Paul Brennan

Paul Brennan

Europe

Italy declares energy emergency after Austria blast

An explosion at one of Europe's main gas distribution hubs has reduced Italy's energy supply by 30 percent.

Italy declares energy emergency after Austria blast

Africa

How Mugabe managed to remain in power for 37 years

Robert Mugabe made a career of outmanoeuvring political rivals, but his last efforts made against his former lieutenant Emmerson Mnangagwa led to his downfall.

How Mugabe managed to remain in power for 37 years

Europe

Racial inequalities endemic in all society sectors says UK report

A report from the British government has found deep-seated inequalities in all sectors of UK society.

Racial inequalities endemic in all society sectors says UK report

Racism

UK race relations: Major report on inequality to be published

A long-awaited report on inequality in the UK will be unveiled later on Tuesday by the British government.

UK race relations: Major report on inequality to be published

Europe

Police set checkpoints at France-Italy border as refugees arrive

Record number of refugee arrivals in southern Europe is putting pressure on the border between France and Italy.

Police set checkpoints at France-Italy border as refugees arrive

Europe

Thousands evacuated as France struggles to battle wildfires

More than 12,000 people have been forced to leave their homes in France after properties were at risk of being damaged by raging wildfires.

Thousands evacuated as France struggles to battle wildfires

Europe

UK: Theresa May vows to support 'gig economy' workers

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to tackle issues within the so-called "gig economy". But is her own job safe?

UK: Theresa May vows to support 'gig economy' workers

United Kingdom

Locals demand answers about London's Grenfell fire

Angry residents have branded the handling of London’s Grenfell fire a 'fiasco'. They demanded answers during the Kensington and Chelsea council meeting about the incident that is thought to have killed at least 80 people.

Locals demand answers about London's Grenfell fire

Europe

Verdict to be announced on 96 killed in 1989 stadium disaster

Familes of victims killed in one of football's worst stadium disasters will learn on Wednesday whether those responsible for the tragedy will be brought to justice.

Verdict to be announced on 96 killed in 1989 stadium disaster

Europe

UK tests hundreds of tower blocks after Grenfell disaster

At least 34 high-rise buildings in the UK have failed fire safety tests. And the government is still carrying out inspections on hundreds of other residential blocks.

UK tests hundreds of tower blocks after Grenfell disaster

Europe

UK: PM May under pressure to soften Brexit stance after election

British Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure to soften her approach on Brexit following last Thursday's election, in which her rival Jeremy Corbyn won many more votes than expected.

UK: PM May under pressure to soften Brexit stance after election

Europe

How will the London Bridge attack affect the UK elections?

With just three days remaining until British voters go to the polls for Thursday's general election, the attack at London Bridge has had a profound effect on the political campaigning.

How will the London Bridge attack affect the UK elections?