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 […]

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 […]

Topless Marianne remark by PM Manuel Valls stirs French row

Topless Marianne remark by PM Manuel Valls stirs French row

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The statue of Liberty is bare-breasted at the Marianne monument in Paris Prime Minister Manuel Valls has upset political rivals and historians by invoking the symbol of the French republic, Marianne, in the row over “burkini” beach bans. “Her breast’s exposed because she’s feeding the people; she isn’t wearing […]

Thousands of migrants rescued off Libya

Thousands of migrants rescued off Libya

About 6,500 migrants rescued in large operation off the coast of Libya, Italian coast guard says This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via email, or on a smartphone or tablet via […]

Brexit may send EU ‘down the drain’ – German vice chancellor

Brexit may send EU ‘down the drain’ – German vice chancellor

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Germany’s second in command Sigmar Gabriel said the EU could fall apart if Brexit was not handled carefully Germany’s vice-chancellor has warned the future of the EU could be in doubt if the UK’s exit is handled badly. Sigmar Gabriel said the EU would go “down the drain” if […]

Brexit may send EU ‘down the drain’ – German vice chancellor

Brexit may send EU ‘down the drain’ – German vice chancellor

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Germany’s second in command Sigmar Gabriel said the EU could fall apart if Brexit was not handled carefully Germany’s vice-chancellor has warned the future of the EU could be in doubt if the UK’s exit is handled badly. Sigmar Gabriel said the EU would go “down the drain” if […]

Brexit may send EU ‘down the drain’ – German vice chancellor

Brexit may send EU ‘down the drain’ – German vice chancellor

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Germany’s second in command Sigmar Gabriel said the EU could fall apart if Brexit was not handled carefully Germany’s vice-chancellor has warned the future of the EU could be in doubt if the UK’s exit is handled badly. Sigmar Gabriel said the EU would go “down the drain” if […]

Italy earthquake: Museums to donate Sunday revenue to quake relief

Italy earthquake: Museums to donate Sunday revenue to quake relief

Image copyright AP Image caption All of Amatrice’s cultural heritage has been destroyed or damaged Sunday’s proceeds from public museums across Italy will be dedicated to rebuilding work after the earthquake that killed 291 people on Wednesday. Many churches and other medieval buildings were destroyed when the 6.2 magnitude quake struck Amatrice and other parts […]

Italy earthquake: Mass funeral for 35 victims

Media captionMourners have been gathering for funerals of some of the victims of Wednesday’s earthquake in Italy A mass funeral has taken place in Italy for some of the 290 people killed in Wednesday’s powerful earthquake. Thirty-five victims from the town of Arquata were mourned at a sports hall in the regional capital, Ascoli Piceno. […]

Italy earthquake: Firefighter’s moving letter to child victim Giulia

Italy earthquake: Firefighter’s moving letter to child victim Giulia

Image copyright AP Image caption Giulia’s coffin being carried out at the end of the state funeral service in Ascoli Piceno A firefighter has written a moving letter to a young child who died in the Italian earthquake. Giulia Rinaldo, 10, was found on top of her little sister, Giorgia, who was pulled out alive […]