Russia is currently hosting the FIFA Confederations Cup. The football tournament brings together eight teams in four Russian cities. It's a perfect opportunity for the country to test its stadiums but also its security before it hosts the World Cup next year. Hooligans are one of the main challenges. Our correspondents in Moscow went to find out how Russian authorities are cracking down on violent fans.
First minister Nicola Sturgeon, speaking on Tuesday at Scotland's parliament in Holyrood, confirmed that the Scottish government has put plans on hold for a second referendum on independence from the UK. The last vote took place in 2014, with 55.3% of voters . Sturgeon, leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), said Scots should have a choice on the country's future at the end of Brexit negotiations.
The European Commission fined Google €2.42 billion on Tuesday for breaking antitrust rules. "Google abused its market dominance as a search engine by promoting its own comparison shopping service in its search results, and demoting those of competitors," said EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager. The fine comes after a seven-year-long probe. Google says the commission cannot prove the claim, and is considering an appeal.
EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem said Monday that the EU would "retaliate" if the US imposes controls on European steel. "Exactly how and when I will not answer now, but we are making preparations," Malmstroem told reporters. US president Donald Trump's administration has launched an investigation into whether foreign-made steel imports pose a risk to national security. The investigation targets Chinese steel, but could lead to tariffs on European products.
A court in Lille, in northern France, on Monday ordered French authorities to give migrants living in Calais access to drinking water, showers and sanitary facilities. The court however did not order the creation of a camp to accommodate 400 to 600 people, despite a request from NGOs. The government said last week that a new camp would have a "magnet effect". A previous camp was evacuated last year.
Romanian president Kaus Iohannis named economy minister Mihai Tudose as prime minister on Monday. Tudose was picked by his social-democratic party to succeed Sorin Grindeanu, who lost a vote of confidence last week after falling out with party leader Liviu Dragnea. Iohannis, a centre-right politician, said the political crisis "harms the economy and Romania's image abroad".
Germany's chancellor, Angela Merkel, said on Monday that she "hopes" that the German parliament will debate gay marriage, and that a vote could serve as a "question of conscience," as her christian-democratic party, the CDU, would not give instructions to its MPs. The CDU, the main party in the German parliament, has been opposed so far to gay marriage. Germany's elections will take place in September.
An administrative court in northern France on Monday rejected a request to set up a new emergency centre to shelter migrants in the port city of Calais, but also ruled they should receive humanitarian aid.