Celia Barquín: European golf champion murdered in Iowa

Image copyright EGA Image caption Celia Barquín Arozamena won the European Amateur Championship in July A man has been charged with murder, hours after prominent Spanish golfer Celia Barquín Arozamena was found dead on an Iowa golf course. Barquín, 22, won the European Ladies’ Amateur championship in July and was a leading student athlete at […]

Brexit migration report: ‘No preference’ for EU workers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A report says there should be no limit on the number of high-skilled workers, such as doctors, coming to the UK to work EU workers coming to the UK should be given “no preference” for visas after Brexit, says a new report. The Migration Advisory Committee also recommends that […]

Chemnitz unrest: German top spy Maassen under fire

Image copyright AFP Image caption Far-right activists have been demonstrating in Chemnitz for weeks Political pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel to sack Germany’s domestic intelligence chief, Hans-Georg Maassen, will reach a climax on Tuesday. Mrs Merkel is to meet her coalition partners to examine the spy boss’s controversial response to recent far-right unrest in Chemnitz. […]

Russia blames Israel after military plane shot down off Syria

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Il-20 aircraft was returning to a Russian base on the north-western coast of Syria (file photo) Russia has said Syria shot down one of its military planes – but laid the blame for the deaths of the 15 personnel on board with Israel. The defence ministry said Israeli […]

Russian military plane vanishes from radar off Syria

Image copyright Alamy Image caption The Il-20 aircraft was returning to a Russian base on the north-western coast of Syria (file photo) A Russian military aircraft with 14 people on board has disappeared from radar after flying over Syria, Russia’s defence ministry says. “Connection has been lost with the crew of a Russian Il-20 plane […]

Alexander Perepilichnyy possible MI6 links to stay secret

Image caption The inquest is looking at whether Alexander Perepilichnyy died of natural causes or was unlawfully killed The government can keep secret the details of whether there were any links between British spies and a Russian businessman who died in mysterious circumstances, a coroner has ruled. Alexander Perepilichnyy, 44, collapsed in November 2012 when […]

CCTV footage of 85-year-old tackling armed raiders goes viral

Media captionThe attempted robbery was over in about 30 seconds An 85-year-old great grandfather who tackled would-be robbers wielding a sawn-off shotgun and hammers has become an internet hit. Denis O’Connor was in the Bar One Racing office in Glanmire, County Cork, on Saturday when three raiders burst through the door. One jumped the counter […]

MH17 crash: Dutch ask Russia to submit new claims

MH17 crash: Dutch ask Russia to submit new claims

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was brought down over eastern Ukraine as conflict raged on the ground Dutch prosecutors investigating the downing of flight MH17 have said they will study any information that Russia provides, after its officials said they had proof the missile that hit the plane was in […]

Russian communist hunger strike over ‘rigged’ far east vote

Image copyright Reuters Image caption “Give victory back to Andrei Ishchenko!” – a protest in Vladivostok An opposition candidate has gone on hunger strike in the far east of Russia after suddenly losing a key regional election that he was poised to win. With more than 95% of votes counted in the Primorye region, the […]

Hélène Pastor murder: Ten on trial in Monaco heiress case

Image copyright AFP Image caption The gunman attacked Hélène Pastor’s black minivan outside the Nice hospital where her son was being treated Four years after billionaire Hélène Pastor and her chauffeur were fatally shot outside a hospital in the south of France, her son-in-law and nine others have gone on trial over the murders. The […]