Italy bridge collapse: State funeral held in Genoa

Media captionThe families of 18 of the victims gathered to mourn at a state funeral Thousands of mourners attended a state funeral on Saturday for 18 victims of Tuesday’s bridge collapse in Genoa. Italian President Sergio Mattarella and PM Giuseppe Conte led the ceremony. Local media reported a man and a family of three were […]

Vladimir Putin attends Austrian foreign minister’s wedding

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Putin took his host for a twirl, ignoring the controversy about the invitation Russian President Vladimir Putin has attended the wedding of Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl, who has been criticised for inviting him. Mr Putin gave her presents and danced with her at the event in the southern […]

Italy bridge collapse: Genoa holds state funeral

Image copyright EPA Image caption Grieving relatives gathered at the hall in Genoa where rows of coffins were laid out Italian President Sergio Mattarella is presiding at a state funeral for 18 of the victims of Tuesday’s bridge collapse in Genoa. Mr Mattarella and PM Giuseppe Conte are leading mourners at the ceremony. Local media […]

Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over no handshake

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The unidentified couple were not asked about their religion, though reports said it was apparent A Muslim couple have been denied Swiss citizenship after they refused to shake hands with people of the opposite sex during their interview, officials say. They confirmed the decision on Friday, further citing […]

Italy bridge collapse: Genoa prepares for state funeral

Image copyright EPA Image caption Grieving relatives gathered at the hall in Genoa where rows of coffins were laid out Italian President Sergio Mattarella is due to preside over a state funeral for 18 of the victims of Tuesday’s bridge collapse in Genoa. Mr Mattarella and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will lead mourners at the […]

Putin set to attend Austrian foreign minister’s wedding

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The wedding invitation has stirred controversy in Austria Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday – but not before attending nuptials in Austria first. A Kremlin spokesman confirmed earlier this week that that Mr Putin would be a surprise guest at the […]

‘I met my IS captor on a German street’

Image copyright Barham Ali/ Bas News Image caption “I never believed I would see something like this,” Ashwaq told the BBC A Yazidi teenager sold into slavery by Islamic State has told the BBC of her horror after she escaped to Germany, only to come face-to-face with her captor in the street. Ashwaq was only […]

Texting is not an acceptable way of writing will, French court rules

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A French court has ruled that an individual’s will must be written by hand A French person cannot change his or her last will and testament by text message, a court has said. It was ruling in a dispute over a text by a man going through a divorce. […]

Italy bridge collapse: Victims’ families shun state funeral

Image copyright AFP Image caption Only a minority of victims’ families say they will take part in Saturday’s state funeral Fewer than half the families of victims of the Genoa bridge collapse in Italy have accepted the offer of a state funeral, according to media reports. The Morandi bridge collapsed suddenly on Tuesday, killing at […]

US threatens more action against Turkey unless pastor freed

Image copyright Getty Images The US has threatened to impose more economic sanctions on Turkey if it does not free a detained American pastor. Andrew Brunson has been held in Turkey for nearly two years over alleged links to political groups. The dispute over his release has seen the two Nato allies impose tariffs on […]

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