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EU leaders wrestle with migrant quotas at summit

EU leaders wrestle with migrant quotas at summit

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 gather for a summit in Brussels. Summit chairman Donald Tusk irritated an EU commissioner and some other officials by calling mandatory quotas “ineffective” and […]

Bollywood star faces eviction from Paris apartment

Bollywood star faces eviction from Paris apartment

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Bollywood actress has starred in over 40 movies Bollywood star Mallika Sherawat and her French husband are facing eviction from their Paris apartment. The couple owe nearly 80,000 euros (£70,421; $94,551) in rent and a court in Paris is scheduled to rule on the dispute. The couple’s lawyer […]

UK PM May defeated over Brexit vote

UK PM May defeated over Brexit vote

Media captionThere were cheers from the opposition benches as the result was announced The government has been narrowly defeated in a key vote on its Brexit bill after a rebellion by 11 Tory MPs. In a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May, MPs voted to give Parliament a legal guarantee of a vote on the […]

Swedish ‘laser man’ Ausonius on trial for 1992 German murder

Swedish ‘laser man’ Ausonius on trial for 1992 German murder

Image copyright Reuters Image caption John Ausonius (r) denies the killing but did not oppose extradition to Germany A Swedish right-wing extremist serving life for a spate of racially-motivated attacks in the 1990s has gone on trial in Germany accused of murder. John Ausonius, dubbed “the laser man” because of the laser sight on his […]

‘Homeless’ man found €300,000 in Paris airport

‘Homeless’ man found €300,000 in Paris airport

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The man walked off with two bags full of cash a week ago and police have not found him A man who chanced upon hundreds of thousands of euros after leaning on a door at Charles de Gaulle airport in France is thought to have been homeless. Local police […]

Erdogan: Jerusalem is Palestinian capital

Erdogan: Jerusalem is Palestinian capital

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pro-Palestinian protesters gathered outside the OIC summit venue in Istanbul The leaders of 57 Muslim nations have called on the world to recognise “the State of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital”. An Organisation of Islamic Co-operation communique declares US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise the city […]

Lazio fans bombard referee’s cafe with bad online reviews

Lazio fans bombard referee’s cafe with bad online reviews

Image copyright ANDREAS SOLARO Image caption Referee Piero Giacomelli sent off Lazio”s Ciro Immobile during the Italian Serie A match Lazio versus Torino on 11 December It’s not easy being a football referee, and it’s not easy running a cafe in an age of online reviews. Especially in Italy, famous for its passion for the […]

Theresa May ‘dancing to EU’s tune’ over Brexit, says Farage

Theresa May ‘dancing to EU’s tune’ over Brexit, says Farage

Image copyright AFP Image caption The former UKIP leader suggested the UK had caved in over the “divorce bill” and citizens’ rights The UK has “danced to the EU’s tune” during the Brexit negotiations, former UKIP leader Nigel Farage has claimed. In a debate in the European Parliament, he called the British Prime Minister, Theresa […]

Warmer Arctic is the ‘new normal’

Warmer Arctic is the ‘new normal’

Image caption Sea ice that is more than four years old has largely disappeared in the Arctic A warming, rapidly changing Arctic is the “new normal” and shows no signs of returning to the reliably frozen region of the past. This is according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Arctic Report Card. Director […]

Tractor driver destroys six speed cameras on Germany rampage

Tractor driver destroys six speed cameras on Germany rampage

Image copyright DPA Image caption The driver had no alcohol in his system, police said. Police say a tractor driver who went on a rampage in Germany knocked down six speed cameras, causing hundreds of thousands of euros worth of damage. Police say the 63-year-old intentionally aimed at the cameras in the small town of […]

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