The Daily Star - Europe

Deaths down a third since 2010

HIV-related deaths last year fell to around 770,000 -- some 33 percent lower than in 2010 -- the United Nations said yesterday, but

Australian children take 900km drive in stolen car

Four children took a stolen four-wheel drive on a 1,000-kilometre (620-mile) road trip across the Australian outback before being

WHO warns of too sugary baby foods

Commercial baby foods often contain too much sugar and display confusing ingredient lists, according to a UN report that proposed new

Europe’s GPS rival Galileo suffers outage

Europe’s Galileosatellite position system, a future rival of the American GPS network, has been out of service since Friday, its oversight

Spain rescues 141 migrants at sea

A total of 141 migrants from the sub-Sahara region were rescued at sea Saturday between Spain and Morocco, from a variety of

France announces creation of a space force command

French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday announced the creation of a new national military space force command that would

New Zealanders give up weapons

Dozens of New Zealanders handed in their firearms yesterday as a gun buyback scheme went into operation aimed at ridding the country

Turkey ignores US warnings over Russian S-400 missiles

Turkey ignored US warnings as it continued yesterday to take delivery of Russia’s S-400 missile defence system near Ankara, a defence

Police warning to media stirs anger, condemnation

Senior British politicians, including both contenders to be the next prime minister, joined journalists yesterday in criticising police for

Paris says its missiles found on pro-Haftar rebel base in Libya

The French government yesterday said that its missiles had been found in Libya on a base used by rebel forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar, in

Merkel okay after third trembling spell

German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted she was “very well”, despite suffering her third trembling spell in less than a month yesterday. Merkel began shaking involuntarily as national anthems were being played at the reception of Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne. But she

New UK PM must hold 2nd Brexit referendum

Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday said Britain’s next prime minister must put their Brexit plan to a second

Turkey orders arrests of 200 troops over coup

Turkish police began nationwide raids yesterday aimed at detaining over 200 military personnel suspected of ties to the group blamed

Maduro ‘optimistic’ after Venezuela crisis talks

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro said Monday he was “optimistic” after dialogue between his government and the opposition

Maximum sentences sought for bosses

French prosecutors on Friday urged a Paris court to find the former bosses of France Telecom guilty of “moral harassment” and hand

Last month hottest June on record: data

Last month was the hottest June ever recorded with soaring temperatures worldwide capped off by a record-breaking heatwave across

Antarctic sea ice in dizzying decline since 2014: study

After mysteriously expanding for decades, Antarctica’s sea ice cover melted by an area four times greater than France in just a few years

China snubs US sanctions on Iran

China yesterday said it would import Iranian oil in defiance of US sanctions on Tehran, a day before US and Chinese leaders are to meet to try to resolve thorny trade disputes.

Heatwave peaks in Europe

Europeans yesterday braced for the expected peak of a sweltering heatwave that has sent temperatures soaring above 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit), with schools in France closing and wildfires in Spain spinning out of control.

Fake cops steal $3.7m from Swiss woman

Fraudsters posing as police officers stole 3.3 million euros ($3.7 million) from a Swiss woman, Swiss media reported yesterday. A female

Russia must destroy missile: Nato

Nato yesterday urged Russia to destroy a new missile before an August deadline and save a treaty that keeps land-based nuclear