EU migrant deal with Libya is ‘inhuman’ – UN

EU migrant deal with Libya is ‘inhuman’ – UN

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Libyan authorities say the numbers in detention have risen by 150% in just a couple of months The EU’s policy of aiding Libyan authorities to intercept migrants and return them to detention is “inhuman”, the United Nations said on Tuesday. The UN’s human rights chief accused European countries of ignoring […]

Russian mother fights to get boys back after breast surgery

Russian mother fights to get boys back after breast surgery

Image copyright Yulia Savinovskikh Image caption Yulia Savinovskikh says officials are trying to avoid her A Russian mother is campaigning to get back two adopted children who were taken from her after she chose to have her breasts removed. The case of Yulia Savinovskikh has reverberated far beyond Yekaterinburg, the city in the Urals where […]

Norway oil: Environmentalists sue over oil exploration

Norway oil: Environmentalists sue over oil exploration

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Greenpeace says global energy companies have already discovered more oil and gas than the world can safely burn Environmental groups are suing Norway for issuing oil exploration licences, despite signing up to the Paris agreement on climate change. They are challenging 10 licences issued last year to explore the Barents […]

Theresa May accuses Vladimir Putin of election meddling

Theresa May accuses Vladimir Putin of election meddling

Image copyright PA Image caption The prime minister said a “global Britain” would continue to exert its influence around the world Theresa May has launched her strongest attack on Russia yet, accusing Moscow of meddling in elections and carrying out cyber espionage. Speaking at the Lord Mayor’s banquet in London, the prime minister said Vladimir […]

Italy’s manager ends career in tears

Italy’s manager ends career in tears

Gianluigi Buffon made his international debut against Russia in 1997 A tearful Gianluigi Buffon said he was “sorry for all of Italian football” as he led a wave of international retirements after a World Cup play-off defeat by Sweden. Italy were held to a 0-0 draw in Milan and failed to qualify for the World […]

Spanish TV plays Exorcist tune under former Catalan leader

Spanish TV plays Exorcist tune under former Catalan leader

Image copyright PA Image caption The Exorcist told the story of a girl who was possessed by the devil and two priests were sent in to help The Spanish state broadcaster has been asked to explain why it ran the theme music to the 1973 horror film The Exorcist under a clip of the ousted […]

UK parliament to get vote on final Brexit deal

UK parliament to get vote on final Brexit deal

Media captionDavis: Parliament will be given time to debate, scrutinise and vote on the final deal with the EU Parliament is to be given a take-it-or leave-it vote on the final Brexit deal before the UK leaves the EU. Brexit Secretary David Davis said the terms of the UK’s exit, such as money, citizen rights […]

European Union gives impetus to joint defence plan

European Union gives impetus to joint defence plan

Image copyright AFP Image caption Latvian troops: The Baltic states near Russia are committed to the EU plan Most of the European Union’s member states have signed up to a plan for closer defence co-operation. The UK and Republic of Ireland are among five states not participating. The other 23 are now committed to the […]

France to reassess child sex laws after controversial cases

France to reassess child sex laws after controversial cases

Image copyright Getty Images France is to consider a change to its laws around sexual consent, according to the minister for gender equality. Marlene Schiappa said the government was considering setting a fixed age below which sex was automatically a serious offence. It comes after two cases where men were acquitted of raping two 11 […]

Macron honours victims of Paris jihadist attacks

Macron honours victims of Paris jihadist attacks

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Macron (2ndL) and Saint-Denis mayor Laurent Russier laid a wreath at the national stadium French President Emmanuel Macron is honouring victims of the Paris terror attacks of 2015 as a key jihadist’s silence frustrates investigators. A suicide bombing and mass shootings killed 130 people and wounded hundreds. The only […]