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Trump in Brussels for ‘tough’ Nato talks amid protests

Trump in Brussels for ‘tough’ Nato talks amid protests

Image copyright AFP Image caption Demonstrations against the US president were held in Brussels US President Donald Trump is in Brussels for what his team are describing as “tough” talks with other members of the Nato military alliance. Mr Trump is also due to meet European Union officials on Thursday. He has been critical of […]

Migrant crisis: Mediterranean rescue as 34 drown

Migrant crisis: Mediterranean rescue as 34 drown

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The crossing from Libya to Italy is now one of the busiest used by illicit migrants – and one of the most deadly (file image) At least 34 migrants, some of them young children, have drowned after falling into the sea off the Libyan coast, Italy’s coastguard says. The […]

Spain to open ‘stolen’ baby archives

Spain to open ‘stolen’ baby archives

Image caption Ruth Appleby was told her daughter had died within hours of being born in 1992 The Spanish Catholic Church and Ministry of Health have agreed to open up their archives to parents who believe their children may have been stolen at birth, an MEP has revealed. Thousands of children are thought to have […]

Manchester attack: Police hunt ‘network’ behind bomber

Manchester attack: Police hunt ‘network’ behind bomber

Image caption Salman Abedi has been named by police as the Manchester bomber Police say they are investigating a “network” over Monday night’s attack at Manchester Arena, in which 22 people, including children, were killed. Salman Abedi blew himself up outside an Ariana Grande concert. Four people have been arrested, including the bomber’s 23-year-old brother. […]

Trump ‘determined to pursue peace’ after Pope meeting

Trump ‘determined to pursue peace’ after Pope meeting

Media captionDonald Trump was greeted by Pope Francis at the Vatican US President Donald Trump has said he is “more determined than ever” to pursue peace in the world after meeting Pope Francis at the Vatican. He was granted a short private audience with the head of the Catholic Church on the latest leg of […]

Migrant crisis: Mediterranean rescue as 30 drown

Migrant crisis: Mediterranean rescue as 30 drown

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The crossing from Libya to Italy is now one of the busiest used by illicit migrants – and one of the most deadly (file image) At least 30 migrants, some of them young children, have drowned after falling into the sea off the Libyan coast, Italy’s coastguard says. The […]

Messi’s Spanish jail sentence for tax fraud to stand

Messi’s Spanish jail sentence for tax fraud to stand

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Messi and his father Jorge were convicted of tax fraud in 2016 A 21-month jail term handed down last year to Barcelona and Argentina footballer Lionel Messi has been confirmed by Spain’s Supreme Court, but he is unlikely to go to prison. Messi and his father Jorge, who manages his […]

Family contests 101-year-old’s wedding to former maid

Family contests 101-year-old’s wedding to former maid

Image copyright CMTV Image caption Ms Monteiro has lived with and cared for Mr Marcolino for 30 years, but his children say she is after his money The children of a 101-year-old man have legally challenged his marriage to his ex-maid, who is just over half his age. Francisco Marcolino married his maid of decades, […]

Manchester attack: Salman Abedi named as bomber by police

Manchester attack: Salman Abedi named as bomber by police

Image caption Eight-year-old Saffie Roussos and Georgina Callander are among the dead Salman Abedi has been named by police as the suspected suicide bomber who killed 22 people and injured 59 at Manchester Arena on Monday night. The 22-year-old was born in Manchester to parents of Libyan descent, the BBC understands. Three of his victims […]

Nato hit by Turkish veto on Austria partnership

Nato hit by Turkish veto on Austria partnership

Image copyright AFP Image caption Austrian troops serve with the Nato K-For mission in Kosovo (2011 photo) Turkey is vetoing Nato’s co-operation with Austria, blocking the alliance’s partnership activities with 41 countries, the BBC understands. Turkey is in Nato, providing the most military muscle after the US, while Austria is not. But Austria co-operates closely […]