Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud during Real Madrid stint

Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud during Real Madrid stint

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors investigating his time as Real Madrid’s head coach. He is accused of defrauding Spain of €3.3m (£2.9m; $3.6m) in taxes between 2011 and 2012, prosecutors say. He has yet to comment on the accusation. Other big names in football have been […]

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 […]

Calais van driver dead in migrant roadblock crash

Calais van driver dead in migrant roadblock crash

Image copyright AFP Image caption The van driver ploughed into the back of a heavy goods vehicle east of Calais A driver was killed when a van crashed into lorries that had been forced to stop on a motorway near Calais by a makeshift barrier set up by migrants. The van, registered in Poland, burst […]

Champs-Elysees attack car ‘had guns and gas’ – Paris police

Champs-Elysees attack car ‘had guns and gas’ – Paris police

Media captionArmed police placed a security cordon at the Champs-Élysées A car deliberately hit a police van before bursting into flames on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in central Paris, police officials say. The driver, who was on a security watchlist, died in the incident. Police found a Kalashnikov rifle, handguns and gas bottles in the […]

Finsbury Park suspect Darren Osborne’s family ‘in shock’

Finsbury Park suspect Darren Osborne’s family ‘in shock’

Media captionFootage shows the suspected attacker being tackled before police arrive The family of a man arrested after a terror attack near a London mosque say they are “shocked” and “devastated”. Father-of-four Darren Osborne, 47, was held on suspicion of attempted murder and alleged terror offences after a van hit Muslims in Finsbury Park. They […]

Portugal fire: Soaring temperatures threaten firefighting effort

Portugal fire: Soaring temperatures threaten firefighting effort

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Many people have lost their homes to the flames Soaring temperatures threaten efforts to bring a raging forest fire in Portugal under control, officials say. The week’s highest temperatures of around 38C (100F) are expected on Tuesday and together with windy conditions could reignite fires already quelled. Civil protection officials […]

Brexit negotiations: Barnier rules out ‘concessions’

Brexit negotiations: Barnier rules out ‘concessions’

Media captionBrexit Secretary David Davis “determined optimist” after day one The EU’s chief negotiator said there would be “substantial” consequences from Brexit after the first round of talks with the UK. Michel Barnier said he was “not in the frame of mind to make concessions or ask for concessions”. UK Brexit Secretary David Davis said […]

Colombia conflict: Two Dutch journalists kidnapped

Colombia conflict: Two Dutch journalists kidnapped

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Colombia army has sent specialist forces to search for the men Two Dutch journalists have been abducted in Colombia in an area near the Venezuelan border. Derk Bolt and Eugenio Follender went missing at the weekend in Catatumbo, a region where several armed groups operate, including the left-wing […]

Finsbury Park suspect Darren Osborne’s family ‘in shock’

Finsbury Park suspect Darren Osborne’s family ‘in shock’

Media captionFootage shows the suspected attacker being tackled before police arrive The family of a man arrested after a terror attack near a London mosque say they are “shocked” and “devastated”. Father-of-four Darren Osborne, 47, was held on suspicion of attempted murder and alleged terror offences after a van hit Muslims in Finsbury Park. They […]