Dublin: Woman and children die in fire at women’s refuge

Dublin: Woman and children die in fire at women’s refuge

Image copyright RTE Image caption Emergency services were called to Cluainin Cronan at about 02:30 local time A woman and two children have died following a fire at a women’s refuge in Dublin. Gardai (Irish Police) said the blaze broke out in the complex in Cluainin Cronan in Clondalkin at about 02:30 local time. The […]

Valfrejus avalanche: One dead and two missing in France

Valfrejus avalanche: One dead and two missing in France

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption France’s Valfrejus ski resort is close to the Italian border An avalanche at the French ski resort of Valfrejus has killed a Dutch tourist, while two others remain missing, according to local police. The authorities are still looking for the missing, who are also Dutch, after finding the snowboarder’s […]

UK budget to give ‘upbeat’ Brexit message

UK budget to give ‘upbeat’ Brexit message

Image copyright Getty Images Chancellor Philip Hammond will use his first Budget to help prepare Britain for a “new chapter” in its history after Brexit, the Treasury has said. In an “upbeat” speech, he is expected to say the economy has proved resilient since the referendum but admit that many families are “feeling the pinch”. […]

Francois Fillon did not declare loan in 2013 – French paper

Francois Fillon did not declare loan in 2013 – French paper

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Francois Fillon has branded the allegations against him “a political assassination” French presidential candidate Francois Fillon is facing a fresh allegation that he failed to declare a €50,000 (£43,340; $52,900) interest-free loan. Le Canard Enchaine newspaper said he was given the loan by businessman Marc Ladreit de Lacharriere in 2013. […]

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 […]