UK spy poisoning response deadline passes

Image copyright EPA/ Yulia Skripal/Facebook Image caption Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, are in a critical condition in hospital The deadline set by the UK government for Moscow to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent was used to poison a former double agent has passed. Focus now shifts to what steps Theresa […]

Afghan sisters deported from Austria after landmark EU ruling

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption In 2015, hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees crossed into Austria Two Afghan sisters who lost a landmark asylum case at the European Union’s top court have been deported from Austria, aid agencies say. Khadija and Zainab Jafari and their three young children arrived in Austria in 2016, […]

Russian spy: Embassy warns UK against ‘punitive’ measures

Media captionNeil Basu, the UK’s head of counter-terrorism, made a fresh appeal for witnesses The UK’s threat of “punitive” measures against Russia over the poisoning of a former spy and his daughter will “meet with a response”, Russia has said. Russia’s UK embassy posted a series of tweets as a deadline looms for it to […]

Football boss ‘sorry’ for gun incident

Savvidis entered the pitch after Fernando Varela’s goal was ruled out for offside The president of Greek club PAOK Salonika has apologised after he came on to the pitch with a gun during his side’s match on Sunday. Ivan Savvidis had a gun in a holster when he entered the field after PAOK had a […]

Russian spy: Police appeal over Sergei Skripal’s red BMW

Image copyright Ben Whitlock Police investigating the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy and his daughter have appealed for witnesses who saw the pair’s red BMW car before the attack. Sergei Skripal, 66, and Yulia, 33, parked the vehicle in Salisbury city centre – less than three hours before they were found slumped on a bench. […]

Gabriel Cruz: Partner of Spanish boy’s father ‘admits killing’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Gabriel’s disappearance received nationwide attention in Spain A woman in Spain has confessed to killing her partner’s eight-year-old son, whose disappearance prompted mass search efforts, local media say. Ana Julia Quezada, 43, was arrested on Sunday after the body of Gabriel Cruz was found in the car she was driving. […]

Bertrand Cantat: Killer rock star pulls out of French festivals

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Bertrand Cantat served four years in a Lithuanian prison for the murder of his girlfriend A French rock star who was jailed for murdering his former girlfriend has pulled out of a string of festival appearances after facing a backlash. Bertrand Cantat was sentenced to eight years for beating actress […]

Counter-terror police investigate ‘unexplained’ death

Image copyright PA Counter-terror police are leading an investigation into the “unexplained” death of a man in London. He is believed to be Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov, who claimed political asylum in the UK after being convicted of fraud. The Metropolitan Police said its specialist unit was looking into it “as a precaution because of […]

Russian spy: UK ‘encouraged’ by support over poison attack

Media captionBoris Johnson: “We are giving Russia until midnight to explain” The “strength of the support” shown to the UK over the poisoning of former Russian agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter has been encouraging, the foreign secretary has said. Boris Johnson said the UK had been talking to friends and there had been a […]

Afrin: Turkish forces ‘encircle’ Syrian Kurdish city

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Syrian rebel fighters are supporting Turkish troops in the offensive on Afrin The Turkish military says it has surrounded the Kurdish-held city of Afrin in northern Syria, the focus of an offensive against a Kurdish militia. A statement said troops and allied Syrian rebels had also captured “critically important areas”. […]