Poachers kill rhino for his horn at French zoo

Poachers kill rhino for his horn at French zoo

Image copyright AP Image caption Vince (pictured) was shot three times in the head A rhino has been shot dead by poachers at a zoo in France in what is believed to be the first such incident in Europe. Keepers found Vince, a four-year-old white rhino, in his enclosure at Thoiry Zoo on Tuesday morning. […]

Europe court backs Belgium’s rejection of visa to Syrians

Europe court backs Belgium’s rejection of visa to Syrians

Image copyright EPA Image caption Syria’s biggest city Aleppo was for years the focus of fighting that finally ended in December The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has backed a Belgian decision to refuse a humanitarian visa to a Syrian family. The family of five, from Aleppo, had applied for a 90-day visa at the […]

EU leaders embrace multi-speed Europe amid tensions

EU leaders embrace multi-speed Europe amid tensions

Image copyright EPA Image caption Versailles summit: (L-R) Spain’s PM Mariano Rajoy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Italian PM Paolo Gentiloni France, Germany, Italy and Spain have backed the idea of a multi-speed EU, as the 28-nation bloc prepares to mark 60 years since its founding treaty. “Unity does not mean […]

Manhunt in Germany after suspect kills boy and brags about it on video

Manhunt in Germany after suspect kills boy and brags about it on video

Image copyright Bochum Police Image caption Police have released this photograph of the suspect A manhunt is under way in Germany after a man allegedly stabbed a nine-year-old neighbour to death and uploaded a video boasting of his deed to the dark web. Another user in the dark web – a hidden part of the […]

Hungary to detain all asylum seekers in border camps

Hungary to detain all asylum seekers in border camps

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Hungarian government has previously rejected UN claims that it uses excessive force to expel migrants Hungary’s parliament has approved the automatic detention of all asylum seekers in container camps at the country’s borders, prompting “deep concern” from the UN Refugee Agency. The legislation was approved by a large majority […]

RAF jets escort plane to Birmingham airport

RAF jets escort plane to Birmingham airport

Image copyright RON KOSYS Image caption The Saab 340 travelling from Bucharest landed in Birmingham at about 07:30 GMT RAF jets intercepted a foreign plane after the aircraft lost communications, the Ministry of Defence has said. Two Typhoons were dispatched from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire following the alert involving an aircraft with three crew, which […]

France election: Juppe refuses to stand instead of crisis-hit Fillon

France election: Juppe refuses to stand instead of crisis-hit Fillon

Image copyright AFP/EPA Image caption Francois Fillon (L) will not lose his place to Alain Juppe (R) Alain Juppe, the leading candidate to replace under-fire French presidential hopeful Francois Fillon, says he will not run, despite pressure to do so. Mr Fillon has denied allegations that members of his family were paid taxpayers’ money for […]

France election: Juppe will not replace scandal-hit Fillon

France election: Juppe will not replace scandal-hit Fillon

Image copyright AFP/EPA Image caption Francois Fillon (L) will not lose his place to Alain Juppe (R) Alain Juppe, the leading candidate to replace under-fire French presidential hopeful Francois Fillon, says he will not run, despite pressure to do so. Mr Fillon has denied allegations that members of his family were paid taxpayers’ money for […]

Fillon France election: Decisive hours for Republican candidate

Fillon France election: Decisive hours for Republican candidate

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Fillon told supporters at a mass rally in Paris he would not give up his bid for the presidency France’s centre-right Republicans are to meet on Monday evening to try to resolve the crisis over presidential candidate Francois Fillon. Mr Fillon has denied allegations that members of his family […]

Troadec case: Brother-in-law admits murdering missing family of four

Troadec case: Brother-in-law admits murdering missing family of four

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Troadec family was last seen on 16 February A relative of a French family of four who have been missing since mid-February has admitted killing them, media reports say. Pascal Troadec’s former brother-in-law, named as Hubert C, reportedly told investigators he had killed them in a row about the […]