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Italy migrant row: ‘Inhumane’ Malta refuses rescue ship

Italy migrant row: ‘Inhumane’ Malta refuses rescue ship

Image copyright EPA Image caption The two ships work for the German NGO Mission Lifeline Italy has attacked Malta for refusing to take in a ship of migrants. Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli shared a photo of an email by the Maltese Armed Forces saying the vessel “has not manifested any distress”. Mr Toninelli called the […]

Italy migrant row: Malta urged to open ports to rescue ship

Italy migrant row: Malta urged to open ports to rescue ship

Image copyright EPA Image caption The two ships work for the German NGO Mission Lifeline Italy has urged Malta to take in a migrant rescue ship, after earlier threatening to seize the vessel and arrest its crew. Italian authorities had said that two ships operated by the German migrant rescue group Mission Lifeline were “illegally” […]

EU tariffs on US goods come into force

EU tariffs on US goods come into force

Image copyright Getty Images The European Union (EU) has introduced retaliatory tariffs on US goods as a top official launched a fresh attack on President Donald Trump’s trade policy. The duties on €2.8bn (£2.4bn) worth of US goods came into force on Friday. Tariffs have been imposed on products such as bourbon whiskey, motorcycles and […]

‘Wolf pack’ jailed for sex attack released by Spanish court

‘Wolf pack’ jailed for sex attack released by Spanish court

Image copyright Esperanza Escribano Image caption A protest rally quickly assembled in Barcelona following the court’s ruling A Spanish court has ordered the provisional release of five men convicted of sexually assaulting a young woman during the famous San Fermin bull-running festival. All five were sentenced to nine years for sexual abuse but acquitted of […]

Hungary passes ‘Stop Soros’ law banning help for migrants

Hungary passes ‘Stop Soros’ law banning help for migrants

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hungary erected fences after the big migrant influx in 2015 and few asylum seekers have been accepted The Hungarian parliament has passed new legislation that criminalises lawyers and activists who help asylum seekers. Anyone “facilitating illegal immigration” will face a year in jail. Viktor Orban’s government has dubbed the […]

Audi chief Rupert Stadler arrested in diesel emissions probe

Audi chief Rupert Stadler arrested in diesel emissions probe

Image copyright EPA The chief executive of German carmaker Audi, Rupert Stadler, has been arrested in connection with an investigation into the diesel emissions scandal. A spokesman for Volkswagen, which owns Audi, confirmed he was being held. Munich prosecutors said they had acted because of a risk that Mr Stadler might seek to suppress evidence. […]

Brilliant Mexico stun champions Germany

Brilliant Mexico stun champions Germany

Media playback is not supported on this device World Cup 2018: Germany 0-1 Mexico highlights Defending champions Germany made a disastrous start to their bid to win back-to-back World Cups with a shock defeat by Mexico. Hirving Lozano’s first-half goal was the difference between the two sides in an enthralling encounter in Moscow, but the […]

World Cup 2018: ‘Safe space’ for Russia LGBT football fans shut

World Cup 2018: ‘Safe space’ for Russia LGBT football fans shut

Image copyright AFP Image caption Homosexuality was decriminalised in Russia in 1993, but anti-gay prejudice is rife An organisation providing a “safe space” for LGBT and ethnic-minority football fans in Russia says it was evicted from its premises in St Petersburg on the eve of the World Cup. Diversity House was supposed to open for […]

Macedonia name dispute: PMs watch as ministers sign ‘historic’ deal

Macedonia name dispute: PMs watch as ministers sign ‘historic’ deal

Image copyright AFP Image caption Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (right) met Zoran Zaev near the border between the two countries Greece and Macedonia have signed a deal that aims to settle a decades-long dispute over Macedonia’s name. Under the agreement, Greece’s neighbour will be known as North Macedonia. Greek PM Alexis Tsipras said it […]

Aquarius in Valencia: Spain welcomes migrants from disputed ship

Aquarius in Valencia: Spain welcomes migrants from disputed ship

Media captionMigrants are checked by Spanish officials The Spanish port of Valencia has seen the arrival of the first ship carrying migrants rescued from the Mediterranean Sea and turned away by Italy and Malta. The first of three vessels entered harbour soon after dawn. Some of the 629 rescued near Libya last weekend by the […]

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