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US asks Deutsche Bank for $14bn to settle mortgage investigation

US asks Deutsche Bank for $14bn to settle mortgage investigation

Image copyright Getty Images The US Department of Justice is asking Deutsche Bank to pay $14bn to settle an investigation into mortgage-backed securities, the bank has said. Deutsche Bank said it “has no intention to settle these potential civil claims anywhere near the figure cited.” The claim against Deutsche, which is likely to be negotiated […]

France labour reform: Clashes during ‘last round’ of street protests

Some of the protesters clashed with riot police in Paris as well as Nantes, Toulouse, Rennes, Grenoble and Montpellier. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the violence was “unacceptable”. France labour reform: Clashes during ‘last round’ of street protests

Four questioned in Italy after woman’s suicide over sex video

Four questioned in Italy after woman’s suicide over sex video

Image copyright Rai News24 Image caption Tiziana’s funeral procession was broadcast live Four men are being questioned in Italy in connection with the suicide of a woman who battled for months to have a viral video that showed her having sex removed from the internet. The 31-year-old, identified as Tiziana, sent the video to her […]

Germany migrants: Residents battle asylum seekers in Bautzen

Germany migrants: Residents battle asylum seekers in Bautzen

Image copyright AP Image caption Asylum seekers (pictured) were accused of taking over the central square in Bautzen Residents have clashed with asylum seekers in a town in eastern Germany that has become a flashpoint for anti-refugee sentiment. Some 80 locals, described by police as far-right, brawled with 20 young asylum seekers in Bautzen. The […]

German restaurant in Islamic veil row after woman expelled

German restaurant in Islamic veil row after woman expelled

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A niqab-wearer: The woman in Bielefeld refused to remove her veil in the restaurant A restaurant manager in Bielefeld, northern Germany, triggered a social media storm after expelling a woman wearing the Islamic full-face veil (niqab) from his premises. On Facebook, Christian Schulz said he had to defend his […]

Brexit: No substantive talks for 12 months, Herman Van Rompuy predicts

Brexit: No substantive talks for 12 months, Herman Van Rompuy predicts

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Herman Van Rompuy said Brexit had been a “political amputation of the first degree” Substantive Brexit talks between the UK and the rest of the EU are unlikely to start much before the end of 2017, a former European Council president says. Speaking to the BBC, Herman Van Rompuy […]

Luxury car theft gang smashed in Europe-wide police operation

Luxury car theft gang smashed in Europe-wide police operation

Image copyright Spanish Guardia Civil Image caption Cars were loaded into containers for export abroad Police in Europe say they have smashed an international organised crime gang that stole and trafficked luxury cars across Europe and North Africa. Forces from Italy, Spain and Belgium made 28 arrests and searched 29 locations in Italy and Spain, […]

Austrian tourist dies in Bali blast

Austrian tourist dies in Bali blast

Image copyright AP Image caption Officials say one victim was hit by debris An explosion on a tourist boat off the Indonesian island of Bali has killed two people and injured at least 14 others, police say. An Austrian woman was one of the dead, according to police, while the identity of the second victim, […]

Russian hackers leak Simone Biles and Serena Williams files

Russian hackers leak Simone Biles and Serena Williams files

Image copyright AP Image caption Simone Biles’ confidential medical data has been released The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has condemned Russian hackers for leaking confidential medical files of US Olympic athletes. Athletes affected include tennis players Venus and Serena Williams and gymnast Simone Biles. A group calling itself “Fancy Bears” claimed responsibility for the hack […]

Germany probes arrested ‘IS cell’ Syrians for links to Paris attacks

Germany probes arrested ‘IS cell’ Syrians for links to Paris attacks

Image copyright AFP Image caption The arrested Syrians are said to have been under surveillance for months German authorities are investigating whether three Syrians held on suspicion of working for so-called Islamic State had links to the Paris attackers. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said the men, one of them 17, appeared to have been […]