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Italy bridge collapse: Two drivers survive

Image copyright Polizia di StatoImage caption Local residents heard a roar and then the sound of collapsing masonry Two van drivers escaped serious injury when a bridge over a river in northern Italy collapsed on Wednesday. The provincial road would normally have been busy but there was little traffic when the bridge fell, because of […]

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Poland must suspend judge discipline panel – ECJ

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Europe’s to court said Poland should suspend its disciplinary chamber The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has suspended the disciplinary chamber of Poland’s Supreme Court over questions about its independence. The chamber was set up in 2017 by the conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party, to handle disciplinary cases against judges. […]

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Nigeria visa firm owned by man on fraud charges

The owner of the Nigerian government-appointed company which produces visas for people wishing to travel to Nigeria from around the world is facing charges of fraud and money laundering in Nigeria in relation to a different company, the BBC has learnt in a joint investigation with the Premium Times. There is no suggestion of wrongdoing […]

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Coronavirus: Paris bans daytime outdoor exercise

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Paris residents face further restrictions on exercise Authorities in Paris have banned exercise outside during the day, as the fight against the coronavirus outbreak continues. The new rules are in force between 10:00 and 19:00 local time, and come into effect on Wednesday. Mayor Anne Hidalgo and the chief of […]

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Coronavirus: North-South divide ahead of key EU meeting

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption This Basque company making rubber gloves may be thriving but the Spanish economy as a whole is in difficulties The coronavirus pandemic has exposed deep divides in Europe, with EU member states arguing over how to tackle the economic fallout. Italy and Spain have accused northern nations – led by […]

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Maeve Kennedy McKean’s body is recovered after canoe search

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Maeve Kennedy McKean, pictured here with her husband and their children, went missing on Thursday The body of Maeve Kennedy McKean, granddaughter of assassinated presidential candidate Robert F Kennedy, has been found in Maryland. The 40-year-old and her eight-year-old son were last seen on Thursday evening riding in a canoe […]

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Coronavirus: Turkey sets strict measures as cases soar

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Critics say Turkey’s measures do not go far enough Turkish authorities have imposed new measures to limit the spread of coronavirus, as the number of infections continues to rise sharply. Figures released on Sunday show the country has more than 27,000 confirmed cases, and 574 deaths. The country now has […]