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Macron: ‘Special’ deal possible for UK, but it can’t ‘cherry-pick’ rules

Macron: ‘Special’ deal possible for UK, but it can’t ‘cherry-pick’ rules

Media captionPresident Macron: “You can’t have full access to the single market if you don’t tick the box” French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested the UK could get a special trade deal with the EU after Brexit. But he warned that Britain would not have full access to the single market without accepting its rules. […]

Syria: Turkey war planes launch strikes on Afrin

Syria: Turkey war planes launch strikes on Afrin

Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkish war planes hit Kurdish positions on the Syrian side of the border on Saturday Turkish war planes have launched air strikes on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria in a move likely to raise tensions with the US. Turkey wants to oust the YPG militia, which it calls a terrorist […]

Paul Bocuse: Top French chef dies at 91

Paul Bocuse: Top French chef dies at 91

Image copyright AFP Image caption Paul Bocuse has been described as the “pope” of French gastronomy France’s most-celebrated chef Paul Bocuse has died at the age of 91, after suffering from Parkinson’s disease for several years. He died in his famous restaurant near Lyon, a local chef close to the family told AFP news agency. […]

Europe storm: Germany in huge clean-up as trains run again

Europe storm: Germany in huge clean-up as trains run again

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many fallen trees are still blocking railway lines across Germany Rail services are getting back to normal in Germany as trees and other debris are cleared from lines hit by a severe storm that claimed eight lives. Three people died earlier in the Netherlands in accidents caused by hurricane-strength winds. […]

Deadly storm Friederike causes Dutch and German transport chaos

Deadly storm Friederike causes Dutch and German transport chaos

Media captionHurricane-strength gusts of up to 140km/h (90mph) caused transport chaos. Five people have been killed in storm-related accidents as hurricane-strength winds tear across northern Europe. Three people died after being hit by falling trees and debris in the Netherlands and one in Germany. A second German was killed in a collision when his van […]

French ‘MeToo’ creator Sandra Muller ‘sued for defamation’

French ‘MeToo’ creator Sandra Muller ‘sued for defamation’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The French journalist started the “balancetonporc” or “rat on your pig” hashtag Sandra Muller, the creator of the French equivalent of the “MeToo” movement, says she is being sued for defamation by a man she accused of sexual harassment. Ms Muller accused former television boss Eric Brion of making a […]

Sweden to issue leaflets on how to prepare for war

Sweden to issue leaflets on how to prepare for war

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sweden has reinstated a military garrison on the strategic Baltic island of Gotland Sweden will send leaflets to 4.7 million households with instructions of what to do in the case of a war, officials say. The booklets will also explain how to prepare for terror or cyber attacks and […]

‘Code red’ storm causes Dutch and German transport chaos

‘Code red’ storm causes Dutch and German transport chaos

Image copyright EPA Image caption The fierce wind blew this lorry trailer over in the Netherlands Dutch authorities have suspended all flights to and from Amsterdam Schiphol airport as a severe storm causes transport chaos in the Netherlands. Most rail traffic has also stopped as winds gust at up to 140km/h (90mph). Schiphol, one of […]

Italy arrests 33 ‘Chinese mafia’ members

Italy arrests 33 ‘Chinese mafia’ members

Image copyright Italian police Image caption The raids were carried out in several Italian cities Thirty-three people have been arrested in Italy on suspicion of being members of the Chinese mafia, police say. The early morning raids targeted a group accused of controlling the transport across Europe of products made in China and by Chinese […]

Cocaine found in fresh pineapples

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