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Spain forest fires force evacuation of at least 1,000 people

Spain forest fires force evacuation of at least 1,000 people

Image copyright EPA Image caption More than 300 people are reported to be taking sanctuary in local schools and shelters after emergency services fought the flames throughout Sunday night Spanish firefighters are battling a huge forest blaze near Valencia that has forced the evacuation of thousands of people including tourists. More than 200 firefighters have […]

Angela Merkel’s CDU suffers Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania poll blow

Media captionIs Germany’s AfD racist? Angela Merkel’s ruling CDU party has been beaten into third place by an anti-immigrant and anti-Islam party in elections in a north-eastern German state. The Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) party took just under 21% of the vote behind the centre-left SPD’s 30%. The German chancellor’s CDU was backed by only […]

Angela Merkel’s CDU ‘suffers Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania poll blow’

Angela Merkel’s CDU ‘suffers Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania poll blow’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mrs Merkel is in China for the G20 summit Angela Merkel’s ruling CDU party has been beaten into third place by an anti-immigrant and anti-Islam party in elections in a north-eastern German state, partial results have shown. The Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) party took about 21% of the vote […]

EU migrant crisis: Calais protest to demand Jungle closure

EU migrant crisis: Calais protest to demand Jungle closure

Image copyright AFP Image caption More than 7,000 people currently live in the Jungle Thousands of protesters in the French town of Calais are to demand the closure of the migrant camp known as the Jungle. They plan to block main roads and form a human chain on the road to the port. More than […]

Hungary award returned after ‘racist’ writer honoured

Hungary award returned after ‘racist’ writer honoured

Image copyright AP Image caption Tom Lantos, who died in 2008, had been the only Holocaust survivor in the US Congress The daughter of a former US congressman who survived the Holocaust has returned a distinguished award to Hungary in protest at its decision to honour a writer accused of anti-Semitism. Katrina Lantos Swett, daughter […]

Immigration: Points-based system not ‘silver bullet’, says May

Immigration: Points-based system not ‘silver bullet’, says May

Image caption The government has said it is committed to reducing net migration Theresa May has cast doubt on the feasibility of a points-based system for controlling immigration into the UK, one of the key promises of Leave campaigners during the EU referendum. Speaking in China, the PM acknowledged people had voted for more control […]

Angela Merkel’s CDU ‘suffers Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania poll blow’

Angela Merkel’s CDU ‘suffers Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania poll blow’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mrs Merkel is in China for the G20 summit Angela Merkel’s ruling CDU party has been beaten into third place by an anti-immigrant and anti-Islam party in elections in a north-eastern German state, partial results have shown. The Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) party took about 21% of the vote […]

Polish ministers to visit UK after attacks on Poles in Harlow

Polish ministers to visit UK after attacks on Poles in Harlow

Image copyright BBC/Richard Smith Image caption Hundreds of Poles from across England joined Harlow’s residents for a vigil commemorating Arkadiusz Jozwik just hours before the two Polish men were attacked near a pub Three Polish ministers are set to make an urgent visit to the UK following attacks on Polish men. Two Poles were attacked […]

Hungary award returned after ‘racist’ writer honoured

Hungary award returned after ‘racist’ writer honoured

Image copyright AP Image caption Tom Lantos, who died in 2008, had been the only Holocaust survivor in the US Congress The daughter of a former US congressman who survived the Holocaust has returned a distinguished award to Hungary in protest at its decision to honour a writer accused of anti-Semitism. Katrina Lantos Swett, daughter […]

Immigration: Points-based system not ‘silver bullet’, says May

Immigration: Points-based system not ‘silver bullet’, says May

Image caption The government has said it is committed to reducing net migration Theresa May has cast doubt on the feasibility of a points-based system for controlling immigration into the UK, one of the key promises of Leave campaigners during the EU referendum. Speaking in China, the PM acknowledged people had voted for more control […]