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 […]

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 […]

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 […]