Alejandro Mos Riera

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EU leaders converge on Rome to rekindle sense of unity

ROME (AP) — Posing with Pope Francis before Michelangelo's masterpiece "The Last Judgment" at the Vatican, European Union leaders started their weekend pilgrimage in Rome hoping that a visit to the cradle of their unity project could somehow rekindle the vigor of the bloc's youth.<p>More and more, it …

Europe

Geneva talks resume as fighting rages in Hama, Damascus

Hopes for breakthrough or concessions from either side remain low, amid ongoing violence in Damascus and Hama.<p>A fresh round of UN-brokered talks between rival sides in the Syrian conflict resumed in Geneva on Friday but prospects for a breakthrough remain slim, amid ongoing violence across the …

Syria

Eleven people drown as boat capsizes in Aegean Sea

Five children reportedly among the 11 dead after boat carrying refugees sinks off the western coast of Turkey.<p>At least 11 people have died after a refugee boat capsized in the Aegean Sea, off the western coast of Turkey, according to Turkish authorities.<p>The inflatable boat was carrying 20 foreign …

Republicans withdraw healthcare bill in blow to Trump

Short of support by fellow Republicans, House Speaker Paul Ryan pulls legislation meant to replace Obamacare.<p>Republicans in the US House of Representatives, short of support from their own party, have withdrawn a healthcare bill drafted to repeal and replace "Obamacare".<p>House Speaker Paul Ryan on …

Health Care

Europa: Our best shot at finding alien life?

<b>After two decades of development and "heartbreak", scientists are on the verge of sending missions to explore the ocean world of Europa. Could this be our best shot at finding life elsewhere in the Solar System?</b><p>Orbiting the giant planet Jupiter is an icy world, just a little smaller than Earth's …

Extraterrestrial Life

Egypt's Hosni Mubarak freed after six years in detention

<b>Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed from detention, six years after being overthrown.</b><p>Mr Mubarak left a military hospital in southern Cairo and went to his home in the northern suburb of Heliopolis, his lawyer said.<p>He was ordered freed earlier this month after Egypt's top appeals …

Egypt

Trump's 100 days: Healthcare and wire-tapping

We've been keeping track of President Trump's first 100 days in office. This week, can Donald Trump persuade Republicans to vote through the healthcare bill? And what does the FBI have to say about claims former President Barack Obama wire-tapped Mr Trump?<p>The BBC's Jonny Dymond brings you this …

Donald Trump

Geneva peace talks: Syria warns foreign forces to act legitimately

Round five of the Geneva peace talks on Syria has begun with a warning from the war-torn nation’s chief negotiator.<p>Following a meeting with UN envoy Staffan de Mistura, Bashar al-Ja’afari told the media any military presence on Syrian soil without the government’s prior approval would be considered …

Syria

100 years of Rodin

Auguste Rodin saw the body as a mould for human passions.<p>One hundred years after his death, Paris is hosting a wide-ranging retrospective of the celebrated sculptor’s work.<p>The aim is to offer a fresh perspective on Rodin’s work, famous for techniques of uncompromising realism which bring his …

Art

Pope tells EU leaders not to forget founding values of bloc

There is a warning to EU heads of state and government not to forget the founding values of the bloc.<p>It comes from Pope Francis in a special meeting in the Vatican, on the eve of a summit in Rome to mark the 60th anniversary of the European Union’s founding document, the Treaty of Rome.<p>The pontiff …

Pope Francis

Families remember the victims of Germanwings crash on second anniversary

Families of Germanwings crash victims attend a memorial service in south-eastern France, to mark the second anniversary of the tragedy.<p>Relatives have criticised the father of the co-pilot for choosing the date to raise doubts over whether his son was responsible fro the crash which killed all 150 …

European News

Healthcare scramble writes new chapter in Trump's 'Art of the Deal'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the middle of a confused three-day scramble by U.S. Republicans to save their plan to dismantle Obamacare, President Donald Trump telephoned a former small-town sandwich shop owner from the North Carolina mountains on Wednesday afternoon.<p>Representative Mark Meadows took …

Government

Britain to fire starting gun on Brexit talks

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The nine-month Brexit "phoney war" is set to come to an end next week when British Prime Minister Theresa May notifies the European Union of Britain's intention to leave, starting two years of unprecedented negotiations.<p>May will send a letter to European Council President Donald …

Brexit

Bank of England to charge banks for additional 'Brexit' costs

LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England is to increase the fees it levies on the banks it regulates to meet additional costs resulting from Britain's move to leave the European Union - and may have to ask for more cash later on.<p>The central bank's Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) published a …

Banking

Astronauts complete spacewalk to retrofit space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Two spacewalking astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station on Friday for a 6-1/2-hour spacewalk, the first of three to prepare the orbiting laboratory for future commercial space taxis and to tackle maintenance chores, NASA TV showed.<p>U.S. station …

