Irish PM: ‘No economic border with UK’

Image caption Leo Varadkar makes a speech at Queen’s University during his visit to Northern Ireland Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said he does not want an economic border between Britain and Ireland. He was speaking at Queen’s University, Belfast, on the future of north-south relations, during his first official visit to Northern Ireland. […]

Aldi pulls eggs from German stores over fipronil poison fear

Image copyright EPA Image caption Contaminated eggs are destroyed at a farm in the Netherlands Supermarket giant Aldi has withdrawn all eggs from sale from its stores in Germany as they may have been contaminated by insecticide. Tests showed that the chemical fipronil, which can harm people’s kidneys, liver and thyroid glands, was found in […]

Russian jailed for hijacking thousands of PCs

Image copyright AFP Image caption Billions of junk mail messages are sent every day by spammers A Russian man is facing 46 months in an American jail for running a network of hijacked computers. Maxim Senakh was sentenced in Minnesota for running the Ebury botnet that was used to steal login names and passwords from […]

North Korea missile ‘as close as 100km’ to Air France flight

Image copyright AFP Image caption The North Korean missile landed in the Sea of Japan, only minutes before the flight from Tokyo to Paris crossed its trajectory An Air France plane carrying more than 330 passengers may have came as close as 100km (62 miles) to a intercontinental ballistic missile launched by North Korea, officials […]

Danish prince refuses to be buried with his wife, the queen

Media captionQueen Margrethe married Prince Henrik in 1967 Prince Henrik of Denmark will not be buried next to his wife Queen Margrethe, royal officials say, with the prince unhappy at never being designated her equal. The 83-year-old has long complained at being named as prince rather than king. It had been expected that the pair […]

Trump: US-Russia relations are at ‘dangerous low’

Media captionAll you need to know about the Trump-Russia investigation US President Donald Trump says his country’s relationship with Russia is at a “dangerous low”, amid a feud with Congress over new sanctions imposed against Moscow. Mr Trump approved the measure on Wednesday, despite calling it “flawed”. Russia said the new sanctions were tantamount to […]

Migrant crisis: Libya strongman Haftar warns Italy over ships

Image copyright EPA Image caption Close to 100,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean to Italy so far this year The head of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) has vowed to repel any Italian ships approaching Libya’s waters without permission. On Wednesday, Italy’s parliament approved a plan to send naval boats to Libya to stop […]

Wladimir Klitschko retires and will not fight Anthony Joshua in rematch

Wladimir Klitschko lost a thrilling heavyweight bout to Anthony Joshua at Wembley Stadium in April Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko has retired from boxing – ruling out a rematch with Britain’s Anthony Joshua. The Ukrainian, 41, was knocked out in the 11th round by current champion Joshua at Wembley Stadium in April. Joshua, 27, […]

Vietnam denies Germany’s Trinh Xuan Thanh kidnap claim

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Trinh is accused of causing $150m in losses at Vietnam’s state oil company Vietnam’s government has insisted that a former oil executive reported to be seeking asylum in Berlin has “turned himself in” – a day after Germany accused Hanoi of kidnapping him. Germany said the abduction of Trinh […]

Moldova-Russia diplomatic row escalates over ban

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Dmitry Rogozin was barred from flying over Romania to Moldova last week Moldova has declared Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin persona non grata over his “defamatory” remarks about the authorities in Chisinau. Mr Rogozin earlier alleged that the Moldovan government was being controlled by a mafia oligarch. Russia said […]