Brussels suspect Abrini formally investigated over Paris attacks

Brussels suspect Abrini formally investigated over Paris attacks

Image copyright Police Federale Image caption Mohamed Abrini became known as the “man in the hat” after the Brussels bombings Brussels airport attack suspect Mohamed Abrini has been placed under formal investigation in France over the 2015 Paris terror attacks, his lawyers say. Mohamed Abrini, dubbed the “man in the hat” after being filmed with […]

Germany: Six teens dead in Bavaria after party in a garden hut

Germany: Six teens dead in Bavaria after party in a garden hut

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption A German policeman at the entrance to the area where the bodies were found A father in Germany has found the bodies of six teenagers, including his son and daughter, in his secluded garden hut in Bavaria. The five young men and a woman aged 18 and 19 had […]

James Brokenshire ‘snubbed’ Irish national anthem says Labour MP

James Brokenshire ‘snubbed’ Irish national anthem says Labour MP

Image copyright PressEye / Andrew Paton Image caption The Northern Ireland Secretary of State, James Brokenshire (third from left), attending a GAA game in Newry The Secretary of State has been criticised after it emerged he took his seat at a GAA game after the playing of the Irish national anthem. On Saturday, James Brokenshire […]

Benoit Hamon to be Socialist candidate in French election

Benoit Hamon to be Socialist candidate in French election

Image copyright AP Image caption French left-wing politician Benoit Hamon won the second round of voting convincingly Benoit Hamon will be the French Socialist Party’s candidate in the presidential elections in April, after winning a run-off vote on Sunday. The ex-education minister comfortably beat Manuel Valls, a former prime minister, who conceded before the final […]

Sturgeon: PM must heed voice of Scotland on Brexit

Sturgeon: PM must heed voice of Scotland on Brexit

Image caption Ms Sturgeon said there was no sign the UK government was taking Scotland’s position on Brexit “remotely seriously” Nicola Sturgeon has urged the prime minister to take proposals on Brexit from the devolved administrations seriously, ahead of key talks. The first minister was speaking as she and Mrs May prepared to attend a […]

Top Nazi propagandist Goebbels’ secretary dies at 106

Top Nazi propagandist Goebbels’ secretary dies at 106

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Pomsel only revealed her life story in the last few years – but claims no guilt Brunhilde Pomsel, the former secretary to Nazi Germany’s propaganda boss Joseph Goebbels, has died aged 106. Her job brought her into close contact with Goebbels – one of the worst war criminals […]

Germany: Six teens dead in Bavaria after party in a garden shed

Germany: Six teens dead in Bavaria after party in a garden shed

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption A German policeman at the entrance to the area where the bodies were found Six teenagers have been found dead in Germany after a party in a garden shed. The bodies were discovered on Sunday in the Bavarian town of Arnstein in central Germany. They were all aged between […]

Volkswagen overtakes Toyota as the world’s biggest carmaker

Volkswagen overtakes Toyota as the world’s biggest carmaker

Image copyright AFP Volkswagen has overtaken Toyota to become the world’s best-selling carmaker, the first time the German company has held the position. Japan’s Toyota, which had topped sales for the past four years, sold 10.175 million vehicles globally in 2016. That fell short of the 10.31 million sales which VW reported last week. The […]

Germany election: Martin Schulz to stand against Merkel

Germany election: Martin Schulz to stand against Merkel

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Schulz called for more social justice at the Berlin meeting Leaders of Germany’s Social Democrats have chosen Martin Schulz, for many years president of the European Parliament, as their candidate to unseat Chancellor Angela Merkel. Mr Schulz promised supporters his campaign for September’s elections would focus on “hard-working people”. […]

France elections: Socialists choose candidate in final vote

France elections: Socialists choose candidate in final vote

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Manuel Valls (L), and Benoit Hamon (R), are chasing the Socialist candidacy France’s governing Socialist party is set to choose its candidate for the presidential election in April. Manuel Valls, a former prime minister, and left-wing Benoit Hamon are both contesting the run-off vote on Sunday. But sitting President Francois […]