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European live animal trade raises major welfare concerns

European live animal trade raises major welfare concerns

Image copyright Compassion in World Farming Image caption An exhausted bull was seen being trampled on while stalled at a Turkish border Animal welfare is being neglected on long journeys across Europe amid a booming livestock trade, the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme found. Livestock hauliers were found to routinely break EU laws for the protection […]

Parsons Green: UK terror threat lowered to severe after Tube bomb

Parsons Green: UK terror threat lowered to severe after Tube bomb

Media captionThe Home Secretary says the second arrest suggests the attacker was ‘not a lone wolf’ The UK terror threat level has been lowered to severe after being raised to critical, its highest level, following Friday’s attack on a London Tube train. A second man has been arrested as part of the investigation into the […]

Serbia’s gay PM is first in region to attend pride parade

Serbia’s gay PM is first in region to attend pride parade

Image copyright EPA Image caption The prime minister said “Serbia respects differences” The prime minister of Serbia has become the first head of government in a Balkan country to take part in a gay pride march. Ana Brnabic is the first gay person, as well as the first woman, to lead Serbia. Gay pride parades […]

Ukraine: Parents protest against deaths at children’s camp

Ukraine: Parents protest against deaths at children’s camp

Image copyright AFP Image caption One of the camp’s dormitory blocks was completely decimated by the fire Angry parents have protested outside the town hall in Ukraine’s port city of Odessa over the deaths of two children in a fire at a children’s camp. The remains of a third person were later discovered, though it […]

Ryanair to cancel 40-50 flights per day for six weeks

Ryanair to cancel 40-50 flights per day for six weeks

Image copyright AFP Ryanair is to cancel 40 to 50 flights every day for the next six weeks, in a bid to improve punctuality of flights. The budget Irish-based airline announced the plan on Friday, saying that it was “unacceptable” that its punctuality had fallen below 80% in the first half of this month. It […]

Berlin’s Urban Nation museum hails graffiti as art from

Berlin’s Urban Nation museum hails graffiti as art from

Image copyright EPA Image caption The inaugural exhibition displays work by more than 100 of the world’s best known street artists Many cities around the world view graffiti as nothing less than vandalism – a form of pollution that must be removed from the streets. But a new gallery in the German capital is celebrating […]

Parsons Green: UK terror threat increased to critical after Tube bomb

Parsons Green: UK terror threat increased to critical after Tube bomb

Image copyright PA The UK terror threat has been increased to its highest level as police continue the hunt for the person behind the Tube bombing in south-west London. The prime minister said the threat was now critical, meaning an attack is expected imminently, after a device was detonated at Parsons Green station. Police said […]

Parsons Green: Underground blast a terror incident, say police

Parsons Green: Underground blast a terror incident, say police

Media captionFootage shows a burning bag on board the Tube carriage at Parsons Green station An “improvised explosive device” was detonated on a Tube train in south-west London during Friday’s rush hour, Scotland Yard has confirmed. The blast, at Parsons Green station on an eastbound District Line train from Wimbledon, is being treated as terrorism. […]

EU: Juncker sees window of opportunity for reform

EU: Juncker sees window of opportunity for reform

Media captionBrexit is “a very sad and tragic moment in our history” The “wind is back in Europe’s sails”, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said in his annual state of the union address. He told the European Parliament there was a “window of opportunity” to build a stronger, more united union – but it […]

Turkey signs deal to get Russian S-400 air defence missiles

Turkey signs deal to get Russian S-400 air defence missiles

Image copyright AFP Image caption The S-400 missile system is deployed at Russia’s Hmeimim airbase in Syria Turkey has signed a controversial deal with Russia to arm its forces with Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missiles. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara had already paid the deposit on the deal, estimated to be worth $2.5bn (£1.9bn). Turkey […]

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