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April 30, 2017 11:26 AM Come togetherAn EU summit shows unity in the face of Brexit

The 27 remaining members sign off on a common negotiating strategy “BRITAIN has had the same foreign policy objective for at least the last 500 years: to create a disunited Europe.” Like many lines delivered by Sir Humphrey, the roguish civil servant in Yes Minister, a British television comedy from the 1980s, this carried the ring of truth. But on April

April 29, 2017 2:37 AM EU holds summit without UK to formalise Brexit strategy

European Union countries are meeting in Brussels to discuss a joint strategy for negotiations with the UK over Brexit. Twenty-seven countries will be present, but the UK will not take part. The EU will insist that progress must be made in talks on separating the UK from the EU, before any discussions can begin about future trade relations. Official talks

April 28, 2017 4:33 PM EXCLUSIVE: Dramatic moment burka-wearing woman screams as anti-terror police drag her off a bus and bundle her into a doorway in raid linked to arrests that 'foiled active plot' in north London

This is the moment a woman in a burka was dragged off a packed bus by undercover police in the same operation that led to another young female Muslim being shot streets away. Exclusive MailOnline footage shows the bus passenger in Muslim dress, believed to be in her early 20s, screaming as at least five officers snatched her off public transport on Willesden

April 28, 2017 11:17 AM UK on heightened alert after terror arrests

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, London, United Kingdom, Apr 28 – British police warned Friday they were facing an “increased level of terrorist activity”, the day after a knifeman was arrested near parliament and a woman was shot in a separate police raid. Just weeks after the attack on the Houses of Parliament that left five people dead and scores injured

April 28, 2017 7:23 AM Bundestag bans face veils for civil servants amid security measures

In a late night sitting, the lower house of parliament has approved a raft of security measures and a draft ban on face veils. The ban would only apply to civil servants in Germany. Germany's lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, on Thursday approved a draft law that would prevent civil servants, judges and soldiers from wearing Islamic full-face

April 28, 2017 5:53 AM Nigeria's presidency plays down Buhari health concerns

Abuja - Nigerian officials on Thursday sought to allay fears about the health of President Muhammadu Buhari after his absence from the last two cabinet meetings. Buhari's spokesperson Garba Shehu said there was "no need for apprehension" that he had missed the meetings but he was only following medical advice. "As eager as he is to be up and about, the president's

April 27, 2017 12:58 PM Tottenham ace Toby Alderweireld: We're ready for Arsenal and can still catch Chelsea

TOBY ALDERWEIRELD says Tottenham do not need any extra spur to beat north London rivals Arsenal on Sunday. Alderweireld was with Spurs last season when they crashed 5-1 at relegated Newcastle on the last day of the season, allowing Arsene Wenger’s men to go past them into second with a 4-0 victory over Aston Villa. But a victory at White Hart Lane will see them extend

April 27, 2017 8:16 AM Arsene Wenger Suggests Ref to Blame for Alexis Sanchez, Christian Fuchs Incident

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has blamed the referee for Alexis Sanchez's yellow card after a bizarre incident involving Leicester City defender Christian Fuchs in the Premier League on Wednesday night, per Mattias Karen for ESPN FC. Sanchez was booked after persistently attempting to obstruct Fuchs' throw-in, which resulted in the Leicester player launching

April 26, 2017 11:58 PM Barcelona and Real Madrid run riot as Dortmund topple Bayern in big European night

Lionel Messi has followed up his remarkable performance against Real Madrid with another two goals as Barcelona trounced last-place Osasuna 7-1 to remain at the top of the Spanish league. Andre Gomes and Paco Alcacer also scored twice, and Javier Mascherano netted his first goal for Barcelona to complete the rout at the Camp Nou. "With Messi, everything

April 26, 2017 10:12 AM Arrests as Newcastle and West Ham raided in £5m tax probe

Newcastle United and West Ham United's grounds have been raided in a fraud investigation, resulting in several arrests. HMRC said it deployed 180 officers across the UK and France, and several men working within professional football had been held. The BBC understands the suspected income tax and National Insurance fraud amounts to £5m. Business records