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Climate change: Europe’s extreme rains made more likely by humans

To really see the influence of rising temperatures, the researchers had to broaden their analysis and look at a larger section of Western Europe, including eastern France, western Germany, eastern Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and…

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Poland to build Belarus border fence after migrant influx

image sourceEPA Poland has said it will build a fence on its border with Belarus to curb an influx of migrants it has accused the Belarusian government of driving. Poland and fellow EU states Lithuania…

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Joséphine Baker to be first black woman to enter France’s Panthéon

image sourceGetty Images American-born French performer Joséphine Baker will be entered into Paris’ Panthéon mausoleum, making her the first black woman to receive the honour. The government says Baker will be inducted into the monument…

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Nord Stream 2: Russia must not use gas pipeline as weapon, says Merkel

image sourceEPA German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said further sanctions may be imposed on Russia if it uses a controversial gas pipeline against Ukraine. Mrs Merkel, on her final visit to Kyiv before leaving office,…

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French match abandoned after player hit by bottle

Marseille’s Payet was struck in the back by a bottle thrown from the home supporters as he went to take a corner. He launched it back, leading to fans pouring on to the pitch as…

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Fans storm pitch as Dimitri Payet throws bottle

Marseille’s Payet was struck in the back by a bottle thrown from the home supporters as he went to take a corner. He launched it back, leading to fans pouring on to the pitch as…

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Wildfires: Provence wine producers assess impact of destruction

image sourceStephen and Jeany Cronk Rosé winemakers in south-east France are assessing the impact of wildfires which began last week. The blaze broke out in the Var region, close to the French Riviera, and was…

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Afghanistan: Afghan woman gives birth to baby girl on US evacuation plane

image sourceUS Air Mobility Command A woman evacuated from Afghanistan amid the continuing chaos in the country has given birth to a baby girl on an evacuation flight. The US Air Force said the Afghan…

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Act now to end lorry driver crisis, UK government told

image sourceGetty Images The government is coming under further pressure to help alleviate the UK’s lorry driver shortage. Lobby groups for the retail and transport industries have jointly written to Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng warning…

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Greece erects fence at Turkey border amid warnings of Afghan migrant surge

image sourceReuters Greece has installed a 40km (25-mile) fence and surveillance system on its border with Turkey amid concern over a surge of migrants from Afghanistan. “We cannot wait, passively, for the possible impact,” Greece’s…

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