EasyJet to sue over French air strikes

EasyJet to sue over French air strikes

Image copyright PA EasyJet will complain to the European Commission about strikes by French air traffic controllers, which have caused thousands of flights to be cancelled. The industrial action has cost the airline £25m and resulted in more than 2,600 flights being cancelled in the three months to 30 June. Chief executive Johan Lundgren argued […]

EU signs its biggest free trade deal with Japan

EU signs its biggest free trade deal with Japan

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dairy products are one of Europe’s biggest exports to Japan The European Union and Japan have signed one of the world’s biggest free trade deals, covering nearly a third of the world’s GDP and 600 million people. One of the biggest EU exports to Japan is dairy goods, while […]

ECHR condemns Pussy Riot and Anna Politkovskaya cases

ECHR condemns Pussy Riot and Anna Politkovskaya cases

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Three of the band members were arrested and convicted for the cathedral performance in 2012 The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has condemned Russia for its handling of two high-profile cases. It said Russia had violated five articles of the human rights convention in its arrest and conviction […]

Amsterdam fire chief Leen Schaap ‘had death threats from staff’

Amsterdam fire chief Leen Schaap ‘had death threats from staff’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The fire commander has criticised staff rotas that enable firefighters to take on second or even third jobs Amsterdam fire chief Leen Schaap was appointed to tackle “white male culture” in the fire brigade, and is now facing death threats. Dutch prosecutors have opened an investigation, amid reports that […]

EU to sign its biggest free trade deal with Japan

EU to sign its biggest free trade deal with Japan

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dairy products are one of Europe’s biggest exports to Japan The European Union and Japan will sign one of the world’s biggest free trade deals later on Tuesday. The move will create an open trade zone covering nearly a third of the world’s GDP and 600 million people. One […]

FC Barcelona reports record revenues

FC Barcelona reports record revenues

Image copyright AFP/Getty Revenues at La Liga winner Barcelona hit a record €914m (£809m) in the 2017-18 season, the club has said. The Spanish football giant also said it was on track to achieve revenues of €1bn by 2021. Barcelona received a world record transfer fee of £200.6m from Paris St Germain for Brazilian Neymar […]

Trump sides with Russia against FBI at Helsinki summit

Trump sides with Russia against FBI at Helsinki summit

Image copyright EPA Image caption The two leaders held talks accompanied only by translators US President Donald Trump has defended Russia over claims of interference in the 2016 presidential election. After face-to-face talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Mr Trump contradicted US intelligence agencies and said there had been no reason for Russia to meddle […]

France’s top honour for World Cup team

France’s top honour for World Cup team

Image copyright AFP Image caption The players will take part in a parade on the Champs-Élysées France’s victorious World Cup team is to receive the country’s highest accolade, the Légion d’Honneur, the French presidency has announced. France defeated Croatia 4-2 in the football final in Moscow on Sunday – its second World Cup win in […]

Racially abused German woman blocked by Facebook for Austria post

Racially abused German woman blocked by Facebook for Austria post

Image copyright Imoan kinshasa Image caption Imoan’s anti-racism blog has attracted messages of support A black German woman has launched an anti-racism blog after Facebook removed her description of racial abuse she suffered in Austria. Imoan Kinshasa says youths insulted her with the “N-word” and people stared at her when she wore a traditional dirndl […]

Trump-Putin summit: US seeks better ties with Russia

Trump-Putin summit: US seeks better ties with Russia

Media captionThe moment President Trump meets counterpart Vladimir Putin. US President Donald Trump has said getting on with Russia is “a good thing, not a bad thing” at the start of his first summit with Vladimir Putin. Mr Trump said he hoped for an “extraordinary relationship” as the two presidents met in Helsinki, Finland. Earlier […]