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Ritz Paris robbery: Armed robbers dropped bag of jewels

Ritz Paris robbery: Armed robbers dropped bag of jewels

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police guard the hotel’s rear entrance on Cambon street French police have recovered all the jewellery stolen by armed robbers from a shop at the famous Ritz Hotel in Paris on Wednesday, sources say. They say the loot worth some €4.5m (£4m; $5.4m) was in a bag dropped by one […]

Italian police investigate organisers of fake Modigliani show

Italian police investigate organisers of fake Modigliani show

Image copyright Museum of Modern Art/Tate Image caption Modigliani’s works often fetch high prices at auction Italian police are investigating three organisers of a Modigliani exhibition after all but one of the paintings were shown to be fake. The exhibition opened to great fanfare in Genoa last March, but closed in July after experts raised […]

US ambassador still can’t answer Netherlands’ questions

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Alps snowfall: Trains reach tourists stranded in Zermatt

Alps snowfall: Trains reach tourists stranded in Zermatt

Image copyright Alain Duclos Image caption Workers cut through a 7m high wall of snow to clear the Bessans to Bonneval-sur-Arc road in south-east France Trains have begun running to the Swiss resort of Zermatt, where more than 13,000 tourists have been trapped for two days because of heavy snow. The local railway firm said […]

EU to consider plastic tax to plug gap in post-Brexit budget

EU to consider plastic tax to plug gap in post-Brexit budget

Image copyright EPA Image caption A tax on plastic could help the EU find new money for its post-Brexit budget The EU could adopt a tax on plastic packaging to reduce waste and to plug the gap in its budget left by Brexit. The European Commission – the EU executive – will consider whether the […]

Cheese, Marmite and PG Tips: Barnier’s hamper treat from Brexiteers

Cheese, Marmite and PG Tips: Barnier’s hamper treat from Brexiteers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Digby Jones and Steven Woolfe with their Brexit hamper Brexit campaigners have given EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier a hamper of British products during a meeting at the European Commission in Brussels. The delegation was made up of the Euro MP Steven Woolfe, Lord Jones, the chair of the Leave […]

Poland judiciary reforms: PM Morawiecki says he can fix row with EU

Poland judiciary reforms: PM Morawiecki says he can fix row with EU

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Morawiecki (left) says he can convince Brussels that the reforms are necessary Poland’s new PM Mateusz Morawiecki has said his country’s dispute with the European Commission over judicial reform is just a “misunderstanding”. Mr Morawiecki said with “dialogue” he could convince Brussels that Poland was forming its first independent […]

Giuliana Farfalla: German Playboy cover to have transgender model

Giuliana Farfalla: German Playboy cover to have transgender model

Image copyright Playboy Image caption The issue will be available on newsstands on Thursday The German edition of Playboy magazine will feature a transgender model on its cover for the first time. Giuliana Farfalla, 21, will be topless, a tradition for such magazines in Germany. She is well-known after featuring in a reality TV series. […]

‘Bored’ Russian man crashes armoured vehicle into shop

‘Bored’ Russian man crashes armoured vehicle into shop

Image copyright Hibinform.ru Image caption The armoured vehicle was found abandoned at a supermarket A Russian man has been arrested after he reportedly stole an armoured vehicle and crashed it into a shop in a town north of the Arctic Circle. According to regional news outlet Hibinform.ru, the unnamed culprit took the vehicle from a […]

Moscow taxi users face the bill amid GPS meddling claims

Moscow taxi users face the bill amid GPS meddling claims

Image caption The Kremlin has been accused of disrupting satellite navigation Suspected meddling with satellite navigation systems in Moscow has caused confusion on the roads. Taxi users are facing inflated fares because their position has been wrongly located thousands of miles away. It follows media claims the Kremlin has been trying to confuse global positioning […]