When she visits Berlin this evening on her first foreign trip since becoming UK prime minister, the most pressing question Theresa May is likely to face from Angela Merkel will be how and when she intends to extract Britain from the European Union. “It’s up to Britain to make clear how it wants to structure its relationship with the EU in future,” Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert stressed, ahead of the visit, making it clear the onus was on Britain, not the EU, to make it work.
Two trains have collided head on in southern Italy, killing at least 10 people and injuring dozens of others. A spokesman for the fire brigade said the two passenger trains collided in the middle of an olive grove. Police said the accident happened on a single stretch of track between the towns of Corato and Andria.
Pope Francis has said that the Roman Catholic Church should apologise to gay people for the way it has treated them. He told reporters that the Church had no right to judge the gay community, and should show them respect.