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EU leaders to move Brexit to next stage

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images EU leaders are expected to formally agree to start the next phase of Brexit negotiations later. It means talks can move on to the long-term relationship between the UK and EU, days after Theresa May suffered her first defeat in the House of Commons. The next round of talks on a […]

Russian court finds ex-minister Ulyukayev guilty of bribery

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ulyukayev denied the charges and alleged that he was framed A Moscow court has found Russia’s former Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev guilty of bribery. He is the first minister to stand trial in Russia’s recent history. Ulyukayev was arrested in 2016, accused of trying to extort $2m (£1.5m) from state […]

Russia a ‘risk’ to undersea cables, defence chief warns

Media captionSir Stuart Peach: Russia poses a “new risk” to economy and ways of living The UK’s most senior military officer has warned of a new threat posed by Russia to communications and internet cables that run under the sea. Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, the chief of the defence staff, said Britain and […]

France Millas train crash: Children killed as bus cut in two

Media captionFootage of emergency vehicles at the scene of the crash A train and a school bus have collided near Perpignan in southern France, leaving at least four children dead and many other people injured. Twenty people were injured and 11 of them were in a critical condition, after the crash on a level crossing […]

Putin: Trump opponents harm US with ‘invented’ Russia scandal

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Putin has been giving his marathon annual news conference in Moscow Russia’s president has accused opponents of his US counterpart Donald Trump of harming the US by “inventing stories” about contacts with Russia. At his annual news conference, Vladimir Putin said contacts between the Trump team and Russian officials […]

EU ‘has east-west split’ on migrant quotas

Image copyright AFP Image caption Moria camp on Lesbos: Greek migrant camps are mostly squalid and overcrowded EU leaders are bitterly divided over a quota scheme for housing migrants, as they begin a summit in Brussels. Summit chairman Donald Tusk called mandatory EU-wide quotas “ineffective”. He spoke of a split “between east and west” over […]

French crash: Children killed as school bus and train collide

Media captionFootage of emergency vehicles at the scene of the crash A train and a school bus have collided near Perpignan in southern France, killing at least four children, the interior ministry says. Another 24 people were reported to be seriously injured, in the accident on a railway crossing between Millas and Saint-Féliu-d’Amont. The students […]

Putin: Trump opponents harm US with ‘invented’ Russia scandal

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Putin has been giving his marathon annual news conference in Moscow Russia’s president has accused opponents of his US counterpart Donald Trump of harming the US by “inventing stories” about contacts with Russia. At his annual news conference, Vladimir Putin said contacts between the Trump team and Russian officials […]

EU ‘has east-west split’ on migrant quotas

Image copyright AFP Image caption Moria camp on Lesbos: Greek migrant camps are mostly squalid and overcrowded EU leaders are bitterly divided over a quota scheme for housing migrants, as they begin a summit in Brussels. Summit chairman Donald Tusk called mandatory EU-wide quotas “ineffective”. He spoke of a split “between east and west” over […]

Niki Austrian airline failure strands many passengers

Image copyright AFP Image caption A Niki jet on the tarmac in Vienna The Austrian airline Niki has grounded its planes, stranding thousands of passengers, after filing for insolvency protection. Niki has about 20 planes serving resorts in southern Europe and north Africa. Niki was founded by Niki Lauda, the Austrian ex-F1 racing champion, but […]

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