US and Georgia hold military drills, as Russia shows off naval strength

US and Georgia hold military drills, as Russia shows off naval strength

Image copyright EPA Image caption The US has deployed M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks for the drills The US and Georgia have launched their biggest ever joint military exercises, as the Caucasus nation seeks to push its bid to join Nato. US Vice-President Mike Pence will visit this week and is expected to back the […]

German nightclub shooting: Two dead in Constance

German nightclub shooting: Two dead in Constance

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police officers stand at the door of the nightclub “Grey” in Constance, where the shooting took place Two people have been killed and three seriously injured in a nightclub shooting in the German city of Constance, police say. A man opened fire at about 04:30 (01:30 GMT) on Sunday, killing […]

UK’s Fox rebuffs Brexit ‘transition’

UK’s Fox rebuffs Brexit ‘transition’

Image copyright AFP Unregulated free movement of people after Brexit would “not keep faith” with the EU referendum result, the international trade secretary has said. In a Sunday Times interview, Liam Fox said he had “not been party” to widely-reported talks about a “transitional” period when free movement is retained. Chancellor Philip Hammond has said […]

Spain music festival hit by huge blaze on stage

Spain music festival hit by huge blaze on stage

Media captionThe blaze happened at the Tomorrowland Unite festival near Barcelona More than 22,000 people had to be evacuated from a music festival in Spain after a huge fire engulfed part of the main stage. Pictures posted on social media showed the left-hand side of the stage at the Tomorrowland Unite festival near Barcelona going […]

Hamburg supermarket attacker ‘was known Islamist’

Hamburg supermarket attacker ‘was known Islamist’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police said the suspected knife attacker was cornered and overpowered by members of the public The man who killed one person and injured six in a supermarket knife attack in Hamburg was a “known Islamist”, police say. “He was known as an Islamist but not a jihadist,” police spokesman […]

George Clooney ‘to sue’ over twins’ photos

George Clooney ‘to sue’ over twins’ photos

George Clooney is threatening to sue a French magazine for publishing photos of his twins. The actor said in a statement: “Over the last week photographers from Voici magazine scaled our fence, climbed our tree and illegally took pictures of our infants inside our home.” Voici printed the pictures on Friday, claiming they were the […]

Turkish court frees seven journalists as trial continues

Turkish court frees seven journalists as trial continues

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Press freedom activists read newspapers outside court in a demonstration in support A Turkish court has ordered that seven of 17 staff members from the opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet be freed from jail while their trial continues. The seven must report to authorities until the next hearing on 11 September. The […]

Trump to sign bill imposing fresh sanctions on Russia

Trump to sign bill imposing fresh sanctions on Russia

Image copyright EPA Image caption Russia has ordered cuts to staff at the US embassy in Moscow US President Donald Trump will sign into law a bill imposing new sanctions on Russia, the White House says. Both houses of Congress backed the bill, which also includes measures against Iran and North Korea, but it was […]

Briton held in Turkey terror raid

Briton held in Turkey terror raid

Image copyright Joe Robinson A British man has been arrested as part of an anti-terror operation while on holiday in Turkey, the BBC has learned. Ex-soldier Joe Robinson, from Leeds, is understood to be accused of sharing material on social media from his time in Syria with Kurdish militia the YPG. Mr Robinson, 24, his […]

Barcelona train crash ‘injures 48’

Barcelona train crash ‘injures 48’

Image copyright EPA Image caption The officials covered the front of the train involved in the accident with a blue plastic At least 48 people have been injured, five of them seriously, after a train crashed at a station in the Spanish city of Barcelona, officials say. The incident happened during the morning rush hour […]