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Brexit: UK suggests ‘untested’ customs system with EU

Brexit: UK suggests ‘untested’ customs system with EU

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The EU’s customs union means members charge the same tariff on goods coming from other countries The government says it will propose an “innovative and untested approach” to customs checks as part of its Brexit negotiations. The model, one of two being put forward in a newly-published paper, would […]

Swiss hotel’s signs for Jews spark row and Israeli complaint

Swiss hotel’s signs for Jews spark row and Israeli complaint

Image copyright Apartmenthaus paradies Image caption The hotel’s signs specifically for Jews caused a diplomatic incident Israel has expressed anger to the Swiss government over a hotel’s sign that told Jewish guests to shower before using the swimming pool. The sign in English, at Apartmenthaus Paradies in the mountain resort of Arosa, triggered much criticism. […]

Dutch porn makers let off for church sex film in Tilburg

Dutch porn makers let off for church sex film in Tilburg

Image copyright Alamy Image caption A special Mass took place in January to cleanse Saint Joseph’s church Prosecutors have rejected a complaint from a church in the Dutch city of Tilburg after two actors were filmed having sex in the confessional box. The video was posted on a Dutch porn website earlier this year. Dutch […]

Air Berlin files for insolvency but flights continue

Air Berlin files for insolvency but flights continue

Image copyright Reuters Air Berlin, Germany’s second-largest carrier, has filed for insolvency, after its main shareholder Etihad declared it would not be providing further financial support. The airline, which has accumulated debt for almost a decade, reported a record loss of 782m euros (£713m) in 2016. Flights will continue to operate thanks to a transitional […]

Brexit: UK suggests ‘temporary customs union’ with EU

Brexit: UK suggests ‘temporary customs union’ with EU

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The EU’s customs union means members charge the same tariff on goods coming from other countries The UK has set out the “ambitious new customs arrangement” it wants to secure with the EU after Brexit. Ministers said the plans would mean the “freest and most frictionless possible trade” with […]

Brexit: UK suggests ‘temporary customs union’ with EU

Brexit: UK suggests ‘temporary customs union’ with EU

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The EU’s customs union means members charge the same tariff on goods coming from other countries The UK has set out the “ambitious new customs arrangement” it wants to secure with the EU after Brexit. Ministers said the plans would mean the “freest and most frictionless possible trade” with […]

Girl killed as car rams pizzeria in village near Paris

Girl killed as car rams pizzeria in village near Paris

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police set up roadblocks in the area after the incident A car has crashed into a pizzeria in a village east of the French capital Paris, killing a girl and injuring 12 other people, four of them seriously. The driver of the BMW was arrested after the vehicle hit the […]

UK ministers united on Brexit proposals

UK ministers united on Brexit proposals

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Philip Hammond and Liam Fox have previously held opposing views on the Brexit process The UK will need a transition period to help businesses adjust after Brexit, the chancellor and the international trade secretary have said. In a joint Sunday Telegraph article, Philip Hammond and Liam Fox stressed any deal […]

Danish submarine owner arrested over missing journalist

Danish submarine owner arrested over missing journalist

Image copyright Ritzau Foto Image caption Peter Madsen was pictured next to the journalist, Kim Wall, just before they set off A Danish submarine owner has appeared in court over the disappearance of a Swedish female journalist who had been on board his vessel before it sank. Peter Madsen, 46, denies wrongdoing, saying he had […]

Eggs scandal: EU food safety chief calls for end to ‘blaming’

Eggs scandal: EU food safety chief calls for end to ‘blaming’

Media captionHow safe are Dutch eggs to eat? The EU’s food safety commissioner has called for an end to countries “blaming and shaming” each other, after eggs were found to contain traces of an insecticide dangerous to humans. Vytenis Andriukaitis said EU ministers and regulators should meet urgently. Eggs, coming mainly from the Netherlands, have […]