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France’s Macron: Anti-terror drive ‘top priority’

France’s Macron: Anti-terror drive ‘top priority’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Macron spelled out a plan for revitalising French diplomacy French President Emmanuel Macron says fighting Islamist terrorism will be his top foreign policy priority. Defeating so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria must go hand-in-hand with anti-terror measures in Africa, he told some 200 French ambassadors. He called […]

Brussels attack: Man shot after stabbing soldier

Brussels attack: Man shot after stabbing soldier

Media captionPolice cordon off the street where troops were attacked A man has been shot dead after attacking soldiers with a machete in Brussels, in what prosecutors are treating as a terror attack. The Somali attacker, aged 30, died in hospital. One of the soldiers suffered a hand injury. Photographs show the street cordoned off […]

Man shot after attacking Brussels troops

Man shot after attacking Brussels troops

A man has been shot in the centre of Brussels after attacking two soldiers with a knife, according to reports. Pictures from the scene show the area cordoned off with police and emergency services in the street. One witness, Ryan MacDonald‏, said he heard the sound of a gunshot. It was not clear whether the […]

France probes ex-boss of anti-drugs agency Octris

France probes ex-boss of anti-drugs agency Octris

Image copyright AFP Image caption François Thierry says he kept judges informed about Octris’s secret work The former head of France’s anti-drugs agency, François Thierry, is being investigated on suspicion of complicity in drug-trafficking, prosecutors say. Mr Thierry ran the agency, Octris, between 2010 and 2016. The inquiry centres on a record seizure of cannabis […]

Switzerland landslide: At least eight missing in Val Bondasca

Switzerland landslide: At least eight missing in Val Bondasca

Media captionScene of landslide in Bondo, Switzerland, near the Italian border Eight people are still missing after a landslide in an alpine valley in south-eastern Switzerland, police say. The incident in a remote valley popular with hikers and climbers forced the evacuation of a village in the Val Bondasca region, officials said. German, Austrian and […]

EU needs migrant labour reform – France’s Macron

EU needs migrant labour reform – France’s Macron

Image copyright AFP Image caption There have been complaints that imported EU workers are undercutting French builders French President Emmanuel Macron has warned that the EU risks breaking up if it fails to reform the rules on temporary foreign workers. He was speaking in Romania, one of the ex-communist countries whose low wages and social […]

Dutch arrest after Rotterdam gig cancelled amid terror threat

Dutch arrest after Rotterdam gig cancelled amid terror threat

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The van was found in a street near the venue Police have arrested a 22-year-old man in the southern Dutch province of Brabant, hours after a rock concert was cancelled because of an alert from Spanish police. The man was detained at 02:00 on Thursday on suspicion of threatening an […]

Kim Wall: Headless body identified as missing journalist

Kim Wall: Headless body identified as missing journalist

Image copyright Tom Wall Image caption Kim Wall was researching a feature about submarines before she disappeared A headless torso found in waters off Denmark has been identified as missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall, Danish police say. There was a “DNA match between [the] torso and Kim Wall”, Copenhagen police said on Twitter. Ms Wall […]

No ‘direct jurisdiction’ for EU court in UK

No ‘direct jurisdiction’ for EU court in UK

Media captionWhy the fuss about the European Court of Justice? The UK will no longer be under the “direct jurisdiction” of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) after Brexit, a government policy paper will say. Ministers say they want a “special partnership” with the EU, but it is “neither necessary nor appropriate” for the ECJ […]

Barcelona attack: Suspects ‘planned to hit key monuments’

Barcelona attack: Suspects ‘planned to hit key monuments’

Media captionThe four suspects were transferred to a Madrid jail on Monday night The cell behind the Barcelona van attack had planned to use explosives against monuments including the city’s famous Sagrada Familia church, a suspect has told a Madrid court. Mohamed Houli Chemlal is one of four surviving suspects who gave evidence. He and […]