Turkey election: Erdogan seeks second term in hard-fought contest

Media captionDoes it matter who’s in charge of Turkey? Turkish voters are set to decide whether to grant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a second five-year term in the most fiercely-fought elections the country has seen in years. Polls open at 08:00 (05:00 GMT) in presidential and parliamentary votes. If Mr Erdogan wins, he will adopt […]

Vatican ex-diplomat sentenced to five years on child pornography charges

Image copyright Vatican Media/Reuters Image caption Father Capella (left, with his lawyer) was tried at the Vatican A former Vatican diplomat has been sentenced to five years in prison for child pornography offences. Monsignor Carlo Alberto Capella pleaded guilty at a Vatican court, which heard that dozens of pornographic photos and videos were found on […]

World Cup 2018: Germany revive World Cup hopes with late winner over Sweden

Media playback is not supported on this device ‘Would you believe it!’ – Kroos nets injury-time winner Toni Kroos’ injury-time winner against Sweden revived defending champions Germany’s hopes of becoming the first side to retain the World Cup since Brazil in 1962. Ola Toivonen’s deft first-half lob had left Joachim Low’s side facing elimination but […]

Italy migrant row: Malta defiant over stranded rescue boat

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Around 230 migrants were rescued by German ship Lifeline on Thursday Italy has no right to ask Malta to accept the stranded migrant rescue ship Lifeline, according to Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said that Malta should take in the 226 migrants and arrest the […]

‘Double eagle’ celebration provokes Serbs

Image copyright EPA Image caption Xhaka and Shaqiri both used the Albanian nationalist gesture Serbia has hit out at a “provocative” double eagle celebration by two ethnic Albanian goalscorers in the World Cup. Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri scored for Switzerland who beat Serbia 2-1. Their gesture is a nationalist symbol representing the double headed […]

World Cup 2018: Belgium v Tunisia

Media playback is not supported on this device World Cup 2018: Belgium 5-2 Tunisia highlights Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard both scored twice as Belgium strengthened their lead above England at the top of Group G by crushing Tunisia with a devastating attacking display. While Roberto Martinez’s side are not through to the last 16 […]

‘Double eagle’ celebration provokes Serbs

Image copyright EPA Image caption Xhaka and Shaqiri both used the Albanian nationalist gesture Serbia has hit out at a “provocative” double eagle celebration by two ethnic Albanian goalscorers in the World Cup. Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri scored for Switzerland who beat Serbia 2-1. Their gesture is an nationalist symbol representing the double headed […]

Italy migrant row: ‘Inhumane’ Malta refuses rescue ship

Image copyright EPA Image caption The two ships work for the German NGO Mission Lifeline Italy has attacked Malta for refusing to take in a ship of migrants. Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli shared a photo of an email by the Maltese Armed Forces saying the vessel “has not manifested any distress”. Mr Toninelli called the […]

Baron Edouard-Jean Empain who lost finger to kidnappers dies

Image copyright AFP Image caption Baron Empain led one of France’s top industrial groups in the 1970s A French-Belgian industrialist who was the victim of one of France’s most notorious kidnappings has died aged 80. In 1978 Baron Edouard-Jean Empain, then head of the Schneider Group, was seized at gunpoint from his chauffeur-driven car near […]

Italy migrant row: ‘Inhumane’ Malta refuses rescue ship

Image copyright EPA Image caption The two ships work for the German NGO Mission Lifeline Italy has attacked Malta for refusing to take in a ship of migrants. Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli shared a photo of an email by the Maltese Armed Forces saying the vessel “has not manifested any distress”. Mr Toninelli called the […]

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