Labour wants single market for Brexit transition

Image copyright PA Image caption Sir Keir has been shadow Brexit secretary since last year Labour would keep the UK in the EU single market and customs union for a transitional period after leaving the EU, the party has said. Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer set out Labour’s new position in the Observer. The […]

King of Spain joins Barcelona march of defiance against terrorism

Media captionPolice estimated half a million people attended the event Hundreds of thousands of people in Barcelona have marched against militant Islamists who left 15 people dead in and around the city last week. King Felipe VI led the demonstrators, alongside Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. The king is the first Spanish sovereign to take part […]

Angry army wives protest in Paris over military working conditions

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Members and supporters of the Angry Soldiers’ Wives group pictured at the protest Several hundred women married to French soldiers are holding a demonstration in Paris to denounce the “deplorable working conditions” in the army. The protest was organised by the group Angry Soldiers’ Wives, which has nearly 5,200 […]

Brussels attack: Man shot after stabbing soldier

Media captionPolice cordon off the street where troops were attacked A man has been shot dead after attacking soldiers with a machete in Brussels, in what prosecutors are treating as a terror attack. The Somali attacker, aged 30, died in hospital. One of the soldiers suffered a hand injury. Photographs show the street cordoned off […]

Brussels attack: Man shot after stabbing troops

Media captionPolice cordon off the street where troops were attacked A man has been shot dead after attacking two soldiers with a machete in the centre of Brussels. The attacker, aged 30, was injured in the street but later died in hospital. One of the soldiers suffered a wound to the face, the other has […]

Kim Wall case: Peter Madsen denies murder and mutilation

Image copyright EPA Image caption Peter Madsen says Ms Wall died in an accident and he “buried” her at sea. Danish inventor Peter Madsen, who is being held over the death of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, has denied murdering her and mutilating her body. Mr Madsen, 46, pleaded not guilty to a new charge of […]

France probes ex-boss of anti-drugs agency Octris

Image copyright AFP Image caption Fran├žois Thierry says he kept judges informed about Octris’s secret work The former head of France’s anti-drugs agency, Fran├žois Thierry, is being investigated on suspicion of complicity in drug-trafficking, prosecutors say. Mr Thierry ran the agency, Octris, between 2010 and 2016. The inquiry centres on a record seizure of cannabis […]

EU needs migrant labour reform – France’s Macron

Image copyright AFP Image caption There have been complaints that imported EU workers are undercutting French builders French President Emmanuel Macron has warned that the EU risks breaking up if it fails to reform the rules on temporary foreign workers. He was speaking in Romania, one of the ex-communist countries whose low wages and social […]

Kim Wall case: Murder charge sought for Peter Madsen

Media captionKim Wall’s death: What we know so far Prosecutors in Denmark say they will bring murder charges against the inventor suspected of killing a Swedish journalist on board his submarine. They are expected to ask for the new charges when Mr Madsen appears in court in early September. Ms Wall was last seen alive […]

Switzerland landslide: At least eight missing in Val Bondasca

Media captionScene of landslide in Bondo, Switzerland, near the Italian border Eight people are still missing after a landslide in an alpine valley in south-eastern Switzerland, police say. The incident in a remote valley popular with hikers and climbers forced the evacuation of a village in the Val Bondasca region, officials said. German, Austrian and […]

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