Mariano Rajoy denied second term as Spanish prime minister

Mariano Rajoy denied second term as Spanish prime minister

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The failure by Mariano Rajoy to secure a second term paves the way for a third election within a year Spain’s acting Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, has lost a parliamentary bid for a second term in office. The failure to secure the position deepens the country’s political crisis after […]

Migrant crisis: Terrorism was already here, says Merkel

Migrant crisis: Terrorism was already here, says Merkel

Image copyright AP Image caption “Germany will remain Germany,” Chancellor Angela Merkel says Chancellor Angela Merkel says terrorism “was already here” in Germany, defending her handling of the migrant crisis. A year ago, Mrs Merkel lifted border controls allowing in thousands of people, a decision criticised at home and abroad. She told Sueddeutsche Zeitung that […]

Syria war: Turkey hits out at US over Kurds comments

Syria war: Turkey hits out at US over Kurds comments

Image copyright EPA Image caption Turkey is fighting IS as well as Kurdish forces inside Syria Turkey has hit out at the United States over criticism of its ongoing role in the conflict in Syria. Turkish forces have targeted so-called Islamic State (IS) inside Syria, but have also gone after Kurdish fighters in the same […]

Frankfurt airport alert: Woman passenger prompts evacuation

Frankfurt airport alert: Woman passenger prompts evacuation

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hundreds of passengers were asked to leave the terminal as police searched the area A woman passenger sparked a major alert at Frankfurt airport by entering the departure area without completing a security check. Flights were halted and part of the airport was evacuated before a suspect was eventually caught […]

Mussolini message to future revealed under Rome obelisk

Mussolini message to future revealed under Rome obelisk

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A parchment hidden in the base of Rome’s Mussolini Obelisk is a paean to the fascist dictator – and tries to preserve fascism’s legacy for the future A text hidden underneath an obelisk in Rome throws new light on Benito Mussolini’s fascist regime and how it wished to be […]

Shannon Airport emergency landing: 12 taken to hospital

Shannon Airport emergency landing: 12 taken to hospital

Image copyright RTÉ Image caption The Boeing 767-300 diverted to Shannon Airport in County Clare after the transatlantic turbulence Twelve people, including three children, have been injured on a transatlantic flight after it encountered “severe and unexpected turbulence”. The incident prompted the United Airlines flight to make an emergency landing in the Republic of Ireland. […]

Swiss train attack: Teenager dies in hospital

Swiss train attack: Teenager dies in hospital

Image copyright EPA Image caption No clear motive has yet been established for the attack A 17-year-old girl has died of wounds she suffered when a man wielding a knife attacked passengers on a Swiss train before setting it on fire. She had suffered severe burns in the 13 August attack, which took place as […]

Irish cabinet to consider appealing Apple tax ruling

Irish cabinet to consider appealing Apple tax ruling

Image copyright Brian Lawless Image caption Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan wants to appeal the European Commission decision The Republic of Ireland’s Cabinet will meet later to discuss the European Commission’s decision that Ireland granted undue tax benefits of up to €13bn (£11bn) to Apple. Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said the Irish Government will […]

Italy earthquake: State funeral for 37 victims in Amatrice

Italy earthquake: State funeral for 37 victims in Amatrice

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Italian soldiers carried coffins at the state funeral in Amatrice A state funeral for 37 victims of the Italian earthquake has been held in the town of Amatrice, which bore the brunt of the disaster. Coffins of the victims, including those of two children, were laid out in a marquee […]

Macron quits to clear way for French presidential bid

Macron quits to clear way for French presidential bid

Image copyright AFP Image caption Emmanuel Macron has upset left-wingers and trade unions during his two years in office French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron has resigned from the government ahead of an expected centrist bid for the presidency in next year’s election. The 38-year-old former investment banker has been a controversial figure in Socialist President […]