Manchester attack: Bomber ‘not acting alone’ says Amber Rudd

Image copyright EPA Image caption Tributes were paid by people at a vigil in Manchester city centre The man who carried out a suicide attack in Manchester was “likely” to have not acted alone, Home Secretary Amber Rudd says. Salman Abedi killed 22 and injured 64 when he blew himself up at the Manchester Arena […]

Manchester attack: Salman Abedi named as bomber by police

Image caption Eight-year-old Saffie Roussos and Georgina Callander are among the dead Salman Abedi has been named by police as the suspected suicide bomber who killed 22 people and injured 59 at Manchester Arena on Monday night. The 22-year-old was Manchester born and from a family of Libyan origin, the BBC understands. So far three […]

Manchester attack: 22 dead and 59 hurt in suicide bombing

Media captionTheresa May says the Manchester attack was an act of ‘sickening cowardice’ Twenty-two people, including an eight-year-old girl, have been killed and 59 injured in a suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande. A man set off a homemade bomb in the foyer at 22:33 […]

Nato hit by Turkish veto on Austria partnership

Image copyright AFP Image caption Austrian troops serve with the Nato K-For mission in Kosovo (2011 photo) Turkey is vetoing Nato’s co-operation with Austria, blocking the alliance’s partnership activities with 41 countries, the BBC understands. Turkey is in Nato, providing the most military muscle after the US, while Austria is not. But Austria co-operates closely […]

Germany cracks Europe-wide burglary gang of 500 members

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many of the gang’s alleged operatives were young women who had little option but to take part, say police Munich police say they have broken up a huge burglary clan which they estimate may have been responsible for a fifth of German break-ins. The criminal gang was compared by […]

Sandro Rosell: Former Barcelona president arrested

Sandro Rosell was Barcelona president from 2010 to 2014 Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has been arrested as part of a money-laundering investigation. A number of other people were also held as police raided nine offices and homes in north-eastern Catalonia. The arrests are part of an investigation into rights sales relating to Brazil, police […]

Petra Kvitova: Two-time champion ‘on track’ for Wimbledon after stabbing

Petra Kvitova won Grand Slam singles titles at Wimbledon in 2011 and 2014 Petra Kvitova is “on track” to play at Wimbledon less than seven months after suffering a career-threatening hand injury in a knife attack at her home. The 26-year-old, a two-time Wimbledon champion, was stabbed on 20 December by an intruder in her […]

Manchester Arena attack: 22 dead and 59 hurt

Media captionThe moment of the explosion Twenty-two people, including children, have been killed and 59 injured in a suicide attack at Manchester Arena. The blast happened at 22:35 BST on Monday at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande. Police said the lone male attacker, who died in the blast, detonated an […]

Manchester Arena blast: 19 dead and about 50 hurt

Media captionManchester Arena incident after Ariana Grande concert Nineteen people have been killed and about 50 injured in a suspected terror attack at Manchester Arena. The blast happened at about 22:35 BST on Monday following a pop concert by the US singer Ariana Grande. The cause is unknown but PM Theresa May said her thoughts […]

Greece fails to secure fresh bailout funds

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Greece is due to make its debt repayments in July. Greece has failed to secure a deal to unlock the next instalment of its multi-billion-dollar bailout after talks with eurozone finance ministers broke down. Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem said there was still a gap “between what could be done […]

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