Poland threatens ‘whole EU summit’ over Tusk vote

Poland threatens ‘whole EU summit’ over Tusk vote

Image copyright AFP Image caption Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo says Mr Tusk has “violated multiple times his European mandate” Poland has threatened to derail Thursday’s EU summit as it attempts to block the re-election of Donald Tusk as president of the European Council. Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said Poland would “do everything” to prevent […]

Barcelona stun PSG in miracle win

Barcelona stun PSG in miracle win

Sergi Roberto came off the bench to score the winner with his first goal of the season Barcelona made Champions League history by becoming the first team to overturn a first-leg 4-0 deficit as they knocked out Paris St-Germain to reach the quarter-finals for the 10th successive season. The Spanish champions were 5-3 down on […]

Hat-trick sends Dortmund through

Hat-trick sends Dortmund through

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s hat-trick saw Dortmund easily overturn a first-leg deficit against Benfica in the Champions League last 16 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund thrashed Benfica to ease into the Champions League quarter-finals. The hosts trailed 1-0 on aggregate from the first leg but Aubameyang levelled the last-16 tie after just four minutes […]

Germany warns Turkey over Nazi jibes amid referendum row

Germany warns Turkey over Nazi jibes amid referendum row

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Turkish foreign minister (top middle) addressed crowds from Turkish consular residence in Hamburg, after German authorities banned a scheduled rally Comparisons with Nazi Germany are “lines that should not be crossed”, the German foreign minister has warned his Turkish counterpart as they met to try to defuse a bitter […]

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 […]