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Outrage after General de Gaulle’s tomb damaged by vandals

Outrage after General de Gaulle’s tomb damaged by vandals

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Officials say the cross will be replaced by the end of next week Two suspects are being sought after vandals damaged the tomb of former French leader General Charles de Gaulle, sparking outrage. The authorities said a man stepped onto the grave and toppled a one-and-a-half metre cross at its […]

Macron: Awkward Trump handshake a ‘moment of truth’

Macron: Awkward Trump handshake a ‘moment of truth’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Macron (R) did not let go when Mr Trump first attempted to disengage French President Emmanuel Macron has said his clenched handshake with Donald Trump was “not innocent” and was a “moment of truth”. The awkward encounter saw each grip the other’s hand so firmly that their knuckles turned […]

G7 talks: Trump isolated over Paris climate change deal

G7 talks: Trump isolated over Paris climate change deal

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump has brought new US priorities to his first G7 summit Leaders of the G7 group of rich nations have failed to agree a statement on climate change. Six world leaders reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris accord, the world’s first comprehensive deal aimed at reducing greenhouse emissions. However, […]

G7 summit agrees on countering terrorism but not climate change

G7 summit agrees on countering terrorism but not climate change

Media captionDonald Trump attends his first G7 summit Leaders of the world’s leading industrial nations, the G7, have agreed on new action to counter terrorism at a summit in Taormina, Sicily. However, differences over climate change remain between US President Donald Trump and the others, said the host, Italian PM Paolo Gentiloni. Mr Trump and […]

Trump’s first G7 summit gets down to work in Sicily

Trump’s first G7 summit gets down to work in Sicily

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump (second from left) watched an Italian air force fly-past along with the other leaders US President Donald Trump is meeting leaders of the world’s other major economies at his first G7 summit, held in a cliff-top hotel in Sicily. They are discussing foreign policy and security, with the […]

Germany vaccination: Fines plan as measles cases rise

Germany vaccination: Fines plan as measles cases rise

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Parents look set to be punished if they fail to get their children immunised The German government plans to introduce fines of up to €2,500 (£2,178; $2,806) for parents who refuse to get their children vaccinated. Health Minister Hermann Gröhe said it was necessary to tighten the law because […]

Manchester attack: Police make 10th arrest

Manchester attack: Police make 10th arrest

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An army bomb disposal unit was called to Wigan on Thursday Police have arrested a man in the Moss Side area of Manchester in connection with Monday’s attack at the city’s Arena that killed 22 people. He is one of eight men – aged between 18 and 38 – […]

EU set to foot bill for reconstruction costs after local disasters

EU set to foot bill for reconstruction costs after local disasters

Image copyright Margherita Rinaldi Image caption The Italian hamlet of Pescara del Tronto was shattered by the 24 August quake The European Union will meet up to 95% of the cost of reconstruction in local disaster zones under proposals going forward in Brussels. A provisional deal was reached between the European Council and European Parliament […]

Greek ex-PM Lucas Papademos injured in Athens car blast

Greek ex-PM Lucas Papademos injured in Athens car blast

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police sealed off the junction of Patission and Marnis Street where the car was hit by the explosion Former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos has been injured by an explosion inside his car in Athens. Reports say the blast may have been caused by a letter bomb. Mr Papademos, 69, […]

Trump Nato summit: ‘Tough’ talks ahead over military spending

Trump Nato summit: ‘Tough’ talks ahead over military spending

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The EU’s Mr Tusk (L) is aiming to convince Mr Trump of the need for more co-operation US President Donald Trump is in Brussels for what his team is describing as “tough” talks with other members of the Nato military alliance. Nato has agreed to Mr Trump’s request to join […]