G7 summit agrees on countering terrorism but not climate change

G7 summit agrees on countering terrorism but not climate change

Media captionDonald Trump attends his first G7 summit Leaders of the world’s leading industrial nations, the G7, have agreed on new action to counter terrorism at a summit in Taormina, Sicily. However, differences over climate change remain between US President Donald Trump and the others, said the host, Italian PM Paolo Gentiloni. Mr Trump and […]

G7 leaders gather for ‘robust’ talks in Sicily

G7 leaders gather for ‘robust’ talks in Sicily

Media captionThe “family photo” at the G7 summit includes EU leaders US President Donald Trump is attending a G7 summit with leaders of the world’s major economies in Sicily, Italy, on the last leg of his first foreign trip. A tough debate is expected on issues including trade and climate change. The G7 consists of […]

Germany vaccination: Fines plan as measles cases rise

Germany vaccination: Fines plan as measles cases rise

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Parents look set to be punished if they fail to get their children immunised The German government plans to introduce fines of up to €2,500 (£2,178; $2,806) for parents who refuse to get their children vaccinated. Health Minister Hermann Gröhe said it was necessary to tighten the law because […]

Manchester attack: Police make 10th arrest

Manchester attack: Police make 10th arrest

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An army bomb disposal unit was called to Wigan on Thursday Police have arrested a man in the Moss Side area of Manchester in connection with Monday’s attack at the city’s Arena that killed 22 people. He is one of eight men – aged between 18 and 38 – […]

EU set to foot bill for reconstruction costs after local disasters

EU set to foot bill for reconstruction costs after local disasters

Image copyright Margherita Rinaldi Image caption The Italian hamlet of Pescara del Tronto was shattered by the 24 August quake The European Union will meet up to 95% of the cost of reconstruction in local disaster zones under proposals going forward in Brussels. A provisional deal was reached between the European Council and European Parliament […]

Trump readies for ‘robust’ G7 summit in Sicily

Trump readies for ‘robust’ G7 summit in Sicily

Image copyright AFP Image caption Donald Trump (right) arrived in Sicily late on Thursday for his first G7 summit US President Donald Trump will attend a G7 summit with leaders of the world’s major economies in Sicily, Italy, on the last leg of his first foreign trip. A tough debate is expected on issues including […]

Greek ex-PM Lucas Papademos injured in Athens car blast

Greek ex-PM Lucas Papademos injured in Athens car blast

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police sealed off the junction of Patission and Marnis Street where the car was hit by the explosion Former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos has been injured by an explosion inside his car in Athens. Reports say the blast may have been caused by a letter bomb. Mr Papademos, 69, […]

Donald Trump tells Nato allies to pay up at Brussels talks

Donald Trump tells Nato allies to pay up at Brussels talks

Media captionDonald Trump dresses down Nato leaders for not paying “their fair share” US President Donald Trump has told his Nato allies in Brussels that all members of the alliance must pay their fair share of defence spending. “Massive amounts of money” were owed, he said, voicing a long-held US concern that others are not […]

Manchester attack: Police not sharing information with US

Manchester attack: Police not sharing information with US

Image copyright New York Times Image caption The New York Times says this evidence was gathered at the scene of the attack Police investigating the Manchester Arena bomb attack have stopped sharing information with the US after leaks to the media. UK officials were outraged when photos appearing to show debris from the attack appeared […]

Americans should learn Russian – Kerry

Americans should learn Russian – Kerry

Image copyright AFP Image caption Russia had difficult relations with John Kerry and the Obama team Americans who want to influence the new US government should learn Russian, US ex-Secretary of State John Kerry says. He was speaking at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He strongly criticised President Donald Trump and his team, who […]