Louvre attack: Egyptian man, 29, believed to be assailant

Louvre attack: Egyptian man, 29, believed to be assailant

Image copyright AP Image caption This image has been circulating on French media – said to show the suspect on the floor of the Louvre museum French authorities say they believe the man who tried to attack the Louvre museum in the capital Paris on Friday was a 29-year-old Egyptian man. Prosecutor Francois Molins said […]

Former Norwegian PM says he was held at US airport over Iran visit

Former Norwegian PM says he was held at US airport over Iran visit

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Bondevik had travelled to Iran to speak against extremism for a human rights group The former prime minister of Norway, Kjell Magne Bondevik, said he was detained at a US airport earlier this week because he had visited Iran in 2014. Mr Bondevik, who said he was travelling on […]

Is Sweden’s deputy PM trolling Donald Trump in Facebook photo?

Is Sweden’s deputy PM trolling Donald Trump in Facebook photo?

Image copyright Isabella Lovin: Facebook Image caption Isabella Lovin’s photo posted on Facebook is being compared to an image of President Trump Sweden’s deputy PM is causing a stir after posting an image appearing to parody Donald Trump’s signing of an anti-abortion executive order. Isabella Lovin, who is also the country’s climate minister, published a […]

Migrant crisis: EU leaders agree plan to stop Libya influx

Migrant crisis: EU leaders agree plan to stop Libya influx

Image copyright AP Image caption Many thousands of migrants each year make a perilous journey across the Mediterranean to get to Europe European Union leaders meeting in Malta have agreed on a plan to reduce the flow of migrants from Libya. Libya’s UN-backed government will receive €200m ($215m, £171m), including funding to reinforce its coastguard. […]

Norway institutions ‘targeted by Russia-linked hackers’

Norway institutions ‘targeted by Russia-linked hackers’

Image copyright PA Image caption Norwegian deputies have been warned to take special caution with their electronic communications Several institutions in Norway have been targeted by hackers believed to be linked to Russia, the security service (PST) has warned. The Labour Party, defence and foreign ministries and the security service itself were among those hit, […]

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 […]

France burkini ban: Mayors urged to heed court’s ruling

France burkini ban: Mayors urged to heed court’s ruling

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A woman in a burkini in Marseille in southern France About 30 French mayors have been urged to follow a court ruling which overturned a controversial burkini ban in a resort town. France’s top administrative court suspended the ban in Villeneuve-Loubet on Friday on civil liberties grounds. However, a number […]

Turkey allows policewomen to wear Muslim headscarf

Turkey allows policewomen to wear Muslim headscarf

Image copyright AP Image caption Female judges and soldiers are still not permitted to wear Muslim headscarves Turkey has lifted a ban on policewomen wearing the Islamic headscarf. Female officers will be able to wear a headscarf under their caps or berets, provided it is plain and is the same colour as the uniform. Headscarf […]