Erdogan: Jerusalem is Palestinian capital

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

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 […]

Warmer Arctic is the ‘new normal’

Warmer Arctic is the ‘new normal’

Image caption Sea ice that is more than four years old has largely disappeared in the Arctic A warming, rapidly changing Arctic is the “new normal” and shows no signs of returning to the reliably frozen region of the past. This is according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Arctic Report Card. Director […]

Tractor driver destroys six speed cameras on Germany rampage

Tractor driver destroys six speed cameras on Germany rampage

Image copyright DPA Image caption The driver had no alcohol in his system, police said. Police say a tractor driver who went on a rampage in Germany knocked down six speed cameras, causing hundreds of thousands of euros worth of damage. Police say the 63-year-old intentionally aimed at the cameras in the small town of […]

Chris Froome: Cyclist facing questions over adverse test result

Chris Froome: Cyclist facing questions over adverse test result

Chris Froome became the first British winner of the Vuelta a Espana this year Chris Froome is facing questions after returning an “adverse” drugs test at the Vuelta a Espana. The Team Sky rider had double the allowed level of legal asthma drug Salbutamol in his urine. Cycling’s world governing body the UCI wants more […]

Switzerland’s Gotthard road tunnel closed by deadly crash

Switzerland’s Gotthard road tunnel closed by deadly crash

Image copyright EPA Image caption The tunnel is a vital north-south link through the Alps The Gotthard road tunnel in Switzerland, one of Europe’s main transport routes, has been closed following a deadly crash. Police said two people were killed and four injured in the head-on crash between a car and a lorry on Wednesday. […]

Austria gas plant burns after deadly explosion

Austria gas plant burns after deadly explosion

Image copyright AFP Image caption A huge fire ensued – police now say a technical fault was to blame A big explosion has rocked a key natural gas facility in eastern Austria, killing one person and injuring at least 18, police say. A fire followed the blast at the Baumgarten site, which happened around 08:45 […]

Climate change: Trump will bring US back into Paris deal – Macron

Climate change: Trump will bring US back into Paris deal – Macron

Media captionMacron: “Extremely aggressive” of the US to leave French President Emmanuel Macron has said he believes President Donald Trump will bring the US back into the Paris deal on combating climate change. But Mr Macron says he will not agree to the president’s demand that America’s terms should be negotiated. He made his comments […]

Westfield shopping centres bought in $25bn deal

Westfield shopping centres bought in $25bn deal

Image copyright Getty Images The owner of Westfield shopping centres is being bought for $24.7bn (£18.5bn) in a deal which will see the malls launched in new markets. French property group Unibail-Rodamco is offering $7.55 a share for the Australian business. Westfield Corporation has 35 shopping centres in the UK and the US while Unibail-Rodamco […]

EU governments complicit in migrant torture in Libya, says Amnesty

EU governments complicit in migrant torture in Libya, says Amnesty

Image copyright AFP Image caption Migrant boats are regularly intercepted by the Libyan coastguard European governments are knowingly complicit in the torture and abuse of refugees and migrants in Libya, Amnesty International has alleged. In an effort to stem migration, the EU is actively supporting a “system of abuse and exploitation” on Libyan shores, the […]