘can claim compensation over shutdown’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The shutdown was ordered after the 2011 Fukushima disaster German energy suppliers can claim compensation over the country’s phasing out of nuclear power by 2022, a court has ruled. Judges did not agree with power plant operators that the shutdown, ordered after the 2011 Fukushima disaster, was an “expropriation” of […]