China in Baltic navy drill with Russia

China in Baltic navy drill with Russia

Image copyright AFP Image caption Chinese Type 052D destroyers carry cruise missiles, anti-aircraft missiles and torpedoes Three Chinese warships are in the Baltic to start China’s first naval exercises with Russia in the region. The Chinese destroyer, frigate and supply ship will spend a week training with the Russian navy off Kaliningrad, a highly militarised […]

Greece-Turkey earthquake: Two killed on island of Kos

Greece-Turkey earthquake: Two killed on island of Kos

Media captionCafe-goers scrambled to get out into the open as the earthquake struck A strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea has killed at least two people on the Greek island of Kos, officials say. The 6.7-magnitude quake hit 12km (seven miles) north-east of Kos, near the Turkish coast, with a depth of 10km, the US […]

Salvador Dali’s body exhumed for DNA tests

Salvador Dali’s body exhumed for DNA tests

Image copyright AFP/EPA Image caption Ms Martínez says she was born in 1956 as a result of an affair between Dalí and her mother Forensic experts in Spain have exhumed the body of the surrealist painter Salvador Dalí to extract DNA to settle a paternity case. Samples were taken from the artist’s teeth, bones and […]

Germany warns citizens of Turkey risks amid arrests

Germany warns citizens of Turkey risks amid arrests

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Erdogan and Chancellor Angela Merkel met at the G20 in Hamburg this month The German government has warned its citizens and firms they face the risk of “arbitrary” arrest in Turkey. “People who are travelling to Turkey for private or business reasons are urged to exercise increased caution,” the […]

French military head de Villiers quits over cuts

French military head de Villiers quits over cuts

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Macron and Gen de Villiers attended the Bastille Day parade last Friday The head of the French armed forces has quit after a clash with President Emmanuel Macron over budget cuts. Gen Pierre de Villiers said in a statement he could no longer “guarantee the durability of the army […]

Poland court bill: President proposes compromise move

Poland court bill: President proposes compromise move

Image copyright EPA Image caption Protesters held candles in front of the presidential palace in Warsaw Polish President Andrzej Duda has proposed a compromise over contentious court reforms, as thousands of people protested in the capital Warsaw. Parliament recently approved a bill to give MPs the power to select members of the body that nominates […]

Hundreds of German choir boys abused over six decades – report

Hundreds of German choir boys abused over six decades – report

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A report suggests abuse at the boarding school took place under a “culture of silence” At least 547 young members of the Regensburger Domspatzen boys choir in Germany were subjected to physical and in some instances sexual abuse over a period of 60 years, a new report says. The […]

Spain football chief Angel Maria Villar Llona arrested

Spain football chief Angel Maria Villar Llona arrested

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Angel Maria Villar Llona was reprimanded by Fifa for not co-operating with an inquiry The president of the Spanish Football Federation and his son have been held as part of a corruption investigation, police in Spain say. Angel María Villar Llona was arrested on suspicion of embezzling funds, El […]

Briton and Italian die in beach rescue near Brindisi

Briton and Italian die in beach rescue near Brindisi

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Strong winds were reported at the time of the accident (file pic) A British man and a beach worker have died at an Italian beach after they went to help the tourist’s daughter who got into difficulties in rough seas. Italian reports say the young girl had been playing […]

Mosul: Iraq troops ‘detain German girl who joined IS’

Mosul: Iraq troops ‘detain German girl who joined IS’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption More than 5,000 buildings in Mosul’s Old City were damaged during the battle, the UN says German prosecutors are investigating whether a 16-year-old German girl is among a group of suspected members of so-called Islamic State held in Mosul. She was reportedly found by troops in a tunnel under the […]