Spanish police recover three stolen Francis Bacon paintings

Image copyright EPA Image caption This double portrait was one of the five Bacon artworks stolen in Madrid (Spanish police photo, May 2016) Spanish police say they have recovered three of five paintings by Francis Bacon that were stolen in 2015. The five works by the Irish-born British artist are estimated to be worth more […]

Hundreds of German choir boys abused over six decades – report

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A report suggests abuse at the boarding school took place under a “culture of silence” At least 547 young members of the Regensburger Domspatzen boys choir in Germany were subjected to physical and in some instances sexual abuse over a period of 60 years, a new report says. The […]

Spain football chief Angel Maria Villar Llona arrested

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Angel Maria Villar Llona was reprimanded by Fifa for not co-operating with an inquiry The president of the Spanish Football Federation and his son have been held as part of a corruption investigation, police in Spain say. Angel MarĂ­a Villar Llona was arrested on suspicion of embezzling funds, El […]

Briton and Italian die in beach rescue near Brindisi

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Strong winds were reported at the time of the accident (file pic) A British man and a beach worker have died at an Italian beach after they went to help the tourist’s daughter who got into difficulties in rough seas. Italian reports say the young girl had been playing […]

Mosul: Iraq troops ‘detain German girl who joined IS’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption More than 5,000 buildings in Mosul’s Old City were damaged during the battle, the UN says German prosecutors are investigating whether a 16-year-old German girl is among a group of suspected members of so-called Islamic State held in Mosul. She was reportedly found by troops in a tunnel under the […]

Spain’s La Vuelta cycle race changes ‘sexist’ hostess role

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption “Spanish cyclist David de la Cruz poses with two beauties” is the agency’s photo caption for this picture from La Vuelta last year The organisers of Spanish cycling race La Vuelta say they will change the role of women on the winners’ podium, after calls of sexism. The current […]

Migrant crisis: EU to curb rubber boat sales to Libya

Image copyright AFP Image caption Often migrants are found packed on to dangerously unstable dinghies off Libya EU foreign ministers have agreed to restrict exports of inflatable boats and outboard motors to Libya in a drive to curb the smuggling of migrants. The restrictions will not apply to legitimate Libyan businesses, such as fishing crews, […]

Poles rally against controversial reform of judiciary

Media captionPoles protest outside parliament in Warsaw Thousands of Poles have gathered outside parliament in the capital Warsaw to condemn a controversial reform of the judiciary. Protesters say the bill, passed by the Senate on Saturday, will erode judges’ independence and undermine democracy. It gives MPs and the justice minister the power to appoint judges […]

Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic to win record eighth title

Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic to win record eighth title

Media playback is not supported on this device Federer makes history – highlights Roger Federer became the first man to win Wimbledon eight times and extended his record to 19 Grand Slam titles with victory over Croatia’s Marin Cilic. The Swiss third seed won 6-3 6-1 6-4 as seventh seed Cilic struggled with a blister […]

Europe-wide police operation busts horsemeat racket

Image copyright Europol Image caption Europol released photos of police visiting horses A Spanish-led police operation has cracked a racket in horsemeat unfit for human consumption, the EU’s police agency Europol says. Police in Spain made 65 arrests for crimes including animal abuse, forgery, money laundering and racketeering. Horses in Portugal and Spain deemed unfit […]