Romanians march against prisoner release plan

Romanians march against prisoner release plan

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Klaus Iohannis joined the protesters in Bucharest Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Romanian capital Bucharest and other cities in protest at government plans to release around 3,000 prisoners. In Bucharest some protesters broke through police lines and headed towards government buildings. Prime […]

Italy school bus crash teacher’s children die

Media captionThe pupils were returning to Hungary after a trip to France A teacher credited with saving many pupils from a burning bus after it crashed in northern Italy lost his own children in the fire, officials say. Sixteen people died in the accident, another seven are in hospital. The bus, carrying pupils from Hungary, […]

Italy avalanche: Survivor tells of 58-hour ordeal

Italy avalanche: Survivor tells of 58-hour ordeal

Media captionSurvivors pulled from avalanche hotel after two days One of the survivors of the avalanche at Rigopiano hotel in central Italy says she ate ice and snow to quench her thirst during a 58-hour ordeal. Giorgia Galassi, 22, is one of nine people to have been pulled out alive. Rescuers say they are hopeful […]

Pope Francis warns against rise in populism

Pope Francis warns against rise in populism

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pope Francis said charismatic leaders can create “a distorted identity” Pope Francis has warned against a rise in populism and the dangers of allowing political crises to usher in dictators like Hitler. He made the comments as Donald Trump was being sworn-in as US president in a wide-ranging interview with […]

Italy school bus crash and fire leaves 16 dead

Italy school bus crash and fire leaves 16 dead

Image copyright Vigili del Fuoco A bus carrying schoolchildren has crashed and caught fire in northern Italy, killing at least 16 people, emergency officials say. The bus, carrying pupils from Hungary, collided with a roadside column as it exited the A4 motorway near Verona late on Friday. Italy’s national fire service said that another 39 […]

Rigopiano avalanche: Ten found alive in Italy hotel after two days

Rigopiano avalanche: Ten found alive in Italy hotel after two days

Media captionFootage captures the moment survivors were pulled free Rescuers in central Italy have found 10 survivors after an avalanche buried a mountain hotel – and six have been pulled out so far. Video showed two people – a mother and her son – being helped out by cheering rescuers, through a hole in the […]

Brexiteers in warning to German business

Brexiteers in warning to German business

Image copyright Reuters Image caption John Longworth will say British business will cope with whatever is thrown at them The German economy will pay a “high price” if its leaders make life hard for the UK over Brexit, British pro-Leave campaigners are to warn. John Longworth, co-chair of Leave means Leave, and ex-minister Owen Paterson […]

PIP breast implants: French court tells TUV to pay damages

PIP breast implants: French court tells TUV to pay damages

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Defective breast implants were sold worldwide by PIP A French court has ordered a German safety body to pay 60m euros (£52m; $64m) in compensation to 20,000 women who received faulty breast implants. TUV was found liable over a global scandal affecting thousands of women. In 2010 it emerged that […]

Council of Europe in dispute with Russia over Yukos case

Council of Europe in dispute with Russia over Yukos case

Image copyright AP Image caption The Russian Constitutional Court can now declare international court orders unenforceable The Council of Europe – a major international human rights watchdog – has condemned Russia’s refusal to pay compensation to shareholders in the now-defunct Yukos oil giant. Russia’s move “threatens the very integrity and legitimacy” of the European Convention […]

‘Brexit fog’ delaying investment in UK

‘Brexit fog’ delaying investment in UK

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Hammond said the UK would reinvent itself if it had to Chancellor Philip Hammond has acknowledged that Brexit uncertainty may cause firms to delay investment. Speaking at Davos, he said some firms were “quite understandably… waiting for the fog of Brexit to clear”. But Mr Hammond said for many […]