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Rome fountain strippers sought by Italy police

Image copyright @RomaFaSchifo/Twitter Two English-speaking tourists who are being hunted by police for stripping off in a monumental Italian fountain have been called “idiots” by the country’s deputy prime minister. The men were filmed frolicking in the fountain in Piazza Venezia in Rome, with one pulling down his underwear and posing for photographs. The footage […]

Eleven hikers killed in flash flooding in southern Italy

Image copyright EPA Image caption A search and rescue operation was launched after the flash flood At least 11 hikers have been killed and others are missing after flash flooding in southern Italy. They were walking in a gorge in a national park in the Calabria region when they were hit by a torrent swollen […]

Microsoft claims win over ‘Russian political hackers’

Image copyright Crowdstrike Image caption Some of Fancy Bear’s activities had previously been identified by the cyber-security company Crowdstrike Russian attempts to launch cyber-attacks against US conservative groups have been thwarted, Microsoft says. The software company said Russian hackers had tried to steal data from political organisations, including the International Republican Institute and the Hudson […]

Trump vows ‘no concessions’ to Turkey over US pastor

Image copyright AFP Image caption US President Donald Trump has called Pastor Andrew Brunson “an innocent man of faith” US President Donald Trump has insisted he will not back down in a standoff with Turkey over a detained US pastor. “I think it’s very sad what Turkey is doing,” he said. “I think they’re making […]

UK wants ‘malign’ Russia to face action

Image copyright PA Image caption The new foreign secretary will say the US and Europe must speak with “one voice” on Russia Europe should impose further sanctions on Russia in response to its “malign” behaviour around the world, Jeremy Hunt will say on his first visit to the US as foreign secretary this week. He […]

Trump vows ‘no concessions’ to Turkey over US pastor

Image copyright AFP Image caption US President Donald Trump has called Pastor Andrew Brunson “an innocent man of faith” US President Donald Trump has insisted he will not back down in a standoff with Turkey over a detained US pastor. “I think it’s very sad what Turkey is doing,” he said. “I think they’re making […]

Ten hikers killed in flash flooding in southern Italy

Image copyright EPA Image caption A search and rescue operation was launched after the flash flood At least 10 hikers have been killed and others are missing after flash flooding in southern Italy. The four men and four women were walking in a gorge in a national park in the Calabria region when they were […]

UK wants ‘malign’ Russia to face action

Image copyright PA Image caption The new foreign secretary will say the US and Europe must speak with “one voice” on Russia Europe should impose further sanctions on Russia in response to its “malign” behaviour around the world, Jeremy Hunt will say on his first visit to the US as foreign secretary this week. He […]

Trump vows ‘no concessions’ with Turkey over US pastor

Image copyright AFP Image caption US President Donald Trump has called Pastor Andrew Brunson “an innocent man of faith” US President Donald Trump has insisted he will not back down in a standoff with Turkey over a detained US pastor. “I think it’s very sad what Turkey is doing,” he said. “I think they’re making […]

Greece emerges from eurozone bailout programme

Image copyright AFP Greece has successfully completed a three-year eurozone bailout programme designed to help it cope with the fallout from its debt crisis. For the first time in eight years, Greece is now free to borrow money on the financial markets The European Stability Mechanism (ESM) provided the country with €61.9bn (£55bn; $70.8bn) over […]