Ukraine depot blasts prompt evacuations

Ukraine depot blasts prompt evacuations

Explosions at massive arms depot in eastern Ukraine described as “sabotage” as up to 20,000 evacuated – media say This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via email, or on a smartphone […]

London attack: French students injured on bridge

London attack: French students injured on bridge

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police and ambulances descended on the bridge Three French schoolchildren were among those injured when a vehicle hit people on London’s Westminster Bridge in a suspected terror attack, the French government has confirmed. The foreign ministry said they had been on a school trip to London. A newspaper in France’s […]

Fury at eurozone chief Dijsselbloem’s ‘racist’ remarks

Fury at eurozone chief Dijsselbloem’s ‘racist’ remarks

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Dijsselbloem insisted his comments were not meant to refer to any country in particular The head of eurozone finance ministers, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, is facing calls to resign over comments that were seen as an attack on southern European states. The Eurogroup chief refused to apologise for remarks that appeared […]

Eurovision 2017: Ukraine bars Russian singer Samoilova from contest

Eurovision 2017: Ukraine bars Russian singer Samoilova from contest

Image copyright Channel One Russia/ EVN Image caption Samoilova is a former Russian X Factor contestant Ukraine has barred Russia’s Eurovision contestant because of a visit she made to Crimea, annexed by Moscow in 2014. Julia Samoilova was banned from Ukraine for three years because she had entered Crimea “illegally” – entering directly from Russia, […]

Germany to quash 50,000 gay convictions

Germany to quash 50,000 gay convictions

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Germany’s laws banning homosexuality were imposed in the 19th Century but tightened under the Nazis Germany’s cabinet has backed a bill to clear men handed sentences for homosexuality after World War Two under a Nazi-era law. The notorious Paragraph 75 of the penal code was eventually relaxed in 1969, […]

French minister Bruno Le Roux quits in summer jobs row

French minister Bruno Le Roux quits in summer jobs row

Image copyright AP Image caption Bruno Le Roux said he did not want the investigation to “undermine the work of the government” France’s Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux has resigned over a “fake jobs” row involving work he gave his daughters when they were teenagers. Mr Le Roux told a news conference that he felt […]

Stolen Van Goghs back on display after years in criminal underworld

Media captionAnna Holligan reports from the museum They spent years under wraps and out of sight in a criminal’s safe – but two Van Gogh paintings are now back on show in the Dutch museum they were stolen from in 2002. The canvases, Sea View at Scheveningen and Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church at Nuenen, […]

French minister Bruno Le Roux hit by summer jobs revelations

French minister Bruno Le Roux hit by summer jobs revelations

Image copyright BENJAMIN CREMEL Image caption There is widespread speculation about Bruno Le Roux’s future as interior minister France’s interior minister, Bruno Le Roux, has become caught up in a “fake jobs” row, over holiday work he gave his daughters when they were teenagers. The Socialist minister insists the summer jobs were legitimate but he […]

Erdogan vows Turkey will ‘review relations with EU’

Erdogan vows Turkey will ‘review relations with EU’

Image copyright AP Image caption Mr Erdogan described Europe as “anti-Islam and anti-Turkish” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to review relations with the “fascist and cruel” European Union, amid a growing row with EU countries. Mr Erdogan is urging his supporters to vote yes in a referendum next month to give the Turkish […]

Shoals of goldfish starving out rivals in Munich

Shoals of goldfish starving out rivals in Munich

Image copyright AFP Image caption Goldfish are being released by their owners into public waters in Germany Shoals of marauding goldfish are starving out all rivals in the ponds and lakes of Munich, officials say. The former pets are being released from private ponds into the city’s public waters by their owners, the council has […]