NASA

Greece's primary surplus in 2016 higher than forecast: EU official

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone lenders estimate Greece had a primary surplus between 2 and 3 percent of its gross domestic product last year, much higher than the target set under its bailout program and more than previously forecast, an EU official told Reuters on Friday.<p>Better-than-expected …

Greece

Number of newly-minted millionaires at Europe's big banks is shrinking

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of employees earning more than a million euros or pounds at Europe's biggest banks fell sharply last year, another sign of the clout they have lost to U.S. rivals since the financial crisis.<p>Early indications from four big European institutions show that the number of …

Banking

Whistleblower in Brazil meat scandal takes on powerful industry

CURITIBA, Brazil (Reuters) - When government health inspector Daniel Gouveia Teixeira confronted a Brazilian processed meat plant with what he says was evidence of excess use of marrow, bone and other slaughterhouse by-products in food for human consumption, he was suddenly removed as the plant's …

Brazil

Fannie, Freddie investors seek rehearing of U.S. case on profit seizure

(Reuters) - A group of investors have filed for a rehearing of a case on whether the government improperly seized profits of Fannie Mae <FNMA.PK> and Freddie Mac <FMCC.PK>.<p>The investors are asking a three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to reconsider …

21st Century

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:<p>1. RAIDS LEAD TO ARRESTS IN LONDON ATTACK<p>British police also believe the knife-wielding assailant, who killed three outside Parliament with his vehicle and weapon, acted alone and was "inspired by …

World Baseball Classic

UN: 400,000 Iraqis 'trapped in Mosul's Old City'

'Worst is yet to come', with hundreds of thousands remaining in Mosul's Old City under siege-like conditions, UN says.<p>Some 600,000 people remain in the parts of western Mosul held by ISIL, including 400,000 who are "trapped" in the Old City under siege-like conditions, according to the United …

Iraq

Battle for Mosul: Sharp rise in civilian deaths

Monitors and officials say there's been a marked increase in civilian deaths as Iraqi forces push into Mosul's Old City.Scores of civilians - including many women and children - have reportedly been killed in west Mosul over the past few days as Iraqi forces push through narrow streets and closer …

Iraq

Fierce fighting in Syria as talks restart in Geneva

A fifth round of Syria talks in Geneva kicks off on shaky ground as clashes increase in Hama and Damascus.<p>The Syrian army and rebels fought in the capital Damascus and north of Hama on Thursday after the opposition's biggest offensive in months, underscoring the bleak prospects for UN-led talks …

Syria

UN: 300,000 civilians at risk in Damascus fighting

'Starvation around the corner' if humanitarian aid is not allowed into besieged areas in the capital, UN officials say.<p>The United Nations said fighting around Syria's capital has cut off 300,000 people from humanitarian assistance and pauses in the conflict are needed to allow aid convoys to get to …

Syria

Mayor says London 'won't be cowed by terrorists'

London's mayor praised emergency services for their swift response, after a terror attack near the Houses of Parliament.<p>Sadiq Khan said the city wouldn't "be cowed by terrorists".

Sadiq Khan

London attack: World leaders show solidarity

<b>Leaders of countries affected by recent terror attacks have voiced solidarity with the UK after the deadly attack near the Houses of Parliament.</b><p>A lone attacker was shot dead after he used a car to run down pedestrians, killing three, and stabbed a police officer to death outside Parliament.<p>Leaders …

Europe

Japan's oldest cartoons shown to mark 100 years of anime

Japan's National Film Center, part of the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, has put dozens of old anime online, to mark 100 years of Japanese animation.<p>The classic creations will be shown all year as a homage to an art form Japan has made its own.<p>Pictures courtesy: National Museum of Modern …

Japan

Spain's female bodyguards who protect abused women

<b>When Ana reported her male former partner for an assault at her home in Spain she thought she would be protected.</b><p>In fact she ended up living as a prisoner alone in her own house, afraid to go out in case she was confronted by her aggressor once more.<p>"I was living in terror. The only thing the …

Women's News

Why is Spain in the middle of a spat between China and Taiwan?

<b>Spain could soon become the first European Union country to extradite Taiwanese criminal suspects to China, instead of their home island.</b><p>In December, a joint Spanish-Chinese operation busted what police said was a massive international phone scamming syndicate.<p>Although most of the 269 suspects …

Taiwan

Parliament to resume with minute's silence and PM statement

<b>Parliament's security committee will hold an emergency meeting later following Wednesday's terror attack, Commons deputy speaker Lindsay Hoyle has said.</b><p>Security arrangements on the estate will be discussed. The Cabinet Office says a one minute's silence will be observed in Whitehall at 09:33 …

Theresa May