European elections begin in UK and Netherlands

European elections begin in UK and Netherlands

Image copyright Reuters Voters are heading to the polls for the European Parliament elections. Seventy-three members, known as MEPs, will be elected in nine constituencies in England, and one each in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each region has a different number of representatives based on its population – ranging from three MEPs in the […]

Austria’s Kurz appoints technocrats after FPÖ leaves cabinet

Austria’s Kurz appoints technocrats after FPÖ leaves cabinet

Media captionThe video, from, 2017, was recorded in a villa in Ibiza Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has replaced far-right ministers with technocrats after his coalition government collapsed amid a political scandal caused by a secret video. The far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) quit the coalition after President Alexander Van der Bellen fired FPÖ Interior Minister Herbert […]

Ukraine’s Zelensky picks TV colleagues for presidential staff

Ukraine’s Zelensky picks TV colleagues for presidential staff

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Zelensky is reached out to by fans after his inauguration on Monday Ukraine’s new president, Volodymyr Zelensky, has announced his administration – and several positions have gone to his former TV colleagues. His only political experience until now has been playing the role of president in the Servant […]

Eurovision 2019: UK’s last-placed entry has score lowered

Eurovision 2019: UK’s last-placed entry has score lowered

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Despite the last place finish, Rice said he enjoyed his Eurovision experience The UK’s last-placed Eurovision Song Contest entry has had its score lowered by five points, organisers say. A revision of scores means Michael Rice’s song Bigger Than Us picked up only 11 points from Saturday’s final. The contest […]

Austria’s Kurz appoints technocrats after FPÖ leaves cabinet

Austria’s Kurz appoints technocrats after FPÖ leaves cabinet

Media captionThe video, from, 2017, was recorded in a villa in Ibiza Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has replaced far-right ministers with technocrats after his coalition government collapsed amid a political scandal caused by a secret video. The far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) quit the coalition after President Alexander Van der Bellen fired FPÖ Interior Minister Herbert […]

Ukraine’s Zelensky picks TV colleagues for presidential staff

Ukraine’s Zelensky picks TV colleagues for presidential staff

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Zelensky is reached out to by fans after his inauguration on Monday Ukraine’s new president, Volodymyr Zelensky, has announced his administration – and several positions have gone to his former TV colleagues. His only political experience until now has been playing the role of president in the Servant […]

Italian teen released after killing abusive father

Italian teen released after killing abusive father

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Prosecutors now believe the young woman acted in self-defence Prosecutors in Italy have released from house arrest a 19-year-old who killed her violent father at their home north of Rome. Deborah Sciacquatori acted in self-defence in an episode of domestic abuse, the local prosecutor decided. Initially accused of manslaughter, […]

Lyon striker Hegerberg is BBC Footballer of Year

Lyon striker Hegerberg is BBC Footballer of Year

Media playback is not supported on this device Watch the moment BBC surprises Hegerberg with award Lyon striker Ada Hegerberg has been voted the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year 2019. The award, voted for by fans across the world, comes four days after she scored a hat-trick in the Champions League final as her […]

Catalan jailed MPs attend Spain parliament opening

Catalan jailed MPs attend Spain parliament opening

Media captionCatalan separatist MPs arrive in Spanish parliament Five Catalan separatist politicians – currently on trial accused of rebellion – have taken their seats in the Spanish parliament under discreet police guard. It is the first time that Spain has admitted elected detainees into parliament. The move was denounced by Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont, […]

Hungary depriving asylum seekers of food – Council of Europe

Hungary depriving asylum seekers of food – Council of Europe

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A young boy looks at the Hungarian border “transit zone” in 2017 Hungary has been accused of widespread human rights violations by the Council of Europe’s Human Rights Commissioner. Dunja Mijatovic said the government’s anti-immigration stance was “fuelling xenophobic attitudes, fear and hatred among the population.” She said many […]

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