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Six held in Europe-wide terror probe

Six held in Europe-wide terror probe

Image copyright EPA Image caption Four of those arrested were detained in Palma on the Balearic island of Majorca Four men have been arrested on Majorca and two more in the UK and Germany as part of a Spanish investigation into support for so-called Islamic State, police say. The suspects are said to have produced […]

German G20 police sent home for partying in Hamburg barracks

German G20 police sent home for partying in Hamburg barracks

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Berlin units arrived at the barracks on Sunday and were off duty when the partying took place They were drafted in to police a summit in Hamburg next week of 20 of the world’s most powerful leaders and now they have been sent home in disgrace. The 220 police […]

Caitríona Perry: Irish reporter’s unexpected encounter with Trump

Caitríona Perry: Irish reporter’s unexpected encounter with Trump

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Donald Trump talked to Leo Varadkar on the telephone Irish reporter Caitríona Perry had an unexpected encounter with US President Donald Trump during his telephone conversation with Taoiseach (prime minister) Leo Varadkar. Mr Trump told Mr Varadkar Irish media were in the Oval Office and called over RTÉ’s Washington Correspondent. […]

Dragon Tattoo actor Michael Nyqvist dies aged 56

Dragon Tattoo actor Michael Nyqvist dies aged 56

Media captionMichael Nyqvist played journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the hit adaptation Actor Michael Nyqvist, who starred in the film adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, has died aged 56, his family has announced. Nyqvist played journalist Mikael Blomkvist in that film and its sequels, which formed the Millennium trilogy. The Swedish […]

Muslim girls complain of Polish racism on Holocaust study trip

Muslim girls complain of Polish racism on Holocaust study trip

Image copyright AFP Image caption Muslim girls were shocked to be targeted by racists during a trip to visit Holocaust memorials German Muslim schoolgirls who went on a visit to Holocaust memorials in eastern Poland say they were racially abused by locals during their trip. The girls, from a Berlin school, spoke on Deutschlandfunk radio […]

Google hit with record EU fine over Shopping service

Google hit with record EU fine over Shopping service

Image copyright Google Image caption Google Shopping ads appear at the top of many search result pages Google has been fined 2.42bn euros ($2.7bn; £2.1bn) by the European Commission after it ruled the company had abused its power by promoting its own shopping comparison service at the top of search results. The amount is the […]

Former FN supporter on trial for smuggling Iranian lover to UK

Former FN supporter on trial for smuggling Iranian lover to UK

Image copyright AFP Image caption Béatrice Huret spoke to her Iranian partner by phone just before the trial began A former supporter of France’s far-right National Front party (FN) has gone on trial for helping a man she met in the Calais migrant camp cross the border to Britain. Béatrice Huret is charged with aiding […]

HMS Queen Elizabeth sets sail from Rosyth for sea trials

HMS Queen Elizabeth sets sail from Rosyth for sea trials

Image copyright PA Image caption Just before midnight, the ship was able to pass under the Forth Bridge The Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier has left its home port for the first time. HMS Queen Elizabeth – one of two new carriers being built at Rosyth dockyard in Fife at a cost of more than […]

Painter Salvador Dali’s body to be exhumed for paternity suit

Painter Salvador Dali’s body to be exhumed for paternity suit

Image copyright AFP Image caption Dalí died in Spain in 1989 and had no children with his wife A judge in Madrid has ordered the exhumation of the body of Spanish artist Salvador Dalí to get samples for a paternity suit. A Spanish woman, born in 1956, said her mother, a maid, had a clandestine […]

Al-Qaeda frees Swede after six years

Al-Qaeda frees Swede after six years

Hostage Johan Gustafsson, held by al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011, has been freed, the Swedish government says. Mr Gustafsson, 42, is being flown back to Sweden from Africa, Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallström said in a statement on Monday. He was seized by al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) along with two other men, both […]

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