Suspected suicide bomber shot at Brussels railway station

Media captionPolice arrive after explosion in Brussels central train station Belgian soldiers have shot a man suspected of being a would-be suicide bomber at Brussels Central Station, officials say. He was shot after reportedly setting off a small explosion and no-one else is believed to have been injured. Prosecutors say they are treating the incident […]

Portugal fires: Confusion over plane crash claim

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The fires have claimed the lives at least 64 people since Saturday Reports that a firefighting plane crashed during an operation to tackle huge blazes in central Portugal have been denied by the country’s civil protection authority. This contradict earlier reports that a Canadair aircraft went down near the central […]

Mourinho denies tax fraud during Real Madrid stint

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Mourinho was Real Madrid’s manager between 2010 and 2013 Manchester United manager José Mourinho is innocent of tax fraud and had his tax affairs ratified by the Spanish government, according to his advisers. Mr Mourinho was accused by prosecutors of defrauding Spain of €3.3m (£2.9m; $3.6m) in taxes while […]

European Court blasts Russia ‘gay propaganda’ law

Image copyright AFP Image caption Gay rights activists marched against the law in St Petersburg in 2013 Russia’s “gay propaganda” law is discriminatory and encourages homophobia, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. The Strasbourg judges said Russia had discriminated against three gay rights activists who opposed the law. It was adopted in 2013, […]

Merkel reaches out to France’s Macron on eurozone budget

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mrs Merkel was speaking at the annual congress of the Federation of German Industry (BDI) German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she could back a eurozone finance minister and eurozone budget “if the circumstances are right”. French President Emmanuel Macron has argued strongly for both, in order to reform the […]

Portugal fires: Canadair plane crashes while tackling blazes

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The fires have claimed the lives at least 64 people since Saturday A water-bombing plane fighting huge forest fires in central Portugal has crashed, local officials say. They say the Canadair aircraft went down near Pedrógão Grande. So far there has been no information about casualties. More than 1,000 firefighters […]

Mourinho accused of tax fraud during Real Madrid stint

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mourinho was Real Madrid’s manager between 2010 and 2013 Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors investigating his time as Real Madrid’s head coach. Portuguese-born Mourinho is accused of defrauding Spain of €3.3m (£2.9m; $3.6m) in taxes between 2011 and 2012. He has […]

European Court blasts Russia ‘gay propaganda’ law

Image copyright AFP Image caption Gay rights activists marched against the law in St Petersburg in 2013 Russia’s “gay propaganda” law is discriminatory and encourages homophobia, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. The Strasbourg judges said Russia had discriminated against three gay rights activists who opposed the law. It was adopted in 2013, […]

Merkel reaches out to France’s Macron on eurozone budget

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mrs Merkel was speaking at the annual congress of the Federation of German Industry (BDI) German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she could back a eurozone finance minister and eurozone budget “if the circumstances are right”. French President Emmanuel Macron has argued strongly for both, in order to reform the […]

Calais van driver dead in migrant roadblock crash

Image copyright AFP Image caption The van driver ploughed into the back of a heavy goods vehicle east of Calais A driver was killed when a van crashed into lorries that had been forced to stop on a motorway near Calais by a makeshift barrier set up by migrants. The van, registered in Poland, burst […]