Italy election: Populist PM candidate Conte faces CV scrutiny

Image copyright EPA Image caption Giuseppe Conte is not an MP and is a complete unknown in Italian politics The law professor nominated to be Italy’s next prime minister is facing allegations he embellished his CV. Giuseppe Conte, 54, says on his resume that he “perfected his legal studies” at New York University. But a […]

Israel complains over Dutch TV Eurovision parody

Image caption Critics say the parody draws on anti-Semitic themes The Israeli embassy in the Netherlands has lodged a complaint over a parody of Israel’s Eurovision winner that criticised Israeli policies and prompted accusations of anti-Semitism. The skit on Netta Barzilai’s Toy was broadcast on Saturday during a primetime satirical show. The parody drew on […]

Moscow stations get World Cup selfie spots

Image copyright MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images Image caption ‘Moscow, I am in you!’ selfies are welcome World Cup visitors arriving at Moscow railway stations will not have to look far for the perfect spot to take a selfie, as platforms and ticket halls will soon have special labels marking out the ideal camera angle. Green stickers […]

Danish minister Stojberg provokes Ramadan row

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Stojberg argues that an 18-hour fast could affect safety in some jobs in Denmark Denmark’s immigration minister has been widely rebuffed after she suggested Muslims should take time off work during Ramadan because of potential safety risks to the rest of society. Inger Stojberg, who has a reputation […]

German police stop ‘truant’ families at airport

Image copyright AFP Image caption German police are on the lookout for parents defying school rules Police carrying out checks at an airport in southern Germany discovered several school-aged children travelling ahead of the holidays. Reports concerning 10 families have now been sent to education officials in Bavaria, German media report. It is believed the […]

Turkey coup trial: Court to jail 104 ex-military for life

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMr Erdogan addressed an Istanbul crowd a year after the failed coup A Turkish court has sentenced 104 former military officers to life in prison for their involvement in a 2016 coup attempt, state media report. They were given “aggravated life sentences”, which come with tougher terms […]

Italy populist government pact: Candidate for prime minister named

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lawyer Giuseppe Conte (at right, with Luigi Di Maio) is the preferred choice of the populists for PM Law professor Giuseppe Conte has been named as the choice of the Five Star Movement and League to lead the coalition government. The leaders of the two parties have been holding […]

Unai Emery set to be appointed new Arsenal manager replacing Arsene Wenger

Unai Emery is set to join Arsenal after two years with Paris St-Germain Arsenal are set to appoint Unai Emery as their new manager. Manchester City assistant manager and former Gunners captain Mikel Arteta was strong favourite to succeed Arsene Wenger. Emery emerged as the unanimous choice following a recruitment process in which all candidates […]

U-turn over Facebook chief’s EU meeting

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Zuckerberg previously answered two days of questions from US lawmakers In a change of plan, the public will be able to watch Mark Zuckerberg’s response to European Parliament leaders’ privacy concerns. The body’s president, Antonio Tajani, has tweeted that tomorrow’s 75-minute meeting would be livestreamed. Earlier, news that […]

Ryanair reports soaring profits but warns of headwinds

Image copyright Reuters Ryanair has reported record annual results, despite it having to cancel thousands of flights in September due to problems with pilots’ rotas. The Irish airline said profits after tax rose 10% to €1.45bn (£1.27bn), despite the wave of bad publicity. However, it warned higher costs would make the year ahead more difficult. […]

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