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Borussia Dortmund football team bus hit by explosions Borussia Dortmund football team bus hit by explosions
Three explosions have hit a bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund football team to their home Champions League quarter-final match against Monaco. Spain international Marc Bartra was taken to hospital with an injury to his hand, the club said. The team tweeted (in German) that the other players were safe and there was no danger in or around the stadium. The first-leg match was postponed and ...
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Stockholm attack: Sweden holds minute's silence for victims Stockholm attack: Sweden holds minute's silence for victims
Sweden's prime minister has told the families of the victims of Friday's truck attack they are not alone, after the country held a minute of silence. Stefan Lofven said all of Sweden's thoughts were with them following a ceremony outside Stockholm City Hall, also attended by the mayor and most of the Swedish royal family. Four people died and 15 were injured when a hijacked truck was driven ...
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Vimy Ridge centenary: Thousands of Canadians mark battle's anniversary Vimy Ridge centenary: Thousands of Canadians mark battle's anniversary
More than 20,000 Canadians have travelled to Europe to mark the centenary of one of the country's defining moments - the Battle of Vimy Ridge during World War One. About 3,600 Canadians died in the battle in northern France, that began on Easter Sunday, 9 April 1917. It was the first time different Canadian military divisions had fought together under one command. Prime Minister Justin Tr...
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Stockholm attack: 'Suspect device' in Sweden crash lorry Stockholm attack: 'Suspect device' in Sweden crash lorry
Swedish police have confirmed they discovered a suspect device inside the lorry which was driven into a Stockholm department store on Friday. The device was found in the driver's seat, National Police Commissioner Dan Eliasson said, but it was not known whether it was a bomb. Mr Eliasson also said the suspect in custody was from Uzbekistan, 39, and known to security services. The hijacked...
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Syria war: US missile strikes bring angry Russian response Syria war: US missile strikes bring angry Russian response
Russia has promised to strengthen Syria's anti-aircraft defences after the US bombarded a Syrian air base with missiles, reportedly destroying it. US officials said the base had been used to launch a chemical weapons attack in north-western Syria that left dozens of civilians dead on Tuesday. Russia, which backs President Bashar al-Assad, condemned the US strike. It also suspended a deal ...
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Syria chemical 'attack': Russia faces fury at UN Security Council Syria chemical 'attack': Russia faces fury at UN Security Council
Russia has been sharply criticised by other world powers at the UN Security Council in New York over the chemical weapons deaths in northern Syria. Moscow's suggestions that civilians were poisoned by rebel weapons on the ground have been widely rejected. The UK's foreign secretary, a rebel commander and a weapons expert all said evidence pointed to an attack by the Syrian government, Russia...
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St Petersburg metro explosion kills 10 in Russia St Petersburg metro explosion kills 10 in Russia
Ten people have been killed in an explosion between two underground stations in St Petersburg. The head of Russia's National Anti-Terrorist Committee said the blast hit a train between Sennaya Ploshchad and Tekhnologichesky Institut stations. The committee said an explosive device was later found and made safe at another station nearby. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in a Facebook po...
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Second Moscow opposition protest leads to arrests Second Moscow opposition protest leads to arrests
At least 29 people have been arrested during opposition protests in Moscow, the second Sunday in succession to see such demonstrations. Last week, at least 500 people were held during protests across Russia, reportedly the largest in five years. The opposition has called for the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev over corruption allegations. A smaller group of about 100 people ...
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New South Africa finance minister Gigaba calls for radical reform New South Africa finance minister Gigaba calls for radical reform
South Africa needs to "radically transform" its economy, the country's new finance minister has said. The treasury has been seen for too long as belonging to "big business, powerful interests and international investors," Malusi Gigaba said. "This is a people's government," he told his first news conference since President Jacob Zuma fired his respected predecessor, Pravin Gordhan. Thursd...
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EU leaders react as UK PM Theresa May officially triggers Brexit EU leaders react as UK PM Theresa May officially triggers Brexit
"After nine months the UK has delivered," declared EU Council President Donald Tusk in a portentous tweet on receipt of the letter triggering Brexit from Prime Minister Theresa May. The tone of his speech in Brussels was full of regret. There was "no reason to pretend that this is a happy day" in Brussels or London, he added. "We already miss you." Looking on the bright side, he said there w...
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