Catalonia Spain: Officials ‘won’t follow orders from Madrid’

Media captionSome 450,000 people protested on Saturday, local police said Catalan authorities will not follow orders from the Spanish government if Madrid moves to reassert control over the region, a senior official says. Foreign affairs spokesman Raul Romeva told the BBC the central government was acting against the will of Catalans. Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano […]

German ‘far-right’ gunman jailed for life in Nuremberg

Image copyright AFP Image caption Wolfgang P (centre) went on trial in August A court in Bavaria has jailed a man with far-right links to life imprisonment for killing a policeman during a raid on his home last year. The man, named only as Wolfgang P, was described as a “Reichsbürger” – part of a […]

Macron’s dog Nemo filmed peeing on Elysée fireplace

Media captionLocal television catches Nemo the dog in the act Video has emerged of French President Emmanuel Macron’s dog Nemo urinating on a fireplace at the Elysée palace. The footage shows the black Labrador-Griffon cross relieving himself in the background as Mr Macron talks with three junior members of his government. “I wondered what that […]

UK business leaders unite in Brexit warning

Image copyright Reuters Image caption David Davis is due to travel to Paris on Monday for more Brexit talks Britain’s five biggest business lobby groups are calling for an urgent Brexit transition deal, or they warn the UK risks losing jobs and investment. In a joint letter being sent to Brexit Secretary David Davis, the […]

Spain Catalonia: Foreign minister denies ‘coup’ by Madrid

Media captionMany pictures showing Spanish police acting violently during the referendum were fake – Spanish foreign minister The Spanish Foreign Minister, Alfonso Dastis, has denied that his government’s move to reassert control over Catalonia amounts to a “coup”. The speaker of the Catalan parliament, Carme Forcadell, called measures announced by the government on Saturday a […]

Macron’s dog Nemo filmed peeing on Elysée fireplace

Media captionLocal television catches Nemo the dog in the act Video has emerged of French President Emmanuel Macron’s dog Nemo urinating on a fireplace at the Elysée palace. The footage shows the black Labrador-Griffon cross relieving himself in the background as Mr Macron talks with three junior members of his government. “I wondered what that […]

Italy referendums: Lombardy and Veneto ‘back greater autonomy’

Image copyright AFP Image caption “Yes” posters in the Veneto region Two of Italy’s richest northern regions have voted for more autonomy, according to their leaders. More than 90% of voters in Lombardy, home to Italy’s financial capital Milan, and the Veneto region around Venice, voted yes in the non-binding referendum, their presidents claimed. Both […]

Spain Catalonia: Foreign minister denies ‘coup’ by Madrid

Media captionMany pictures showing Spanish police acting violently during the referendum were fake – Spanish foreign minister The Spanish Foreign Minister, Alfonso Dastis, has denied that his government’s move to reassert control over Catalonia amounts to a “coup”. The speaker of the Catalan parliament, Carme Forcadell, called measures announced by the government on Saturday a […]

Italy referendums: Lombardy and Veneto ‘back greater autonomy’

Image copyright AFP Image caption “Yes” posters in the Veneto region Two of Italy’s richest northern regions have voted for more autonomy, according to their leaders. More than 90% of voters in Lombardy, home to Italy’s financial capital Milan, and the Veneto region around Venice, voted yes in the non-binding referendum, their presidents claimed. Both […]

Macron’s dog Nemo filmed peeing on Elysée fireplace

Media captionNemo was first seen on official duty in August Video has emerged of French President Emmanuel Macron’s dog Nemo urinating on a fireplace at the Elysée palace. The footage shows the black Labrador-Griffon cross relieving himself in the background as Mr Macron talks with three junior members of his government. “I wondered what that […]

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