Migrant crisis: About 100 missing after boat sinks off Libyan coast

Migrant crisis: About 100 missing after boat sinks off Libyan coast

Image copyright AP Image caption This 12 January photo shows migrants crowded on to an inflatable dinghy before rescue off Libya’s coast About 100 migrant passengers are missing in the Mediterranean Sea after their boat sank off the coast of Libya. The Italian coastguard, which is conducting a search, said eight bodies had been recovered […]

Serbian train sparks escalation in tensions with Kosovo

Serbian train sparks escalation in tensions with Kosovo

Image copyright AP Image caption The train was covered in the words “Kosovo is Serbian”, written in 20 languages Kosovo has prevented a Serbian train crossing the border between the two countries, with allegations it was prepared to blow up the track. The inaugural service from Belgrade to northern Kosovo was heralded as an important […]

Ski World Cup: Lauberhorn race cancelled because of too much snow

Ski World Cup: Lauberhorn race cancelled because of too much snow

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Workers spent the night in freezing temperatures trying to clear the course A famous downhill race in the Skiing World Cup has been cancelled – because there has been too much snow. Saturday’s race at the Lauberhorn course in Wengen, Switzerland, was dropped after more than 40cm (16in) of […]

UK PM urged to set out Brexit trade aims

UK PM urged to set out Brexit trade aims

Image copyright EMMANUEL DUNAND Image caption Talks with Germany and the EU’s 26 other members are expected to begin within months Theresa May must spell out whether she wants the UK to remain in the single market and customs union, before Brexit talks begin, MPs have said. The Commons Brexit committee said the PM should […]

Cyprus talks: Erdogan dismisses full Turkish troop withdrawal

Cyprus talks: Erdogan dismisses full Turkish troop withdrawal

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Turkey has a strong military presence in northern Cyprus Turkey’s president says a full withdrawal of its troops from divided Cyprus is “out of the question”. Hope of reunification have been raised after talks between Turkish and Greek Cypriots in Geneva this week. But a number of stumbling blocks […]

Icy storm lashes France and Germany causing hardship

Icy storm lashes France and Germany causing hardship

Image copyright AFP Image caption Lion-sur-Mer, northern France: The storm battered the Normandy coast An icy storm has been lashing parts of western Europe, causing power cuts in many homes, felling trees and disrupting some rail services. In France power cuts affected more than 237,000 homes as the storm swept across Normandy and regions north […]

Cyprus talks to continue at expert level, Greece and Turkey say

Media captionMany Cypriot families still have not found the bodies of their loved ones. Cyprus peace talks will soon continue at the expert level, the Greek and Turkish foreign ministers say. Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders have been making progress on key issues since talks in Geneva began on Monday. Earlier, UN Secretary General […]

Real Madrid: Karim Benzema’s late goal sets new record for games unbeaten

Real Madrid: Karim Benzema’s late goal sets new record for games unbeaten

Real’s Marco Asensio ran the length of the pitch to make it 1-1 Real Madrid set a new Spanish record of 40 matches unbeaten as Karim Benzema’s 93rd-minute goal snatched a 3-3 draw at Sevilla in the Copa del Rey last 16. Zinedine Zidane’s side were last beaten by Wolfsburg in their Champions League quarter-final […]

Hungarian camerawoman who kicked migrants sentenced

Media captionPetra Laszlo was caught on camera kicking migrants A Hungarian camerawoman who was filmed kicking or tripping up migrants near the Hungary-Serbia border has been sentenced to three years probation for disorderly conduct. Petra Laszlo was filming refugees in September 2015 as they broke through a police cordon. She was captured kicking two people […]

France’s Marine Le Pen seen in Trump Tower

France’s Marine Le Pen seen in Trump Tower

Image copyright Samuel Levine Image caption Ms Le Pen declined to say whether her visit was personal or professional France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has been seen visiting Trump Tower in New York. She declined to say whether she was there to see President-elect Donald Trump but the Trump team said there would […]