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Marine Le Pen’s presence deemed ‘disrespectful’ at Web Summit

Marine Le Pen’s presence deemed ‘disrespectful’ at Web Summit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Marine Le Pen has been un-invited to the Web Summit in Portugal Marine Le Pen, the former French presidential candidate and leader of the National Rally political party, has been un-invited to one of Europe’s largest technology conferences. Ms Le Pen was listed on the Web Summit’s website as […]

Italy bridge: State of emergency follows Genoa disaster

Italy bridge: State of emergency follows Genoa disaster

Image copyright EPA Image caption Work is still going on to try to find survivors Italian PM Giuseppe Conte has declared a 12-month state of emergency in the Liguria region in response to the motorway bridge collapse in Genoa. He also said he would make an initial €5m ($5.7m) available from central funds to the […]

Putin to attend Austrian minister’s wedding

Putin to attend Austrian minister’s wedding

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Kneissl (left) invited Mr Putin (2nd left) to attend her wedding during his visit to Austria earlier this year, Russian officials say Russian President Vladimir Putin will be a surprise guest at Saturday’s wedding of Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl, Moscow has confirmed. “Yes, he will drop by on […]

Mystery Russian object alarms US

Mystery Russian object alarms US

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US says it does not know what the satellite is or why it is behaving strangely A mysterious Russian satellite displaying “very abnormal behaviour” has raised alarm in the US, according to a State Department official. “We don’t know for certain what it is and there is no […]

Taner Kilic: Amnesty Turkish chair to be released from prison

Taner Kilic: Amnesty Turkish chair to be released from prison

Image copyright Amnesty International Image caption Taner Kilic has spent more than a year in jail on charges Amnesty say are baseless Turkey has decided to release the national head of Amnesty International after more than a year in prison. Taner Kilic was arrested in June 2017 on terrorism charges. He is expected to be […]

Italy bridge: Rescuers search for survivors in Genoa

Italy bridge: Rescuers search for survivors in Genoa

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Floodlights guided the search overnight Rescuers in the northwest Italian city of Genoa continue to search for possible survivors after the dramatic collapse of a motorway bridge. Police say at least 26 people were killed and 15 badly hurt, when dozens of vehicles fell 45m (148ft). Reports say cries can […]

UK police raids after Westminster ‘attack’

UK police raids after Westminster ‘attack’

Media captionThe car can be seen crashing into a barrier Police are searching three addresses in the Midlands after a man was arrested on suspicion of terrorism following a car crash outside Parliament. The 29-year-old British suspect is not believed to be known to MI5 or counter-terrorism police. A vehicle swerved into cyclists and pedestrians […]

Italy bridge: Dozens feared dead in Genoa as motorway collapses

Italy bridge: Dozens feared dead in Genoa as motorway collapses

Media captionParts of the bridge can be seen collapsing A motorway bridge has collapsed in the northwest Italian city of Genoa and fire brigade sources say 35 people were believed killed as vehicles plummeted to the ground. Dramatic video footage captured the moment of the disaster when one of the huge supporting towers crashed down […]

Italy bridge: Genoa motorway bridge collapses kills at least 11

Italy bridge: Genoa motorway bridge collapses kills at least 11

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The shattered bridge spanned a stream into which much of the rubble fell A motorway bridge has collapsed near the Italian city of Genoa, sending vehicles plummeting some 100m (328ft) to the ground and killing at least 11 people, local media report. Italian Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said it was […]

Vienna named world’s most liveable city

Vienna named world’s most liveable city

Image copyright Getty Images The Austrian capital, Vienna, has beaten Australia’s Melbourne to be named the world’s most liveable city. It’s the first time a European city has topped the rankings of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) annual survey. The worldwide league table ranks 140 cities on a range of factors, including political and social […]