Syria conflict: Russia ‘starts to reduce forces’

Syria conflict: Russia ‘starts to reduce forces’

Image copyright Russian Defence Ministry Image caption Russian bombers turned the tide decisively in favour of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Russia is starting to withdraw forces from Syria and its aircraft carrier group will be the first to leave, the Russian armed forces chief says. The announcement comes days after Russia and Turkey negotiated a […]

Turkey car bomb and gun attack on courthouse in Izmir

Media captionCCTV obtained from a police officer shows the moment of the blast, as seen on two separate cameras Two attackers, a policeman and a court worker have been killed in a car bomb and gun assault on a courthouse in the Turkish city of Izmir, state media say. Officials blamed Kurdish militants for the […]

Berlin truck killer Amri ‘had 14 identities’ in Germany

Berlin truck killer Amri ‘had 14 identities’ in Germany

Image copyright Belgian police/AFP Image caption Amri had been classified as a jihadist threat and yet he was able to travel freely Anis Amri, who drove a lorry into a crowded Berlin Christmas market and murdered 12 people, was illegally registered under 14 aliases, according to German officials. The revelation came from the head of […]

New Year’s Eve sex assaults prompt police manhunt in Austria

New Year’s Eve sex assaults prompt police manhunt in Austria

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The attacks took place in Innsbruck, a popular winter sports destination in western Austria Police in Austria are hunting for at least six men accused of “unprecedented” sexual assaults on New Year’s Eve in the city of Innsbruck. The men, described as Asian or north African, surrounded 18 women […]

Turkey car bomb and gun attack near courthouse in Izmir

Turkey car bomb and gun attack near courthouse in Izmir

Image copyright AFP Image caption It is not known who was behind the attack Two attackers, a policeman and a court worker have been killed in a car bomb and gun assault on a courthouse in the Turkish city of Izmir, state media say. A number of people were wounded in the explosion, some critically. […]

German Baltic coast hit by storm surge flooding

German Baltic coast hit by storm surge flooding

Image copyright AFP Image caption Cars were submerged as Storm Axel hit the Baltic coast A storm surge has caused the worst flooding on Germany’s north-east coast since 2006, leaving streets and cars submerged and causing major damage. Towns and cities along the Baltic coast were flooded, from Kiel in the far north to the […]

FN leader Le Pen calls for France to leave euro but stay linked

FN leader Le Pen calls for France to leave euro but stay linked

Image copyright AP Image caption Ms Le Pen is trying to attract more voters from mainstream parties whilst holding on to her core support France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen has outlined plans for France to leave the euro should she win this year’s presidential election. But she proposed Europe could return to a parallel […]

Berlin truck attack: Man held who had dinner with killer Amri

Berlin truck attack: Man held who had dinner with killer Amri

Image copyright Belgian police Image caption Belgian police have now revealed that Amri travelled through Brussels on his way to Italy Berlin police have detained a Tunisian man suspected of eating dinner with Anis Amri the night before he drove a lorry into a crowded Christmas market. Twelve people died in the 19 December attack. […]

French cyclist Robert Marchand sets new record aged 105

Media captionRobert Marchand: “I’m wondering if it’s really true” He may not be the fastest cyclist round a velodrome, but he is easily one of the oldest. Robert Marchand has clocked up 105 years and now a new record for the furthest distance cycled in one hour. The French cyclist managed 22.547km (14 miles) at […]

Former Kosovo PM Haradinaj arrested on war crimes warrant

Former Kosovo PM Haradinaj arrested on war crimes warrant

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kosovo’s ex-leader denies involvement in war crimes French police have arrested the former prime minister of Kosovo based on a Serbian arrest warrant for alleged war crimes. Ramush Haradinaj served as a rebel commander in the 1998-1999 Kosovo conflict, which eventually led to the Kosovo declaring independence. He twice faced […]