Head of anti-homophobia group assaulted in Paris

Head of anti-homophobia group assaulted in Paris

Image copyright Urgence Homophobie / Guillame Mélanie Image caption Mr Mélanie shared a photo of his injuries from the assault The president of a French gay association has been beaten in what he said was a homophobic attack on the streets of Paris. Guillaume Mélanie, president of Urgence Homophobie, said he was leaving a restaurant […]

Hélène Pastor murder: Polish son-in-law admits ordering hit

Hélène Pastor murder: Polish son-in-law admits ordering hit

Image copyright AFP Image caption The gunman attacked Hélène Pastor’s black minivan outside the Nice hospital where her son was being treated After years of denial, the Polish son-in-law of billionaire Hélène Pastor has confessed to ordering a mafia-style hit on the 77-year-old property heiress. Wojciech Janowski is on trial with nine others and made […]

‘Expectations low’ as UK PM heads to Brussels

‘Expectations low’ as UK PM heads to Brussels

Media captionBBC Europe editor Katya Adler looks at how united the EU really is over Brexit Theresa May is heading to Brussels to speak to EU leaders as she battles to keep hopes of a Brexit deal alive. Expectations of a breakthrough are low, with talks deadlocked over the Irish border issue. EU leaders say […]

Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi crown prince ‘denies knowledge’ of missing critic

Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi crown prince ‘denies knowledge’ of missing critic

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, met the crown prince in Riyadh on Tuesday Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has denied knowing what happened to the missing Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, according to President Donald Trump. Saudi Arabia being blamed was a case of “guilty until […]

Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey widens search for clues to disappearance

Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey widens search for clues to disappearance

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Saudi consul’s residence is now at the centre of investigations Turkey is widening its search for clues to the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to include the Saudi consul’s Istanbul residence. The consulate itself, where Mr Khashoggi was last seen on 2 October, was searched by Turkish investigators […]

Pompeii: Vesuvius eruption may have been later than thought

Pompeii: Vesuvius eruption may have been later than thought

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pompeii was famously destroyed on 24 August in 79 AD – or was it? Archaeologists in Italy have uncovered an inscription they say may show that the history books have been wrong for centuries. Historians have long believed that Mount Vesuvius erupted on 24 August 79 AD, destroying the […]

Rembrandt’s Night Watch to be restored in public

Rembrandt’s Night Watch to be restored in public

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The masterpiece is due for maintenance – which will be streamed online Rembrandt’s masterpiece The Night Watch is to stay on public display as part of the Rijksmuseum’s biggest restoration project in its history. The Amsterdam museum says throughout the process the 1642 work will be encased in a […]

Audi fined €800m over diesel scandal

Audi fined €800m over diesel scandal

Image copyright AFP Image caption Former Audi boss Rupert Stadler was arrested in June over his alleged involvement in the emissions scandal Audi has been fined €800m (£700m) to settle an investigation by German prosecutors into breaches of diesel emissions rules. The premium car brand, owned by Volkswagen, said it “accepts the fine and … […]

Critical UK Cabinet meeting on Brexit

Critical UK Cabinet meeting on Brexit

Media captionTheresa May’s Brexit update statement: “The terms of our exit are now clear.” Theresa May will try to rally ministers behind her this morning at the start of a critical 48 hours for Brexit. On Monday, the PM told MPs an agreement with the EU was “still achievable” despite apparent deadlock over the issue […]

Russian Orthodox Church cuts all links with Constantinople

Russian Orthodox Church cuts all links with Constantinople

Image copyright Reuters Image caption “Rupture full communion” – Russian bishop Metropolitan Hilarion announced on Monday The Russian Orthodox Church says it is cutting all links with the body that wields spiritual authority over the world’s Orthodox Christians, in a row over the church in Ukraine. The Constantinople-based body recently recognised the independence of the […]