Malta blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia dies in car bomb attack

Image copyright Linkedin Image caption Daphne Caruana Galizia was reportedly killed just after leaving her home on Monday afternoon A prominent blogger in Malta, who had accused the island’s government of corruption, has died in a car bomb attack, according to police. Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, was reportedly killed when the car she was driving […]

Portugal and Spain wildfires: Dozens dead and injured

Media captionFirefighters battle flames in Portugal and Spain A spate of wildfires in central and north Portugal which started at the weekend has killed at least 31 people, civil defence authorities say. Dozens of the 145 fires still raging are considered serious, a spokeswoman said. To the north, fires which broke out across the border […]

Spain says Catalonia leader Puigdemont ‘unclear’ on independence

Media captionEurope correspondent Gavin Lee looks to the past for the origins of the Catalan crisis The Spanish government has said that the head of the Catalonia region has failed to clarify whether he declared independence last week. In a letter to Madrid on Monday, Carles Puigdemont instead called for negotiation over the next two […]

France minister Schiappa plans anti-street harassment law

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gender equality minister Marlene Schiappa wants a national discussion about what behaviour constitutes sexual harassment France’s gender equality minister has set out plans for a new law cracking down on sexual violence and harassment. Marlène Schiappa’s proposals include on-the-spot fines for catcalling and lecherous behaviour in public. The mounting […]

Hurricane Ophelia: Three people die as storm hits Ireland

Media captionStrong winds are expected to reach other parts of the UK Two men and a woman have been killed as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit the British Isles. As hurricane-force gusts battered the Republic of Ireland, one woman and a man died in separate incidents when trees fell on their cars. A second […]

Catalonia leader Puigdemont ‘unclear’ on independence – Spain

Media captionEurope correspondent Gavin Lee looks to the past for the origins of the Catalan crisis The Spanish government has said that the head of the Catalonia region has failed to clarify whether he declared independence last week. In a letter to Madrid on Monday, Carles Puigdemont instead called for negotiation over the next two […]

Portugal and Spain wildfires: Death toll soars to dozens

Image copyright EPA Image caption The fires have spread through large areas of Portugal and Spain At least 31 people have died in a series of wildfires in Portugal, the country’s civil protection service says. A spokeswoman for the agency told reporters that firefighters were still tackling 145 separate fires – dozens of which were […]

Catalonia: Leader Puigdemont fails to clarify independence

Media captionEurope correspondent Gavin Lee looks to the past for the origins of the Catalan crisis The president of the autonomous Spanish region of Catalonia has failed to clarify whether he has declared independence, in a letter to Madrid. Spain had issued a Monday deadline for Carles Puigdemont to clarify his intent – or face […]

UK PM May to dine with EU chiefs

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The PM will meet with Jean-Claude Juncker, pictured, as well as Michel Barnier Theresa May is to travel to Brussels later for a dinner with EU leaders in a bid to end a stalemate over Brexit. The meeting, with chief negotiator Michel Barnier and Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, comes days […]

Airbus boss ‘would step down if needed’

Image copyright Airbus Airbus chief executive Tom Enders has said he would be prepared to step down if he was “no longer part of the solution”, as the firm deals with ongoing corruption probes. The aircraft maker is under investigation in the UK and France into its use of middlemen in plane sales. Mr Enders […]