Swiss brewery provokes Nepalese fury by naming beer after late King

A craft brewery in Switzerland has triggered anger and protests from the other side of the world after it named a new beer after a former King of Nepal.


    Venice to segregate locals from tourists heading to popular landmarks as crowds descend on city

    Venice is to employ unprecedented crowd control measures to separate tourists from locals as the World Heritage city braces for a busy bank holiday weekend.


      Fears Britain could be frozen out of new European fighter project

      Fears are growing that British defence giant BAE Systems will be frozen out of a programme to develop a new warplane after Airbus and Dassault teamed up to build aerial combat system to replace the current Eurofighter and Rafale jets.


        Skeleton of child trying to shelter from Vesuvius eruption uncovered in Pompeii

        Archeologists in Pompeii have discovered the skeleton of a child who tried in vain to hide from the cataclysmic eruption of Mt Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago.


          European citrus crops threatened by devastating greening disease

          A disease that has ravaged American citrus crops now threatens southern European countries including Spain, which produces much of the fruit imported into Britain.


            Spanish politician tipped as future leader resigns in shame over shoplifting

            A leading member of Spain’s ruling Popular Party (PP), Cristina Cifuentes, has resigned as president of the Madrid region after a scandal over her allegedly fraudulent master’s degree was compounded by revelations she had been arrested


              Spanish police seize ‘largest cocaine haul in Europe’ weighing nine tonnes and worth €3bn 

              Police in southern Spain have seized a nearly nine tonne haul of cocaine hidden in a boat transporting bananas from Colombia - the largest ever shipment of the drug found entering Europe.


                Alleged former bodyguard of Osama bin Laden 'living on German welfare' after courts reject deportation

                An alleged former al-Qaeda bodyguard for Osama bin Laden is living on benefits in Germany, it has emerged.


                  Germany plans €1bn of new defence spending amid pressure on Nato from Donald Trump

                  Germany is reportedly considering a major new round of new defence spending as it looks to address serious equipment shortages in its armed forces.


                    French police recover priceless gold relic that contained the embalmed heart of Queen Anne de Bretagne

                    Police have miraculously recovered a 16th century gold case containing the heart of the only woman to have twice been crowned queen of France a week after it was stolen.


                      Armenian leader Serzh Sargsyan resigns after 11 days of protests

                      Armenia's long-time leader Serzh Sargsyan has resigned after 11 days of protests against his attempt to remain in power as prime minister.


                        Is the north-west Britain's most underrated coastline?

                        On the Morecambe Bay coast, Anthony Peregrine is reminded of his home county’s remarkable natural beauty – and classic Lancastrian understatement


                          Andrea Nahles wins SPD leader contest but could be a tricky ally for embattled Angela Merkel

                          A former party rebel was elected as the leader of Germany’s Social Democrats on Sunday, presenting a further challenge to Angela Merkel over Europe.

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