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Russian mother fights to get boys back after breast surgery

Russian mother fights to get boys back after breast surgery

Image copyright Yulia Savinovskikh Image caption Yulia Savinovskikh says officials are trying to avoid her A Russian mother is campaigning to get back two adopted children who were taken from her after she chose to have her breasts removed. The case of Yulia Savinovskikh has reverberated far beyond Yekaterinburg, the city in the Urals where […]

Theresa May accuses Vladimir Putin of election meddling

Theresa May accuses Vladimir Putin of election meddling

Image copyright PA Image caption The prime minister said a “global Britain” would continue to exert its influence around the world Theresa May has launched her strongest attack on Russia yet, accusing Moscow of meddling in elections and carrying out cyber espionage. Speaking at the Lord Mayor’s banquet in London, the prime minister said Vladimir […]

Italy fail to reach World Cup

Italy fail to reach World Cup

Sweden last qualified for the World Cup in 2006, the year Italy last won the tournament Four-time champions Italy failed to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1958 after a play-off defeat against Sweden. It means the Azzurri will not be present in the competition for only the second time in their […]

European Union gives impetus to joint defence plan

European Union gives impetus to joint defence plan

Image copyright AFP Image caption Latvian troops: The Baltic states near Russia are committed to the EU plan Most of the European Union’s member states have signed up to a plan for closer defence co-operation. The UK and Republic of Ireland are among five states not participating. The other 23 are now committed to the […]

EU gives impetus to joint defence plan

EU gives impetus to joint defence plan

Image copyright AFP Image caption Latvian troops: The Baltic states near Russia are committed to the EU plan Most of the European Union’s member states have signed up to a plan for closer defence co-operation. The UK and Republic of Ireland are among five states not participating. The other 23 are now committed to the […]

May to meet worried EU business chiefs

May to meet worried EU business chiefs

Image copyright AFP European business leaders will meet Prime Minister Theresa May later on Monday to voice concerns about the future of UK-EU trade. Experts from groups including the CBI and BusinessEurope will stress the need for a transitional deal that preserves the status quo after Brexit. They will urge the government to clarify the […]

Catalan crisis: Spain’s Rajoy vows to end ‘separatist havoc’

Catalan crisis: Spain’s Rajoy vows to end ‘separatist havoc’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption PM Mariano Rajoy (L) joined the leader of his PP party in Catalonia for campaigning on Sunday Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has said regional elections next month in Catalonia will help end “separatist havoc” in the north-eastern region. He addressed a campaign event on his first visit there since […]

Turkey denies ‘ludicrous’ Gulen kidnap allegations

Turkey denies ‘ludicrous’ Gulen kidnap allegations

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Michael Flynn is accused of meeting Turkish officials to discuss the removal of a Muslim cleric Reports that former White House aide Michael Flynn was part of a plot to help forcibly remove a Muslim cleric to Turkey in exchange for millions of dollars are “ludicrous”, Turkey says. The […]

Spain’s Rajoy in Catalonia campaign visit after big protest

Spain’s Rajoy in Catalonia campaign visit after big protest

Image copyright EPA Image caption Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy is headed to Catalonia for the first time since imposing direct rule Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will visit Catalonia for the first time since he imposed direct rule on the north-eastern region a fortnight ago. He has called regional elections for December and will address […]

Spain Catalonia: Barcelona rally urges prisoners’ release

Spain Catalonia: Barcelona rally urges prisoners’ release

Media captionHuge pro-independence rally in Barcelona Three-quarters of a million people have rallied in Barcelona to protest against Spain’s detention of Catalan independence leaders, police estimate. They shone phone torches in unison at sunset as calls were made to free eight regional ministers and two grassroots campaign leaders being held on remand. Some of the […]