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Russians held over Italian’s death at Lloret de Mar nightclub

Russians held over Italian’s death at Lloret de Mar nightclub

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Niccolò Ciatti lived outside Florence but had been working at a market in the city Three Russian men in their twenties have been detained on suspicion of beating to death a young Italian in the Spanish resort of Lloret de Mar. Niccolò Ciatti, 22, was knocked to the ground and […]

Cassini skims Saturn’s atmosphere

Cassini skims Saturn’s atmosphere

Image copyright NASA/JPL-Caltech Image caption Cassini will “dip its toes” into the atmosphere during the final passes The Cassini probe has begun the final phase of its mission to Saturn. The satellite has executed the first of five ultra-close passes of the giant world, dipping down far enough to brush through the top of the […]

German minister says too many people are speaking English in Berlin

German minister says too many people are speaking English in Berlin

A popular German politician says too many people are speaking English in everyday life in the country. Jens Spahn, who some people think could replace current Chancellor Angela Merkel, is the junior finance minister. “It drives me up the wall the way waiters in Berlin restaurants only speak English,” he told a German newspaper. He […]

UK ministers united on Brexit proposals

UK ministers united on Brexit proposals

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Philip Hammond and Liam Fox have previously held opposing views on the Brexit process The UK will need a transition period to help businesses adjust after Brexit, the chancellor and the international trade secretary have said. In a joint Sunday Telegraph article, Philip Hammond and Liam Fox stressed any deal […]

Danish submarine owner arrested over missing journalist

Danish submarine owner arrested over missing journalist

Image copyright Ritzau Foto Image caption Peter Madsen was pictured next to the journalist, Kim Wall, just before they set off A Danish submarine owner has appeared in court over the disappearance of a Swedish female journalist who had been on board his vessel before it sank. Peter Madsen, 46, denies wrongdoing, saying he had […]

Eggs containing fipronil found in 15 EU countries and Hong Kong

Eggs containing fipronil found in 15 EU countries and Hong Kong

Media captionHow safe are Dutch eggs to eat? Fifteen EU countries as well as Hong Kong and Switzerland have received eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil, the European Commission says. The commission will hold a meeting with ministers and regulators on 26 September. Its food safety chief has called countries to stop “blaming and shaming” […]

Eggs scandal: EU food safety chief calls for end to ‘blaming’

Eggs scandal: EU food safety chief calls for end to ‘blaming’

Media captionHow safe are Dutch eggs to eat? The EU’s food safety commissioner has called for an end to countries “blaming and shaming” each other, after eggs were found to contain traces of an insecticide dangerous to humans. Vytenis Andriukaitis said EU ministers and regulators should meet urgently. Eggs, coming mainly from the Netherlands, have […]

Migrant crisis: Spain could overtake Greece in sea arrivals

Migrant crisis: Spain could overtake Greece in sea arrivals

Media captionA boat full of migrants lands at a popular tourist beach in southern Spain. Spain may overtake Greece this year in numbers of migrants arriving clandestinely by sea, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says. So far in 2017, 8,385 people have reached the country by sea, more than triple the number seen at […]

Egg scandal: 20 tonnes sold in Denmark, food agency says

Egg scandal: 20 tonnes sold in Denmark, food agency says

Image copyright AFP Image caption Millions of eggs have now been withdrawn from shops in several European countries Twenty tonnes of insecticide-tainted eggs have been sold in Denmark, the country’s food safety authority says. The boiled and peeled eggs were mainly sold to cafeterias, cafes and catering firms, the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration said […]

Tainted eggs in Denmark: 20 tonnes sold

Tainted eggs in Denmark: 20 tonnes sold

Twenty tonnes of insecticide-tainted eggs have been sold in Denmark, the country’s food safety authority says. The boiled and peeled eggs were mainly sold to cafeterias, cafes and catering firms, the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration said in a statement. Denmark is the latest European country to discover eggs contaminated fipronil in its food chain. […]