Russia’s new Arctic Trefoil military base unveiled with virtual tour

Russia’s new Arctic Trefoil military base unveiled with virtual tour

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Arctic Trefoil base: Special design features were used to cope with the severe weather Visitors to the Russian defence ministry website can now take a “virtual tour” of a new military base in a remote region of the Arctic. Such media openness contrasts markedly with Russia’s traditional military secrecy. […]

Turkey referendum: EU urges Ankara to probe illegal vote claims

Turkey referendum: EU urges Ankara to probe illegal vote claims

Media captionTurkish referendum in three words The European Commission has called on Turkey to launch a “transparent investigation” into allegations of irregularities during the referendum giving the president sweeping powers. Turkey should “consider the next steps very carefully”, an EU spokesman said. European leaders have expressed concern that the result – 51.4% in favour of […]

‘WhatsApp child sex images’ led to arrests

‘WhatsApp child sex images’ led to arrests

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, has not yet commented on the police investigation A network apparently using WhatsApp to distribute images of child sexual exploitation has been disrupted by dozens of arrests, according to police. A total of 39 suspects were apprehended in Europe and South America, following […]

Google Earth adds Attenborough world tours

Google has refreshed its Earth app and website, adding detailed 3D imagery and new “tours” that give people a guided look at exotic locations. The search giant said it had spent two years developing the new version of the app, which features video content from the BBC and other partners. Google Earth adds Attenborough world […]

North Korea missile launch a ‘provocation’, US defence chief says

North Korea missile launch a ‘provocation’, US defence chief says

Image copyright Reuters Image caption North Korea paraded military hardware ahead of its failed launch North Korea’s failed missile test was an attempt to “provoke something”, US Defence Secretary James Mattis says. The missile fired on Sunday blew up almost immediately, the Pentagon said. The US would work with China to reduce tensions, Mr Mattis […]

Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya bailed in UK

Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya bailed in UK

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Vijay Mallya has denied any wrongdoing Indebted tycoon Vijay Mallya has been bailed on security of £650,000 after appearing in court in London. He was arrested on Tuesday by the Metropolitan Police on behalf of the Indian authorities, over fraud accusations. India has been seeking the extradition of Mr […]

Theresa May to seek general election on 8 June

Theresa May to seek general election on 8 June

Media captionThe moment PM called for general election UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to call a snap general election on 8 June. She said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum. Explaining the decision, Mrs May said: “The country is coming together but Westminster is not.” Labour leader […]

Jeremy Corbyn welcomes early general election

Jeremy Corbyn welcomes early general election

Media captionJeremy Corbyn: “I want to lead a government that will transform this country” Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has welcomed the prime minister’s election announcement, calling it a “chance to vote for a government that will put the interests of the majority first”. Mr Corbyn said the Tories had “failed to rebuild the economy” and […]

Sturgeon: May election move ‘huge miscalculation’

Sturgeon: May election move ‘huge miscalculation’

Media captionScotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said “now was the time for Scotland to be heard”. Nicola Sturgeon has described Theresa May’s plans for a snap general election as a “huge political miscalculation”. Ms Sturgeon said the move was an “extraordinary u-turn” by Mrs May, but that she relished the prospect of campaigning against the […]

General Election: Tim Farron vows to fight ‘hard Brexit’

General Election: Tim Farron vows to fight ‘hard Brexit’

Media captionLib Dem leader Tim Farron says the 8 June election presents a fantastic opportunity Tim Farron says the Liberal Democrats will be putting the UK’s membership of the EU single market “front and centre” of their general election campaign. He said the 8 June election Theresa May has called for was a “chance to […]