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Hungary jails gang for deaths of 71 migrants in lorry

Hungary jails gang for deaths of 71 migrants in lorry

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The shocking case drew attention to the suffering of migrants smuggled to Europe Four men have received 25-year jail terms in Hungary over the deaths of 71 migrants who suffocated in a sealed lorry in August 2015. Police found the victims’ decomposing bodies in the lorry, registered in Hungary […]

‘Martyr of the A10’: DNA leads to France arrests over 1987 murder

‘Martyr of the A10’: DNA leads to France arrests over 1987 murder

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police re-opened the case in 2012 with a call for witnesses French police have arrested a couple 31 years after their daughter was found dead, in a cold case revived through DNA evidence. The mutilated body of the unidentified child was found by the side of a motorway in central […]

Russian MP: Avoid sex with foreign men

Russian MP: Avoid sex with foreign men

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The advice is specifically targeting Russian women A prominent Russian MP has been heavily criticised after urging women not to have sex with foreign men during the World Cup. Communist Party MP Tamara Pletnyova told a Moscow Radio station that she was “not a nationalist” but believed Russian women […]

Macrons’ new dinner plates spark French cash row

Macrons’ new dinner plates spark French cash row

Image copyright EPA Image caption The new design Bleu Élysée was selected by Brigitte Macron France’s presidential couple are the centre of allegations that the Élysée Palace is shelling out a fortune on a new dinner service while complaining about the scale of the welfare budget. The 1,200-piece set, chosen by First Lady Brigitte Macron, […]

Migrant ship row: Italy-France ministers’ meeting postponed

Migrant ship row: Italy-France ministers’ meeting postponed

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Italy called off the meeting between its Economy Minister Giovanni Tria (L), and his French equivalent Italy’s Economy Minister Giovanni Tria has postponed talks scheduled for Wednesday with his French counterpart amid a row over a migrant ship. A French official said the ministers had agreed by phone to meet […]

Spanish king’s brother-in-law given five days to report to jail

Spanish king’s brother-in-law given five days to report to jail

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Urdangarin and Princess Cristina were stripped of their titles as Duke and Duchess of Palma in 2014 In a corruption case that has shaken Spain’s royal family, Iñaki Urdangarin, the husband of Princess Cristina, has been told he has five days to report to a prison to start his […]

World Cup 2018: Spain sack manager Julen Lopetegui two days before first match

World Cup 2018: Spain sack manager Julen Lopetegui two days before first match

Lopetegui was named Spain boss in 2016 and was unbeaten during his time in charge Spain have sacked head coach Julen Lopetegui after he was named the new Real Madrid boss, two days before their opening World Cup match with Portugal. Real Madrid announced on Tuesday that Lopetegui would succeed Zinedine Zidane at the Bernabeu […]

Macedonia and Greece: Deal after 27-year row over a name

Macedonia and Greece: Deal after 27-year row over a name

Image copyright Getty/Reuters Image caption Protests have been held in both Greece and Macedonia against a compromise on the name of the former Yugoslav republic Greece has reached a deal on the future name of its northern neighbour, which called itself Macedonia at the break-up of the former Yugoslavia. After years of protests and seemingly […]

Stranded migrants: Macron scolds Italy over Aquarius ship

Stranded migrants: Macron scolds Italy over Aquarius ship

Media captionMost of the 629 migrants are sub-Saharan Africans French President Emmanuel Macron has accused the Italian government of “cynicism and irresponsibility” for refusing to let a stranded rescue ship packed with migrants dock in Italy. A charity looking after the 629 migrants on the Aquarius, stranded off Malta, says two Italian ships will help […]

Spain to accept disputed migrant ship Aquarius

Spain to accept disputed migrant ship Aquarius

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Migrants are rescued by the SOS Méditerranée Spain’s prime minister has said the country will take in a rescue ship stranded in the Mediterranean, to help avoid a humanitarian disaster. Pedro Sánchez said he would give “safe harbour” to the Aquarius and the 629 people on board, after Italy and […]