Champs-Elysees attack car ‘had guns and gas’ – Paris police

Champs-Elysees attack car ‘had guns and gas’ – Paris police

Media captionArmed police placed a security cordon at the Champs-Élysées A car deliberately hit a police van before bursting into flames on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in central Paris, police officials say. The driver, who was on a security watchlist, died in the incident. Police found a Kalashnikov rifle, handguns and gas bottles in the […]

Portugal fire: Soaring temperatures threaten firefighting effort

Portugal fire: Soaring temperatures threaten firefighting effort

Media captionDrone footage shows burnt-out cars on a road in the Pedrógão Grande area Soaring temperatures threaten efforts to bring a raging forest fire in Portugal under control, officials say. The week’s highest temperatures of around 38C (100F) are expected on Tuesday and together with windy conditions could reignite fires already quelled. Civil protection officials […]

Barclays charged with fraud in Qatar case

Barclays charged with fraud in Qatar case

Image copyright Getty Images Barclays and four former executives have been charged with fraud over their actions in the 2008 financial crisis. The Serious Fraud Office case relates to the billion of pounds the bank raised from Qatari investors enabling it to avoid a government bailout. Former chief executive John Varley is one of the […]

Finsbury Park suspect Darren Osborne’s family ‘in shock’

Finsbury Park suspect Darren Osborne’s family ‘in shock’

Media captionFootage shows the suspected attacker being tackled before police arrive The family of a man arrested after a terror attack near a north London mosque say they are “shocked” and “devastated”. Father-of-four Darren Osborne was held after a van hit Muslims after evening prayers in Finsbury Park. They had been helping a man who […]

Finsbury Park attack suspect named as Darren Osborne

Finsbury Park attack suspect named as Darren Osborne

Media captionFootage shows the suspected attacker being tackled to the ground before the police arrive The man arrested on suspicion of carrying out the Finsbury Park terror attack is 47-year-old Darren Osborne from Cardiff, the BBC understands. He was held after a van hit Muslims who had been attending evening prayers at a north London […]

Finsbury Park attack: Theresa May condemns ‘sickening’ terror attack

Finsbury Park attack: Theresa May condemns ‘sickening’ terror attack

Media captionFootage shows the suspected attacker being tackled to the ground before the police arrive Prime Minister Theresa May says the terror attack near a north London mosque is “every bit as sickening” as other recent ones to hit the UK. She was speaking after a man died and 10 people were injured when a […]

Portugal forest fire: 12 survive by hiding in a water tank

Portugal forest fire: 12 survive by hiding in a water tank

Image copyright EPA Image caption Many residents were left stranded as the fire blocked roads Twelve people survived one of Portugal’s deadliest fires by seeking refuge in a water tank after access to their village was cut off by the blaze. The residents, including a disabled 95-year-old woman, spent more than six hours in the […]

French election: Macron team complete rout with Assembly win

French election: Macron team complete rout with Assembly win

Image copyright LREM/Getty Image caption Among the new women MPs from civil society are Typhanie Degois (L), Brigitte Liso (C) and Mireille Robert French President Emmanuel Macron is celebrating a convincing victory in National Assembly elections that gives him the mandate to push through wide-ranging social and economic reforms. Three-quarters of the assembly are new […]

No Italy ‘baby bonus’ for Mafia boss’s daughter Lucia Riina

No Italy ‘baby bonus’ for Mafia boss’s daughter Lucia Riina

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lucia says she is proud to keep the Riina family name Sicilian authorities have refused to pay Italy’s “baby bonus” to the youngest daughter of jailed Mafia boss Toto Riina, 36-year-old Lucia. A painter, Lucia lives in Corleone and gave birth earlier this month. Salvatore “Toto” Riina, former boss of […]

Finsbury Park attack: Man dies as van hits worshippers

Finsbury Park attack: Man dies as van hits worshippers

Media captionKhalid Amin says he saw people detain a man who was later arrested A man has died and 10 people have been injured after a man drove a van into worshippers near a north London mosque. The van struck people after mounting the pavement just after midnight BST outside Muslim Welfare House, near Finsbury […]