Spain Catalonia: Separatists ordered to repay ballot costs

Spain Catalonia: Separatists ordered to repay ballot costs

Media captionEstel Oleart is a Catalan independence activist. A Spanish court has ordered former Catalan leader Artur Mas to repay the costs of organising an illegal vote on independence four years ago. Mr Mas and nine other former officials have to repay €4.9m (£4.3m; $5.6m) of public funds. The independence consultation of 9 November 2014 […]

Armistice Day: Macron urges world leaders to reject nationalism

Armistice Day: Macron urges world leaders to reject nationalism

Media captionUS President Donald Trump is among the world leaders in Paris commemorating the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day French President Emmanuel Macron has urged world leaders marking the centenary of the World War One Armistice to reject nationalism. Addressing leaders in Paris – including US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin – […]

Armistice Day: Macron and Merkel mark end of World War One

Armistice Day: Macron and Merkel mark end of World War One

Media captionAngela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron shared a tender moment in a ceremony at the site where the Armistice was signed French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have left their own mark of reconciliation at the start of events to mark the centenary of the end of World War One. They signed […]

Jamal Khashoggi murder: Turkey ‘shared tapes’ with Saudi, US

Jamal Khashoggi murder: Turkey ‘shared tapes’ with Saudi, US

Media captionJamal Khashoggi: What we know about the journalist’s disappearance and death Turkey says it has shared recordings related to the murder of the journalist and writer Jamal Khashoggi with the US, the UK, Saudi Arabia and others. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan repeated his assertion that Saudi Arabia knew who had killed Khashoggi. Khashoggi, […]

Jamal Khashoggi murder: Turkey ‘shared Khashoggi tapes’ with Saudi, US

Jamal Khashoggi murder: Turkey ‘shared Khashoggi tapes’ with Saudi, US

Media captionJamal Khashoggi: What we know about the journalist’s disappearance and death Turkey says it has shared recordings related to the murder of the journalist and writer Jamal Khashoggi with the US, the UK, Saudi Arabia and others. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan repeated his assertion that Saudi Arabia knew who had killed Khashoggi. Khashoggi, […]

UK minister quits government over Brexit

UK minister quits government over Brexit

Media captionThe Brexit deal “will see us cede control” – Jo Johnson Jo Johnson has quit as transport minister and called for the public to have a fresh say on Brexit. The MP, who is Boris Johnson’s brother but voted Remain in the referendum, said the deal being negotiated with the EU “will be a […]

Austrian colonel ‘spied for Russia since 1990s’

Austrian colonel ‘spied for Russia since 1990s’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (left) said: “Russian spying in Europe is unacceptable” An Austrian colonel is being investigated on suspicion of spying for Russia, Austrian officials have said. The 70-year-old suspect, recently retired, is said to have been spying since the 1990s up until this year. Austrian Foreign Minister […]

Marseille collapse: The day France’s second city ripped apart

Marseille collapse: The day France’s second city ripped apart

Image copyright AFP Image caption For much of the week, emergency services searched the rubble of the two houses in Rue d’Aubagne The deadly collapse of two houses in Marseille has traumatised France’s second city in a way that eerily echoes London’s Grenfell Tower disaster. The full horror emerged only gradually, as firefighters painstakingly searched […]

Norway warship Helge Ingstad ‘warned’ before collision

Norway warship Helge Ingstad ‘warned’ before collision

Image copyright Kystverket/NCA/Forsvaret Image caption The Norwegian frigate was pushed to shallower waters to prevent it sinking on Thursday A Norwegian warship was repeatedly warned of its collision course with a Maltese oil tanker before then hitting it in a fjord, the BBC has been told. The KNM Helge Ingstad has been listing dangerously since […]

Kristallnacht anniversary: France warns of steep rise in anti-Semitism

Kristallnacht anniversary: France warns of steep rise in anti-Semitism

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Earlier this year an 85-year-old woman was brutally murdered in her Paris flat in an anti-Semitic attack On the 80th anniversary of the Nazi Kristallnacht attack on Germany’s Jews, French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe has revealed a 69% increase in anti-Semitic incidents this year. “We are a very far […]

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