Trump tells Nato allies to pay up

Media captionDonald Trump dresses down Nato leaders for not paying “their fair share” US President Donald Trump has told his Nato allies in Brussels that all members of the alliance must pay their fair share of defence spending. “Massive amounts of money” were owed, he said, voicing a long-held US concern that others are not […]

Bomb unit declares package safe

Image caption Linby Street in Hulme, close to the city centre, was cordoned off A possible suspicious package has been declared safe after army bomb disposal experts were called to a street in Hulme, near Manchester city centre. The scare followed Monday’s bomb attack at Manchester Arena in which 22 people died and 64 were […]

Read Bolshevik poet Mayakovsky, Russia advises US

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Vladimir Mayakovsky (pictured) promoted the Soviet revolution of Bolshevik leader VI Lenin Russia’s Foreign Ministry has recommended a communist poet to US ex-Secretary of State John Kerry, after he advised US students to learn Russian. In a speech, Mr Kerry strongly criticised President Donald Trump and his team, amid an […]

Trump in Brussels for ‘tough’ Nato talks amid protests

Image copyright AFP Image caption Demonstrations against the US president were held in Brussels US President Donald Trump is in Brussels for what his team are describing as “tough” talks with other members of the Nato military alliance. Mr Trump is also due to meet European Union officials on Thursday. He has been critical of […]

Trump ‘determined to pursue peace’ after Pope meeting

Media captionDonald Trump was greeted by Pope Francis at the Vatican US President Donald Trump has said he is “more determined than ever” to pursue peace in the world after meeting Pope Francis at the Vatican. He was granted a short private audience with the head of the Catholic Church on the latest leg of […]

Migrant crisis: Mediterranean rescue as 34 drown

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The crossing from Libya to Italy is now one of the busiest used by illicit migrants – and one of the most deadly (file image) At least 34 migrants, some of them young children, have drowned after falling into the sea off the Libyan coast, Italy’s coastguard says. The […]

Spain to open ‘stolen’ baby archives

Image caption Ruth Appleby was told her daughter had died within hours of being born in 1992 The Spanish Catholic Church and Ministry of Health have agreed to open up their archives to parents who believe their children may have been stolen at birth, an MEP has revealed. Thousands of children are thought to have […]

Messi’s Spanish jail sentence for tax fraud to stand

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Messi and his father Jorge were convicted of tax fraud in 2016 A 21-month jail term handed down last year to Barcelona and Argentina footballer Lionel Messi has been confirmed by Spain’s Supreme Court, but he is unlikely to go to prison. Messi and his father Jorge, who manages his […]

Manchester attack: Police hunt ‘network’ behind bomber

Image caption Salman Abedi has been named by police as the Manchester bomber Police say they are investigating a “network” over Monday night’s attack at Manchester Arena, in which 22 people were killed. An off-duty policewoman was confirmed by police to be among the victims. Salman Abedi blew himself up outside an Ariana Grande concert. […]

Manchester attack: Bomber not acting alone, says Amber Rudd

Image caption Salman Abedi has been named by police as the Manchester bomber The man who carried out a suicide attack in Manchester was “likely” to have not acted alone, Home Secretary Amber Rudd says. Salman Abedi killed 22 and injured 64 when he blew himself up at the Manchester Arena on Monday night – […]