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 […]

Guildford parkour runner dies in Paris Metro ‘accident’

Guildford parkour runner dies in Paris Metro ‘accident’

Image copyright BrewmanParkour Image caption Nye Newman died on the Paris Metro on New Year’s Day An “inspirational” British free runner has died after a “train accident” on the Paris Metro. Nye Frankie Newman, from Guildford in Surrey, died on 1 January, his parkour group said. The 17-year-old was a keen participant of the sport, […]

French baby death linked to vitamin dose

French baby death linked to vitamin dose

Image copyright Uvesterol France has acted to suspend the sale of a vitamin D supplement after the death of a newborn baby who suffocated hours after being given it. The 10-day-old baby had been given a dose of Uvesterol D, widely given to French children under the age of five to prevent vitamin D deficiency. […]

Chelsea fans guilty over Paris Metro racism

Chelsea fans guilty over Paris Metro racism

Image copyright AFP Image caption James Fairbairn (left) and Joshua Parsons appeared at the Palais de Justice Four Chelsea fans accused of aggravated violence against a black man on the Paris Metro have been given suspended one-year sentences by a French court. Joshua Parsons, 22, and James Fairbairn, 25, had denied their actions of February […]

Istanbul nightclub shooting: Kyrgyzstan rules out ‘suspect’

Istanbul nightclub shooting: Kyrgyzstan rules out ‘suspect’

Image copyright AP Image caption Tributes to the some of the Turkish victims of the attack in Istanbul Kyrgyzstan has ruled out a suspect named in media reports in connection with the new year attack on an Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people. An image of a Kyrgyz passport purportedly belonging to the suspect circulated […]

Turkey nightclub attack: Arrests in hunt for gunman

Media captionFootage shows the attacker pointing his gun as he approaches the Reina nightclub Turkish police have launched raids in Istanbul and arrested 12 people, as the hunt for an attacker who killed 39 people in a nightclub intensifies. Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said authorities had fingerprints and a basic description, and vowed to […]