Sonia Rykiel: French fashion designer dies at 86

Sonia Rykiel: French fashion designer dies at 86

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sonia Rykiel’s designs were worn by stars like Brigitte Bardot and Audrey Hepburn French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel has died at the age of 86. Rykiel, nicknamed the Queen of Knitwear, had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for some time before her death on Thursday. Nathalie Rykiel, managing and […]

Czech hiker found after a month in New Zealand mountain hut

Czech hiker found after a month in New Zealand mountain hut

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The couple began their hike in the southern end of the Mt Aspiring National Park A Czech hiker who went missing a month ago has been found sheltering in a hut in the snowy mountains of southern New Zealand, telling police her husband had fallen to his death nearby. […]

US criticises EU tax probes ahead of Apple ruling

US criticises EU tax probes ahead of Apple ruling

Image copyright Getty Images The US Treasury Department has warned the European Commission about taking action against US companies over tax avoidance allegations. The commission is investigating tax deals granted to US companies for setting up headquarters in Europe. Next month the EU is expected to deliver its decision on Apple. The company could be […]

Italy earthquake: Search for survivors as death toll tops 240

Media captionThe earthquake caused houses to crash down the hillside in Pescara del Tronto, as Damian Grammaticas reports Thousands of rescuers have searched through the night for survivors following Wednesday’s earthquake in a mountainous area of central Italy. More than 240 people have died and at least 368 were injured, officials said. Many people are […]

Italy earthquake: Death toll rises to at least 159

Media captionThe earthquake caused houses to crash down the hillside in Pescara del Tronto, as Damian Grammaticas reports At least 159 people have been killed and 368 injured in an earthquake that hit a mountainous area of central Italy, civil protection officials say. The magnitude-6.2 quake struck at 03:36 (01:36 GMT), 100km (65 miles) north-east […]

Italy earthquake: Death toll rises to at least 120

Media captionThe scene as a survivor is pulled from the rubble in Amatrice – James Reynolds reports At least 120 people have been killed and 368 injured in an earthquake that hit a mountainous area of central Italy, PM Matteo Renzi has said. The magnitude-6.2 quake struck at 03:36 (01:36 GMT), 100km (65 miles) north-east […]

IS conflict: Turkey-backed Syrian rebels ‘take Jarablus’

IS conflict: Turkey-backed Syrian rebels ‘take Jarablus’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Smoke billows after an air strike on Jarablus Syrian rebels, backed by the Turkish military and US air cover, say they have taken the town of Jarablus from jihadists of so-called Islamic State. The assault began at dawn when Turkish warplanes, tanks and special forces personnel crossed the nearby border. […]

France ‘burkini ban’: Images of police on beach fuel debate

France ‘burkini ban’: Images of police on beach fuel debate

Image copyright Vantagenews Image caption The incident happened close to where more than 80 people died in an Islamist attack in July Pictures have emerged of French police appearing to enforce the controversial “burkini ban” on a woman on a beach in the southern city of Nice. Police appear to issue a fine to the […]

India investigating French submarine company data leak

India investigating French submarine company data leak

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Scorpene-class INS Kalvari recently began maiden sea trials off the coast of Mumbai India is investigating a massive data leak from French shipbuilder DCNS that affects a major submarine contract for its navy, defence officials say. The leak of more than 22,000 pages exposes secrets about the combat capabilities […]

France and Germany want Europe to crack down on encryption – The Verge

France and Germany this week called on the European Union to adopt a law that would require app companies to make encrypted messages available to law enforcement, as part of Europe’s ongoing efforts to thwart terrorist attacks. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and his German counterpart, Thomas de Maizière, said in a joint proposal released […]