Germany cracks Europe-wide burglary gang of 500 members

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many of the gang’s alleged operatives were young women who had little option but to take part, say police Munich police say they have broken up a huge burglary clan which they estimate may have been responsible for a fifth of German break-ins. The criminal gang was compared by […]

Romania criticised over domestic violence ‘failures’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Activists have long tried to highlight the lack of awareness of domestic violence as a crime in Romania, and the scant number of resources and facilities to support victims Romania has been criticised over its lack of commitment to tackling domestic violence in a ruling by the European Court of […]

Manchester attack: 22 dead and 59 hurt in suicide bombing

Media captionThe moment of the explosion Twenty-two people, including children, have been killed and 59 injured in a suicide attack at Manchester Arena. The blast happened at 22:35 BST on Monday at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande. Police said the lone male attacker, who died in the blast, detonated an […]

Greece fails to secure fresh bailout funds

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Greece is due to make its debt repayments in July. Greece has failed to secure a deal to unlock the next instalment of its multi-billion-dollar bailout after talks with eurozone finance ministers broke down. Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem said there was still a gap “between what could be done […]

Turkey crowd taunts coup suspects at mass trial near Ankara

Media captionSenior officers were marched past an angry crowd Turkey has marched dozens of coup suspects past a hostile crowd at the start of their trial near Ankara. Most of the 221 suspects are high-ranking military officers, accused of trying to oust President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last July. Ex-air force commander Akin Ozturk was the […]

Cyril Hanouna: French host humiliated gay men on live TV

Image copyright C8 Image caption Mr Hanouna tricked those he spoke to into revealing their sexual fantasies A record number of people have complained after a French TV presenter posted a spoof ad on a gay dating website and made fun of people who responded live on air. Cyril Hanouna used a feminine tone of […]

Nicky Hayden: Ex-MotoGP champion dies after collision

Nicky Hayden won the Moto GP championship in 2006 Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden has died aged 35, five days after being involved in a crash while cycling. The American collided with a car on the Rimini coastline in Italy on Wednesday, 17 May. He suffered “serious cerebral damage” and had been in the intensive […]

EU’s Barnier refuses to imagine UK Brexit talks walkout

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Michel Barnier spoke of seeking a new partnership between the UK and EU The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has said he does not want to consider the chance that talks on the UK’s exit from the EU could collapse. He was speaking after his UK counterpart, David […]

Turkey accuses US of ‘aggressive actions’ over embassy brawl

Media captionProtesters injured outside Turkish embassy in Washington Turkey has blamed US officials for “aggressive and unprofessional actions” and “security lapses” during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit last week. The Turkish foreign minister said it had summoned the US ambassador, John Bass, and asked for an investigation. During the key visit, a brawl erupted between […]

Turkey opens mass trial of coup suspects near Ankara

Media captionSenior officers were marched past an angry crowd Turkey has marched dozens of coup suspects past a hostile crowd at the start of their trial near Ankara. Most of the 221 suspects are high-ranking military officers, accused of trying to oust President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last July. Ex-air force commander Akin Ozturk was the […]