How Belarus is helping ‘tourists’ break into the EU

Belarus has been accused of taking revenge for EU sanctions by offering migrants tourist visas, and helping them across its border. The BBC has tracked one group trying to reach Germany. The mobile phone camera pans le

Turkey moves to throw out US envoy and nine others

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ordered 10 ambassadors, including those from the US, Germany and France, be declared persona non grata. It follows a statement from the envoys calling for the urgent release

UK risks French anger over fishing permits

GETTY IMAGES Fresh tensions have surfaced between Britain and France over post-Brexit fishing rights. In the latest round of applications, the UK granted just 12 licences from 47 bids for smaller vessels to fish in

Italy: Statue of scantily-clad woman sparks sexism row

The statue portrays a woman in a transparent dress with her right arm over her breasts | GETTY IMAGES A bronze statue of a scantily-clad woman to honour a 19th Century poem has sparked a sexism row in Italy, with polit

Pantelleria: Two killed as tornado hits Italian island

EPA At least two people have been killed after a tornado swept through an Italian island. Nine others were injured as the whirlwind overturned cars and ripped off roofs on the tourist hotspot of Pantelleria on Frida

UK risks EU data deal by pursuing global tie-ups

Britain's Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Oliver Dowden walks on Downing Street in London, Britain, July 14, 2021. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo LONDON, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Britain said

Ireland stares down major changes to its tax system

Key Takeaways: Ireland has long attracted scrutiny of its tax regime, most infamously in its affairs with Apple. There have been gradual changes over the years to the global tax landscape that have affected Ireland&rs