Portugal fires: Three days of national mourning for wildfire victims

Portugal fires: Three days of national mourning for wildfire victims

Media caption“There are no words to describe it – no words” Portugal has declared three days of national mourning, beginning on Tuesday, for the victims of wildfires that raged across the country. At least 36 people died after hundreds of fires spread across central and northern areas on Sunday and Monday. They started in dry […]

Catalonia: Spain detains two separatists

Catalonia: Spain detains two separatists

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jordi Cuixart (left) and Jordi Sánchez (right) faced a judge in Madrid on Monday A Spanish judge has jailed two key members of the Catalan independence movement. Jordi Sánchez and Jordi Cuixart, who lead prominent separatist groups, are being held without bail while they are under investigation for sedition. The […]

Petr Pavlensky: Russia artist held over Paris bank fire

Petr Pavlensky: Russia artist held over Paris bank fire

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Petr Pavlensky, who calls himself a political artist, has faced criminal charges for his work in the past A controversial Russian artist who was granted political asylum in France has been arrested after setting fire to a bank in central Paris, police say. Petr Pavlensky was held early on […]

Malta blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia dies in car bomb attack

Malta blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia dies in car bomb attack

Media captionDebris was strewn over the road and a nearby field A prominent blogger in Malta, who had accused the island’s government of corruption, has died in a car bomb attack, according to police. Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, was reportedly killed when the car she was driving exploded shortly after she left her home in […]

Malta blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia killed in car bomb attack

Malta blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia killed in car bomb attack

Image copyright Linkedin Image caption Daphne Caruana Galizia was reportedly killed just after leaving her home on Monday afternoon A prominent blogger in Malta, who had accused the island’s government of corruption, has died in a car bomb attack, according to police. Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, was reportedly killed when the car she was driving […]

Catalonia leader Puigdemont ‘unclear’ on independence – Spain

Catalonia leader Puigdemont ‘unclear’ on independence – Spain

Media captionEurope correspondent Gavin Lee looks to the past for the origins of the Catalan crisis The Spanish government has said that the head of the Catalonia region has failed to clarify whether he declared independence last week. In a letter to Madrid on Monday, Carles Puigdemont instead called for negotiation over the next two […]

Portugal and Spain wildfires: Death toll soars to dozens

Portugal and Spain wildfires: Death toll soars to dozens

Image copyright EPA Image caption The fires have spread through large areas of Portugal and Spain At least 27 people have died in a series of wildfires in Portugal, the country’s civil protection service says. In Spain’s Galicia region, at least three people are dead. A spokeswoman for the agency told reporters that firefighters were […]

Catalonia: Independence deadline approaches for Puigdemont

Catalonia: Independence deadline approaches for Puigdemont

Media captionEurope correspondent Gavin Lee looks to the past for the origins of the Catalan crisis The leader of the Spanish region of Catalonia is just hours away from a deadline set by the central government to clarify whether or not he has declared independence. If he confirms that he has, he will have until […]

UK PM May to dine with EU chiefs

UK PM May to dine with EU chiefs

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The PM will meet with Jean-Claude Juncker, pictured, as well as Michel Barnier Theresa May is to travel to Brussels later for a dinner with EU leaders in a bid to end a stalemate over Brexit. The meeting, with chief negotiator Michel Barnier and Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, comes days […]