Barcelona attack: Suspects ‘planned to hit key monuments’

Barcelona attack: Suspects ‘planned to hit key monuments’

Media captionThe four suspects were transferred to a Madrid jail on Monday night The cell behind the Barcelona van attack had planned to use explosives against monuments including the city’s Sagrada Familia cathedral, a suspect has told a Madrid court. Mohamed Houli Chemlal is one of four surviving suspects who gave evidence. The group’s plans […]

Ischia earthquake: Three brothers freed from rubble

Ischia earthquake: Three brothers freed from rubble

Media captionThe moment baby Pasquale is rescued from the rubble Rescuers have freed the last of three brothers who were trapped under rubble after a deadly earthquake on the Italian holiday island of Ischia. The fire service confirmed they had rescued the 11-year-old at 14:12 local time (12:12 GMT), some 16 hours after the quake […]

Ischia earthquake: Last of three brothers freed from rubble

Ischia earthquake: Last of three brothers freed from rubble

Media captionThe moment a baby is rescued from the rubble Rescuers have freed the last of three brothers who were trapped under rubble after a deadly earthquake on the Italian holiday island of Ischia. The fire service confirmed they had rescued the 11-year-old at 14:12 local time (12:12 GMT) on Tuesday. The youngest brother, a […]

Barcelona attack: Surviving suspects face judge

Barcelona attack: Surviving suspects face judge

Media captionThe four suspects were transferred to a Madrid jail on Monday night Four men accused of belonging to the cell behind the terror attacks in and around Barcelona last week are appearing at the high court in Madrid. The judge questioning them is deciding what charges to press over the vehicle attacks that left […]

Kim Wall: Torso found amid search for submarine journalist

Kim Wall: Torso found amid search for submarine journalist

Image copyright Tom Wall Image caption Kim Wall (pictured) was researching a feature about submarines before she disappeared A woman’s headless torso has been found by police searching for a Swedish journalist who went missing during a trip with a submarine inventor. Kim Wall was last seen alive on Danish entrepreneur Peter Madsen’s submarine on […]

Russian theatre director Serebrennikov held in fraud case

Russian theatre director Serebrennikov held in fraud case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A court was due to decide whether Kirill Serebrennikov would be held in custody Outspoken theatre and film director Kirill Serebrennikov has been detained by Russia’s investigative committee on suspicion of fraud. He is being investigated over the alleged embezzlement of 68m roubles (£880,000; $1.1m) of state funding awarded […]

German foreign minister blames Erdogan over family ‘threats’

German foreign minister blames Erdogan over family ‘threats’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Leading German politician Sigmar Gabriel and wife Anke, who has reportedly been threatened Germany’s foreign minister has blamed the Turkish president for “threats” made against his wife – a new twist in a bitter row between the two countries. Sigmar Gabriel said the behaviour of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had […]

Barcelona attack: Van driver shot dead by police

Barcelona attack: Van driver shot dead by police

Image copyright AFP Image caption A witness near a petrol station tipped off police Spanish police have shot dead the main suspect in last Thursday’s Barcelona attack, Younes Abouyaaqoub. Police believe he was the driver of a van which careered down the Las Ramblas avenue, killing 13 and injuring more than 100 others. He was […]

Barcelona attack: Man shot dead in hunt for suspect

Barcelona attack: Man shot dead in hunt for suspect

Image copyright AFP Image caption A roadblock near the scene of the shooting Police hunting the chief suspect in last Thursday’s Barcelona van attack have shot dead a man to the west of the city who appeared to be wearing an explosive belt, Spanish media say. The shooting is said to have happened on a […]

Russia condemns US visa restrictions in diplomatic tussle

Russia condemns US visa restrictions in diplomatic tussle

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Russian-US tensions have been likened to Cold War-era distrust Russia has condemned a US decision to make Russians go to Moscow if they want a visa for the United States. A US embassy statement said non-immigrant visas would no longer be issued at the three US consulates in Russia – […]

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