Spanish theme park accident: Trains collide on Madrid rollercoaster

Image copyright PARQUE DE ATRACCIONES Image caption The ride incorporates the use of virtual reality glasses Two trains have collided on a ride at a theme park in the Spanish capital, Madrid. Some 33 people were hurt, with a number taken to hospital for evaluation, although emergency services said the injuries were only light. Two […]

Netanyahu in Paris to commemorate Vel d’Hiv deportation of Jews

Image copyright AFP Image caption This photo taken in 1942 shows Jewish deportees in the Drancy transit camp before being sent to Auschwitz Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Paris to commemorate the victims of a mass arrest of Jews in Nazi-occupied France in 1942. More than 13,000 Jews were rounded up and detained […]

Turkey coup anniversary: Erdogan hails ‘defenders of nation’

Media captionPresident Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed a huge Istanbul crowd Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has given emotional speeches to tens of thousands of people a year after a coup attempt was faced down in the streets. Mr Erdogan praised those people, including MPs, who had defended democracy and his government. He backed the death […]

UK acid attack sentences to be reviewed

Media caption“My helmet saved me,” says London acid attack victim Jabed Hussain Sentences for people who carry out acid attacks in England and Wales could be increased as part of a “wide-ranging” review, following a rise in incidents. Ministers have faced calls to tighten laws, including for the sale and possession of acid, after five […]

Turkey coup anniversary: Emotional Erdogan hails ‘defenders of nation’

Media captionPresident Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed a huge Istanbul crowd Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has delivered an emotional address to tens of thousands of people in Istanbul on the anniversary of a failed coup. Mr Erdogan said: “People that night did not have guns, they had a flag and more importantly, they had their […]

Turkey marks anniversary of failed coup with mass rallies

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Turks head in their tens of thousands to the bridge in Istanbul that has become a landmark of the failed coup Tens of thousands of Turks have taken to the streets to mark the first anniversary of a failed coup. Many headed to the Istanbul bridge that became a landmark […]

Turkey marks anniversary of coup attempt

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Erdogan inspects the honour guard as he arrives for a special session of parliament in Ankara Turkey is holding events to mark the first anniversary of a failed coup in which at least 260 people died and 2,196 were wounded. A faction of the army tried to seize power […]

Poland MPs back controversial judiciary bill

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Opponents fear the reform will erode the independence of Poland’s judiciary Poland’s parliament has approved a bill to give MPs and the justice minister the power to appoint judges without consulting judicial circles. Opposition parties and human rights groups say this would erode the independence of the judiciary. The governing […]

EU could be flexible on movement, says Blair

Media captionTony Blair: “One option… would be Britain staying within a reformed European Union” Some EU leaders may be prepared to compromise on the free movement of people to help Britain stay in the single market, Tony Blair has said. He told the Today programme one option was for Britain “staying within a reformed EU”. […]