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EU leaders wrestle with migrant quotas at summit

Image copyright AFP Image caption Moria camp on Lesbos: Greek migrant camps are mostly squalid and overcrowded EU leaders are bitterly divided over a quota scheme for housing migrants, as they gather for a summit in Brussels. Summit chairman Donald Tusk irritated an EU commissioner and some other officials by calling mandatory quotas “ineffective” and […]

Niki Austrian airline failure strands many passengers

Image copyright AFP Image caption A Niki jet on the tarmac in Vienna The Austrian airline Niki has grounded its planes, stranding thousands of passengers, after filing for insolvency protection. Niki has about 20 planes serving resorts in southern Europe and north Africa. Niki was founded by Niki Lauda, the Austrian ex-F1 racing champion, but […]

Bollywood star faces eviction from Paris apartment

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Bollywood actress has starred in over 40 movies Bollywood star Mallika Sherawat and her French husband are facing eviction from their Paris apartment. The couple owe nearly 80,000 euros (£70,421; $94,551) in rent and a court in Paris is scheduled to rule on the dispute. The couple’s lawyer […]

UK PM May defeated over Brexit vote

Media captionThere were cheers from the opposition benches as the result was announced The government has been narrowly defeated in a key vote on its Brexit bill after a rebellion by 11 Tory MPs. In a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May, MPs voted to give Parliament a legal guarantee of a vote on the […]

Swedish ‘laser man’ Ausonius on trial for 1992 German murder

Image copyright Reuters Image caption John Ausonius (r) denies the killing but did not oppose extradition to Germany A Swedish right-wing extremist serving life for a spate of racially-motivated attacks in the 1990s has gone on trial in Germany accused of murder. John Ausonius, dubbed “the laser man” because of the laser sight on his […]

‘Homeless’ man found €300,000 in Paris airport

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The man walked off with two bags full of cash a week ago and police have not found him A man who chanced upon hundreds of thousands of euros after leaning on a door at Charles de Gaulle airport in France is thought to have been homeless. Local police […]

Theresa May ‘dancing to EU’s tune’ over Brexit, says Farage

Image copyright AFP Image caption The former UKIP leader suggested the UK had caved in over the “divorce bill” and citizens’ rights The UK has “danced to the EU’s tune” during the Brexit negotiations, former UKIP leader Nigel Farage has claimed. In a debate in Strasbourg, he called the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, “Theresa […]

Swedish ‘laser man’ Ausonius on trial for 1992 German murder

Image copyright Reuters Image caption John Ausonius (r) denies the killing but did not oppose extradition to Germany A Swedish right-wing extremist serving life for a spate of racially-motivated attacks in the 1990s has gone on trial in Germany accused of murder. John Ausonius, dubbed “the laser man” because of the laser sight on his […]

Erdogan: Jerusalem is Palestinian capital

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pro-Palestinian protesters gathered outside the OIC summit venue in Istanbul The leaders of 57 Muslim nations have called on the world to recognise “the State of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital”. An Organisation of Islamic Co-operation communique declares US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise the city […]

Theresa May ‘dancing to EU’s tune’ over Brexit, says Farage

Image copyright AFP Image caption The former UKIP leader suggested the UK had caved in over the “divorce bill” and citizens’ rights The UK has “danced to the EU’s tune” during the Brexit negotiations, former UKIP leader Nigel Farage has claimed. In a debate in the European Parliament, he called the British Prime Minister, Theresa […]